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 By Mike Creger    News    July 10, 2020 

Pair crushes trail speed record

It's high and dry in Idaho. When she felt the humidity here, Brittany Peterson immediately knew she was back home. The Carlton native and elite trail runner was trying to take advantage of a COVID-19...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020 

Mask debate gets an airing

While the Duluth City Council will vote on a proposal Monday to require people to wear masks in public spaces and gatherings, the Cloquet City Council isn’t quite ready to take that step. Mayor Roge...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

2 killed in ATV crashes

ATV accidents on July Fourth killed a woman in Barnum Township and a man in Holyoke township. Tricia Jean Lanthier, 47, of Proctor, died of injuries received in the Barnum Township crash, which was likely caused by limited visibility from excessive...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

State insulin emergency program is launched

The Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program launched July 1, and will allow Minnesotans in urgent need of insulin (less than a seven-day supply on hand) to access the life-saving drug through their pharmacy. The Insulin Safety Net Program is made up of...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020 

Former coach charged with sexual assault

A former Carlton teacher and girls basketball coach faces felony charges of criminal sexual conduct stemming from allegations of sexually abusing a prior student more than 20 years ago. Robert Kent Pi...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020 

Some, but not daily, school time discussed

As schools continue to plan for three possible scenarios for resuming classes in the fall, details continue to emerge. As reported in the Pine Knot News on June 26, state officials told schools to...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

NorthEastern has big sale Saturday

The NorthEastern Hotel and Saloon will hold its annual Nordlager Club sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on the grounds of the historic hotel and drinking establishment on Dunlap Island (115 St. Louis Ave.) Cloquet. Look for the 40-foot-tall...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

More county offices open

All Carlton County governmental offices are now open to the public again, although there are numerous restrictions in place to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All Carlton County offices at the Courthouse, including the assessor and auditor...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

County board live feed is popular

The Carlton County Board has livestreamed its last three meetings and people are tuning in online in larger numbers than normally attend the regular county board meetings. According to the latest online county newsletter, the livestream feature has...


Bike biz turns 10

While the Carlton and Jay Cooke State Park area is known for its recreational trails, many people who would like to experience the beauty of these trails by bicycle may not be aware of a great resourc...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

Absentee and mail-in ballots offer social distancing option

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the health of people locally and across the country, Carlton County acting auditor/treasurer Kathy Kortuem said both the county and the secretary of state are encouraging people to vote by using... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    News    July 10, 2020 

Wrenshall News: Keep it moving

I remember when I first learned that my smartphone kept track of the number of steps I took every day. I was sort of creeped out that this piece of technology I carry everywhere was keeping such...

 By Jennie K. Hanson    News    July 10, 2020 

Wright/Cromwell news

On the Fourth of July, my son Curtis, friend Shirley Goodin and I went to the “compound” at Sherriff Lake (land owned by Sharon Lake’s kids Robin and Eric) to help celebrate Sharon’s...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020 

Virtual voice lessons lead to outdoor recital

After spending the last quarter of the spring giving virtual voice lessons, Hamre School of Voice held its classical spring recital on the grounds of the historic Scott House south of Carlton on June 13. It was the first time in 19 years that...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 3, 2020

It's berry time in Carlton County

The weather is heating up and so is berry season. Despite struggles with keeping plants watered during what has been a dry spring and early summer in Carlton County, strawberries are ripe at Spectrum... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Cloquet library addition is nearly complete

As construction workers put finishing touches on the extension at the Cloquet Public Library, donations to help pay for furnishing the new meeting rooms, teen room and children's area continue to... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Candy wonderland opens

Folks of all ages looking to satisfy their sweet tooth have a new destination in Carlton County: Sweetly Kismet Candy store. Just follow the trail of 45 five-foot-tall suckers to find the sweet new bu... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Mountain biker recovering after impaling leg in accident

A bicycle accident at Pine Valley Park around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning left a 25-year-old Cloquet woman with her leg impaled on a branch stub of a decaying tree. While it sounds horrific, she is OK... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Officer's conduct revealed in lawsuit

A civil lawsuit filed by former Cloquet police detective Scott Holman is working its way through the courts, but the case is also shedding light on the inner workings of the police department he...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

5 injured when car is pushed into traffic

Following a hit-and-run accident on Midway Road Friday, June 26, a Two Harbors man was charged in Sixth District St. Louis County Court Tuesday. Rodney Scandin Jr., 35, faces a total of five felony counts of criminal vehicular operation — two for...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Driver hits bicyclist on Big Lake Road

Cloquet police officers responded to a call reporting a teenage bicyclist struck by a car just after 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Big Lake Road in Cloquet. Early reports on Tuesday suggested three bicyclists were northbound on Trettel Lane, crossing Big...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Dog leaps fence; attacks toddler

A dog jumped a fence and bit a toddler on Chestnut Street in West End Cloquet on Wednesday, June 24. According to the Cloquet police report on the incident, the dog jumped a 6-foot-high fence at approximately 11:38 that morning and went after a...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

DNR is spraying herbicide in area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications totaling 85 acres at three sites began June 29 and will continue through approximately Sept. 15....

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Fire chief search restarted

After months of searching for a new fire chief, members of the Cloquet Area Fire District board decided to start over. They will reconsider the job requirements and administrative structure of the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Governor announces release of local pandemic aid

Local governments around Minnesota will be splitting $841 million in federal aid to help pay for costs incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, will be split...


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