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Schultz enters race for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

Schultz is angling for a rematch in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, which stretches from areas just north of the Twin Cities area all the way to the Canadian border. Schultz lost to Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber by 15 points in 2022....

 

Radosevich to run: Rematch possible for 11A

Local attorney and Pine Knot News publisher Pete Radosevich is ready for Election Round 2, after an announcement Tuesday that he is running for Minnesota House of Representatives in District 11A.... Full story

 

Absentee voting in presidential primary opens Jan. 19

Ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about voting in what amounts to an election-heavy year. Next Friday, Jan. 19, marks the start of absentee voting for the state’s presidential nomination primary on March 5 — the first of three... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 27, 2023

Board candidates look to fill vacancy

A vacancy on the Carlton school board is one of just two county-based elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Last week, the Pine Knot previewed the two-person race for a vacancy in Barnum. The Carlton race is... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 20, 2023

Barnum Board candidates make their pitch

It's a sparse election season in Carlton County, where the only electable seats belong to a pair of school boards seeking to fill terms vacated by previously elected officials. In Barnum, board... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 15, 2022

Early primary voting off to a slow start

Early voting started June 24 for the Aug. 9 primary election, but so far it’s been a trickle versus the flood of absentee ballots cast before the 2020 elections, when there was a presidential... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 16, 2020

Nystrom makes case in county

DFL Congressional candidate Quinn Nystrom made a campaign stop in Cloquet Saturday as part of a whistlestop tour across every county in the 8th Congressional District. Nystrom addressed close to 30...

 
 By Tim Pugmire    News    October 16, 2020

Race for state Supreme Court heats up

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen is trying to retain the seat he was appointed to in 2018. His challenger is Michelle MacDonald, a controversial lawyer who is making her fourth bid for the court. This is the first time Thissen...

 

Lee announces run for Minnesota Senate District 11

Michelle Lee is running to represent District 11 in the Minnesota Senate. The Moose Lake resident will seek the DFL endorsement at the district convention in March. Lee told supporters and attendees... Full story

 

Ward 3 candidate column: CHRIS SWANSON

It’s been an honor serving Ward 3 since being appointed in July. I’ve had the privilege of visiting with city staff, various department heads, fire district personnel, police officers and acting... Full story

 

Ward 3 candidate column: RAY SCHOW

I have spent much of my life in the public eye. As a teacher, I was always very familiar with the idea that it wasn’t just what you did in the classroom that mattered. Nearly anything done in the... Full story

 

Ward 3 candidate column: URIAH WILKINSON

I am a 25-plus-year resident of Cloquet and have been working as a Realtor in the area for the last 15. As a long-time resident of this city, I have always had a vested interest in the political... Full story

 

Ward 3 Cloquet Council Candidate profile: Uriah Wilkinson

Ward 3 Cloquet Council Candidate profile: Uriah Wilkinson PKN: Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. Wilkinson: I have been a resident of Cloquet (with my five children) for... Full story

 

Ward 3 Cloquet Council Candidate profile: Ray Schow

Ward 3 Cloquet Council Candidate profile: Ray Schow PKN: Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. Schow: I have held jobs in almost all sectors of the job market, from janitor to... Full story

 

Ward 3 Cloquet Council Candidate profile: Chris Swanson

Ward 3 Cloquet Council Candidate profile: Chris Swanson PKN: Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. Swanson: I grew up and lived in this area of Cloquet most of my life. I've... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    November 1, 2019

Ward 3 council primary set for Tuesday

Three candidates — Uriah Wilkinson, Ray Schow and Chris Swanson — are running for the Ward 3 Cloquet city council seat vacated by Dakota Koski in July when he moved out of his ward. The special primary election for Cloquet Ward 3 councilor is Tue... Full story

 

Swanson, Wilkinson advance to Ward 3 general election

Chris Swanson and Uriah Wilkinson advance to the general election on Feb. 11 for the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat. Not too many voters turned out for the primary election in Cloquet today, where...

 

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