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 By Jana Peterson    People    March 27, 2020 

Former Carlton exchange student says Italy getting by

While news media paint the situation in Italy with COVID-19 as truly dire, a former exchange student thinks the government there is taking the correct actions to turn the tide of infection. Giorgio Pe... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    People    March 27, 2020 

Book reading extraordinaire

Sunnyside Health Care Center resident Arlene Rodd has read 259 books since being admitted. Each month Bella Zago, right, a Cloquet high school senior and public library volunteer, brings Arlene 25...

 By Anne Dugan    People    March 27, 2020 

Wrenshall News: Take time out for a Wrenshall trivia puzzler

I figured since most of us are sequestered indoors it might be a good time for some Wrenshall trivia. Since I am “new” to town, having moved here just 20 years ago, I thought I would bring in...

 By Ann Markusen    People    March 20, 2020

On The Mark: Enjoying the sweet sounds at music contest

Buses loaded with high schoolers disgorged their passengers and teachers in front of the Univeristy of Minnesota Duluth's Weber Music Hall. Eager and nervous, the students retrieved their instruments...

 By Steve Korby    People    March 20, 2020

Korby's Connections: How a Barnum basketball player ended up with a hockey team in Alaska

This is a tale of a nearly 80-year-old gent who grew up in Barnum on a farm in the 1950s, enlisted in the Army and traveled the world, and managed a working career which included teaching children...


Wrenshall News: Farmers work through pandemic challenges

Our farm got panicked emails Sunday morning from the stores we supply, wondering if we could do a special delivery because they were all out of carrots and potatoes. Enticed by a lunch in our 85-degree greenhouse, we were able to gather a crew of...


Students express views on pandemic response

The world has been flipped upside down by the quick spread of COVID-19. Over the last week, it has had a great impact on the United States and here in Minnesota, especially with high school students... Full story

 By Mike Creger    People    March 13, 2020

He helped a family, and likely himself

It was Christmas Eve and traffic was expectedly heavy on the interstate just north of Minneapolis. David Rice was headed home to Cloquet from a temporary construction job. He wasn't exactly in the...


Cloquet Community Band plays on

It had been decades since Becky Dooley of Cloquet had played a clarinet, but she brushed off her rusty skills and joined the Cloquet Community Band after she retired a couple of years ago. "I hadn't... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    People    March 6, 2020

Wrenshall News: Farmers get energized

Wrenshall had a strong showing this past weekend at the country's largest organic farming conference held in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Rick Dalen and Clara Salveson of Northern Harvest Farm, Jason... Full story

 By Ann Markusen    People    March 6, 2020

It's watercolors with a little extra at Knot gallery

During March and April, The Knot gallery in the Pine Knot News office is exhibiting the work of Sue Brown Chapin. Sue employs unique watercolor techniques to give her works depth and sometimes an...

 By Steve Korby    People    March 6, 2020

Korby's Connections: Pro wrestling golden days included Duluth matches

Earlier this year, I read that legendary professional wrestler Pampero Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas, passed away. He was nearly 90 years old and was a TV and arena wrestling star in the 1960s...


Carlton Homecoming Court

Carlton crowned Sawyer Thorman and Brynne Mickle as homecoming king and queen following Friday's home basketball game. Members of the court include Ava Bujold Grondahl, Ben Soderstrom, Isabella...


Skier Ripp set to compete at Worlds

After graduating from high school last May, Cloquet's Aidan Ripp hit "Pause" on academics to pursue his dream of becoming a top competitor in the world of Nordic combined. He gave himself a year,... Full story


Support your local school board

The Minnesota School Boards Association set Feb. 17-21 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education...


Cloquet teen battles kidney disease

Nearly a year ago, they thought the swelling in her face and ankles was caused by allergies. But the allergy shots didn't help. When her face was so swollen she couldn't open her eyes, the emergency... Full story


Historical society director wants to connect with region

The first time the new director of the Carlton County Historical Society saw the massive old library desk that has been returned to its roots there, it sparked her imagination. The stories that desk...


ON FAITH: Thanking the past and serving the future

In 1922, Monsignor D.W. Lynch, pastor of St. James Church in Duluth, wrote a letter to Minnesota Senator Frank B. Kellogg regarding Father Elais Lemire and the (then) Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Cloquet. “I know something about the work... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    People    February 14, 2020

Wrenshall celebrates homecoming and reading this month

It’s homecoming week for Wrenshall! Monday kicked off the festivities with a rally featuring a family feud game show with the homecoming court as contestants, as well as a scooter relay race. There...

 By Kerry Rodd    People    January 31, 2020

Cloquet's trailblazing hockey coach dies

Word began to filter out early Monday morning that the godfather of Cloquet hockey, former boys hockey coach Bill Kennedy, had passed away Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Mahtowa. The tough-as-... Full story


Avid friends, fans

Clarence Badger, left, Rol Bromberg and Jeff Mayer posed at the Jan. 3 Lumberjacks hockey game when the boys played Holy Angels at home. Bromberg and Badger both worked at the high school together...


She's quilting a career making art with wood

Leah Hammond stood on the showroom floor of her family's woodworking business in Cloquet. Beside her was her latest hand-crafted wall hanging, an elegant testimony to her creativity and... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    People    January 17, 2020

Wrenshall news

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and one of the ways I try and honor his legacy is to try something new and push myself to leave my comfort zone. Given the divisive nature of our national...


Cloquet's Koby Bender is a player on the rise

As a young child, Cloquet's Koby Bender had two goals: play college hockey and in the National Hockey League. The 22-year-old is on his way. In his third year with the University of Minnesota Duluth,... Full story


Coffee, pizza enterprises get new owners

Bearaboo Coffee opened New Year's Day with brand new owners, after Natalie and Chris Swanson purchased Cloquet's only combination coffee shop and car wash from Karen Williams, who owned both... Full story


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