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 By Press release    News    October 15, 2021 

Minnesota DOC seeks help locating man who fled parole

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Daryl Brian Quagon, a person recently released from prison on Intensive supervised release whose... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    October 15, 2021 

Hens roam; social media finds them a home

The lost chickens of Carlton County have been found. And they've been adopted. This week, for the second time in a month, people exploring the woods off Carlton County Road 4 between Interstate 35...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Esko parents express worry, anger over issues

Some parents in the Esko school district are not happy with what they perceive as the “woke” culture at Esko High School, according to Kara Kangas, a parent in the district. Kangas expressed...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 15, 2021 

Former coach pleads guilty

A former Barnum girls basketball coach pleaded guilty Friday to having sex with a player. Andrew Palmer, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Two other third-degree counts will be dismissed as part of the plea...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 15, 2021 

Mother pleads guilty in crash

Misty Louise Mattinas, 27, pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of criminal vehicular homicide, with alcohol concentration .08 or more, in Sixth District Carlton County Court. Two other felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide, six felony...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Legislators make tour stop in Cloquet

DFL legislators tour the fire district’s Station 1 last week. Segregated by party, state legislators have been cruising around the state on a tour of entities with projects vying to be included in...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Cloquet school enrollment still down from pre-pandemic levels

Although the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program is full, other schools in the Cloquet district are seeing a decline when compared to pre-pandemic numbers, superintendent Michael Cary told board members Monday. Pre-Covid, Cary said, resident...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 15, 2021 

I-35 closures go to end of October

Lane closures that began this week on southbound and northbound Interstate 35 at the Moose Horn River between Moose Lake and Barnum are expected to last until the end of the month. The left lane in both directions is closed for pier work underneath...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 15, 2021 

Clinic coordinator honored nationally

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa clinic coordinator Chris Davis has earned national recognition- the Outstanding Service Award, presented by the National Indian Health Board at a ceremony...

 By Rebekah King    News    October 15, 2021 

Supervisors take on road projects before season ends

Thomson Township board supervisors are taking a look at some township roads before winter begins. At its Oct. 7 meeting the board voted to pay for preparation work on Hillside Road so that it can be repaved by the end of 2021. Residents along the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 15, 2021 

Performance and class is Saturday

As part of West End Flourish events, enjoy and participate in a unique class and pop-up performance art event 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Dunlap Park. Organizer Kim Buskala said the first 30 participants will receive a journal made by Northern...

 By Dan Reed    News    October 15, 2021 

County court will try to unclog case backlog

A directive has come from Minnesota Supreme court chief justice Lorie S. Gildea to the Sixth Judicial District, which includes Carlton County, that all backlogged cases due to the Covid-19 pandemic are to have judicial action before the end of this y...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 15, 2021 

Some local haunts

Haunted Hawthorne This 10-minute walk-through maze at 827 Hawthorne St. in Cloquet returns for another year. There’s candy at the end and you can buy a $5 raffle ticket to win a T-shirt. It’s free, and donations are accepted. Do the haunt 7-10... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Updated: Victims, alleged shooter identified in Brookston area deaths

A man suspected of killing two other men shot and killed himself early Saturday morning after a short pursuit by law enforcement in St. Louis County west of Cloquet. According to a press release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the man --... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 8, 2021

Last Kiwanis club is kaput in Cloquet

The Cloquet Area Golden K Kiwanis club is no longer. Its members met for the last time as a club on the last Tuesday in September. The Golden K group was Cloquet's final Kiwanis chapter to disband,... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    October 8, 2021

Haunts keep coming at the 'Shack'

Take a late afternoon tour of the grounds at the Haunted Shack with Pat Stojevich and you get the feeling that the name is a misnomer. It should be Love Shack, or Family Shack, Survivor Shack or even... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 8, 2021

Local developer dies in on-site accident

A Carlton man died from injuries sustained in a construction accident in Lindstrom, Minnesota last week. Developer Dave Chmielewski, 48, was standing near an excavation trench at an apartment... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 8, 2021

Nonprofit dental care is expanding

Two recent grant awards has the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Carlton expanding from four to six dental operatories in 2022 — increasing appointment capacity from 4,400 to 6,600 per year. As a nonprofit community health center, LSCHC...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 8, 2021

Nursery to host plant swap, music

Hammarlund Landscape Nursery is hosting a houseplant swap and more 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. There will be live music, a yard sale and an assortment of craft vendors. All are welcome. Plants must be healthy and pest-free. Unrooted cuttings must...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 8, 2021

Popular Pedro's moves to new spot

After months of visible renovations at a new location on Cloquet Avenue and Eighth Street, Pedro's Grill and Cantina has moved. "Today ... was our last day in our old building, kind of a sad day...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 8, 2021

Police department continues to ramp up force

Since taking over as interim, and then appointed, police chief two years ago, Cloquet police chief Derek Randall has been slowly building the police department back up to full strength, after a flood...

 By Mike Creger    News    October 8, 2021

Roaming chickens stir spent hen solutions

The lost chickens of Carlton County have been found. And they’ve been adopted. This week, for the second time in a month, people exploring the woods off Carlton County Road 4 between Interstate 35...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

New generation takes over at B&B

Three years ago, a stranger from New Jersey wanted to buy B&B Market, but Kim Lind turned him down. "Whatever I wanted he would have paid, but I couldn't do it," she said. "Because I still have to... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 1, 2021

Board settles on new jail site

It’s official. After more than two years of studies and debate, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to build a new justice center north of the current transportation building. The justice center will house both the...

 By Dan Reed    News    October 1, 2021

Kettle River garage discussed; vote looms

A crowd of about 75 people traveled from western Carlton County to a public hearing at the county board meeting Monday on whether to close or keep open the county’s satellite garage in Kettle River. County engineer Jin-Yeene Neumann gave a short...


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