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 By Mike Creger    News    December 1, 2023 

She makes the cut in flag design, inclusion

They liked its unique nature, which is something, considering that the state flag design entered by Cloquet artist Sarah Agaton Howes was one of 2,600 entries reviewed by the State Emblem Redesign...


Newspaper is taking time off

Get your news in now, because the Pine Knot News office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year. We will not produce a paper that week, and encourage readers to take their time perusing the extra- large Dec. 22 issue. Call...


Fires keep crews busy in area

Firefighters in the area were busy the past week with a spate of fires surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. The most serious incident was a garage fire on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at a home in Brevator...

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 1, 2023 

Cloquet man charged with attempted child sex assault

A Cloquet man who served time for raping and kidnapping an ex-girlfriend is now facing five felony charges for attempted sexual assault of a minor. Tony Allen Gohl, 40, was charged last month in Carlton County Sixth District Court with first- and... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    December 1, 2023 

Contracted work sparks controversy

The issue of using outside social workers received a second vote in a month at Monday's Carlton County board meeting, where one commissioner continued to vote "no." Commissioner Tom Proulx was the...

 By Brady Slater    News    December 1, 2023 

Elk integration plan will be on the table Dec. 12

Thirty-two homesteads in Progress Township are set to receive notice by mail of a pending Carlton County board vote regarding an elk reintroduction pen proposed to be located there. Saying they wanted to collect public input by those most closely aff...


Business SPOTLIGHT: Pine Knot News

The Pine Knot News observed its fifth anniversary at the end of October rather quietly, because staff members at the independent locally owned newspaper were busy working. From humble beginnings in... Full story


Focus on shopping locally Saturday

Expect lots of shoppers in downtown Cloquet Saturday, as a growing number of businesses are actively participating in Small Business Saturday. In part, that's because the number of businesses across... Full story


It's a hands-on, real-world classroom

The group of 16 Wrenshall students quickly separated into small groups outside the Carlton VFW last week, as they hammered and cut the final pieces of the walk-in cooler they'd been building since...


Flu vaccine clinic Tuesday

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine this season to help boost your immunity to influenza before the December holidays. Carlton County Public Health will have one additional flu vaccine clinic 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Carlton... Full story


DNR investigates carcasses

Conservation Officer Tony Elwell is investigating a report about beaver carcasses dumped on county land near Sawyer, said a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources weekly report. Upon visiting the location, Elwell observed beaver, otter, muskrat...


Northern Lights Express update

State legislators and staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold a community forum Nov. 27 on the status of the Northern Lights Express rail project. The NLX will provide commuter train service between Minneapolis and Duluth....


Council votes in neighbors' favor on rezone

A small pocket of Cloquet homeowners and Diamond Willow Assisted Living residents can rest easier now, knowing the Cloquet City council voted against rezoning nearby property from residential to highway/commercial. Councilors voted 5-1 Tuesday to den...

 By Mike Creger    News    November 24, 2023

Superintendent has an enrollment warning

Cloquet schools superintendent Dr. Michael Cary had an interesting observation he wanted to share with the school board during last week’s meeting. As the board prepared to hear about the annual audit of its finances at the Nov. 13 meeting, Cary...

 By Ted Lammi    News    November 24, 2023

Teachers negotiate a two-year pay raise

Carlton teachers will receive a pay increase of 4.25 percent for the 2023-24 school year and an additional 2 percent for the 2024-25 school year, according to a new contract approved by the Carlton school board at its meeting Monday, Nov. 20. Other...


Community coat drive

Spread the warmth by donating new coats or other winter clothing items at the Community Memorial Hospital gift shop or information desk in the clinic lobby, or the CMH Raiter Family Clinic lobby between now and Dec. 1. All sizes from youth to adult...


CAFD aims to reduce calls with new position

Residents within the Cloquet Area Fire District boundaries will see increased ambulance rates and potentially a new community risk reduction officer since the CAFD board unanimously approved both at its Nov. 15 meeting. The CAFD board voted to...

 By Brady Slater    News    November 24, 2023

Cloquet man faces felony child abuse charge

Two Cloquet children were removed from their home Nov. 9 during an investigation into abuse by the mother’s husband. Travis Dean Thrun, 22, is faced with a felony charge related to the suspected abuse of a 2-year-old. A 5-year-old also removed... Full story

 By Joe Bowen    News    November 24, 2023

Business grant to help the 'underestimated'

A rebranded and expanded regional program hopes to help Northeastern Minnesota entrepreneurs who are Black, Indigenous, military veterans, or women. The Driving Access to Wealth & Networks (DAWN)...

 By Sandy Dugan    News    November 24, 2023

Farmers meet from across the state

Carlton County Farmers Union representatives joined their colleagues at the annual state convention of the Minnesota Farmers Union in Minneapolis Nov. 17-19. The goals of the convention are to...


Wrenshall High Honor Rolls

Wrenshall High School Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Grades 7-12 Connar Ankrum Kiara Ankrum Bryce Bartczak Drew Bartczak Soyure Beetcher Lucy Berglind Sophia Blanchard Vera Brown Marissa Carlson Gabriel Cass Kyler Clarke Mason Goetz Brie Hoglund Annabelle Ho...


Barnum High School Honor Rolls

Barnum High School Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Grade 7 Owen Bailey Macy Berg Jacob Bernhardson Andrae Davis Morgan DeCaigny Rachel Dinger Avery Graftaas Amos Grover Winter Hennager Landon Hosmer Hailey Ikola Caitlin Johnson Braxton Laveau Lindy LeDoux... Full story


Brevator man injured in garage fire

A 64-year-old Brevator man was injured in a fire in a detached garage last week. The Cloquet Area Fire Department and St. Louis County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3500 block of Nelson Road in Brevator... Full story


Free Thanksgiving meal continues in Cloquet

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and so is the massive free community dinner with turkey and all the fixings. Never content with the status quo, this year the Carlton County Disabled American... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    November 17, 2023

Twin Lakes has a home, sweet home

When building contractor John Riihiluoma stood in front of a cast of township supervisors and personnel on Tuesday, he turned over the keys to the first town hall in Twin Lakes history. "This is the...


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