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 By Dan Kraker    People    December 3, 2021 

Forest service has new tribal representative

For the first time, the Superior National Forest has a full-time tribal liaison. Juan Martinez coordinates communication between the national forest and the three Ojibwe bands in northeastern...

 

Photos long tucked away create somber intrigue

The sepia-toned photographs, slightly larger than a business card, tumble out of a browning, mottled envelope. For what is known of the six photos, and also what is enticingly unknown, the sight of... Full story

 

Korby's Connections: Dream fulfilled as captain of fishing boat

At the ripe old age of 21, former Cloquet standout Riley Leslie has been an award-winning high school athlete and scholar, then a hard-working college student, and now you can call him “Captain.... Full story

 

Making beautiful music

Senior high choir and band members sang and played their hearts out to an enthralled audience Nov. 9 in the Cromwell-Wright auditorium. The full senior high choir kicked off with Walter Rodby's... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    People    October 29, 2021

30 years ago, a blizzard to remember

There are storms and then there are storms. The ones we remember are often tied to other significant events. Think of the Super Bowl blizzards in the 1970s, or the Armistice Day blizzard in 1940. The...

 

Halloween coloring contest gallery

Thanks to all the kids who colored our trick-or-treat scene. Our three favorites are printed here, with each artist getting a free admission to the Ru-Ridge Corn Maze, a hayride and a pumpkin.... Full story

 

Where were you during '91 blizzard?

The Pine Knot News is wondering about our readers’ experiences when it comes to the most infamous of storms in modern Minnesota history: the 1991 Halloween blizzard. While Carlton County didn’t get hit as hard as Duluth or parts of southern... Full story

 

Globetrotter finds herself down under

Kirsti Hakala Assendelft has moved quite a bit since graduating from Cloquet High School in 2005. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and now finds herself putting down roots in Australia. Cloquet has... Full story

 

Wood City Quilters scratch an itch for stitch

Some of us may remember learning about the pioneer days when the women settlers would gather every so often for a quilting bee, a day of camaraderie and sewing. Even though our 21st-century lifestyle... Full story

 

Board game parlays Halloween

Darrell Davey is not afraid to reveal his inner nerd in conversation about games or all things ghoulish. And when something manages to combine the two - like his own All Hallows' Eve game - the... Full story

 

On Faith: Finding empathy in angry times is worthy work

It was one of those appointments I wasn’t looking forward to. The confirmation program had made a big change and the kids and parents weren’t happy, to put it mildly. Tension had been building for months and finally had boiled over into open... Full story

 

History mystery

We recieved responses to our inquiry last week about the photo found here of a group of people, young and old, believed to have been taken likely 50 years ago. If you have any items for History Myster...

 

Area church youth gather in Cloquet

Approximately 200 people gathered at the Common Ground building in Cloquet last week to gear up for the fall church season. Pastor Brandon Monson, youth pastor at Grace Baptist in Cloquet, said 10... Full story

 

There goes the judge

When asked what cases stand out most over his career, recently retired Judge Robert Macaulay doesn't have to think for long. None of them, he says. "No case was more important than the next to me," Ma...

 

Rat pack invades Mahtowa

For the 13th year in a row, yes, even during last year's pandemic - hundreds of people descended upon downtown Mahtowa for the annual Rat Rod Rendezvous. It's a car show, but with more rust showing an... Full story

 

FAITH: Look before you let go a 'like'

House to House Heart to Heart Carlton County Church of Christ Before you hit “share” or “like” on that post, consider Paul’s admonition from Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble,... Full story

 

End of summer care(s)

Children of all ages at Judy's House day care celebrated the end of summer last week with unlimited trips (except during naptime) on a giant blowup slide. It was quite a year, said owner and at-home...

 

Volunteering is this senior's gig

Shirley Goodwin of Barnum was honored as the Outstanding Senior Citizen at the Carlton County Fair in Barnum last month. "It was quite the experience," she said this week as she prepared to head to...

 

Horse Sensitivity

Residents of Sunnyside Health Care Center enjoyed a sunny afternoon outside earlier this month when cardiac rehab director Azur Coleman brought her daughters Araya and Keaira, and their horses, to...

 
 By Steve Korby    People    August 27, 2021

Korby: Cloquet native has lot to look back on

Bob Bromme recently stopped in Cloquet to catch up with friends and to pay a reverent visit to the site where his wife is buried, and where he will be, too. He's 88 now, born in 1933, and lives in... Full story

 
 By Lydia Stone    People    August 27, 2021

Students share thoughts on school days

Pine Knot News intern Lydia Stone spent last week asking fellow Cloquet schools attendees to share their thoughts on going back to the classroom in September. Here are their responses. “Online schoo... Full story

 
 By Lydia Stone    People    August 27, 2021

Going back to school takes the shape of a W

Going through high school while online learning was a big change, but the biggest change for me last year was not having any of my normal extracurricular activities. Almost everything I participated... Full story

 

Gramma Polo turns 100

It's been 10 years since Charlotte Polo retired from working at Polo Liquors in Scanlon, stepping down after 65 years at the helm of the family business. Last week her family helped "Gramma Polo"... Full story

 

The Rickety Desk: Book chronicles a long hard struggle with illness

A recently written book by Esko area resident Elaine Osborne confronts the reader with questions about what we believe and why. “If I Felt Alone” is the story of Osborne’s struggle against the... Full story

 

On Faith: Find a good place for your emotions

I'm hearing people are having all the emotions. Are you hearing this as well? Maybe more importantly, are you experiencing this? Several weeks ago, I read about the rise in airline incidents with...

 

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