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After being diagnosed with prediabetes six years ago, Linda Dunaiski of Cloquet enjoys riding her bike as part of her efforts to hold diabetes at bay. Contributed Photo
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CLASS A STATE GIRLS: Cardinals go cold against defending state champs
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Cromwell's Chelsea Swatek shoots for one of her four made three-pointers during the Cardinals' 71-41 win over Red Lake in the Class A quarterfinal game at Mariucci Arena. Dave Harwig/
CLASS A STATE: Cardinals shoot past Red Lake
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City Administrator smiles after kind comments during his last Cloquet City Council meeting Tuesday. Fritsinger took a job with St. Louis County after nearly 18 years with the city of Cloquet. Jamie Lund/
Longtime city administrator reflects on career, life in Cloquet
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Robotics switches gears for this year's competition
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All of the exterior walls and most of the roofs at the new Cloquet Middle School are in place now. The school is expected to be ready for students by fall of 2017. Jamie Lund/
New middle school taking shape
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Inside Pine Journal

Esko senior Selena Shady scores a layup for two of her team-high 11 points against New London-Spicer in Wednesday's Class AA quarterfinal game. Dave Harwig/

That's speaking of senior twin sisters Marnie and Maddie Wagner, who scored 15 and 14 points. The Wagner family name has been customary in the small communities near the Iowa ...

Artwork by Cloquet High School students Marissa Munley and Rachel Hammond was selected to be exhibited at the statewide Youth Art Month exhibit in Hopkins, Minn., this past month. A ...

GRONNER -- Cromwell-Wright seniors Bailey Gronner (left) and Chelsea Swatek (right) shoot the ball during Friday's Class A semifinal game against Goodhue at Williams Arena. Swatek led the Cardinals with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Cromwell tied the Minnesota State Tournament three game record with 29 made three-point field goals, set by New Richland-H-E-G in the 2014 tournament. Dave Harwig/

And in their opening-round rout of Red Lake last Thursday, Cromwell-Wright tied a state tournament single-game record by making a baker's dozen worth of triples. Their 29 total long balls ...

Esko true blue fans pack the stands and cheer on the Eskomos at Saturday's Section 7AA championship game against Crosby-Ironton. The Eskomos fell 52-46. Tyler Northey/

Quinn Fischer and Camden Berger — as the Eskomos entered their Section 7AA semifinal game against Proctor Thursday. The duo played a strong role in helping the Eskomos secure a ...

Woody Waugh jumps at a competition earlier this year at Silvermine in Eau Claire, Wis. Contributed Photo

Waugh has come a long way since the days when he used to fly off the 20- and 40-meter ski jumps at Cloquet's Pine Valley in a ski suit decorated ...

Cloquet’s Bryce Turnbull (24) dives on the floor for a loose ball in front of Superior’s Blake Graskey (41) during the Coaches vs. Cancer game at Superior earlier this season. Pine Journal File Photo

"They've been what you'd ask seniors to be. They've showed leadership and dedication to this program and care about this school and all these guys," Harris said. "They're all remarkable ...

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestler Devin Reynolds works to gain control over Craig Orlando of Bertha-Hewitt-Verndalle-Parkers Prairie in the Class AA opening round of 285-pound weight class of the state wrestling tournament this weekend.  Photo contributed by Denise Hammond

The 'Jacks were led by senior heavyweight Devin Reynolds who shocked the state by finishing second and Conner Denman, who finished fourth in the 152-pound weight class. Daniel Stevens also ...

Sweet, quiet Spaghetti. Even though she is part of our barn cat program, we feel in the right "home" she would be a very nice companion. We continue to work ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Keep your eyes peeled for a resin medallion featuring a photo of a groundhog poking its head out of green grass, because the person who finds it will win ...

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 ...

According to the calendar, the halfway point between the winter solstice in December (the first day of winter) and the vernal equinox in March (the first day of spring) is ...

The deep impression in the snow indicates where an owl hit (note the wing marks it left as it took flight), and the tracks of its prey, a shrew,  as it came over the trail from the left. Photo courtesy of Larry Weber

A fisher — the large dark arboreal member of the weasel family — has come by. From the looks of the tracks, it has been traveling fast and since I ...

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 ...