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Bentleyville opened Saturday with more parking options
November 23, 2017 - 6:56am
Cloquet quarterback Tim Pokornowski uses a stiff arm to avoid the tackle of South St. Paul's Matt Forbrook during Friday night's Class AAAA semifinal football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
Pokornowski rushes Cloquet into Prep Bowl
November 22, 2017 - 4:58pm
Erik Blesener helps the crossing guard get children safely across the busy street of the Cloquet Middle School at the begining of the school year. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal
Cloquet has a cop in the schools again
November 14, 2017 - 6:40am
Avenue C restaurant and bar closes
November 22, 2017 - 12:52pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Cloquet
November 22, 2017 - 6:31am
Board debates academic standards for sports, activities
November 18, 2017 - 2:44pm
SEMISTATE UPDATE: Rebels run out of steam against Arrows
November 17, 2017 - 5:39pm
Board hears Enbridge concerns, approves transfer rate hikes
November 18, 2017 - 10:20am
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
November 18, 2017 - 8:40am
PREP BOWL XXXVI: CLOQUET TRAILS 7-0 AT HALF
7 hours 22 min ago
Minnesota Wilderness defenseman Eric Gotz and forward Kosta Likourezos work to bring the puck into Austin Bruins territory Friday night in Cloquet. Dan Saletel/Pine Journal
Wilderness search for consistency
12 hours 5 min ago
Carlton County Court Report: October 16, 2017
17 hours 40 min ago
Trees for Troops event next weekend
19 hours 51 min ago
Moose Lake-Willow River quarterback Ian Coil escapes Pipestone Area's Wyatt Schoonhoven during a rushing attempt in Friday's Class AA semifinal game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
Rebels run out of steam against Arrows
November 23, 2017 - 11:01am
Carlton County Court Report: October 13-15, 2017
November 23, 2017 - 8:00am

Inside Pine Journal

Dapper Danielson (from left), Bob Gaskill, John Blanchard, Jim Frey of Esko, Dave Burgett and Larry Sell, all Vietnam veterans, have become friends and meet at the Duluth Veterans Center on a regular basis. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

A group of Vietnam veterans gathered in a semicircle in front of the fireplace at the Warming House in Cloquet Tuesday morning. The six friends have a few things in ...

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 ...

Cloquet Public Schools has begun the search for a new superintendent, due to the upcoming retirement of the current superintendent, Ken Scarbrough. The Cloquet School Board wants to give an ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mark Behrends (left) goes over plans with workers from Fond du Lac Forestry who were hired to do select clearing on 11 acres of Behrends' aspen forest. Behrends was named SWCD's 2017 "Outstanding Forest Conservationist." Special to the Pine Journal

Part II

Last week, the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) introduced three of your Carlton County neighbors who were presented SWCD 2017 Conservation Awards. In this ...

Crew members of Superior Construction work on installation of wood structures in the new stream channel. Carlton SWCD honored Superior Construction with the Contractor Conservationist Award for stream restoration projects on the Stone's Elim Creek property as well as a similar project on a Deer Creek tributary. Special to the Pine Journal

PART I

We've all heard that you may not be able to change the whole world, but you can change your little part of it. Desmond Tutu, South African ...

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 ...