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 By Emily Swanson    People    June 18, 2021 

Food Sources: Cooking with love and melding tradition

When you watch good cooks in action, all their senses are engaged. They are tuned into how the sauce feels against the spoon, whether the vegetables are glistening as they are sauteed, how the bread s...

 
 By Thomas Peacock    People    June 18, 2021 

Ojibwe lessons: Ojibwe history is foretold

When I think about how the Ojibwe have helped shape this great state, I tend to separate the ways we have influenced the land from the ways we have influenced its people. Maybe I do this because the Ojibwe worldview could not conceive of influencing...

 

Meet the Intern: UMD student brings journalism experience to paper

I'm Madison Hunter, one of two interns working at the Pine Knot news this summer. I am going into my senior year at University of Minnesota Duluth, where I'm majoring in journalism and minoring in... Full story

 

Meet the intern: Add newspapering to this student's list

Hello, Pine Knot News readers. My name is Lydia Stone, and I'll be a senior in the fall, part of Cloquet's class of 2022. This summer, I'll be working as an intern, writing stories and columns,... Full story

 

Graduation night: a photo story

Enjoy this pictorial story of a pivotal night for the Class of 2021 at Esko, South Ridge and Barnum high schools on Friday, June 4.... Full story

 

Doula earns national honor

Fond du Lac Lake Superior Chippewa Band member and doula Tammy Dixon has been named the recipient of the prestigious Tribal Trailblazer award at the National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening,...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    June 4, 2021

Trading up

Starting next week, recent Cloquet High School graduate Hunter Finnila will start work in Duluth, one of hundreds of construction workers building the new Essentia Health hospital and clinic, a... Full story

 

In a changing world, savoring our farms

Sometimes we hold a treasure within our reach without an awareness of its value and, as the refrain from the song "Big Yellow Taxi" goes, "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you don't... Full story

 
 By CJ Boettcher    People    June 4, 2021

On Faith: Vaccination is the Christian thing to do

In the Lutheran tradition we affirm the idea of now and not yet. This is particularly important as we bask in the post-Easter glow. God's promise of new life and resurrection has come to pass and yet... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    May 28, 2021

Bergquist's Gift owners retire, shop will continue

Travelers and others driving into Cloquet from Interstate 35 are greeted by billboards and trees, and very quickly a huge statue of a bright rust-red-colored Swedish Dala horse in front of longtime... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    May 28, 2021

Camera+click+connection

Lydia Swedberg is a hard-working professional photographer who specializes in couples photos and grads. She is also 15 years old and a sophomore at Esko High School. Balancing school and work can be... Full story

 
 By Emily Swanson    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: When creative people thrive, communities prosper

On the first day of 2017, Glenn and I settled into our new community and new marriage, hopeful that we would find good friends and a satisfying way of living at Oldenburg House. We really didn't know... Full story

 
 By Alyssa Alness    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: Unlock Your Land's Potential with SWCD

Golden-winged warbler. Rusty patched bumble bee. Steelhead and brook trout. Healthy soil. Clean drinking water. These are just a few species and resources that most of us Northlanders deeply value.... Full story

 
 By Holly Hansen    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: West End Flourish Creative grants due May 28

The City of Cloquet, in collaboration with Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community, were selected as one of four communities selected in the state (out of 41 applications) for Minnesota’s Artists on M... Full story

 

Minogitoon: Non-profit helps artists and communities thrive

Michele Anderson / Springboard for the Arts At Springboard for the Arts, our work is about supporting creative people power in communities of all sizes. For us, that means holding that artists are essential. Our work supports artists making a living... Full story

 

Minogitoon: Cloquet artist makes list of fellowships

Joyce laPorte of Cloquet is among six artists selected by the Springboard for the Arts Equitable Rural Futures” program. LaPorte’s project is “Make a Village,” a collection of Ojibwe dolls.... Full story

 

Minogitoon: The creativity of naming

Gail Olson / Carlton County Farmers Market Next time you’re at the Carlton County Farmers Market, walk down an aisle and look at the names on the booths. Each of those names can tell you a lot... Full story

 
 By Anne Dugan    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: Movies in a Wrenshall barn, that's cool, right?

I’m not usually fan of knick-knacks and I like to keep the mantle over my fireplace pretty clean but there is one statue that I allow to keep a permanent perch: “The Jonake” by Edward Knudsen. T... Full story

 

Minogitoon: There's lots of buzz about the Bee Friendly arts camp

The REACH mentoring group and Carlton County 4-H are partnering to prepare a Youth Advisory Board to work as camp counselors for the Bee Friendly Arts Camp from Aug. 2-6 . Dylan Kelly, the 4-H Youth... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    People    May 14, 2021

Esko student heading to Naval Academy

Esko High School senior Michael Urie has been accepted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland after receiving a nomination from U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, who represents the 8th...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    May 7, 2021

Carlton County's only Jeopardy champion

When the pandemic suddenly made Minneapolis substitute school teacher Sam Kavanaugh jobless, the Carlton High School alumnus turned it into an opportunity. He went full "Olympic mode" with his... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    People    May 7, 2021

Pease joins MCCU mortgage team

Tony Pease is the newest mortgage loan originator with Members Cooperative Credit Union, and is based out of The Cloquet office. As a mortgage loan originator, Pease will assist homeowners and prospective buyers with all their real estate financing n...

 
 By Steve Korby    People    April 30, 2021

Korby: The fascinating life of Jay Shogren

Cloquet versus Hibbing. Boys basketball 1976 Region 7 finals. Showcased players in this game are future Gopher and NBA player Kevin McHale at 6-foot-10 for Hibbing and 6-foot-3 (and ½ inch)... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    April 30, 2021

Chicken Anyone?

Three-year-old Ellie Hatfield isn't quite sure what to make of the rooster she got to hold during Saturday's Chicken Swap in Carlton. Hatfield's dad, Caleb, said they have ducks at home and now Ellie...

 

Barnum High School Honor Rolls

Barnum High School Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Grade 7 Kaitlyn Bartz Emily Class Alizondra Collelo Cadence Fanning Lucy Franek Sophia Frank Grace Grover Kyson Landwehr MaKenna Nordstrom Morghan Nynas Ava Nyquist Iris Polecheck Aleksander Shefchik... Full story

 

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