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Soil is one of the building blocks of life. Without soil, there's no structure support for anything in life … for growing plants or trees, or for walking, building or driving on. Soil — especially healthy soil — is one of the key components in creating a healthy life for all living things.  Contributed Photo
Soil is not a 'dirty' word
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To the Editor: Vote 'yes' and keep Carlton strong
May 22, 2017 - 2:49pm
Thank Cloquet Middle School for 100 years of service
May 22, 2017 - 12:11pm
Wrenshall man charged with kidnapping, assault
May 18, 2017 - 6:23pm
Dave Esse
CEC boys hockey coach Esse resigns after 18 seasons
May 19, 2017 - 11:34am
Cloquet Police Officer Ryan Lunda takes the Police Officer Oath of Office Tuesday with Sixth District Judge Robert Macauley during Tuesday’s Cloquet City Council meeting, as Interim Police Chief Jeff Palmer (from left) and Commanders Derek Randall and Carey Ferrell look on. Lunda started with the department in November and has completed his field training. He came to Cloquet after nine years with the Floodwood police department. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal
Still no answers in police chief investigation
May 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
May 22, 2017 - 10:04am
Devney might stay at Esko
May 18, 2017 - 4:55pm
A firefighter sprays one of two spot fires along the railroad track off Ratika Road in Thomson Township Friday afternoon. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Fighting wildfire
May 12, 2017 - 10:07am
Duluth’s Steve Johnson gets help from fellow balloon pilot Glen Perry and crew chief and chaser James Johnson as they prepare ‘the piano balloon’ to take off from Veterans Park in Cloquet on May 9. Scott Blatchford/Pine Journal
Up, up and away
May 18, 2017 - 11:54am
New business rises out of Ed's Bakery...finally
May 6, 2017 - 2:11pm
American Legion members Leo Grochow, Rick Mackey, Darold Powers and American Legion Commander Glenn Wirtanen sit around a table enjoying the last night of the American Legion building being open. Post members came in and took advantage of the $1.50 drink special. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Legion building sold, Post still here
May 5, 2017 - 10:48am
Plots available in new community garden
May 20, 2017 - 10:13am
Poppy Day is Friday
May 21, 2017 - 6:08am
Jarden Home Brands in Cloquet, as seen in this 2011 aerial photo, produces Diamond matches and toothpicks. The Diamond line of products produced in Cloquet was sold last month to Georgia-based Royal Oak Enterprises. The new owners decided not to take the more than 100-year-old Cloquet operation with them, and will close the facility sometime in the next six months. Pine Journal File Photo
Diamond brand sold but Cloquet plant isn't, 85 to lose jobs
May 4, 2017 - 8:07am

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It is Cloquet’s “undiscovered beauty” that draws Bauer back to the community.
“I’m inspired by how people take care of each other,” he said.
But that’s not to ...

Soil is one of the building blocks of life. Without soil, there's no structure support for anything in life … for growing plants or trees, or for walking, building or driving on. Soil — especially healthy soil — is one of the key components in creating a healthy life for all living things.  Contributed Photo

Many people even relish that "wet dirt smell" (called petrichor) after a good rainstorm or when watering plants.

On the other hand, there are also many people who think that ...

I heard the early spring frog trio of wood frogs, chorus frogs and spring peepers all calling during the first week of this month. And then the second half ...

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/

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 ...

You need to keep talking about cancer and keep telling people to get screened. A colonoscopy five years earlier would have made all the difference for me and I don’t ...

This failed red clay dam in the Nemadji River Watershed was removed and replaced with natural stream design in 2016. Contributed Photo

p>There is so much more to the SWCD than what you read in your local newspaper. Some of this "behind the scenes" information is not known until the year is ...

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. ...

Members of the Wrenshall YES! team plan to enter a solar vehicle in the MTEEA supermileage vehicle competition in Brainerd, Minn. this year, and they got a grant to help them do that. Contributed Photo

It is an exciting time for Wrenshall YES! Team who received a $1,000 grant from the Youth Energy Summit (YES!) Program and The McKnight Foundation for their Electric Vehicle project. ...

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 ...