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Mojakka Cook-off is Saturday
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Home, Business and Sports Show Friday and Saturday
March 16, 2018 - 10:27am
USG Cloquet plant fined for air violations
March 16, 2018 - 9:32am
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
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
Hailey Martin holds Ana, 4, as she flosses her teeth. Ana is one of the orphans in a Dominican Republic orphanage that received donations from Martin's family and friends. Contributed photo
Vacation turns into volunteering for local family
March 15, 2018 - 1:53pm
Cloquet's Alex Leuzzo drives to the basket past Princeton's Tate Laabs for a basket during the Section 7AAA semifinal game Thursday, March 8, at Duluth East High School. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal
'Jacks outscore Tigers, march onto final
March 15, 2018 - 2:33pm
Cloquet senior guard Tyler Moose shoots for two points during the Thursday, March 1, home game against Proctor. Jana Peterson / Pine Journal
BOYS BASKETBALL: Esko, Cloquet advance to semifinals
March 15, 2018 - 2:50pm
The drinking water in Cloquet meets all federal and state standards, but the city is building a filter plant this summer to treat for manganese in the water. Manganese is a needed mineral but can be harmful at high levels. Jana Peterson/
Local cities, state work toward cleaner water
March 9, 2018 - 9:04am
Duluth man charged in Carlton County burglary
March 15, 2018 - 10:46am
Nick Mattson
Wrenshall's Mattson is 62-point phenom
March 10, 2018 - 3:04pm

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 ...


My name is Tetra and I am a 4- to 5-year-old sweetheart. I am very laid-back and I would love to join your family so I can spoil you with ...

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 ...

While we haven't had as much snow as many of us would like in northern Minnesota, we've had more than our share of way-below-zero-weather days and nights. And now the ...

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 ...

Natalie White and John Thoennes take off in the first Frozen Forester Adventure Run on Jan. 27. The unique 7.2-mile run took place in the wilds of Carlton County between ...

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 ...