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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 23, 2021 

Summer of drought continues

This summer’s drought is painted in the yellow of parched grass and fields, and the cracked brown and grey mud of a riverbed far more exposed than usual. The St. Louis River is still running, but...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 23, 2021 

Carlton moves closer to high school solution

Superintendent John Engstrom read his prepared statement. After a pause that encapsulated the import of his words, Carlton school board member Sue Karp said “well stated.” Three other board members agreed. “Our hearts are in a K-12,” Karp...

 By Madison Hunter    News    July 23, 2021 

'Mission' promotes bike trail use

This year is the inaugural year for the Munger Mission. The Munger Mission was started by Jolene Steffens, owner of Carlton Bike Rental & Repair. The idea behind the mission is to spur people to g...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021 

Cloquet offers sewer line grants

Got a home sewer line that repeatedly backs up from roots? The City of Cloquet is offering a grant program for homeowners who need to upgrade or repair leaky or decaying lateral sewer lines running from the home to main sewer lines. The grants are...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021 

Take Cloquet broadband survey

The Cloquet Broadband Committee is asking residents and businesses to take a broadband survey to determine internet needs for the area. Visit to take the survey and find the link to a speed test or go here: m...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021 

Lane closures near Barnum, Cromwell

Motorists will encounter a lane closure on northbound Interstate 35 bridge crossing Moose Horn River, south of Barnum for the next 1-2 weeks while maintenance crews repair issues found during maintenance painting performed earlier in the week. MnDOT...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021 

City steps toward new sales tax

As one sales tax nears its halfway point, the city of Cloquet is banking on residents approving a new one in November 2022 that would pay for improvements to the hockey arenas and Pine Valley park. It’s been almost nine years since the city’s...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 23, 2021 

Jail site in Twin Lakes saves nearly $4 million

The information is in. Architects and engineers have told Carlton County that moving the new justice center, consisting of the jail and courtrooms, to the “green site” located northeast of the transportation building on Old Highway 61 will save...

 By Rebekah King    News    July 23, 2021 

Supervisors consider broadband reach

New broadband options will be available to Thomson Township residents in the coming months, according to the Thomson Township board of supervisors. Residents of Thomson Township came to the board meeting July 15, suggesting that the board explore...

 By Dan Kraker-MPR News    News    July 23, 2021 

Polymet permit faces more scrutiny

A state court on Monday sent a key air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine back to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for further consideration and additional findings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the MPCA...  Website

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 23, 2021 

Wright/Cromwell news

The 56th Wrong Days is now on record as being one of the best ever. The Friday night steak fry, pie social, O-G-N-I-B, Minnesota Sings and fireworks were very successful, along with all the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021 

Concerts are back at tribal college

The Hot Summer Nights concert series returns after last summer's pandemic pause at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet. The 2021 series will include two weeks of free concerts in the c... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

It's high time for summer festivals

Summer festival season is upon us. This weekend Moose Lake and Wright will celebrate their signature events, with Agate Days running Saturday and Sunday and Wrong Days in Wright kicking off Friday. Wright may be the only city in Carlton County that...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Art is coming to West End

Calling all artists, future artists and wannabe artists: Cloquet's West End is inviting you to bring your art supplies and sense of adventure to a West End Art Day on Saturday. Organized by artist...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 16, 2021

Political flags are gone in Scanlon

A property in Scanlon with political flags on a pole disparaging President Joe Biden and voters with expletives, and supporting former President Donald Trump, is being sold, and the flags are gone....

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Woman dies after June apartment fire

A woman who was severely injured in a fire at Cloquet’s Larson Commons apartments last month has died. Nancy Carlson, 70, was a tenant at the senior high-rise on Cloquet Avenue; the fire started in her apartment the morning of June 13. The Cloquet... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Standoff ends with suspect shooting self

Police are still investigating an armed standoff Saturday that ended with the suspect shooting himself and dying at the scene. According to a press release from the Cloquet Police Department, officers from Cloquet, Fond du Lac, Carlton County and...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 16, 2021

Wrenshall School Board moves toward more fixes

The Wrenshall school district is moving ahead with plans to update a moldering building on its campus into a space for industrial and technology classrooms. The school board approved a plan Monday... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Jeopardy! champ is grand marshal

Sam Kavanaugh, a 2009 Carlton grad who recently won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, will have the seat of honor (likely in an antique fire truck) in the Carlton Daze parade at 1 p.m. July 25....

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Pine Knot wins more awards

On top of 34 awards and a trophy for Most Outstanding Weekly Newspaper in the Better Newspaper Contest organized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Pine Knot News recently won two more awards from the Minnesota Society for Professional...

 By Pete Radosevich    News    July 16, 2021

Summer school deemed a success

The Esko School Board approved pay hikes for noncontract substitute workers during its July 12 meeting, citing a need to not only attract new substitutes but also to show appreciation for the current...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 16, 2021

Tech gurus get high praise for pandemic work

A tiny Carlton County department gained national recognition recently for work they did to limit person-to-person contact during vaccination clinics held during the pandemic. Geographic Information...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Pay for substitute teachers will rise to $150 a day

In the wake of the pandemic when substitute teachers were in short supply, Cloquet School Board members approved raising the daily pay for substitute teachers to $150 a day during Monday’s meeting,...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Benefit set for burn victim

Cloquet's Jake Schwinn is facing some hefty medical bills after a flash fire from a bonfire last month left him with first- and second-degree burns across his torso, hands and arms. Schwinn has no... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    News    July 16, 2021

Calendar is filling up fast

Wrenshall's August event calendar is filling up fast, so I want to take a moment to make sure everyone has a preview of the upcoming activities in your neighborhood! The month kicks off with...


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