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 By Jana Peterson    People    June 21, 2019 

Landon's final bow

A crowd of several hundred people — many of them teenagers and young adults — gathered in the Cloquet High School auditorium Friday afternoon to pay tribute to Landon Hall, a 23-year-old CHS... Full story

 
 By Jordan Allen    People    June 21, 2019 

Welcome Pine Knot's latest hire

Hello, Pine Knot News readers. My name is Jordan Allen and I will be an intern for the newspaper this summer, writing stories and taking pictures around the community. Although born in Lafayette,...

 
 By Anne Lundquist    People    June 21, 2019 

Teen specialist keeps his charges busy at library

If you walk in to the Cloquet Library on a weekday between 4-5 p.m., you’ll notice the library is full of teens. Last fall, Cloquet Public Library hired Justin Dinger to be its youth services...

 

After 63 years, Marge Stillwell still loves to play the pipes

Seated at the console of the beloved pipe organ she has played for more than six decades, Marge Stillwell paused for a moment. Her mind rolled through the catalogues of favorite music and fondest memo...

 

College Student Notebook

Carlton, Cloquet alums graduate from college Chelsie Tischer of Carlton graduated cum laude May 4 from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. She is the daughter of Brenda and Mike Tischer....

 

Wrenshall News: In the case of this judge, retirement really is for the birds

"I remember clearly: I had been having a terrible week of hearing really hard cases and I got up early to go at it again. When I was driving out of the farm, the sun caught the angle on my split rail...

 

Q-and-A: Eight questions with the late great Landon Hall

Editor's note: This Q-and-A with Landon was published in the very first issue of the Pine Knot News on Oct. 26, 2018. We are publishing it online in memory of him. He will be missed, very much.... Full story

 

Paul and Eva Quiram graduate from Westminster Theological Seminary

Paul and Eva Quiram graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia May 23, 2019. Paul earned a Master of Divinity and Eva earned a Master of Arts in Religion. Paul is the son of Mark... Full story

 

MEMORIAL DAY: Healing from war comes - in time

On Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military. While Esko's Dale Erickson survived his stint in the Korean War, he came home a different person. "Some Marines...

 
 By Clarence Sharpe    People    May 24, 2019

Book Review: The Vietnam War: My Life in the Air and on the Ground

Hardcover with dust jacket 288 pages - 80 original and historically significant photos/images, many in full color including scenic photos, battlefield images, and flight plan and target maps. 8.5 x...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    People    May 24, 2019

Students explore nature's classroom

Have you heard the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant? ... One bite at a time." I heard this saying often when I was young and wondered what it meant, and: Who would want to eat an elephant? As...

 

Artist honored for chair works

The Artists of Minnesota held their annual conference May 17-19 at the Pier B Resort Hotel in Duluth. The purpose of AOM is to promote the creation of fine art and provide an opportunity for artists to exhibit their artwork while connecting with...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    May 17, 2019

Esko woman played role in two acclaimed books

Carlton County authors and books will be well represented at the 31st annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards program next week, with history books about the 1918 fires in Thomson Township and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    People    May 17, 2019

Couple swoops in to keep TJ's open

The fate of TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa spurred Glenn and Renee Gaffney to action after the sudden death of Tom Bislow late in January. The couple bought the store and took possession April 17....

 

Northwoods' Brown inducted into credit union 'Hall of Leaders'

The Minnesota Credit Union Network recently honored Barb Brown, former CEO and president of Northwoods Credit Union, for being inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders. The Credit Union...

 

Doctor killed in plane crash outside of Moose Lake

One man is dead after an airplane crashed into the Moose Horn River Wednesday, May 8, after taking off from Moose Lake Carlton County Airport during winter weather. Dr. Thomas Stillwell, 65, of Plymouth died in the plane crash. A pilot, Stillwell...

 

Nolan gets a local 'thank you'

About 150 people from all over the Eighth Congressional District attended a "thank you" dinner for retired U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who retired this year after serving the district since 2013. State...

 
 By Cathy Niemi    People    May 10, 2019

Community Connections

Many people describe volunteers as being kind or caring people. And it is true. These honorable character traits are often at the heart of service. But do you ever wonder, on a practical level, what motivates volunteers? The following reasons are...

 
 By Ann Markusen    People    May 10, 2019

Chairs make the canvas

Teaching K-12 art is a continually creative act. You must imagine projects for kids of various ages, acquire materials on a tight budget, and help as many as 30 kids per classroom fashion distinctive...

 

Scholar athlete

Cloquet senior Riley Leslie was honored at the 12th annual Minnesota Football Honors on April 27 at U.S. Bank Stadium, presented by the Minnesota Vikings. Leslie was one of only a few students across...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    May 10, 2019

Wanted: Donations

Cloquet’s Matthew Krikava has loved apple trees since he was a little boy and his grandparents would put him and his sisters in the bucket of their backhoe so they could pick apples. “We would just fill the bucket with apples,” Krikava said in... Full story

 

Junior Rotarians wrap up the year

A total of 14 junior Rotarians planned and attended their final Cloquet Rotary Club lunch on Tuesday, April 16, marking the culmination of the 2018-2019 Junior Rotarian Program. Rotary is a worldwide...

 
 By Mike Creger    People    May 3, 2019

Liquor store ownership change remains a family affair

There is some celebrating going on at Cold One Liquor in Cloquet this weekend. It's billed as a "new ownership grand opening" but the faces at the 15-year-old store will be familiar. Dean and Alison...

 

CAAEP students share school culture on podcast

In the space of about four years, the culture at the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program has been transformed, thanks to a school-wide, top-to-bottom adoption of Restorative Practices, which fo...

 

Faith: From death to life

As I walk alongside my mother in her final journey from death to life, I realize that Christianity - as well as other religions, and nature itself -suggests that the pattern of transformation is not...

 

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