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Wrenshall School Board makes another pick to fill open seat

The Wrenshall school board completed its do-over on the appointment of a new school board member last week. Eight candidates applied for the spot, including Ben Johnson, Karola Dalen, Cindy Bourn,...

 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 1, 2021

Power Lunch needs volunteers

After a pandemic pause, the Cloquet schools Power Lunch program will be running this year, and volunteers are needed. Power Lunch matches students with community members to have lunch and read together. The commitment is one hour per week, and lunch...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

College honors

• Bemidji State University recently announced several graduates from Cloquet: Trent Anderson (economics), Ryan Defoe, (master’s in business administration), Eric Lee (liberal studies), Autumn Mikula-Goodrich (psychology), Brena Mullen (wildlife...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

Carlton, Cloquet tuition talks continue

Board members from Carlton and Cloquet School districts met for the first time Monday to continue discussions about a possible tuition agreement between the two schools. A tuition agreement would...


Carlton residents push for K-12 school

Students and community members turned out for Monday’s Carlton School Board meeting, and most of them had the future of the high school on their mind. Out of nearly 20 people there, seven spoke, all...


Cloquet's homecoming court

There has been plenty of activity at Cloquet High School this week with homecoming events. Today, the homecoming court took part in fun and games as part of a pep fest before the football game. A... Full story


Students, Spirit Return

Emotions were high Wednesday at Washington Elementary School as students returned for a new school year. Staff members were joyful, yet took charge tenderly as the younger students alternated between... Full story


Wrenshall school board meets Wednesday for discussion

The Wrenshall school board will have its committee of the whole meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the school. The meeting is open to the public and includes a host of issues up for discussion, which is all board members can do at such... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    August 27, 2021

Petition: Board needs appointment redo

A petition is now circulating in the Wrenshall school district to block an appointment to the school board made Aug. 16. The hasty vote-in of Bill Dian to replace new school principal Michelle Blanchard — made with no discussion among board...


School districts make changes on masking policy

In July, Mounds View Public School officials sent emails to families, telling them the district would only recommend, not require people to wear masks in school buildings. “As we’ve learned over the past 18 months, guidance can change quickly...  Website

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 27, 2021

College notes: Graduates

Graduates: Scholastica The College of St. Scholastica has announced its list of conferred graduates for spring 2021. They include: Cloquet Courtney Ableiter, Alysha Anderson, Damien Autio, Kolby Barney, Isaac Boedigheimer, Rachel Broadway, Brooke... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 13, 2021

School masking debate heats up

Local school board members faced crowded board rooms this week as parents and others turned out in opposition to school districts requiring masks when kids return to school after Labor Day. Unlike...

 By Lydia Stone    News    August 6, 2021

Interns get a taste of the real world

Almost every morning for 10 weeks, college student Emma Waugh has risen out of bed and logged onto her computer in her Cloquet bedroom to start work on a project for NASA. With specialized computer... Full story

 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 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 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 Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Honor Rolls: Wrenshall High School

Wrenshall High School Fourth Quarter B Honor Roll Bruddy Axtell Bryce Barczak Eli Beetcer Gavin Beetcher Joseph Bergman Hennessey Bilges Ethan Blanchard Othin Carter Pidge Eckdahl Easton Everett Briar Fernquist Brennen Fisher-Merritt Elizabeth... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Honor Rolls: Carlton Schools A Honor Roll

Carlton Schools Fourth Quarter A Honor Roll Grade 12 Colin Emerson Elizabeth Hey Jayna LeBrasseur Trevor Ojibway Daniel Sandoval Grade 11 Olivia Anderson Kash Gibson Morgan Laveau Grade 10 Korah Crane Eliza DeCaigny McKenzie Midge Emma Peterson... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Honor Rolls: Carlton Schools B Honor Roll

Carlton Schools Fourth Quarter B Honor Roll Grade 12 Adam Anderson Daniel Eggert Annika Johnson Samantha Matarelli Ella Rose Palmer Kyle Siiter Emma Simmer Jairid Ward Grade 11 Haley Ableiter Kenneth Alberti Nicholas DeVriendt-LeDoux Aaron... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 25, 2021

Carlton, Wrenshall deal won't happen

Consolidation between the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts is no longer on pause. It's dead. The Carlton school board on Monday voted to remove consolidation from its list of future options for...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Cloquet High School: Fourth Quarter B Honor Roll

Cloquet High School Fourth Quarter B Honor Roll Grade 9 Drew Angell Liam Antilla Madyson Babineau Joseph Bailey Anistyn Baker Trinity Baker Ava Buchholz Izabella Dahl Ahna Demenge Cooper Ellena Evan Etter Robie Anne Forte Lillie Golen Keagan Hall... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Esko High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Esko High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Ayisha Adamu Laila Adamu Emma Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Kaylor Adkins Alexandra Aker Ashley Aker Jason Amireault Rachel Amireault Claire Anderson Karin Anderson Keone Anderson Simone Anderson Siri Anderson... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Wrenshall High School Fourth Quarter A Honor Roll

Wrenshall High School Fourth Quarter... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 18, 2021

Academic achievements

Nick Olson of Cloquet was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Colter Hendrickson of Esko was named to the University of Utah’s spring dean’s list. Andy Acers of Cloquet was named to Hamline Univers... Full story


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