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 By Jana Peterson    News    October 11, 2019 

Making ice in aging 'Barn' challenging, expensive

News that the ice plant in “The Barn” — the city’s oldest hockey arena — had leaked as much as 5,000 pounds of R-22 refrigerant came as a shock to Cloquet city officials earlier this month....

 By Dan Reed    News    October 11, 2019 

Presidential primary cost estimate quadruples

Carlton County auditor/treasurer Kathy Korteum told the Carlton County board of commissioners that the estimated cost of the presidential primary has basically quadrupled. “We must be prepared for the new presidential primary occurring in...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 11, 2019 

Police study is still not ready

The study of the Cloquet police department commissioned by the Cloquet city council was still not available to read in its entirety when the Pine Knot News went to press this week. Jonathan Ingram and Bill Connors of Novak Consulting Group, which... Full story


Tribal cemetery recovery complete in Fond du Lac

The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Office of the State Archaeologist — in consultation with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa — have notified the Minnesota Department of Transportation that grave recovery efforts at the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 11, 2019 

Updated: Esko student athlete dies after cardiac event during football game

Esko High School sophomore Jackson Pfister died Friday following a cardiac event that occurred during Friday’s varsity football game. According to a message sent out electronically to Esko school district families from school administration on... Full story

 By Jordan Allen    News    October 11, 2019 

Java Jacks is open for business

Late nights and early risings mixed with the colder temperatures of fall creates a deadly, sleepy challenge for high school students. Some days, the rush to school can leave students without the... Full story

 By Hannah Baker    News    October 11, 2019 

Now's the time to join 4-H chapter

Head. Heart. Hands. Health. These four words guide the lives of young children. These four words lead teenagers towards their goals. And these four words provide connections between ideas and action.... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    October 11, 2019 

Carlton, Wrenshall school districts ready for public input on consolidation

The consensus reached at a joint meeting Monday of the full Carlton and Wrenshall school boards is that members will likely seek a referendum in August of next year on facilities improvements at two schools. But that fact, as opposed to having a... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 4, 2019

High water wrecks roads

After two days of heavy rains brought more than 6 inches of water to southern Carlton County, the Carlton County board of commissioners met and declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Heaviest hit was...

 By Mike Creger    News    October 4, 2019

Kwik Trip expanding in Scanlon on motel lot

Kwik Trip is expanding its footprint off Interstate 35 in Scanlon after its corporate owners bought the defunct motel near the convenience store. There will be a shuffle of properties as the Golden... Full story

 By Dave Anderson    News    October 4, 2019

Warmer month upon us

This past September, we had some tornado trouble in a month that turned out to be warmer than normal when averaged out. September’s departure from normal mean temperature was 4 degrees. Using that...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 4, 2019

Former middle school is transformed

The Dusty Boots Tour of Cloquet's newest affordable apartments was as much a walk down memory lane as it was an apartment showing. Carlie and Jim Nynas recalled their courtship in high school, when... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    October 4, 2019

Districts might slow their roll on consolidation

The full school boards for Carlton and Wrenshall schools will meet jointly Monday for the first time since committees from each district reviewed costs for facilities in a consolidated school district. The cost of remodeling and building new parts...


Expanding on Kwik corner

1. Current Kwik Trip store. 2. Current Kwik Spirits liquor store, formerly Gramma Polo’s, to be demolished and replaced with car wash. 3. Trapper Pete’s is staying put. 4. Golden Gate motel will...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 4, 2019

It was a real zoo down at the pet chip clinic

Cloquet's Dunlap Island was Pet Central Saturday, when the Cloquet police department and Carlton County sheriff's office teamed up with Northern Lakes Rescue to offer a free microchipping clinic for...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 4, 2019

Dotseth will seek House 11A seat

Republican Jeff Dotseth has declared his 2020 candidacy for Minnesota House District 11A, the seat currently held by Rep. Mike Sundin. “As a fellow resident, I share in the love for this community,” Dotseth said. “Motivated by my concern for...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 4, 2019

MNsure premiums remain stable

The Minnesota Department of Commerce offered good news about MNsure Tuesday: premiums for the final 2020 health insurance rates are remaining stable and every county in Minnesota will have at least two insurers offering coverage in the individual...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 4, 2019

Technology has passed by Thomson Township laws

A lot of things have changed since 1999, the last time Thomson Township approved a comprehensive plan, and technology and the internet is at the top of the list. There were no iPhones — they...

 By Leola Rodd    News    October 4, 2019

Carlton news

There were chickens. There were also goats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, roosters and even some llamas at Saturday's Chicken Swap in Carlton. Sponsored by the Carlton Area Chamber of Commerce, the annua...


Wright-Cromwell news

The Cromwell-Wright school is now sponsoring a BackPack Program at the elementary school through the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Forms were sent home with students for parents to sign up...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 4, 2019

Cardinal blooms

Tracey Goranson and Wanda Karppinen (with planting help from Wanda’s husband, Danny) created this marvelous “welcome” garden, seen as one drives west into Cromwell on Highway 210, for the...


Cloquet's health care twins make merger official

Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic are joining forces, with the goal of keeping independent local health care thriving in the Cloquet area. The merger came as a surprise for many, some who... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    September 27, 2019

Consolidation cost: $47.3 million

The price tag is in on upgraded facilities for a consolidated Carlton and Wrenshall school district: $47.3 million. That was the estimate presented to district superintendent and school board members...


Finn news

Before I get into sharing the Finnish events in the area that will be happening in October, I want to give thanks to the many Finns and friends who attended September events. It’s only through you that these events are able to be organized and...


Board expects minimal school tax bump

The Cloquet school board approved its preliminary tax levy increase to a maximum of 0.2 percent over last year’s levy during Monday’s meeting. However, unless something changes at the state level...


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