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 By Mike Creger    News    September 18, 2020

Carlton, Wrenshall schools report smooth starts

Reports to the school boards at Carlton and Wrenshall this week showed that the two small districts had relatively drama-free starts to the year despite intense pressure due to Covid-19 pandemic protocols. In Wrenshall, the major hitch remains the...


Ask a Trooper: School bus safety advice

Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol offers some timely reminders on safety around school buses as the new school year starts up: • Parents should discuss and demonstrate pedestrian...


As cases climb, schools shift toward hybrid learning

With positive Covid-19 cases trending upward in Carlton County, some schools are taking a second look at the idea of all students attending school in person this fall. In Carlton, according to...

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 21, 2020

Community college opening on hybrid schedule

It's not only K-12 schools that are struggling with decisions about how to return to school - colleges everywhere are constructing plans and integrating new ideas and technology to make education...

 By Mike Creger    News    August 7, 2020

Surveys, stats and state will drive school openings

An August scramble like no other is on across Carlton County this August as schools prepare to reopen for the year. School boards, staff and administrators are meeting this week and next to make almos... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 7, 2020

Students weigh in on school plans

Pine Knot News intern Caleb Swanson asked Carlton County students how they feel about plans to reopen schools this fall: "I don't want to go back because online was easier for me. But on the other... Full story


Minneapolis schools will go all virtual

Minneapolis Public Schools students will not go back to school in a traditional manner this fall, instead starting out the school year virtually. District officials announced their plan to resume full distance learning at a board meeting Tuesday. A...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 24, 2020

Schools strain for clarity on opening

As a pandemic summer heats up meteorologically, so has the national rhetoric around how school districts will start classes in August and September. Normally sleepy and short meetings of school...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 24, 2020

Education notes

FDLTCC releases spring dean’s list Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet announced that 149 students attending the college during spring semester achieved high academic standing and earned dean’s list honors. Requirements for the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020

Some, but not daily, school time discussed

As schools continue to plan for three possible scenarios for resuming classes in the fall, details continue to emerge. As reported in the Pine Knot News on June 26, state officials told schools to...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Honor rolls

Esko High School Fourth quarterhonor rolls HONOR ROLL Annabelle Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Alexandra Aker Ashley Aker Rachel Amireault Claire Anderson Karin Anderson Keone Anderson Simone Anderson Siri Anderson Santiago Anich Joseph Antonutti Rachel... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 26, 2020

School ready for a multiple fall scenarios

State officials told schools last week to prepare for three different scenarios in the fall, but they won't hear which one to implement until late July. And even that scenario could change, depending... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 26, 2020

Honor rolls

Cloquet High School Fourth quarter honor rolls... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 26, 2020

College honors: Dean's lists name students from area

Colter Hendrickson of Esko was named to the University of Utah spring dean’s list. Hendrickson is an engineering major. • • Frances Slater of Cloquet was named to the University of Arizona in Tucson spring dean’s list. Slater is majoring in... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 19, 2020

School budgets offer tale of two districts

The two districts attempting to pull off a consolidation in the next year showed strikingly different anticipated budgets for the next year. The Carlton and Wrenshall school boards met in regular monthly sessions Monday night via online platforms....

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 19, 2020

Purple PRIDE pulses through Cloquet school

Cloquet's Washington Elementary School got some positive reinforcement of its own earlier this month, when the Minnesota Department of Education named it a Sustaining Exemplar School for its...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 19, 2020

Education notes

Credit union scholars Members Cooperative Credit Union has announced the winners of its 2020 Young Leaders Scholarship Program. The scholarship awards are presented annually to graduating high school seniors wishing to further their education....

 By Mike Creger    News    June 12, 2020

Carlton picks short-term superintendent

The Carlton school board has chosen its next superintendent to replace Gwen Carman, who is leaving for a job in southeastern Minnesota. John Engstrom said the Carlton job appealed to him because it's...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 12, 2020

Cloquet board anticipates a deficit next school year

Cloquet school board members approved next year’s school district budget with an anticipated deficit of $411,000 — but knowing the district will likely receive $500,000 dollars in federal Coronavi...

 By Mike Creger    News    May 29, 2020

Budget is rosy for consolidated schools

School board members got a glimpse this month of what a budget for a Carlton and Wrenshall consolidated district might look like. Some rough data project a significant fund balance increase for school operations in a consolidation. With current...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 29, 2020

Cloquet School Board: Students must do the work

Following a lengthy discussion during the work session Tuesday, Cloquet school board members voted 4-2 to give high school students an "incomplete" grade instead of an "F" if they failed a class during the fourth quarter, when the district switched...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 29, 2020

Students say goodbye to retirees and teachers in reverse parade

Washington Elementary School held a "reverse parade" Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Retiring teachers sat in special personalized parade floats outside the building, while other school staff... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    News    May 29, 2020

Schools take ceremonies to new level

One thing is certain: the Class of 2020 will have lots of stories to tell future generations about their final school days. Last Friday marked the beginning of the high school graduation season with... Full story


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