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Knowledge Bowl season interrupted

Out of every extracurricular activity, Knowledge Bowl may be the least known. Only five U.S. states have Knowledge Bowl at the high school level. What most people know is that it is a school activity...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 13, 2020

Mock trial team has its court date at State

The Cloquet mock trial team finished 14th out of 16 teams competing in the Mock Trial State Tournament in St. Paul last week. Madelynn Dostal was named an All-State attorney and Ian Gunelson was...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 13, 2020

Robot weekend

The Cloquet Ripsaw Robotics team, members pictured above at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, was the top Carlton County finisher in the FIRST Robotics regional competition in Duluth...


You can learn a lot from this monkey

Don't give up, Duluth cartoonist, illustrator and author Chris Monroe told a room full of third-graders at Washington Elementary School last month. She walked the kids through various versions of Chic... Full story


District: Mascot rights unclear

The Cloquet school district has a mystery it needs solved: Who really created the school's ubiquitous grizzled lumberjack mascot logo? The subject came up as part of a discussion over rights to the... Full story


Student scholarship news: Floy Gilman scholarship

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


College graduate

Cloquet’s Bailey Gibbs graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato Dec. 14 with a degree in marketing....


Area students make deans lists

At University of Wisconsin-Madison: • Thomas Heren, College of Engineering, dean’s honor list • Claire Taubman, College of Letters and Science, dean’s list At University of Minnesota Duluth: • Ethan Bergman, junior, College of Liberal Arts... Full story


No serious injuries in bus accident

A woman rear-ended a Cloquet school bus last week, but there were no serious injuries as a result. The crash was reported at 4:39 p.m. Feb. 11 on the 1500 block of 14th Street in Cloquet. According...


Carlton school threat deemed not viable

The Carlton school district alerted parents Feb. 13 that a student had “made a verbal threat to student safety” at the middle school/high school but the threat was deemed not viable. Superintendent Gwen Carman said the situation was investigated...


Free prom dresses are for the offing in Barnum

The Minnesota nonprofit If the Dress Fits is coming to Barnum High School 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to give away prom dresses to teens in grades 10-12. The dresses are free and available to students at any area high school and no proof of financial...

 By Mike Creger    News    February 14, 2020

Consolidation survey: A resounding 'yes'

Sue Peterson had some choice words about the survey results released this week regarding how residents feel about the possible consolidation of the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts....


Barnum school district faces painful budget decisions

The double whammy of fewer students and state and federal mandates that aren’t fully funded has the Barnum School Board looking at major cuts to keep the budget in the black. The issues aren’t new, nor are they unique to the Barnum school...


Cloquet Board OKs move to new emergency communication system

On Monday, the Cloquet school board took a vote that made students and staff safer AND saved the district money. Instead of spending between $100,000 and $180,000 to replace the district’s aging...


Carlton High School Quarter 2 Honor Rolls

A Honor Roll Grade 12: Alaina Bennett, Alisha Broneak, Madelyn DeCaigny, Spencer Hoeffling, Abigail Mickle, Brynne Mickle, Taylor Nelson, Austin Parker, Annabell Pearson, Matthew Santkuyl, Benjamin Soderstrom, Jessica Sutter, Justin Swanson,... Full story


Wrenshall Second Quarter Honor Rolls

A Honor Roll Patrick Ankrum Liam Bruce Sage Fernquist Hunter Holmes Kaylie Lammi Elliana Lattu Hannah Lattu Joel Lembke Katarina Mattson Tyler Mills Sujata Mumma Alex Murray Alexis Nelson Samantha Nyberg Owen Resberg Jack Riley Zeke Rousseau-Sheff... Full story


Cromwell-Wright First Semester Honor Rolls

A Honor Roll Grade 12 Taye Thomas Anderson Raisa Garik Avagyan Jacob Charles Bellinger Arnon Chaiboot Amber Jo Collman Cameron Seth-Linh Dickey Sydney Aniele Goranson Shaily Ann Hakamaki Taya Joyce Hakamaki Emmalee Grace Hoover Jordan Jennifer... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 7, 2020

A banner day at the science fair

It's one of the only events in the Northland where the number of judges often rivals the number of student projects on display. This year's 68th annual Northeastern Minnesota Regional Science Fair... Full story


Cloquet honor rolls

A Honor Roll Grade 9 Travis Anderson Robert Anderson Brody Anderson Luke Barney Mason Beck Amy Blais Kollin Bonneville Aili Buytaert Roena Diver Patrick Dunaiski Alec Erickson Ellise Evenson Austin Farleigh Miles Fischer Eva Flovick Mariah Fonoti... Full story


Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College fall dean's list

Requirements for earning dean’s list honors include maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher while completing 12 or more course credits during the semester. Local students are: Barnum Arraya Laitinen Coltt Sullivan Christopher Wright Carlton Aaron... Full story

 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


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


'Mermaid' is a smash hit

The Cloquet High School production of "The Little Mermaid" last weekend was both spectacular and record-breaking. The first fall musical in the newly renovated CHS auditorium sold out all four shows...


Look at that! Study of currents is an electricfying experience

Hello, to all the electricity users out there, and that includes most of us. Hopefully, your coffee maker went on this morning, your cell phone was charged, the toaster worked, and your car...


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