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Licenses for 2017 fish, game and trapping expire Feb. 28
3 hours 30 min ago
Esko cornerback Branden Matteen signs his letter of intent to play football for the University of Minnesota Duluth surrounded by family members on National Signing Day Feb. 7. Photo by Chad Stoskopf/Special to the Pine Journal
Eskomo becomes a Bulldog
18 hours 4 min ago
Cloquet Councilors favor group decision on appointments
20 hours 37 min ago
Former TV anchor starts congressional tour at FDLTCC
23 hours 30 min ago
Meet a 1918 fire survivor Saturday
February 23, 2018 - 1:01pm
Carlton schools looking for talented listeners
23 hours 40 min ago
Carlton City Council votes against copper-nickel sulfide mining
February 24, 2018 - 7:58am
LETTER: Support resolution to end Citizens United
February 24, 2018 - 11:10am
Man arrested after holding up gas station at knifepoint
February 22, 2018 - 12:12pm
Scoreboard: Feb. 23
23 hours 29 min ago
Firefighters were called to a burning trailer home on the 2500 block of Big Lake Road Tuesday. The homeowner had gotten out, but the trailer was a total loss. Cloquet Area Fire District photo special to the Pine Journal
Two different house fires result in total losses
February 18, 2018 - 3:51pm
Three Cloquet High School seniors and football standouts signed commitment letters to play college football before school Wednesday morning. From left, Cloquet quarterback Tim Pokornowski committed to University of Minnesota Duluth, defensive tackle Dylan Lauer committed to St. Cloud State and running back Spencer Wehr committed to Bemidji State. Wednesday was the traditional National Signing Day. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal
College football, here we come!
February 19, 2018 - 12:24pm
1918 Fires: Recipe for a fire
February 16, 2018 - 9:39am
Although the Peters family survived the terrible fires of 1918 in a sod-covered root cellar like this one, many others died from suffocation in such shelters, as the fire passed over and sucked out all the oxygen. Sixteen people, most of them children, died tragically in the root cellar pictured here. Photo courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society
1918 Fires: Peters family survives fire in a sod root house (UNCUT)
February 16, 2018 - 9:37am
Upcoming 1918 Fire events
February 15, 2018 - 3:25pm

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Cloquet Public Schools is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week (Feb. 19-23) to honor local board members for their commitment to Cloquet ...

Natalie White and John Thoennes take off in the first Frozen Forester Adventure Run on Jan. 27. The unique 7.2-mile run took place in the wilds of Carlton County between ...

Josh Garvey, 8, enjoys hugs and kisses with rescue donkeys Slim Jim and Rubeus at Save the Brays Donkey rescue near Barnum. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

The donkeys come from around the United States. Some of them are rescued from auctions and kill lots, while others have been neglected or abused closer to home. Most survive ...

Davin DePoe

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has hired FDLTCC alumnus Davin DePoe as head coach of the Thunder football team.

DePoe, a Cloquet resident, begins immediately. Former Thunder head ...

Brothers Ron Tondryk, left, and Dale Tondryk frame a poster commemorating Esko’s 1975 state football championship at the annual Esko Sports Alliance Hall of Fame induction luncheon at the Dry Dock. Ron Tondryk was a freshman on the 1975 team, while Dale was a senior co-captain. In addition to the 1975 team, other new inductees were Mel Koivisto, the late Mike Antilla, Julian Bertogliat and Nikki (Flynn) Gregg. Photo courtesy of Esko Sports Alliance

Brothers Ron Tondryk, left, and Dale Tondryk frame a poster commemorating Esko's 1975 state football championship at the annual Esko Sports Alliance Hall of Fame induction luncheon at the Dry ...

These hats are by Wear Knit in Cloquet specifically for the Super Bowl. Contributed photo

Cloquet's connection to the Super Bowl LII comes through a quiet little business located behind the Washington Car Wash.

Wear-a-Knit has been supplying local high school and youth sports teams ...

Rod Walli and Ragui Assaad take a break on Mt. Baldy. Photo by Ann Markusen

It's easy to think of Minnesota state parks as the places where we play and recreate in spring, summer and fall. But many offer winter beauty, lodging and workouts, too.
...

A group of golden retrievers frolic happily at Jean Duluth Dog Park last month. Many pet owners coordinate play dates on dog park Facebook pages in advance.  Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Cloquet resident Cory Martinson presented the Cloquet City Council in November with 330 signatures on a petition for support of building a dog park in the city.

Martinson presented his ...

A Wild Turkey searches for and feeds on seeds under the snow. Larry Weber photos

Like many others who spend the entire cold season in the Northland, I put out food for birds. Unlike some of the local avian feeders, I do not keep the ...

Jim Northrup III poles through a wild rice bed on the Fond du Lac Reservation in this 2013 photo. Ivy Vainio/Special to the Pine Journal

Soudan resident Bob Tammen says he canoed in the St. Louis River south of Aurora and saw wild rice growing, but when he went downstream, the iron levels increased in ...

Bo Setterquist stands in a Nordstrom store he managed before he had to resign after being diagnosed with ALS. Special to the Pine Journal

Life doesn't always go as planned. Bardon "Bo" Setterquist can attest to that.

Setterquist, 57, lived the good life. He loved his job at Nordstrom, playing basketball and walking his ...

Young people lead Saturday’s ninth annual Suicide Awareness Walk in Carlton, carrying a banner decorated with hundreds of brightly colored ribbons, each one to remember someone lost to suicide over the past nine years of the walk. Jana Peterson/jpeterson@pinejournal.com

When asked for whom he was walking during Saturday's ninth annual Suicide Awareness Walk, Chad Mackey's answer was short and sad.

"Too many people," he said.

When Mackey was a ...

Cloquet’s Cody Bauer (top left, bottom right) and Mathew Kayser (top right, bottom left) and Cody Bauer (top left and bottom right) are two lives lost to death by suicide in Carlton County over the past 14 months. They are missed very much by their families and friends. Special to the Pine Journal

Mathew Kayser was a smart kid who loved singing and playing the guitar and piano with family and friends. He was kind, loving and funny. A great soccer player for ...

Cody Bauer (back right) stands with his brother, Andrew Bauer, in a family photo taken not long before Cody died by suicide in January 2017. Smiling family members on the coach include (from left) brother Joseph Bauer, mom Cassie Diver, stepdad Mike Diver and brother Mason Diver, along with the family dog, Ralph. Special to the Pine Journal

Since her son, Cody Bauer, died by suicide in January, Cassie Diver has become a devoted advocate for suicide awareness and suicide prevention efforts. Every day in September, she posted ...

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

I Thank Thee Lord

I thank you Lord for the sunshine

After the long needed rain.

Thank you for the birds that sing under my window pane.

Thank you for ...

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

By early next year, Esko's largest private employer will have a new home and, finally, some elbow room.

Construction is underway on a $5 million-plus project for RAM Mutual Insurance ...

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