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Phil Norrgard (left) speaks with U.S. Senator Al Franken. Norrgard retired Wednesday as Human Services director for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Contributed Photo
FDL human services director retires, but his legacy lives on
1 hour 48 min ago
Fire breaks out at Cromwell peat business
20 hours 40 min ago
Food for Thought is tonight
23 hours 15 min ago
Council hearing on landfill requests delayed until Feb. 7
January 18, 2017 - 7:02pm
Homeless count organizers seek information, volunteers
January 19, 2017 - 7:19am
Public hearing on Highway 210 waterline tonight at Transportation Building
January 19, 2017 - 6:07am
UPDATED: Commission votes for landfill, council vote Feb. 7
January 17, 2017 - 12:29pm
The Cloquet High School madrigals choir sings at Monday's school board meeting. The board voted against a possible cut to music hours at Washington Elementary School during the subsequent meeting. Jana Peterson/
Board debates staffing changes for next school year
January 13, 2017 - 10:21am
Follow these tips for buying a puppy
January 16, 2017 - 10:20am
OUR VIEW: Where do residents’ rights fit in landfill debate?
January 15, 2017 - 10:47am
Bumblebee makes endangered species list
January 17, 2017 - 6:04am
‘Collectibles and more’ sale at museum
January 12, 2017 - 11:59am
Emergency vehicles respond to a car/truck accident on North Cloquet Road in Esko Thursday, which resulted in minor injuries of the driver of the truck and killed the driver of the car. Jamie Lund/
One dead after North Cloquet Road accident
January 12, 2017 - 12:39pm
There’s a new fire station in Cloquet’s future
January 9, 2017 - 6:37am
Give Kids a Smile offers free dental care Feb. 3-4
January 16, 2017 - 7:49am

Inside Pine Journal

The deep impression in the snow indicates where an owl hit (note the wing marks it left as it took flight), and the tracks of its prey, a shrew,  as it came over the trail from the left. Photo courtesy of Larry Weber

A fisher — the large dark arboreal member of the weasel family — has come by. From the looks of the tracks, it has been traveling fast and since I ...

“In some places local government works because they communicate and don’t have political barriers,” Lee said. “They collectively own the problem and want to fix it. We’re a good size ...

Barnum alumnus Donald Long stands outside the base where he was stationed — Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station — when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe base across the island of Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941. Long was part of a group of Pearl Harbor survivors who went back to Hawaii earlier this month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack. John Riedy/The Greatest Generation Foundation

“I remember seeing little water fountains shoot up as the machine gun bullets went through the bottom of the plane,” he said. “They hit the wing tanks, too, and almost ...

There are programs available at the wellness center that promote working with a buddy or one that helps teach people how to shop more healthily for groceries as well as ...

Les Hovis, owner of Cloquet Laundromat for 28 years, stands by his commercial washing machines. Hovis recently closed to the public and only does commercial business now. Jamie Lund/

Hovis sold all of his dry cleaning services, and now there are none left in Carlton County. He attributes two big changes for the slow decline of the dry cleaning ...

Mid-November is a time when we observe many changes in the natural happenings. In the landscape of bare trees and a daily schedule that includes very early sunsets, it ...

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 ...

Pine Journal columnist Parnell Thill, after years of readers wondering when he was going to come through with the goods, has published his first book, “Killing the Devil and Other ...