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Carolyn Lehikoinen's childhood doll is surrounded of photographs of her through the years, including her first-grade photo in the center next to her high school graduation photo. Lehikoinen learned to sew early in life and made her doll's clothes. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Once her mom had the potbelly stove going, the children would hurry downstairs to get dressed next to the heat.

Lehikoinen's mother also cut her children's hair.

"She put a ...

We recently spent a month in Brazil. You can't help ticking off features you find familiar and those you find strange, and of the latter, those that are delightful and ...

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 ...

The CEC girls swim team celebrates the opening of the new Cloquet Middle School pool prior to Tuesday's first practice in the new facility. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

Having moved over from old CMS' Herb Drew Pool, which they called home for decades, the Lumberjacks' new abode is second-to-none.

The pristine, state-of-the-art venue — listed at 9,800 square ...

Although the Voyageur used to stand along the river on the opposite side of Dunlap Island — in the aptly named Voyageur Park — he is now much more visible ...

Wild rice is an important cultural resource for Native Americans and a food source for many Minnesotans. Ivy Vainio/Special to the Pine Journal

The proposed changes could make it easier for some Iron Range mining operations to meet their water pollution discharge regulations, but it will depend on the chemical nature of the ...

Each of the dark ball-shaped parts of blackberries have seeds inside. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal

Berries are small fruits that have formed a covering their seeds. (An exception: strawberry seeds are on the outside.) Often they are very colorful and good tasting to get the ...

A growth of chanterelles is found in the woods in August. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal

With no chlorophyll or need to use sunlight to manufacture food, fungi thrive in the shade. They are of many shapes and sizes. And though colors can vary and also ...

A fishing spider moves over the surface water on a pond. Special to the Pine Journal

And at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, the raptor flights are going overhead by mid-month. With these activities in the lives of birds, they are no longer singing. August days can ...

Bill Gannon, the oldest active member of the Cloquet Moose Lodge, sits at the head of the table surrounded by many of his family members, including Katy Haus, Sue McGraw, Shane McGraw, Bill, Sam Haus, Steve Hause holding grandson Kade Haus, Patti Haus and Mira Haus. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

The local Moose Lodge began in 1917 and originally met in a wooden building, which perished in the 1918 fire. After several years, Lodge members were able to purchase a ...

The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and sustained injuries.

Pete Alexander of Pine River, Minn., rides his four-wheeler near Spafford Park in Cloquet Monday afternoon. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal

The Carlton County Board approved a new ATV (aka all terrain vehicles, or four-wheelers) ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The new ordinance regulates ATVs on county roads ...

TJ's owner Tom Bislow gives a customer change during Friday's 40th anniversary/Bratwurst Festival. Bislow offers a little bit of everything at his old-style country store. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal

The grounds around TJ's Country Corner were packed with people, there to celebrate 40 years of business for the old-style country store. The celebration featured their famous fresh sausages and ...

Lori and Tim Eaton opened their Blackbirds and Blueberries farm for picking Saturday, July 29, for their second season but what they say is their first year. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal

"We have so many berries; it should be a great season," said Lori. "The berries are huge this year, even the ones that typically aren't big are at least a ...

Ram Insurance President Steve Knutson stands in front of a sign showing how the new insurance building (being constructed behind him) will look when it's finished. Davis Helberg/Special to the Pine Journal

Construction is underway on a $5 million-plus project for RAM Mutual Insurance Company that will nearly double the company's work space. It's a move that, in president Steve Knutson's tongue-in-cheek ...

A small black and white kitten is held by its rescuer, Josh Nelson, a security guard at Black Bear Casino. The kitten was discovered tucked away in a car's frame where it hitched a ride from Silver Bay. Special to the Pine Journal

Using a flashlight, Nelson found the little kitten poking its head out of a hole under the frame of the car in the trunk area.

Local law enforcement personnel receive new better bulletproof vest packages from Shield616 at a presentation last week at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Esko. They include Cloquet police officer Kristina Kohlmeyer (not in order) and Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies Rob Lucas, Bridget Karp, Tony Bastien, Jessica Town, canine deputy Tory Cawcutt, and sergeants Doug Juntunen and Jason Warnygora. Special to the Pine Journal

The new vests are superior to the standard soft vests (which basically protect against pistols) provided by most law enforcement agencies. The Shield616 vests can go over the soft vests ...

"Wilbur" guards the front yard at Marcie Kolenda's home on 22nd Street in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

One vegetable that will not be found in the garden is beets.

"The only time I have had a problem with deer is with beets," said Kalenda. "When the beets ...

Woodcarver Alva Christian displays his  work. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

He started carving layered pieces, working from the outside in. Even more impressive, he never uses glue. All the tiny pieces come from one piece of wood, carved into moveable ...

Baseball caps reading Army, Navy, Vietnam or Korean Veteran were perched on mostly white- or gray-haired heads, some closely cropped, others sporting a ponytail.

Peter Razor wore a Korean Veteran ...

Wild carrot plants grow 1-4 feet tall and have lacy white flowers. Special to the Pine Journal

Wild carrot is a biennial that grows as a rosette in its first year and flowers in its second year. The stem is hairy, and the leaves are alternate, feathery, ...

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, July 20 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720.

The meeting is anticipated ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...