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Pat Collins (right) from the Minnesota Land Trust congratulates landowners Alan and Sharon Finifrock after their 116 acres of forest, grassland and wetlands were protected with a conservation easement. Photos courtesy of Minnesota Land Trust
Finifrock family conserves land under Big Louie's gaze
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Frosty the giant snowman is popular
February 8, 2016 - 8:35am
Gangster history will come to life Feb. 9
February 7, 2016 - 4:38pm
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Public hearing on proposed changes to zoning ordinance, new Kwik Trip, set for Tuesday
February 6, 2016 - 12:56pm
Join the game of lacrosse
February 6, 2016 - 6:00am
John, Carrie and Savannah found the groundhog medallion about 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at Spafford Park.
Stop hunting for the medallion
February 5, 2016 - 3:14pm
Residents turn out in force for Highway 33 corridor meeting
January 31, 2016 - 10:04am
Boy Scout troop will hold chili dinner Saturday
February 4, 2016 - 3:39pm
Pet of the Week:Rumble
February 4, 2016 - 3:18pm
FROM THE EDITOR: Thanks for putting the “community” in the paper
February 5, 2016 - 2:47pm
Pine Journal wins seven awards in Better Newspaper Contest
February 5, 2016 - 2:52pm
Girls teams aim for section upsets in opening play
February 4, 2016 - 3:04pm
Veteran sled dog racer Billie Diver takes a few of the older dogs out for exercise. Jamie Lund/
Veteran musher gears up for another race
January 29, 2016 - 2:19pm
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls varsity team lines up for the national anthem Thursday night outside at Bayfront Park. Jamie Lund/
CEC girls head toward playoffs on a roll
January 29, 2016 - 12:18pm
This architectural drawing shows a possible addition to Cromwell-Wright High School for a community center, gymnasium and industrial technology area.
Cromwell-Wright school looks to expand programs, build community center
February 1, 2016 - 3:15pm

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Heavy coverage under the net doesn't deter Barnum’s Emily Miletich (25) from going in for a shot. Dan Saletel/

And although smiling and joyful afterward Monday, Miletich (who admittedly enjoys scoring) said there are more meaningful things that the humble kid cares about. Like her teammates.

According to the criminal complaint filed in District Court, Thompson admitted to starting the fire in two separate interviews — once with a deputy and once with an investigator.

In her eight years organizing the Geo Bee, CMS’ Deb Peterson said she’s never seen a student run the table like Line. She first met Line in fifth grade, and ...

Roger Tillman stands next to the 22 ½ foot snowman he built in the pasture near his home, which is located one mile south of Kettle River on Highway 73. Tillman said folks are welcome to come and take a photo with his giant snowman, which stands 22 1/2 feet tall. Photos contributed by Roger Tillman, , ,

“You’ll be surprised at what an old man can build on his days off,” said Roger Tillman with a chuckle, adding that he got help building his giant snowman from ...

Judge Leslie Beiers talks with the first Carlton County Drug Court graduate in a ceremony Jan. 6. “It’s an honor for me as a judge and a person to watch these people who are participants in our court enter into long-term recovery,” Beiers said. It’s really neat to watch these people repair their relationships, get their children back, go back to school, regain their driver’s licenses and get jobs. … We’re having pretty darn good success. I just wish we could take more people.” Contributed Photo

On Jan. 6, Joe became the first Carlton County Drug Court graduate in a celebration that had people laughing and crying in the fourth floor courtroom. It was the first ...

Free dental care will be available to kids who need it during the weekend of Feb. 5-6, according to a news release from the Minnesota Dental Association.

Dentists ...

A group of Carlton County residents is looking into creating a history museum for the Carlton County Fair.

The group is in search of any sort of memories ...

Barnum's Mason Agurkis scores 2 of his 10 points in the Bombers 45-36 win in Esko on Friday night.  Teammates Chris Carlson and Drake Weets also scored 10 points each for Barnum. Photo by Dave Harwig/Find more at

One can commend Barnum senior Mason Agurkis for trying to win the opening tip-off against boys basketball’s towering Adam Trapp last week against arch-rival Esko.

After all, the ...

Natalee (from left), Shaily, Teana, Andrea, Taya and Amanda Hakamaki all play girls basketball for Cromwell-Wright. The three sets of sisters, all cousins, live within 40 acres of each other and have honed their skills at Taya and Teana's homemade, heated and painted indoor basketball court. Tyler Korby/

A former Cloquet basketball player myself, I decided to lace up my black Nike high-tops and play a couple games of lightning with the six. Needless to say, I didn’t ...

. Our health care program is really second-to-none in Indian Country across the United States. And that's evident in both what we do in Fond du Lac but also in ...