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 By Jana Peterson    News    November 24, 2023 

Focus on shopping locally Saturday

Expect lots of shoppers in downtown Cloquet Saturday, as a growing number of businesses are actively participating in Small Business Saturday. In part, that's because the number of businesses across... Full story


Santa is on his way to Cloquet

It may not feel much like winter yet, but old Saint Nick will be here more than three weeks before he's scheduled to climb down the chimney. Cloquet's annual Santa's Home for the Holidays runs... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    November 24, 2023 

It's a hands-on, real-world classroom

The group of 16 Wrenshall students quickly separated into small groups outside the Carlton VFW last week, as they hammered and cut the final pieces of the walk-in cooler they'd been building since...


Flu vaccine clinic Tuesday

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine this season to help boost your immunity to influenza before the December holidays. Carlton County Public Health will have one additional flu vaccine clinic 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Carlton... Full story


DNR investigates carcasses

Conservation Officer Tony Elwell is investigating a report about beaver carcasses dumped on county land near Sawyer, said a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources weekly report. Upon visiting the location, Elwell observed beaver, otter, muskrat...


Northern Lights Express update

State legislators and staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold a community forum Nov. 27 on the status of the Northern Lights Express rail project. The NLX will provide commuter train service between Minneapolis and Duluth....

 By Jana Peterson    News    November 24, 2023 

Council votes in neighbors' favor on rezone

A small pocket of Cloquet homeowners and Diamond Willow Assisted Living residents can rest easier now, knowing the Cloquet City council voted against rezoning nearby property from residential to highway/commercial. Councilors voted 5-1 Tuesday to den...

 By Mike Creger    News    November 24, 2023 

Superintendent has an enrollment warning

Cloquet schools superintendent Dr. Michael Cary had an interesting observation he wanted to share with the school board during last week’s meeting. As the board prepared to hear about the annual audit of its finances at the Nov. 13 meeting, Cary...

 By Ted Lammi    News    November 24, 2023 

Teachers negotiate a two-year pay raise

Carlton teachers will receive a pay increase of 4.25 percent for the 2023-24 school year and an additional 2 percent for the 2024-25 school year, according to a new contract approved by the Carlton school board at its meeting Monday, Nov. 20. Other...


Community coat drive

Spread the warmth by donating new coats or other winter clothing items at the Community Memorial Hospital gift shop or information desk in the clinic lobby, or the CMH Raiter Family Clinic lobby between now and Dec. 1. All sizes from youth to adult...

 By Noah Beardslee    News    November 24, 2023 

CAFD aims to reduce calls with new position

Residents within the Cloquet Area Fire District boundaries will see increased ambulance rates and potentially a new community risk reduction officer since the CAFD board unanimously approved both at its Nov. 15 meeting. The CAFD board voted to...

 By Brady Slater    News    November 24, 2023 

Cloquet man faces felony child abuse charge

Two Cloquet children were removed from their home Nov. 9 during an investigation into abuse by the mother’s husband. Travis Dean Thrun, 22, is faced with a felony charge related to the suspected abuse of a 2-year-old. A 5-year-old also removed... Full story

 By Joe Bowen    News    November 24, 2023 

Business grant to help the 'underestimated'

A rebranded and expanded regional program hopes to help Northeastern Minnesota entrepreneurs who are Black, Indigenous, military veterans, or women. The Driving Access to Wealth & Networks (DAWN)...

 By Sandy Dugan    News    November 24, 2023 

Farmers meet from across the state

Carlton County Farmers Union representatives joined their colleagues at the annual state convention of the Minnesota Farmers Union in Minneapolis Nov. 17-19. The goals of the convention are to...


Wrenshall High Honor Rolls

Wrenshall High School Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Grades 7-12 Connar Ankrum Kiara Ankrum Bryce Bartczak Drew Bartczak Soyure Beetcher Lucy Berglind Sophia Blanchard Vera Brown Marissa Carlson Gabriel Cass Kyler Clarke Mason Goetz Brie Hoglund Annabelle Ho...


Barnum High School Honor Rolls

Barnum High School Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Grade 7 Owen Bailey Macy Berg Jacob Bernhardson Andrae Davis Morgan DeCaigny Rachel Dinger Avery Graftaas Amos Grover Winter Hennager Landon Hosmer Hailey Ikola Caitlin Johnson Braxton Laveau Lindy LeDoux... Full story

 By PIne Knot News    News    November 24, 2023 

Brevator man injured in garage fire

A 64-year-old Brevator man was injured in a fire in a detached garage last week. The Cloquet Area Fire Department and St. Louis County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3500 block of Nelson Road in Brevator... Full story


Free Thanksgiving meal continues in Cloquet

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and so is the massive free community dinner with turkey and all the fixings. Never content with the status quo, this year the Carlton County Disabled American... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    November 17, 2023

Twin Lakes has a home, sweet home

When building contractor John Riihiluoma stood in front of a cast of township supervisors and personnel on Tuesday, he turned over the keys to the first town hall in Twin Lakes history. "This is the...

 By Brady Slater    News    November 17, 2023

Boards convene for building tours

Exploration of a merger between Carlton and Wrenshall school districts left the board rooms behind on Monday, as the two school boards convened to tour facilities between the districts. The two...


Tractor, truck crash injures one

A driver of a pickup was seriously injured Monday night when his 2014 GMC Sierra collided with a trailer of corn pulled by a tractor in Silver Brook Township, forcing a closure of the highway to clean up the corn and clear the vehicles. A 911 call ab...


Winter sowing

The Carlton County Master Gardeners will present a class on winter sowing 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 County Road 61. Cost is $5 at the door, free for 18 and younger. Winter sowing is a simple method of...


Early deadlines for Thanksgiving issue

Pine Knot News deadlines will be moved up one day for the Thanksgiving holiday next week. That means all news announcements, obituaries and legal notices must be received by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Call 218-878-9332 with any questions. The Pine Knot...


Got Christmas lights?

The ninth annual Christmas lighting showcase wants to hear from lighting enthusiasts so they can create a map of area lighting displays to drive by or visit. Folks in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are encouraged to enter their decorated homes and...


Local Christmas trees available

Those searching for greenery and other holiday decorations after the Thanksgiving holiday can visit to find Christmas tree growers and other producers of Minnesota agricultural...


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