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 By Jana Peterson    News    February 19, 2021 

A coda for classic hardware store

It was the mid-1970s when the Erickson family moved their Coast to Coast Hardware store from the middle of the block to the former Raiter Hospital building at the corner of Ninth and Cloquet Avenue....

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 19, 2021 

Inaction can't be the rule on suspected abuse

When the news broke last year that former Carlton basketball coach Robert Pioro was being charged with sexually abusing one of his players nearly 20 years ago, there were people who immediately identified his victim. They’d seen the red flags or wo... Full story


Arts added to business plan

Jessie Waldorf faced the class. "We're here just to have fun and make something creative." It was a chilly Saturday afternoon and sunlight streamed unobstructed through big, south-facing storefront... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

Water main breaks in middle of cold snap

A major water break on Washington Avenue over the weekend was quickly identified but still left local homes wondering why their water was running a little brown this weekend. Caleb Peterson, director of Cloquet public works, said a typical break...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 19, 2021 

Health, emergency workers honored

With a pandemic still throbbing, the recent annual presentation of the Carlton County Emergency Medical Service took on special significance as volunteers and professionals were honored. Steve...

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 19, 2021 

Coming this summer … fireworks?

Things are looking positive for some kind of July Fourth celebration in Cloquet this summer, if discussions during Tuesday's City Council meeting hold true. City administrator Tim Peterson asked...

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

B&B 'food train' gets county boost

The Carlton County board of commissioners recently approved and presented a $4,000 grant from CARES Act funds to go to the B&B Market food train, which has been chugging along since late last March. During that time, individuals and businesses from... Full story


We've got winter on the run

It might be that early February provided the biggest punch of cold winter we'll receive this season. So the remnants of this winter will be a breeze when it comes to enjoyment without the arctic air.... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

Q&A: Online meetings aim to build understanding

Carlton County residents and others are invited to join an online series of conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion across the county 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month starting Feb. 23. Called “Niibidoon: Relationship...

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

Cloquet High School Quarter 2 Honor Rolls

Grade 9 Joshua Anderson Elexis Anderson Drew Angell Elijah Aultman Madyson Babineau David Baker Brandon Bandy Hannah Bastien Owen Brenner LeeAna Burley Ava Carlson Courtney Carroll Elise Cawcutt Ella Chartier Quinn Danielson Macy Dearborn Kiana DeFoe... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

Esko High School Quarter 2 Honor Rolls

Esko High School Honor Roll Quarter 2 Emma Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Ashley Aker Jason Amireault Claire Anderson Karin Anderson Keone Anderson Simone Anderson Siri Anderson Santiago Anich Joseph Antonutti Rachel Antonutti Ellahna Barnes Ellynor Barta... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

Carlton High School Quarter 2 Honor Rolls

Carlton High School Quarter 2 A Honor Roll Grade 12 Kristian Herman Elizabeth Hey Jayna LeBrasseur Samantha Matarelli Trevor Ojibway Kristina Wuorio Grade 11 Nicholas DeVriendt- LeDoux Kash Gibson Thomas Orlowski Carly Parker Joseph Solomon Grade 10... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    February 19, 2021 

Barnum High School Quarter 2 Honor Rolls

Barnum High School Quarter 2 A Honor Roll Grade 7 Emily Class Alizondra Collelo Lucy Franek Sophia Frank Grace Grover Kash Johnson Ivar Kasberg Kyson Landwehr MaKenna Nordstrom Morghan Nynas Ava Nyquist Aleksander Shefchik Hartleigh Stecyk Grade 8... Full story

 By John Hatcher    News    February 19, 2021 

We share in calling this place our home

In June of 2020, we turned off County Road 6, just east of Barnum, and onto the gravel driveway at the Johnson family farm. It may be our new home, but it will always be the Johnson farm. We had just...


Public safety alert issued for possible explosives near pipeline

A public safety alert went out to cell phones across Carlton County after 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, alerting people to avoid the area near Cary and Enger Roads to Mission Road. According to a press release, just before noon Friday, Fond Du Lac police... Full story


Forty evacuated because of bomb scare

In the afternoon hours of Friday, Feb. 19, bomb squad personnel responded to a suspicious device on the 3200 block of Ditchbank Road in Perch Lake Township. After careful examination, it was determined that the device was not an explosive agent.... Full story


'The first time he kissed me, I cried'

Sexual abuse survivor K.M. addressed the courtroom during the sentencing for her former high school basketball coach, Robert Pioro, at the Carlton County Courthouse Friday afternoon. She read a victim impact statement to the people in the courtroom... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    February 12, 2021

Carlton Wrenshall: Schools 'pause' merger wrangle

The on-again, off-again talks between the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts regarding consolidation are officially off again. Superintendents and school board members agreed last week that it...


Esko Schools: Tutors will try to bridge Covid gap

Esko schools plan to expand a tutoring program for students who fell behind during distance learning, after a pilot program led by high school principal Greg Hexum showed good results. The high school tutoring program will provide remedial help and...


Winter bus route starts for students

Thanks to the cold snap, the Cloquet School District started winter busing for those students who are not eligible to ride regular buses because they live too close to a school. These routes started this week — both morning and afternoon — and...


School staff navigating vaccination road

By working with as many sources as possible, the Cloquet school district is making good progress getting staff members vaccinated for Covid-19. Superintendent Michael Cary told Cloquet school board members that they started the process with the...

 By Rebekah King    News    February 12, 2021

Thomson Township: New engineering company has a familiar face

After months of consideration, the Thomson Township board of supervisors has decided to enter a three-year agreement with a new engineering firm: Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services. Joe Jurewicz, a project engineer with the firm,...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 12, 2021

Transfer station changes OK'd

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to make changes to the way the county operates the Carlton County Transfer Station. Zoning and Solid Waste Management administrator...


Gilman Scholarship applications available

The Floy Gilman Scheidler Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to residents of Carlton County who are pursuing a post high school education. The Foundation was established in 1999 by former Esko High School English teacher Floy Dickison and...


2020-21 Honor Roll-Quarter 1-Cloquet High School

Correction: This is the Quarter 1 Honor Roll, but was originally posted as Quarter 2. Quarter 2 will be posted as soon as it is available. We apologize for the error. Cloquet High School Quarter 1 A HONOR ROLL Grade 9 Elexis Anderson Drew Angell... Full story


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