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Ryan Schramm recorded the first "kill" of the Cloquet-Esko Nerf War by getting Ari Stowe. Contributed Photo
Beware: Epic battle of foam darts begins
April 24, 2015 - 4:10pm
Celebrate Astronomy Day with free UMD Planetarium events
April 24, 2015 - 4:43pm
Library sponsors quilt show and ‘open mic’ for quilters
April 24, 2015 - 4:39pm

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Minnesota Wilderness forward Dan Litchke takes a shot on Coulee Region goal during the first period of the NAHL first-round Game 5 playoffs Monday night at the Northwoods Credit Arena. Jamie Lund/
Wilderness win big at home, advance in playoffs
April 23, 2015 - 1:57pm
Fight to save state women’s addiction treatment center continues
April 24, 2015 - 3:10pm
Ashley Frones holds Frank the farm cat as she stands near her award-winning Tennessee Walking Horse, Elliott this spring. Jamie Lund/
Woman’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ is a winner
April 18, 2015 - 6:59am
Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Minnesota
April 23, 2015 - 2:58pm
Kailee Kiminski signs her letter of intent to run track for South Alabama, a Division I level track and field university, under the watchful eye of Esko Principal Greg Hexum. Photo contributed by Patty Kiminski
Kiminski will run Division I
April 23, 2015 - 2:48pm
Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School junior Justin Brown goes in for a layup surrounded by defenders Chubbs Paro, Matt Sobczak and Rich Pender from the team organized by the Fond du Lac Police Department during a fundraising game Friday afternoon. Jamie Lund/
Kids, cops bond over basketball
April 16, 2015 - 1:31pm
Trooper finds drugs, alcohol after man causes I-35 accident
April 17, 2015 - 11:38am
Employee costs, evaluations dominate county board meeting
April 17, 2015 - 2:01am
Maddy  models a black and white formal gown from Silver Rose. Jana Peterson/
Local fashions hit the runway in the West End
April 18, 2015 - 10:51am
Cloquet High School students and coaches celebrate their first-place finish at the state Economics Challenge April 7. Clockwise from left are Coach Tim Prosen (seated), Gabe Berg, Rachel Macaulay, Isaac Blinn and Christian Pritchett and student teacher Mike Lehmann. Contributed Photo
Cloquet seniors win state Economics Challenge
April 19, 2015 - 7:40am
Board selects architect, manager for new middle school
April 17, 2015 - 8:21am
Running where everywhere is North
April 16, 2015 - 10:40am

Inside Pine Journal

Dr. David Luehr (left) of Cloquet receives a plaque recognizing his 37 years of leadership in the Northland's medical community from Integrity Health Network CEO/President Jeffrey Tucker. Contributed Photo

David Luehr, MD, FAAFP, has retired after 37 years of practicing family medicine at Raiter Clinic in Cloquet, and four years as Chief Medical Officer for Integrity Health Network ...

Esko senior Austin Carlson tags out Proctor's Jake Malec on a stolen base attempt during Friday's baseball game. Dave Harwig/

After scoring 25 runs in two victories in as many games to begin this spring’s baseball season, Esko exploded out of the gates to show their powerful offense can ...

Moose Lake-Willow River sophomore Ally Bode swings the bat for a hit against Carlton on Thursday in Willow River. Dave Harwig/

Ally Bode admitted she didn’t get the best view of the final play at last Thursday’s softball game between Moose Lake-Willow River and Carlton, but when the Rebels sophomore ...

Cromwell-Wright High School is sending four students — Cody Whiting (from left), Cloe Forland, Olivia Warpula and Lucas Johnson — to the 2015 State Speech Tournament at Lakeville North High School on Friday. Photo contributed by Coach Brian Schilling

Cromwell-Wright earned fourth place out of 21 teams at the Section 7A Speech Tournament held Friday, April 11, at Eveleth High School. Blackduck was the Section champion and Duluth Marshall ...

Esko’s Carissa Anderson ducks under a pitch as Cloquet catcher Jade Benko is able to control the ball at home plate. Dan Saletel/Pine Journal

Area high school softball round up

Barnum's Thomas Ziegler slides into third base ahead of the tag attempt by Carlton's Josh Dallman during Tuesday's baseball game. Dave Harwig/

Area high school baseball roundup

This year's One Book, One Community book selection is unique in having been chosen by library users. It's also unique in that the author is a local writer.

Lake Country Power is calling on co-op members and community organizations to volunteer for the cooperative’s annual Project GreenTouch. The state park clean-up day will be held from 10 ...

Cloquet seventh-grader Trevor Olson leans in for the ball during a game of "popcorn” while Tyler Hart, captain of the Minnesota Wilderness hockey team and popcorn teammate, watches. Olson was the last one on his team to get out of the ame. Jamie Lund/

New Cloquet boys tennis coach Derek Johnson expects his team, which dropped the “Esko-Carlton” from the program name along with a drop to Class A for this season — to ...

Cloquet baseball assistant coach Eric Hagen works with pitchers Mason Brenner (left) and Brandon Conklin (right) during practice on Thursday. Dave Harwig/

Pine Journal reporter Tyler Korby takes an in-depth look at the Lumberjacks baseball team and hits the highlights of other Carlton County high school baseball teams.

Minnesota Wilderness forward Robb Stautz fires a shot on net in front of Coulee Region's Dominik Florian during Friday night's NAHL hockey game at Northwoods Arena. Dave Harwig/

To Meat Loaf, two out of three wasn’t bad. For the Minnesota Wilderness, two out of three wasn’t quite good enough.

The Eskomos enter this spring’s track and field season all smiles, much because they finally have a place to call home. It’s shiny, it’s new and most of all, it’s ...

Cloquet softball Coach (center) Ron Tondryk and assistants Kerry Rodd (left) and Joel Korby talk to the Lumberjacks before Tuesday afternoon's scrimmage vs Esko. Dave Harwig/

Abbey Wangen and her Cloquet softball teammates warmed up in the Braun Park outfield Tuesday, a big change from the past two seasons when, if they had practiced outside on ...

Cody and Katie DeMenge of Cloquet, Minn., announce the birth of their son, Xander Allen DeMenge, born at 8:57 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. ...

More than 3,000 people attended the the Cloquet Area Home, Business and Sports Show last Friday and Saturday at Black Bear Casino Resort.

Over 60 business booths attended ...

Cloquet sophomore Isaac Boedigheimer is out in front again this season, winning the 1,600-meter-run during the season-opening Proctor Invitational last Thursday held at the indoor track at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Boedigheimer helped the 1,600-meter-relay team take first place, too. Journal File Art

Taking a few minutes away from his warm-up jog at Monday’s Cloquet track and field practice, Isaac Boedigheimer said last year’s Section 7AA meet at Zimmerman was an unforgettable ...

At  age 16 and in her fourth year on the varsity, Cloquet sophomore and distance runner Anja Maijala (front, in a photo from last year's track season)  is one of the elders on the girls track team. Journal File Art

Carrying two backpacks, a couple pairs of shoes and a change of clothes all at once, Anja Maijala hustled her way from the classroom to Cloquet track and field ...