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Shooting in Carlton County leaves three injured
April 22, 2018 - 10:03am
1918 Fire story: A letter after the fire
April 21, 2018 - 10:32am
Free nursing, health sciences career expo Tuesday
April 22, 2018 - 1:29pm
Budget reductions continue
April 21, 2018 - 2:16pm
Annual Nerf war underway
April 19, 2018 - 6:26pm
Cloquet police, schools respond to threat on Facebook
April 19, 2018 - 10:17am
Cromwell man shares the magic of 'steam'
April 16, 2018 - 11:38am
An autographed poster from the PBS series "Downton Abbey" greets guests as they come into the Historic Scott House for a high tea Sunday, April 8. Jamie Lund/PineJournal
From stage coaches to tea parties
April 15, 2018 - 12:49pm
t040718 ---- Clint Austin ---  040818.S.DNT.FROZENFOUR.C09 --- Esko native Karson Kuhlman, a senior captain for Minnesota Duluth, will play for the Boston Bruins.   --- Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com
Kuhlman signs with NHL
April 13, 2018 - 2:53pm
Local schools reducing waste
April 13, 2018 - 4:58pm
Pet of the Week
April 19, 2018 - 9:47am
Ross Martinie Eiler of Bloomington, Ind., sings and claps while singing folk songs with fellow Enbridge protesters in front of the pipes in an Enbridge storage yard on County Highway 6. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Catholic Workers join protest
April 14, 2018 - 6:57am
LETTER: Help keep our roadways beautiful
April 14, 2018 - 6:29am
Snowboarder dies after crash at Spirit Mountain
April 12, 2018 - 10:20am

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Tiara Larson exits a smoke filled house during a recent training event for Carlton Fire Fighters Cadets. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

A group of firefighters gear up in their yellow "suits" and get ready to enter a small white house as smoke drifts out. A white Carlton Fire and Ambulance truck ...

Jay Cooke park manager Lisa Angelos talks about the need for work on the historic buildings at the Oldenburg Point picnic grounds, including the water tower and latrine building behind her. Built by the CCC in 1934, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com

If visitors to Jay Cooke State Park want to use an indoor restroom, they're out of luck. The only choices now are a port-a-potty or an outhouse.

The park's water ...

Jake Finifrock and family, returning to visit red pine he helped plant when he was 9 years old. Contributed photos

Throughout his adventure-filled life, no matter what he did or where he roamed, Alan Finifrock still made time to care for and manage the Barnum land he acquired many years ...

Cloquet High School Resource Officer Erik Blessener stands watch in the Cloquet High School hallways last fall. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Editor note: This is the second story in a two-part series about gun violence. The first story was published March 15.

Cloquet High School student Jonathan Muhvich is optimistic about ...

This sign is posted on a door to help direct visitors how to gain access through the new security entrance at Cloquet High School. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Editor note: This is the first story in a two-part series about gun violence in schools. In the March 22, issue, reporter Jamie Lund hears from school administrators, educators and ...

 

Kids can now learn to read with some of their favorite characters like the Rescue Bots and My Little Pony on the Early Literacy Tablets available now for checkout ...

 

Friends, family and fellow runners came together Saturday in a race for one of their own. Well-known and longtime Milltown Milers runner Jim Hagerl has been fighting stage 4 ...

A closer look at these tiny insects shows the appendage, a furcula they use to jump on the snow.

As we begin this new month of March, we enter a time that can bring big changes in the weather conditions. Often, this month is thought of as a time ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...