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 By Pine Knot News    People    July 30, 2021 

1950s classmates reunite

Graduates of the Cloquet High School classes of 1953, 1954 and 1955 gathered at the River Inn in Scanlon July 22 and 1952 Alborn High School graduate Walt Lindquist was there with a camera to take... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    July 30, 2021 

Veterans advocate earns top state award

Carlton County veterans knew, but now the entire state is aware of what a special Disabled American Veterans commander we have after Stan Heuer was named "Minnesota Commander of the year" by the... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    People    July 30, 2021 

Korby's Connections: Finally, the magazine cover dream comes true

As a kid, I often dreamed, looking out the Scanlon grade school windows, of what magazine cover I might someday grace. I thought it was very possible, in fact likely. Kind of cocky for a little kid.... Full story

 
 By Francy Chammings    People    July 30, 2021 

A branch off the area CSA farming tree

In 2005, Rick Dalen and his wife Karola had the opportunity to start their own Community Supported Agriculture business under the tutelage of John Fisher-Merritt, founder of the Food Farm in... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    July 23, 2021

Meet the science stars making a mark

With Cloquet's high school science fair participation decimated by Covid and distance learning over the past year-and-a-half, the handful of older students who stuck with it are seeing dramatic... Full story

 

Holding on despite dairy trends

"I am one of a dying breed," said Peter Laveau during a recent interview at his farm. He is referring to his occupation as an independent family dairy farmer. In 1990, the state numbered just under... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    People    July 16, 2021

80 years and still a kid's kid

Her voice has a certain gravitas to it, then at turns it is lifted by a whimsical lilt driving a hearty laugh. Free as a kid's laugh, really. It is her 80th birthday, and a party has sprung up near...

 
 By Pine Knot News    People    July 16, 2021

Christian music festival goes back to its roots

After missing last summer due to the pandemic, a new version of an annual Christian music festival will return to Cloquet's Veterans Park on Aug. 14. The Wood City Music Festival will now be known as... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    July 16, 2021

After 40 years, he's back to jam

It's been a minute, but Jay Shogren will be playing in Cloquet again this Saturday, more than 40 years after his last performance here. "I'm pretty sure the last time I played was at the Golden Gate... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    July 9, 2021

Gordy, Cloquet's Hi-Hat founder, dies at 93

A Northland legend has died. Gordy Lundquist, who founded Gordy's Hi-Hat restaurant with his wife, Marilyn, passed away Tuesday at the age of 93. He was home with Marilyn by his side. The two of them... Full story

 
 By Lydia Stone    People    July 9, 2021

From Carlton County to world's forests

After 42 countries, one bear fight, and two attempted coups d'etat, Cloquet resident Roy Hagen has a resume to make any forester jealous. He has spent the majority of his forestry career in Africa... Full story

 
 By Madison Hunter    People    July 2, 2021

Scout edges to Eagle rank after playground project

A soon-to-be senior at Cloquet High School, Connor Hecht knows a lot more about the inner workings of a playground than your average 17-year-old. Hecht is a Life Scout working to advance to Eagle...

 

Father Fish leaves Queen of Peace

After serving as pastor for the Queen of Peace Catholic Church for the past 10 years, Father Justin Fish celebrated his last mass here Sunday, June 20. He likes to joke that he's spent a quarter of... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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

 

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