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To the Editor: Voters, question all referendum figures
6 hours 31 min ago
Carlton Daze brings fun for all
8 hours 25 sec ago
Elmer
Pet of the Week
8 hours 6 min ago
Oldenburg House marks reopening with jazz
8 hours 16 min ago
Alex Maki
FDLTCC talk to focus on the why and how of community involvement
July 24, 2017 - 1:43pm
A group of rafters paddle their way through the "ledge" rapids on the St. Louis River. Swiftwater/Special to the Pine Journal
Whitewater and what else?
July 24, 2017 - 5:38am
To the Editor: Student shares strong feelings about Carlton schools
July 23, 2017 - 10:51am
Barnum's Brett Leino takes the victory lap after winning the Full Size race at Spring Fever Days in Barnum in June. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
Barnum racer off to a good start ... in spite of weather
July 22, 2017 - 4:41pm
Workers prepare a section of natural gas main to be installed along a road in Esko as part of Minnesota Energy Resources’ expansion of service to the community. Esko is one of two areas the utility is expanding service to this year. Special to the Pine Journal
Got gas? Esko will soon
July 22, 2017 - 2:45pm
Local law enforcement personnel receive new better bulletproof vest packages from Shield616 at a presentation last week at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Esko. They include Cloquet police officer Kristina Kohlmeyer (not in order) and Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies Rob Lucas, Bridget Karp, Tony Bastien, Jessica Town, canine deputy Tory Cawcutt, and sergeants Doug Juntunen and Jason Warnygora. Special to the Pine Journal
Vest donations help protect local officers
July 22, 2017 - 11:47am
Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
July 22, 2017 - 9:26am
Farm LoLa in Wrenshall is now open  for pick-your-own raspberries. Special to the Pine Journal
Farm LoLa opens for pick-your-own raspberries
July 21, 2017 - 11:39am
Lifeguards rescue child at The Beach
July 21, 2017 - 9:49am
Checkers
Pet of the Week
July 20, 2017 - 1:08pm
Ask a Trooper
July 20, 2017 - 11:31am

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A small black and white kitten is held by its rescuer, Josh Nelson, a security guard at Black Bear Casino. The kitten was discovered tucked away in a car's frame where it hitched a ride from Silver Bay. Special to the Pine Journal

Using a flashlight, Nelson found the little kitten poking its head out of a hole under the frame of the car in the trunk area.

Local law enforcement personnel receive new better bulletproof vest packages from Shield616 at a presentation last week at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Esko. They include Cloquet police officer Kristina Kohlmeyer (not in order) and Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies Rob Lucas, Bridget Karp, Tony Bastien, Jessica Town, canine deputy Tory Cawcutt, and sergeants Doug Juntunen and Jason Warnygora. Special to the Pine Journal

The new vests are superior to the standard soft vests (which basically protect against pistols) provided by most law enforcement agencies. The Shield616 vests can go over the soft vests ...

"Wilbur" guards the front yard at Marcie Kolenda's home on 22nd Street in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

One vegetable that will not be found in the garden is beets.

"The only time I have had a problem with deer is with beets," said Kalenda. "When the beets ...

Woodcarver Alva Christian displays his  work. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

He started carving layered pieces, working from the outside in. Even more impressive, he never uses glue. All the tiny pieces come from one piece of wood, carved into moveable ...

Baseball caps reading Army, Navy, Vietnam or Korean Veteran were perched on mostly white- or gray-haired heads, some closely cropped, others sporting a ponytail.

Peter Razor wore a Korean Veteran ...

Cloquet City Councilors approved a change to city code July 5 that will allow Avenue C and other restaurants to have dining outside as long as they meet the terms of a new sidewalk use permit agreement with the city. The outdoor tables at Avenue C are very popular. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal

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Engineer estimates for the skatepark and surrounding park improvements exceed $300,000, but the final dollar number won't be known until the bids are received and one approved by the ...

Wild carrot plants grow 1-4 feet tall and have lacy white flowers. Special to the Pine Journal

Wild carrot is a biennial that grows as a rosette in its first year and flowers in its second year. The stem is hairy, and the leaves are alternate, feathery, ...

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, July 20 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720.

The meeting is anticipated ...

Kelly Smith of Carlton SWCD shows how much a tree planted last year has grown. Contributed Photo

• Do not plant too close to underground services or in the road right of ways, said Mike Rust, a four-year volunteer.

• Plant native trees. For instance, blue spruce ...

Author Lucie Amundsen sits with a group of chickens (each of them named LoLa) at the Locally Laid egg farm in Wrenshall. Amundsen's book about their adventures starting the farm was selected for the One Book Northland reading project. She will speak at the Cloquet Public Library at noon Thursday. Franny Slater/news@pinejournal.com

She could not have predicted they would win a free Super Bowl ad for their tiny business. And she was completely unaware that all the disasters they faced along the ...

Very little of Cloquet City Hall and Jail and Washington School remain after the 1918 Fire. Photo courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society

Almost 500 people dead, 52,000 displaced and over $100 million (in today's dollars) in damages ... imagine the headlines the devastation wrought by the Fires of 1918 would garner today. ...

Fall color is abundant at Wolf Creek Falls on the Wolf Creek Trail. Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Eighty major watersheds cover every square inch of the whole state of Minnesota. Carlton County has multiple watersheds within its boundaries, each one unique: The Mississippi River-Grand Rapids Watershed drains ...

Fisheries staff get face-to-face with a lake sturgeon. Photo contributed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Last week, readers got to know the Kettle River and its watershed. This week, we'll look at two of the river's more unusual residents: lake sturgeon and wild rice. Monitoring ...

The original county seat in 1857 consisted of a stagecoach stop and the tavern served as the courthouse, according to an old story filed away at the Carlton County Historical ...

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 ...

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