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This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Sept. 20-26: Sept. 20 1891 August Schell, founder of August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, dies of a heart attack in St. Paul. Born in Durbach, Germany, in 1828, Schell moved to Minnesota in 1856 and...


Regional artist brings 'zines for adults' to library

The very honest and funny Twin Ports artist Lydia Noble will return to the Cloquet Library Saturday to lead a workshop on 'zines for adults, 12-2 p.m. If you would like to learn some tips about how... Full story


From the Wren's Nest: Make a trip to rural Wrenshall this weekend

"People are always happy when they come here, and if they aren't, they are always happy when they leave". That was Angela Rubish's response when I asked her about her business, the Ru-Ridge corn... Full story


Esko's Corner runs out of gas

Esko's Corner won't have a gas station after today, when the Esko Self Serve closes down after more than 40 years in business. Beth Belden, whose family has operated the popular store known around...


Council OKs library plan

Read this: the Cloquet Public Library expansion is a go. Thanks to a rebidding process that cut out certain parts of the renovation project to lower costs, Cloquet City Council members voted Tuesday...


Labor Day car show winners

About 75 cars registered for the annual Cloquet Labor Day Car Show at the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel on Sept. 2, and there were approximately 100 classic cars to view. NorthEastern owner Bert... Full story


It's complicated: Five finish Lost Forester race in time

Cloquet's own wacky race, the Lost Forester Adventure Run, had a record 23 racers this year and 22 finishers (because one had to leave to get to a soccer game). Only five racers, however, officially... Full story


Watch free play at diversity fair

Everyone is invited to watch the play “Bloom,” presented by the BOLD-choice Theatre Company, a coming-of-age story about Lily, a young person with a disability in the 1960s. Admission is free. The play highlights the painful and complicated... Full story


Volunteer, share some reading joy

The Power Lunch reading program seeks volunteers to share the joy of reading with children in the Cloquet School District. Both regular readers and substitute readers are needed. Power Lunch begins in October and concludes in March, and volunteers...


Lights on for school

A total of 190 runners gathered last Friday night, wearing their best glow-in-the-dark bling, to run for wellness and raise money for Washington Elementary School. It was the school's sixth annual... Full story


SCHEDULE: This week in prep sports (Sept. 13-20)

SOCCER • CEC boys vs. Ashland at Superior Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. • Esko girls vs. Chisago Lakes Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. •Cloquet-Carlton girls vs. Denfeld Monday, Sept. 16 at 4:45 p.m. • CEC boys vs. Superior Tuesday, Sept. 17 at... Full story


Wrenshall barn takes on art show

A visual arts exhibition featuring the work of Catherine Meier and Kristina Estall, "Field Trials II" will open Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Free Range Film Festival barn near Wrenshall. The exhibit...


Wright-Cromwell News (Sept. 13, 2019)

The communities of Cromwell-Wright School are invited to visit our school forest and the newly built learning pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....


Wright-Cromwell news

As I sat down to type this week’s news I noticed that the date is a numerical palindrome, 9-1-19, meaning it can be read forward or backward and it’s the same number. There will be 10 more like...


Labor get its tradition on

These buttons are united in their support of working men and women. "Unions: Keeping America Great," proclaimed the 2017 button. "Right to Work provides No Rights and No Work," the red and blue...


Carlton County Labor Day fun in photos

The Carlton County Labor Day celebration in Cloquet Monday kicked off with an entertaining and candy-filled parade followed by carnival fun at Veterans Park and the picnic at the union temple. Check... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Aug. 31 1929 The Foshay Tower is dedicated in Minneapolis. Hiring John Sousa to write and perform a march for the occasion, Wilbur Foshay throws a splendid grand-opening party, a final displa...


Old cars converge on oldest building

Don’t forget to hit the Cloquet Labor Day car show Monday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NorthEastern Hotel, Saloon & Grille in Cloquet. Wander around and feast your eyes on a range of cars. No entry fee, no classes, and voting by...


Ice cream outing is a big hit

If the opening of Gordy's Hi-Hat is a sign of spring, then the annual Sunnyside trip to the Warming House for ice cream is an indication that summer is winding down. Sunnyside Health Care Center...


Cloquet police blotter

Activities reported by the Cloquet Police Department the week of Aug. 17-24: Aug. 17 Officers received a report that a homeowner had caught two people rummaging through his vehicle, but they had taken off. Officers were able to locate the suspects... Full story


How the little red schoolhouse came to the fair

The Little Red School House at the Carlton County Fairgrounds represents a typical one-room, multiple-grade school common in rural areas years ago. Many of your grandparents and great-grandparents...


Start your Labor Day with a run

The 20K Lost Forester race and its tamer siblings, the Pine Valley 5.5K and 11K races, are now a Labor Day tradition in Cloquet. The Lost Forester is the race for hardy souls, who know how to use a compass (and own one) and who aren’t afraid to...


Gallery hop on Thursday

Three is definitely not a crowd when it comes to art shows. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Pine Knot News is partnering with the County Seat Theater and Magnolia Café for a gallery hop. Start at the Pine... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 23-29. August 23 1862 Twenty-four townspeople are killed at the second Battle of New Ulm during the U.S.-Dakota War. Although the Dakota come close to victory, the barricaded defenders, led by Judge...


Carlton County Fair horse racing still going strong

Now in its 128th year, horse racing has missed only one of Carlton County Fair's remarkable 129 years, and that was the very first fair, according to the event's superintendent, Kari Siltanen. Since...


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