Jana Peterson

Jana Peterson

Editor of the Pine Knot News

Jana Peterson is the editor of the Pine Knot News, a locally owned, independent, hyperlocal weekly newspaper covering northern Carlton County with an office in Cloquet, MN. She was awarded the Freedom of Information Award in the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest and First Place for Investigative Reporting in the 2018 Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, in addition to numerous other awards over her 20-plus years as a journalist. In 2021, Pine Knot News recently won the Mills Trophy for most outstanding weekly newspaper in Minnesota from the Minnesota Newspaper Association, as well as 33 different individual and newspaper awards.

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