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Favorite local voice seeks life-saving liver donation

Dwight Cadwell first realized something wasn't right during the annual Safe and Sober program at WKLK radio 11 years ago. The longtime sports broadcaster and other guests had been imbibing various alc... Full story


MPCA needs justice members

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is looking for members from diverse and underrepresented communities across the state to serve in the agency’s environmental justice advisory group. Applications are open through Feb. 13; application...


History Mystery: Readers answer the call

Last week's item, asking for information about the group of cheerleaders at right, yielded results. Bruce Jutila let us know that the cheerleader at far right was Darlene Rosbacka, who married Bob...


Family business carries on after fire

A fire in rural Cloquet has left North State Services garbage haulers - often referred to as "the one with the pink bins" - scrambling, but determined. "We take it day by day," said Lynnette Hansen,... Full story


Applause for the newly ordained

Laura Mills Anderson was ordained Dec. 17, surrounded by friends, family and an extended church community who came together at Cloquet's Zion Lutheran Church to celebrate with joyful ceremony the... Full story


Small biz owners get the business

Although time did not roll back to the 1980s when shoppers could get everything from hats and dresses to men's suits at multiple department stores on Cloquet Avenue, there were definitely pockets of... Full story


Staters Celebrated

Members of the Cloquet American Legion Post 262 and Auxiliary recently met with three of the four juniors selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Boys State. The...


Diamond dominator gets his due

It's the end of daylight saving time. For former Cloquet High athletic standout Mike Forrest, "turn back the clock" came a week early. Forrest was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame... Full story


WWII vet shares memories of the war

World War II veteran Dale Crocker has lived by the motto emblazoned on his Navy Seabees cap: "Can Do." The 97-year-old Cloquet man served his country during World War II and worked at the Johnson... Full story


The Beseman brothers go to war

All three sons of Albert Beseman served during World War II in the early 1940s, said their nephew Clarence Badger, sharing photos of the three Wright-area men after the war. The photo of Leo, Jasper... Full story


FDLTCC president dies unexpectedly

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College lost one of its strongest supporters Monday, when FDLTCC president Stephanie Hammitt died of cancer. Hammitt, age 60, spent much of her career at the Cloquet... Full story


Honor veteran in special section

The Pine Knot News will be publishing a special section recognizing local veterans and military personnel on Friday, Nov. 11. Please send photos of your veterans and military personnel along with their name, branch of service, rank, years of... Full story


Former MCCU board members honored

Former MCCU board of directors members Tim Caroline and Gerald "Jerry" Telker were recently honored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network with CU Builder awards, honoring an individual's dedication... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    October 21, 2022

Cloquet librarian transitions to new duties

A lifetime of journeys has brought Keiko Satomi to her newest position as adult services librarian for the Cloquet Public Library. A beloved children's librarian here in recent years, Satomi got the... Full story


Honor your veteran in the Pine Knot News

The Pine Knot News will be publishing a special section recognizing local veterans and military personnel on Friday, Nov. 11. Please send photos of your veterans and military personnel along with their name, branch of service, rank, years of... Full story


Student discovers self in science

There was a time Emily Lockling didn't know what she wanted to study or do with her future. But a nudge from her mother, Jodie Lockling, a language teacher at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School, helped to... Full story


Cloquet veteran fighting cancer honored

The 2022 Cloquet homecoming celebration was a bittersweet moment for the Feehan family, which took center stage as they carried the king and queen's crowns across the football field. Having Noah... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    October 7, 2022

New library director is a familiar face

In May, the city of Cloquet hired a new library director for its expanded facility on 14th Street in the heart of the city. As with most jobs and careers, there are stereotypical profiles, with the... Full story


County 4-H kids compete at state horse show

Eight 4-H youth from Carlton County competed in the Minnesota 4-H state horse show last month, joining nearly 600 youth from across the state. Held Sept. 16-19, the show requires 4-H students to demon... Full story


'Momma, this one's for you'

Lying in a hospital bed last Monday, Holly Goad told her youngest son, Perry, to keep up with football while she was there. Perry kept that promise. Holly died Thursday, Sept. 22, and the Cloquet... Full story


Cloquet homecoming court 2022

The 20 members of the Cloquet homecoming court were announced, with the king and queen to be crowned during halftime of Friday's game after a week of activities at the high school.... Full story


Volunteers come together to feed the children

You've heard of manna from heaven? Last weekend, 432 volunteers came to the Cloquet Armory and packed 109,080 special MannaPack rice meals for the Feed my Starving Children charity in a "mobile pack"... Full story


Community Education: Partners helped preserve childcare

Li’l Lumberjacks and Kids Corner are open for business at our new Pine Tree Plaza location. Thanks to much assistance from the Cloquet football team and National Honor Society, the physical moving of both programs began Sept. 1. The Li’l... Full story


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