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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 14, 2022 

'Give her babies back'

Photos and video showing the alleged child abuse of at least two Native American children in foster care set off a Facebook firestorm last week that has ballooned into a series of protests that... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 14, 2022 

Updated: St. John trial underway

A jury trial is underway at the Carlton County Courthouse for a Scanlon man accused of criminal sexual conduct “with heinous elements” and kidnapping. Dennis Michael St. John Jr., 55, was arrested in July 2020, after being accused of holding a...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 14, 2022 

Broadband survey is first step to better connections

The Cloquet Broadband Committee is asking residents for a few minutes of their time to complete a survey about their internet service. Local business people and public officials gathered Wednesday mor... Full story

 By Rebekah King    News    January 14, 2022 

Supervisor angered by theft allegations

The new year brought a leadership change for the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors, and a heated discussion of the way allegations against supervisor Jason Paulson were handled by township attorney David Pritchett. Reorganization was the first... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 14, 2022 

Ski jumping meet Saturday

The Cloquet Ski Club will hold its Invitational meet at Pine Valley park in Cloquet Saturday for kids (mostly) and adults of all ages. The jumping competition starts at noon, followed by the Nordic combined cross country ski races. Spectators are... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 14, 2022 

Wall of Wine open now

The annual Food for Thought scholarship fundraising event has been reimagined again this year because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s event features the return of the Wall of Wine, a raffle with great prizes, and a prize board for... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 14, 2022 

United Way applications open until Feb. 11

Applications for 2022-2023 funding from United Way of Carlton County are available through the United Way of Carlton County (UWCC) website, Funding is available for all eligible nonprofits working in Carlton County.... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 14, 2022 

Recycle old holiday lights

If you have unwanted or no longer working holiday lights, please recycle them at the Carlton County Transfer Station located at 1950 Highway 210. The program provides FREE holiday lights recycling. Electric cords are also accepted. The year-round... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 14, 2022 

Cloquet board adopts vax or test policy, elects officers and a pay raise

In compliance with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standard on Covid-19 for employers with 100 or more employees, Cloquet and Carlton school board members both adopted policies meeting the...

 By Rebekah King    News    January 14, 2022 

Esko board raises substitute pay, reacts to federal mandate

Like many school district officials across the region and state, Esko school board members adopted a policy this week requiring all district employees to either be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks and test weekly. Board members did...

 By Mike Creger    News    January 14, 2022 

Wrenshall finds a way to avoid federal vax mandate, elects Bergman chair

​​While businesses sweat out a pending Supreme Court decision on Covid-19 vaccine mandates, the Wrenshall school board found and took advantage of a loophole Monday night. At its first regular meeting of the year, board members voted to not...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 7, 2022

'Quick' baby is year's first

Once she decided to make her entrance, Cloquet's first baby of 2022 didn't waste any time. Rowyn Oak Jubie was born at 11 p.m. Jan. 2 at Community Memorial Hospital, less than an hour after her...

 By Mike Creger    News    January 7, 2022

Is Cloquet the birthplace of the snowboard?

Reader Kim Matteen spotted a reference to Cloquet in the latest issue of Smithsonian Magazine. In its Prologue section, under the heading of "Origins," Max Ufberg writes about the rise of...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

Dancing into 2022

The Cloquet VFW got a jump on the New Year's Eve celebrations, with a dance that started at 1 in the afternoon Friday. The Chmielewski family, including Florian, Florian Jr., Patty, and Nick provided...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

DAV holds weekly clothing drive

The Disabled American Veterans Carlton County Chapter 18 will hold a clothing drive every Saturday in January from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cloquet and Moose Lake. The DAV will have a truck by the green boxes at the armory in Cloquet and Lamperts...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

New Year's dinner at Senior Center

The postponed senior Christmas party has been rescheduled and rebranded a “Welcome 2022” party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Cloquet Senior Center by the hockey arena. Enjoy a roast pork dinner for $4, and bingo (with prizes)...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

Pine Knot office closed Friday

The Pine Knot office in Cloquet will be closed Friday, Jan. 7, for staff time off, returning on Monday. If you urgently need to speak to someone, call 218-213-1231 and leave a message or email [email protected]

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

Accused priest dies in Las Vegas

David Tushar, a former Carlton County priest who was placed on leave in July 2019 due to allegations of sexual abuse of a minor over 40 years ago, died Dec. 23 in Las Vegas. Tushar had served as a priest in the Diocese of Duluth since 1985, serving...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

MNsure sign-up ends Jan. 15

Minnesotans looking for private health insurance have until Saturday, Jan. 15, to enroll through MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, for coverage starting Feb. 1. Visit or call 651-539-2099....

 By Dan Reed    News    January 7, 2022

Board squares things away for new year

Fifth District commissioner Gary Peterson was chosen as the new chairman of the Carlton County board of commissioners at the annual re-organizational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4. Fourth District commissioner Mark Thell became the vice chairman of the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

Redistricting panel meets

A five-judge panel is ready to draw new boundaries for Minnesota congressional and legislative districts if necessary. The panel met Tuesday to hear from lawyers representing people who are trying to influence the once-a-decade process through...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

Tech addiction forum on Jan. 11

All Carlton County families are welcome. Professor Ryan Hjelle will present virtually this month on digital addiction in the second of a six-part series on Digital Wellness for Teens and Tweens at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Hjelle is a University of...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

'Treecycle' your Christmas tree

Carlton County residents are encouraged to recycle their fresh-cut Christmas trees during Treecycling, a free program with dropoff locations at the Sappi gatehouse entrance in Cloquet and Moose Lake compost site across from the city garage through...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 7, 2022

City seeks citizens willing to serve

The city of Cloquet is looking for a few good men and women to step up and serve on several local boards and commissions that help oversee various governmental departments or entities. Currently,...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 7, 2022

High-speed chase yields drug finds

A Cloquet man was arrested Thursday, Dec. 30, after leading Fond du Lac police on an extended chase and then attempted to harm an officer with his vehicle. Stephen James Smith, 29, faces felony charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle,...


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