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Cloquet City Administrator Brian Fritsinger looks out the window of the new Cloquet Middle School during a recent tour. Fritsinger announced his resignation at Tuesday's Cloquet City Council meeting. Jana Peterson/jpeterson@pinejournal.com
Changes are coming to the city of Cloquet
February 24, 2017 - 2:20pm
CLOQUET: STATE OF THE CITY 2017
February 26, 2017 - 6:14pm
Cloquet senior Anja Maijala skate skis in the first half of the state Nordic ski meet Thursday at Giant's Ridge. Maijala came in first for the freestyle skate race, and second in the classic race and overall. Photo contributed by Tyler Northey
Maijala races to a close second at state
February 24, 2017 - 1:20pm
Special guest Time (right, played by Ruthie Breuer) and the caterpillar (played by Keith Chapin) discuss the best way to capture the Jabberwock. Photos contributed by Bil Nicholson
It's a mad, mad tea party
February 17, 2017 - 1:41pm
Proctor defenseman Van Johnson checks Moose Lake Area's Nick Wegge in this photo from their Jan. 7 meeting. Pine Journal File art
Rebels win in double OT, advance to quarterfinals
February 23, 2017 - 11:14am
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hockey players celebrate with their student section following No. 8 Jon Baker's double-overtime goal to defeat Duluth Marshall 2-1 in the Section 7AA quarterfinal game at Northwoods Credit Union Arena Tuesday night. Dave Harwig/news@pinejournal.com
Lumberjacks squeak by Hilltoppers in double OT
February 22, 2017 - 9:11pm
Beekeeping workshop returns to FDLTCC
February 21, 2017 - 12:16pm
Judge Matt Winbigler interviews Churchill fourth grader Steven Snedker about his water bottle holder invention. Photos by Jana Peterson/jpeterson@pinejournal.com
Kids dream big at Inventors' Fair
February 17, 2017 - 12:13pm
Jeff Juntunen (right) celebrates his Emergency Services Lifetime Achievement Award with his son, Jason, a firefighter with the Cloquet Area Fire District, and granddaughter Maili, who has her own miniature fire truck already. Jeff Juntunen recently retired as chief of the Esko Volunteer Fire Department after 40 years with the department. Photo by Wendy Johnson/For the Pine Journal
OUR NEIGHBORS: Juntunen looks back on 40 years with Esko Fire
February 19, 2017 - 8:02am
Cloquet senior Connor Denman won the Great River Conference (GRC) crown at 152 pounds this weekend and was awarded the GRC Most Valuable Wrestler. In this photo from the 2015-16 season, Denman completes a takedown of Crosby-Ironton's Gabe Ryappy. Pine Journal File Photo
CEC crowns five conference wrestling champs
February 17, 2017 - 11:54am
UPDATED: Body found in wooded area of Cloquet identified, no foul play suspected
February 17, 2017 - 12:25pm
Nordic: Maijala takes second at state Nordic meet, Ripp takes 11th
February 16, 2017 - 4:24pm
Moose Lake-Willow River senior Hunter Klund takes off with a steal, with Barnum's Reece Parks (13) and Quinn Casey (2)  in pursuit during Friday night's matchup. Dan Saletel/news@pinejournal.com
Bombers even the score with Rebels at home
February 16, 2017 - 3:14pm
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Guest Commentary: Balancing fairness for all members
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