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STUDENTS of the month

Samuel Gaffney is Student of the Month in the first-grade St. Anthony Class at Queen of Peace Catholic School. Samuel comes into class every morning with a smile on his face, ready to work. He...

 

Guthrie Theater chooses Cloquet grad, and Cloquet, for first outstate teaching artist

When Cloquet alumnus Alex Goebel heard that the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis was looking to hire its first-ever outstate "teaching artist," he jumped at the opportunity. First of all, the director...

 

Snow sculptor and theater make cool art together

It's a good year to be a snow sculptor in Minnesota. Tim Young Sr. is proof of that, as the Cloquet resident has been busy making art out of massive piles of snow for a couple months now. His most...

 

We honor school board members

Local school board members oversee one of society's most important endeavors: the education of our youth The Minnesota School Boards Association has set Feb. 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week in...

 

FDLTCC announces Fall semester Dean's List

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced that 206 students attending the college during Fall Semester 2018 earned academic honors and have been placed on the Dean’s List for the semester grading period. Requirements for earning Dean’s...

 

Student news

Andrea Nicole Keuhn was named to the Fall 2018 dean’s list at the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Keuhn is a junior majoring in Health Care Management. She is the daughter of Michael Keuhn and Marcy Bubb, and is a...

 

Cloquet medallion found!

The fourth annual Groundhog Day Medallion Hunt in Cloquet has ended. Make Abell of Cloquet found the medallion hidden near City Hall on the morning of Feb. 12. Mike won $510 in gift cards and...

 

Meet your Minnesota Senate District 11candidates and vote on Feb. 5!

The Pine Knot News sent a number of questions to the three candidates in the special election for Minnesota Senate District 11, which includes all of Carlton and Pine Counties, along with several precincts in both St. Louis and Kanabec Counties....

 

Cloquet Senior High Quarter 2 Honor Roll

A HONOR ROLL GRADE 9 Amelia Allen, Mason Anderson, Samuel Bailey, Donte Bell, Winnie Benjamin Hall, Ilei Benson, Amaya Bridge, Abigail Brown, Jonah Bryant-Nikko, Samuel Buytaert, Kate Conway, Sophia Diver, McKenah Downing, Eve Eugenis, Hannah Fink,...

 

'Hero dog' saves woman from house fire

Shawn Cordell made a habit of telling the several dogs he and his wife, Terri, have adopted over the years to look after Terri. "I always told them, the first thing you need to do is protect her," he...

 

Students of the month

Ahnna Bader 6th grade, St. Joan of Arc Class Her hard work, respect, and the wonderful example that she is to younger students has earned Ahnna Bader this Student of the Month honor. Ahnna is active...

 

Local couple volunteer time and expertise in Tanzania

Dr. David Luehr, a retired Raiter Clinic physician and Community Memorial Hospital hospitalist, spent a month in the West African nation of Tanzania last fall. He volunteered his time at the Dodoma...

 

Hello, Baby!

At last, the first baby born in 2019 at Community Memorial Hospital has graced the new year with her presence. Harper Grace Frank arrived at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, weighing in at 5 pounds and...

 

Passion for pollinators

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~ Maya Angelou For many of us, life sometimes becomes mere...

 

Education leads to change, and change leads to education

Many of us like to keep our lives on an even keel without too much rocking the boat. However, new ideas, new facts and new treatments all lead to new ways of doing things, to change, to rocking the...

 

Nelson honored for urban forestry efforts

In this second article about the 2018 Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) conservation awards, we introduce you to Cloquet's Bob Nelson, who was given the title of 2018 Urban...

 

Want one last walk through the lights at Park Point?

Since 1998, Duluth’s Marcia Hales has climbed the tall ladders to string lights in her trees, rounded up the lucky magical penguins to place along a path under lit arches and ignited the cheery outside firepit to welcome guests to her Spirit in...

 

Longtime street, parks supervisor finishes the way he started: hard at work

Mother Nature refused to let longtime Cloquet street and parks maintenance supervisor Les Peterson coast into retirement. Rather, she dumped more than 15 inches of snow on the city in less than a...

 

Tales of the old days, and a certain bachelor pulpwood cutter

Editor's note: This is a slightly edited version of a story Arnold Collman wrote about his old neighbor, Adolf Langholf. His name was Adolf Langholf, must have had some German in his blood. He was...

 

Finifrocks honored for conservation work, outreach

Four landowners were recently chosen by the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as the 2018 Carlton County Conservation Award winners. All four were honored for the unique...

 

'The man who was Santa Claus'

They came in droves to Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. On this Wednesday in mid-September 1947, shops and factories closed, children eschewed school. There, at the church, flowers - some paid for by...

 

Like mother, like daughter

Three generations of Proulx women have made their mark at local credit union It must be something that goes along with the XX-pair of chromosomes in the Proulx family. When Barb Brown was hired to...

 

'The amazing cookie extravaganza'

Sheets, plates and pans of cookies were everywhere in the log home of Paula Engstrom on the shore of Sand Lake Saturday, Nov. 17, as two families gathered for their annual three-day cookie baking...

 

Planning with pillowcases

Red Cross visits fourth-graders to talk emergency preparedness Fourth-grade students at Washington Elementary School got a lesson in disaster preparedness and a free pillowcase in case of emergency...

 

Local historian recalls President George Bush

Local historian Joe Peterson thinks President George H.W. Bush will be remembered for his kindness and caring. "His kindness was such a part of him and Barbara," Peterson said. "That's part of the...

 

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