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UPDATE: Council sets special meeting for city administrator search
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VFW Sewing Group members (from left) June Lembke, Paula Burgett, Sharon Hubbell, Sandy Franke and Judy Moon stand with the large red, white and blue quilt cover they made, which will be finished and raffled off to help raise money for the Cloquet July Fourth celebrations. Tickets ($1 a chance or $5 for six tickets) will be available for purchase in the Pine Journal office and Cloquet Chamber office starting today. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal
July Fourth preparations lack only volunteers
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Read a print version of the paper -- online!
June 22, 2017 - 1:37pm
"Wagons, ho!" exclaims Wagon Master Emma Cid in the County Seat Theater Company's summer musical "Go West!" Contributed Photo
It's a summer for the ages at the Encore
June 22, 2017 - 8:13am
Moose Lake killer moved to Minnesota prison
June 22, 2017 - 7:16am
Submissions requested for ‘Seasons of the St. Louis River’ photo contest
June 21, 2017 - 6:25am
Koby Bender of Cloquet handles the puck for the Minnesota Wilderness in an April 2016 game. Bender has signed his letter of intent to attend and play Division I hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth next season. Pine Journal File Photo
Cloquet's Bender signs letter of intent with Bulldogs
June 20, 2017 - 8:46pm
Minnesota State Fair announces new foods for 2017
June 20, 2017 - 10:24am
Recent Cloquet High School graduates Robbie Sobczak and Lucas Tomhave present a proposal to the Cloquet School Board to begin K-12 Spanish education. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Spanish in kindergarten?
June 18, 2017 - 2:19pm
Let kids play with their food? Sure, sometimes!
June 18, 2017 - 8:46am
Kelly Smith of Carlton SWCD shows how much a tree planted last year has grown. Contributed Photo
Planting trees? Heed this expert (and not so expert) advice
June 17, 2017 - 1:59pm
Carlton freshman Raeann Barney throws a pitch during Thursday's Class A quarterfinal against New York Mills. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
Carlton concludes special season on the diamond
June 16, 2017 - 3:02pm
Charges filed in Cloquet dog attack
June 15, 2017 - 5:14pm

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Recent Cloquet High School graduates Robbie Sobczak and Lucas Tomhave present a proposal to the Cloquet School Board to begin K-12 Spanish education. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Cloquet High School 2016 graduates Lucas Tomhave and Rob Sobczak gave a presentation to the board explaining why it's important to teach a foreign language beginning in kindergarten.

Kelly Smith of Carlton SWCD shows how much a tree planted last year has grown. Contributed Photo

• Do not plant too close to underground services or in the road right of ways, said Mike Rust, a four-year volunteer.

• Plant native trees. For instance, blue spruce ...

Carlton freshman Alaina Bennett scores a run against Cherry in the Section 7A finals Thursday. Carlton defeated Cherry twice to claim the section title. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal


The Bulldogs executed a letter-perfect suicide squeeze to score their second run of the inning against Cherry — and then held on to dethrone the seven-time defending section champion ...

Esko freshman Dea DeLeon celebrates her first career home run during Thursday's 7AA championship game against Virginia. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

p>Emanuel hopes to use the team's unseeded status as motivation.

"We want to let them know that this is our house, too, and we didn't just happen to get here," ...

The Cloquet boys and girls track teams celebrate their Lake Superior Conference championship at last Thursday’s conference meet in Superior. Contributed Photo


"We like to try to be three deep at every event," Prosen said. "That depth is important and you saw it there."

Prosen also had kind words for Denman. ...

It is Cloquet’s “undiscovered beauty” that draws Bauer back to the community.
“I’m inspired by how people take care of each other,” he said.
But that’s not to ...

Soil is one of the building blocks of life. Without soil, there's no structure support for anything in life … for growing plants or trees, or for walking, building or driving on. Soil — especially healthy soil — is one of the key components in creating a healthy life for all living things.  Contributed Photo

Many people even relish that "wet dirt smell" (called petrichor) after a good rainstorm or when watering plants.

On the other hand, there are also many people who think that ...

I heard the early spring frog trio of wood frogs, chorus frogs and spring peepers all calling during the first week of this month. And then the second half ...

Author Lucie Amundsen sits with a group of chickens (each of them named LoLa) at the Locally Laid egg farm in Wrenshall. Amundsen's book about their adventures starting the farm was selected for the One Book Northland reading project. She will speak at the Cloquet Public Library at noon Thursday. Franny Slater/

She could not have predicted they would win a free Super Bowl ad for their tiny business. And she was completely unaware that all the disasters they faced along the ...

You need to keep talking about cancer and keep telling people to get screened. A colonoscopy five years earlier would have made all the difference for me and I don’t ...

This failed red clay dam in the Nemadji River Watershed was removed and replaced with natural stream design in 2016. Contributed Photo

p>There is so much more to the SWCD than what you read in your local newspaper. Some of this "behind the scenes" information is not known until the year is ...

Very little of Cloquet City Hall and Jail and Washington School remain after the 1918 Fire. Photo courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society

Almost 500 people dead, 52,000 displaced and over $100 million (in today's dollars) in damages ... imagine the headlines the devastation wrought by the Fires of 1918 would garner today. ...

Members of the Wrenshall YES! team plan to enter a solar vehicle in the MTEEA supermileage vehicle competition in Brainerd, Minn. this year, and they got a grant to help them do that. Contributed Photo

It is an exciting time for Wrenshall YES! Team who received a $1,000 grant from the Youth Energy Summit (YES!) Program and The McKnight Foundation for their Electric Vehicle project. ...

Fall color is abundant at Wolf Creek Falls on the Wolf Creek Trail. Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Eighty major watersheds cover every square inch of the whole state of Minnesota. Carlton County has multiple watersheds within its boundaries, each one unique: The Mississippi River-Grand Rapids Watershed drains ...

Fisheries staff get face-to-face with a lake sturgeon. Photo contributed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Last week, readers got to know the Kettle River and its watershed. This week, we'll look at two of the river's more unusual residents: lake sturgeon and wild rice. Monitoring ...

The original county seat in 1857 consisted of a stagecoach stop and the tavern served as the courthouse, according to an old story filed away at the Carlton County Historical ...

This is the saga of Duluth & Northeastern Railroad engine No. 16, which spanned a useful career of more than 50 years and now sits in a place of ...