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This upcoming school season Cloquet High School will offer three new extracurricular activities: robotics, one act play, and trapshooting. So, if the robots are on the loose, the trap ...

Seven-year-old Santi Anich lines up a practice putt at the Black Bear Golf Course. He plays on the newly formed PGA Junior Golf League. Jamie Lund/

To sign up for the PGA JLG next summer, go to, click register, find Minnesota, and then find Black Bear Golf Course. Or call the course at 218-878-2485.

Hunter Roberts of Cloquet gets a hit against Rebels pitcher Teddy Ryan during their 2-0 win over the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels on Friday. Matthew Moses/

Brandon Conklin’s fastball has been clocked as high as 89 miles per hour on the radar gun, but the hard-throwing Cloquet senior worked even faster on the mound last ...

Cloquet junior Anders Pertler returns the ball during a first doubles match on Saturday against Virginia in the Section 7A semifinals. Pertler and his partner, Daniel Stevens, lost the match 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, but the team defeated Virginia 4-3 to advance to the championship against Hibbing. Contributed Photo

It was a great season, but for the Cloquet boys tennis team, the end was surprisingly painful.

The Lumberjacks finished just one team win short of qualifying for ...

The girls team got three victories from sprinter Kendra Kelly, a conference record pole-vault from Rachel Macaulay, and roared to victory by 26 points over second-place Hermantown. The boys got ...

Soon the spring wild flowers will fade in the shade and their space will be taken by these abundant and lush ferns that now unfold their fiddleheads, providing more ...

"They're my guys, they've been there since day one — I can't just abandon ship," said Weller, who now attends all home games, but cannot travel on long road trips ...

The Cloquet boys tennis team got a nice boost from its first-ever Section 7A seeding meeting.

The Lumberjacks are seeded second in the nine-team section, making them a ...

Kelsey and Travis Winter of Wrenshall, Minn., announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Rose Winter, born at 5:39 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Community Memorial Hospital ...

What do being part of the solution, keeping good company, and getting the warm fuzzies all have in common? They are all attributes of the volunteer opportunity at Friends ...

The Cloquet High School Personal Finance team, including students Christian Pritchett, Gabe Berg, Isaac Blinn, and Austin Nelson, are congratulated for their second-place finish at the Decathlon Championship by sponsor Kent Johnson of Sit Investment Associates. Contributed Photo

Cloquet Senior High School took second place at the Minnesota State Personal Finance Decathlon Championship on April 28 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Mounds View High School ...

Cassie Wimmer and Hannah Johnson, both seniors at Wrenshall High School, placed first in their events in the State Business Professionals of America (BPA) Conference held March 12-14 in ...

Cloquet junior Robby Sobczak concentrates while he returns the ball during the No. 1singles match against Duluth Marshall Monday afternoon in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/

The Section 7A tennis team playoffs begin next week, and there’s a new team fighting for a spot at the top.

Coach Derek Johnson believes that his Cloquet ...

Moose Lake-Willow River catcher Jesse Granfors tags out Duluth Marshall's Tyler Cummins at the plate during Monday afternoon 8-0 Rebel loss. Dave Harwig/

Being a baseball, basketball and football player for Moose Lake-Willow River throughout his entire high school career, Brad Fossum has had his share of joyful moments as a Rebel. ...

Mallory Thibault has been pitching a softball since fifth grade, so even though she started Tuesday's game against Esko has a hitter only, she showed her effectiveness in the ...

“Every loss stings — we expect to win,” Takkunen said. “We’re still getting the kinks out, but the way you play at the start of the year is nowhere near ...

Twelve-year-old Karsten Fetter of Esko competed in the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) National Championships March 29 through April 4 in Colorado. The young snowboarder has progressed significantly this year with a lot of help from his Head Coach Jonathan Schmidt and Coach Jake Carlson, both with the The G Team at Spirit Mountain, dad Joe Fetters said. Contributed Photos

For Karsten Fetter of Cloquet, the Olympic Games are a definite goal. And since he is only 12 years old, it’s good to have that goal determined so early. ...

Jesus, played by Seth Bergstedt, uses a game of Pictionary to get his lesson across in New Wine’s production of the 2012 revised version of “Godspell.” Jamie Lund/

GO SEE IT ... Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Tickets are $10 ...

Dr. David Luehr (left) of Cloquet receives a plaque recognizing his 37 years of leadership in the Northland's medical community from Integrity Health Network CEO/President Jeffrey Tucker. Contributed Photo

David Luehr, MD, FAAFP, has retired after 37 years of practicing family medicine at Raiter Clinic in Cloquet, and four years as Chief Medical Officer for Integrity Health Network ...

