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 By Greg Oakes    People    September 25, 2020 

Brothers from Africa light up soccer field

A remarkable goal by freshman Elijah Aultman last Thursday pretty much cemented the soccer player's standing on a new team in a country he's called home for less than a year. Elijah and his brother,...


Sea has always called him

Scanlon's Jerry Eliason said he was just a boy when the "Sea Hunt" television series sparked his interest in shipwrecks. The series only aired for four seasons, but Eliason watched reruns of Lloyd...


Coffee klatsch takes it outside

Look hard enough, below the golden arches off Highway 33 in Cloquet any Monday or Thursday morning when the weather is tolerable, and you'll see them. Guys and gals in lawn chairs and on truck gates...


Drifting Into Watercolor

Cloquet's Lyn Jutila is currently exhibiting her watercolors at the Pine Knot office. She recently sat down with us to talk about her work and how she became a watercolorist after hanging her...


Cloquet artist nabs fifth DNR stamp

Artist Stuart Nelson of Cloquet has received another honor from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. His work will be featured on the 2021 walleye stamp issued by the DNR after it was...


A donation built to last

When teachers at Cloquet's Washington Elementary School put out a plea for some picnic tables, it didn't take long for one family to step up. "This post struck a chord in us because we are friends...


The secret life of water

Water is all around us, but how often do we think about it? Where does your drinking water come from? A city supply, private well, bottles? Sometimes it feels like it magically appears, ready for use. And then it goes down the drain or toilet. Poof,... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

As I’m putting the finishing touches on this news column today, it’s my 75th birthday! That’s three quarters of a century! Or 27,394 days old, counting the 19 leap year days I added. My...

 By Mike Creger    People    August 28, 2020

Women discover each other 25 years after China adoptions

Two 20-something women have matching tattoos using the Latin words attributed to Julius Caesar: "Veni, vidi, vici," which translates to "I came, I saw, I conquered." It seems a fitting phrase for...


This year, the treats are delivered

For 22 years, Gordy's Hi-Hat - and later, the Warming House - has supplied the residents of Sunnyside Health Care Center with free ice cream at least once a summer. Most years, the residents are...

 By Anne Dugan    People    August 28, 2020

Wrenshall News: We need a tomatillo spirit

I have a small plot on the farm that I use to experiment and play - growing things such as artichoke, eggplant, or tomatillo. That last plant is irrepressible. I started growing tomatillos five years...


Ojibwe author is named 2020 'Distinguished Artist'

The McKnight Foundation has chosen author Marcie Rendon to receive its 2020 Distinguished Artist Award. The annual award recognizes a Minnesota artist who has made significant contributions to the...


Leaving school job with a smile

A long chapter in the history of the Cloquet school district ended Friday when Bonnie Monfeldt retired. Monfeldt served as executive assistant to the superintendent the past two decades and was part o... Full story


This week in history: Cloquet's Olesen was suffrage champion

The nation marked 100 years this week since women finally won the suffrage battle. A key player in getting women the right to vote hailed from Cloquet, Anna Dickie Olesen. She was the first female...

 By Mike Creger    People    August 21, 2020

Photo: A Great Debate

There was a passionate debate during a Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game at Veterans Park Tuesday, not to be mistaken as part of the nearby picnic for Carlton County Republicans. Nicholas...


Drive-by birthday greetings

Friends, family and members of the Carlton Fire Department wished Gordy Davis a happy 92nd birthday in a pandemic-appropriate manner this year. Friends and family brought lawn chairs and sat outside,...


100-year-old hits food drive goal

A Minnesota man walked 100 miles to raise funds for Covid-19 food programs. Mickey Nelson crossed the finish line at his church in Clarks Grove in southern Minnesota on Aug. 5, just three blocks from...

 By Anne Dugan    People    August 14, 2020

Wrenshall News: Drive up for some music

Of all of the sectors to be affected by the Covid pandemic, performing arts and special event centers have been some of the hardest hit. That is certainly true of our community treasure - The...

 By Jana Peterson    People    August 7, 2020

When animal shelter left, social media stepped in

When it's your pet that's missing, having a place to go for advice and support can make all the difference. During the nearly two years since the county's only humane society folded, that support... Full story


Car dealer revamps with old and new faces

Changes at the Cloquet Ford Chrysler Center have been noticeable the past few months since it has been under new management. Owners Al and Renee Birman have stepped back to a more silent role and the... Full story


Cleaning up

Members of Croft's Crew - from left, Cale Prosen, AJ Maijala, Josh Sanders, Ben Croft and Bob Fox - adopted a stretch of Carlton Road and met earlier this summer to collect trash. Contributed...

 By Pine Knot News    People    July 17, 2020

Light show accompanies welcome rain

Photographer Dan Saletel captured this photo of the July 15 storm, which dropped 3 inches of rain on Wrenshall, while sitting inside his garage. Saletel said he took the photo with a 30-second... Full story

 By Lexis Gerard    People    July 17, 2020

Mentor group makes connections outside

A summer of closed pools, canceled activities and less face-to-face contact leaves many kids seeking a little normalcy. Luckily, for some students and mentors in Carlton County, REACH is still... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    People    July 17, 2020

Barnum family honored

The Jelinek family of Barnum has been named Carlton County's 2020 "Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. Carol and Peter Jelinek purchased an old dairy farm near Barnum in 2001....

 By Kerry Rodd    People    July 10, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: Guardian angels easily outnumber my bypasses

The morning of June 21, Father's Day, broke hot and humid in the Twin Cities. I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law and three of my grandsons. My work quarantine was over and, for the first time i... Full story


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