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SLICES OF LIFE: House or home?
March 19, 2018 - 8:35am
Photo courtesy Carlton County Historical Society
1918 FIRES: Fleeing from Cloquet
March 18, 2018 - 8:24am
Opioids forum at South Ridge Monday
March 18, 2018 - 12:44pm
Vanessa Northrup
Tribal councilor won't face theft charges, petition dismissed
March 17, 2018 - 6:09am
USG Cloquet plant fined for air violations
March 16, 2018 - 9:32am
LIBRARY NEWS: 'Return of the Shhhh!' and other themed nights
March 17, 2018 - 12:05pm
Tiny Frances Langer gets some air off the 10-meter jump as the judges watch closely to see where her skis first touch.
Flying high
March 13, 2018 - 12:56pm
Wrenshall senior Tyler Kelley goes up for a layup in the Wrens Section 7A playoff game against Carlton. Kelley had 20 points in the 67-61 Wrenshall victory. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)
PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Wrens still standing in 7A
March 15, 2018 - 2:55pm
t031318  --- Clint Austin --- 031418.S.DNT.BOYSHOOPS.C11 --- Esko fans celebrate after Quinn Fischer (1) of Esko scored his 1,000th career point against Proctor during the Class 7AA  semifinal game Tuesday, March 13, at the Romano Gymnasium at the University of Minnesota Duluth. --- Clint Austin /
BOYS BASKETBALL: Esko focuses on final
March 16, 2018 - 7:52am
Pet of the Week (March 15, 2018)
March 16, 2018 - 1:16pm
Police complaint prompts closed meeting
March 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
Esko's Bridget Yellin scores over the top of Mesabi East's Hope Howell during the teams' Section 7AA semifinal at UMD. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eskomos stopped in semifinals
March 15, 2018 - 2:46pm
COMMENTARY: Thoughts on the weapons debate
March 15, 2018 - 1:56pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: County attorney's actions a 'black eye' on county
March 18, 2018 - 8:48am
Esko coach Mike Devney talks to his players Friday during the Section 7AA boys basketball championship game at Romano Gym. Esko won 50-33 as Devney earned his 500th career win. (Clint Austin /
Prep boys basketball: Esko wins title, hands Devney 500th victory
March 17, 2018 - 2:11pm

Inside Pine Journal


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.

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/

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 ...