Esko senior Austin Carlson tags out Proctor's Jake Malec on a stolen base attempt during Friday's baseball game. Dave Harwig/

After scoring 25 runs in two victories in as many games to begin this spring’s baseball season, Esko exploded out of the gates to show their powerful offense can ...

Moose Lake-Willow River sophomore Ally Bode swings the bat for a hit against Carlton on Thursday in Willow River. Dave Harwig/

Ally Bode admitted she didn’t get the best view of the final play at last Thursday’s softball game between Moose Lake-Willow River and Carlton, but when the Rebels sophomore ...

Cromwell-Wright High School is sending four students — Cody Whiting (from left), Cloe Forland, Olivia Warpula and Lucas Johnson — to the 2015 State Speech Tournament at Lakeville North High School on Friday. Photo contributed by Coach Brian Schilling

Cromwell-Wright earned fourth place out of 21 teams at the Section 7A Speech Tournament held Friday, April 11, at Eveleth High School. Blackduck was the Section champion and Duluth Marshall ...

Esko’s Carissa Anderson ducks under a pitch as Cloquet catcher Jade Benko is able to control the ball at home plate. Dan Saletel/Pine Journal

Area high school softball round up

Barnum's Thomas Ziegler slides into third base ahead of the tag attempt by Carlton's Josh Dallman during Tuesday's baseball game. Dave Harwig/

Area high school baseball roundup

This year's One Book, One Community book selection is unique in having been chosen by library users. It's also unique in that the author is a local writer.

Lake Country Power is calling on co-op members and community organizations to volunteer for the cooperative’s annual Project GreenTouch. The state park clean-up day will be held from 10 ...

Cloquet seventh-grader Trevor Olson leans in for the ball during a game of "popcorn” while Tyler Hart, captain of the Minnesota Wilderness hockey team and popcorn teammate, watches. Olson was the last one on his team to get out of the ame. Jamie Lund/

New Cloquet boys tennis coach Derek Johnson expects his team, which dropped the “Esko-Carlton” from the program name along with a drop to Class A for this season — to ...

Cloquet baseball assistant coach Eric Hagen works with pitchers Mason Brenner (left) and Brandon Conklin (right) during practice on Thursday. Dave Harwig/

Pine Journal reporter Tyler Korby takes an in-depth look at the Lumberjacks baseball team and hits the highlights of other Carlton County high school baseball teams.

Minnesota Wilderness forward Robb Stautz fires a shot on net in front of Coulee Region's Dominik Florian during Friday night's NAHL hockey game at Northwoods Arena. Dave Harwig/

To Meat Loaf, two out of three wasn’t bad. For the Minnesota Wilderness, two out of three wasn’t quite good enough.

The Eskomos enter this spring’s track and field season all smiles, much because they finally have a place to call home. It’s shiny, it’s new and most of all, it’s ...

Cloquet softball Coach (center) Ron Tondryk and assistants Kerry Rodd (left) and Joel Korby talk to the Lumberjacks before Tuesday afternoon's scrimmage vs Esko. Dave Harwig/

Abbey Wangen and her Cloquet softball teammates warmed up in the Braun Park outfield Tuesday, a big change from the past two seasons when, if they had practiced outside on ...

Cody and Katie DeMenge of Cloquet, Minn., announce the birth of their son, Xander Allen DeMenge, born at 8:57 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. ...

More than 3,000 people attended the the Cloquet Area Home, Business and Sports Show last Friday and Saturday at Black Bear Casino Resort.

Over 60 business booths attended ...

Cloquet sophomore Isaac Boedigheimer is out in front again this season, winning the 1,600-meter-run during the season-opening Proctor Invitational last Thursday held at the indoor track at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Boedigheimer helped the 1,600-meter-relay team take first place, too. Journal File Art

Taking a few minutes away from his warm-up jog at Monday’s Cloquet track and field practice, Isaac Boedigheimer said last year’s Section 7AA meet at Zimmerman was an unforgettable ...

At  age 16 and in her fourth year on the varsity, Cloquet sophomore and distance runner Anja Maijala (front, in a photo from last year's track season)  is one of the elders on the girls track team. Journal File Art

Carrying two backpacks, a couple pairs of shoes and a change of clothes all at once, Anja Maijala hustled her way from the classroom to Cloquet track and field ...