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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

The ice dams cometh

As if shoveling the driveway and sidewalks isn't enough - now some people are hurting because they didn't shovel their roof? The short answer is yes. Cloquet building official Matt Munter said it's...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Cloquet's new administrator is on the job, taking questions

Cloquet's new city administrator started work last week, but he's no stranger to the Cloquet area. Tim Peterson lives in Esko with his wife and their two children, ages 12 and 8, and had worked as...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

A shot at one-act glory for local casts

Ready, set, act. It's not quite a race, but things will be happening pretty fast Saturday when Cloquet High School hosts a one-act play competition in the school's recently remodeled auditorium. Six... Full story

 By Pete Radosevich    News    January 24, 2020 

Guilty verdict assures life sentence

James Montano, on trial for a murder and assault in rural Carlton County in April 2018, was found guilty on all three of the charges against him Wednesday: first-degree premeditated murder and...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

College president is officially installed

New Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College president Stephanie Hammitt had her day in the spotlight as local and statewide dignitaries, college staff and students, friends and family filled the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

School surveys are due Monday

Residents of the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts received a community survey regarding consolidation talks and facility plans between the two districts earlier this month. Copies of the survey were mailed to school district residents and any...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

Water plant hums along

With little fanfare, Cloquet's new water treatment plant came online in December and so far things are going swimmingly. Residents should notice little change in tap water because the plant is...

 By Ann Markusen    News    January 24, 2020 

On The Mark: Art tradition continues at newspaper office

We've just finished a heady year of two-month exhibits by Carlton County artists in our refurbished Pine Knot offices on Avenue C in Cloquet. It's been quite a whirl. Altogether, we hosted works by...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Esko actors take 'Our Place' to Two Harbors

Esko High School actors will transport their audience and judges to the lakeside in their One Act performance of "Our Place." The play is composed of five scenes and an epilogue, all of which take... Full story


Cromwell-Wright selects 'sweet' comedy

Cromwell-Wright High School selected "Hard Candy" by Jonathon Rand for this year's One Act play. Director Mary Rose Varo said it's a funny play, centering around a fast-paced series of hilarious... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Health notes: Resource open to new moms

A Nesting Place at Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital is a group for new moms with infants up to a year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. Mothers are welcome no matter where they live or delivered their baby. The free... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Health Notes: State announces whooping cough death, warnings

Minnesota health officials have confirmed an infant death related to pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The infant was diagnosed with pertussis in August 2019 and died in November after being hospitalized for three months. The last pediatric... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    News    January 24, 2020 

Wreshall News: After-school art is popular

The Wrenshall elementary art club is open to students in grades 3-6 and meets once a month for 90 minutes after school in Molly Kidd's art room. She says students ask about the next month's offering...

 By Kim Samuelson    News    January 24, 2020 

Finn news

What does winter in Finland consist of? Snow. Cold. Dark. But, if you really look, there’s more to Finland’s winter. Snow ... but with the excitement of skiing, sliding, skating, hiking, winter camping and all kinds of winter sports that Finns...

 By Jennie K. Hanson    News    January 24, 2020 

Wright/Cromwell news

Pro stock racer Jason Line announced that this will be his last season on the National Hot Rod Association circuit. He has had a very successful racing career starting at age 15. He has won...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Local artist lands $10K grant

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded an Artist Initiative grant, totaling $10,000, to Cloquet artist Adam Swanson. Swanson will use the funding to research and create a series of ten paintings featuring federally listed endangered species in...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Sundin will seek another term

State Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL-Esko) announced his intention to run for another two-year term in the Minnesota House of Representatives in this year’s general election, and again plans to seek the DFL party endorsement. Since 2013, Sundin has served...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

Fired cop files lawsuit against city, county

Former Cloquet police detective Scott Holman filed a civil lawsuit last week seeking $4 million in damages caused by his dismissal from employment, including defamation and "intentional infliction of... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    January 17, 2020

Prepare for the primary

In 2016, Minnesota passed legislation establishing a presidential nomination primary, bringing the state into Super Tuesday, when a host of states hold primaries. The state is better known as a caucus state, where people gather and discuss their...

 By Mike Creger    News    January 17, 2020

Taking a walk with Oprah

Kwe Pack has been up and running, literally, for nearly a decade. The group of indigenous women based out of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation run for wellness, socializing... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 17, 2020

Cloquet explores vocational education options

Cloquet explores vocational education options Following the retooling of the construction trades program at Cloquet High School into something that could lead motivated students directly into an...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 17, 2020

Fire crews get a daily double

After a mercifully long run with no major fire calls, the Cloquet Area Fire District responded to two calls on Sunday, Jan. 12. CAFD Chief Kevin Schroeder said a house fire at 318 Avenue E started in...


Offices close for MLK holiday

Cloquet, Carlton and Carlton County offices, among others, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. This includes County Courthouse offices, County Transportation Department, Human Services, Public...


Cloquet water, sewer rates rising

Cloquet commercial and residential customers will see an increase in their city water rates this month, after the Cloquet City Council approved an increase to water and sanitary sewer rates at its Dec. 17 meeting. According to the city’s website,...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 17, 2020

District looking for vo-tech options

Following the retooling of the construction trades program at Cloquet High School into something that could lead motivated students directly into an carpenters union apprenticeship, CHS administrators...


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