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This map of Minnesota indicates how the counties are classified: yellow is “entirely rural,” green is “town/rural mix,” light blue is “urban/town/rural mix,” and dark blue is “entirely urban.” Special to the Pine Journal
Greater Minnesota: How we're changing
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Beware counterfeit $50 bills
20 hours 21 min ago
To the Editor: Carlton voters and school board should work together
August 19, 2017 - 11:04am
End of summer ‘Teen Beach Bash’ is Wednesday
August 19, 2017 - 6:45am
CEC boys soccer coach Archie Clark, now in his 13th year with the program, talks with a player during tryouts earlier this week. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal
Experienced CEC team aims to dominant this season
August 18, 2017 - 4:24pm
High speed chase goes from Carlton County to Duluth
August 18, 2017 - 1:48pm
Legislators to hold town hall meeting on well water quality
August 18, 2017 - 8:37am
Newspapers remain the trusted source for news, advertising
August 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Correction
August 16, 2017 - 6:54pm
Cloquet native Corey Millen, former NHL player and former Minnesota Wilderness coach, will report to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to assume his new role as Director of Hockey Operations for the Falcons. Pine Journal File Photo
Former Cloquet hockey star to direct Air Force hockey operations
August 15, 2017 - 9:47am
Bee aware of pollinators
August 14, 2017 - 12:40pm
DNR Question of the Week
August 14, 2017 - 9:36am
Is driving barefoot legal?
August 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
TJ's owner Tom Bislow gives a customer change during Friday's 40th anniversary/Bratwurst Festival. Bislow offers a little bit of everything at his old-style country store. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal
'You Never Sausage a Place'
August 12, 2017 - 4:42pm
Landfill, council talk legal issues
August 12, 2017 - 8:38am

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A fishing spider moves over the surface water on a pond. Special to the Pine Journal

And at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, the raptor flights are going overhead by mid-month. With these activities in the lives of birds, they are no longer singing. August days can ...

The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and sustained injuries.

Pete Alexander of Pine River, Minn., rides his four-wheeler near Spafford Park in Cloquet Monday afternoon. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal

The Carlton County Board approved a new ATV (aka all terrain vehicles, or four-wheelers) ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The new ordinance regulates ATVs on county roads ...

TJ's owner Tom Bislow gives a customer change during Friday's 40th anniversary/Bratwurst Festival. Bislow offers a little bit of everything at his old-style country store. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal

The grounds around TJ's Country Corner were packed with people, there to celebrate 40 years of business for the old-style country store. The celebration featured their famous fresh sausages and ...

Lori and Tim Eaton opened their Blackbirds and Blueberries farm for picking Saturday, July 29, for their second season but what they say is their first year. Tyler Northey/Pine Journal

"We have so many berries; it should be a great season," said Lori. "The berries are huge this year, even the ones that typically aren't big are at least a ...

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

Construction is underway on a $5 million-plus project for RAM Mutual Insurance Company that will nearly double the company's work space. It's a move that, in president Steve Knutson's tongue-in-cheek ...

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 ...

A small black and white kitten is held by its rescuer, Josh Nelson, a security guard at Black Bear Casino. The kitten was discovered tucked away in a car's frame where it hitched a ride from Silver Bay. Special to the Pine Journal

Using a flashlight, Nelson found the little kitten poking its head out of a hole under the frame of the car in the trunk area.

Local law enforcement personnel receive new better bulletproof vest packages from Shield616 at a presentation last week at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Esko. They include Cloquet police officer Kristina Kohlmeyer (not in order) and Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies Rob Lucas, Bridget Karp, Tony Bastien, Jessica Town, canine deputy Tory Cawcutt, and sergeants Doug Juntunen and Jason Warnygora. Special to the Pine Journal

The new vests are superior to the standard soft vests (which basically protect against pistols) provided by most law enforcement agencies. The Shield616 vests can go over the soft vests ...

"Wilbur" guards the front yard at Marcie Kolenda's home on 22nd Street in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

One vegetable that will not be found in the garden is beets.

"The only time I have had a problem with deer is with beets," said Kalenda. "When the beets ...

Woodcarver Alva Christian displays his  work. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

He started carving layered pieces, working from the outside in. Even more impressive, he never uses glue. All the tiny pieces come from one piece of wood, carved into moveable ...

Baseball caps reading Army, Navy, Vietnam or Korean Veteran were perched on mostly white- or gray-haired heads, some closely cropped, others sporting a ponytail.

Peter Razor wore a Korean Veteran ...

Wild carrot plants grow 1-4 feet tall and have lacy white flowers. Special to the Pine Journal

Wild carrot is a biennial that grows as a rosette in its first year and flowers in its second year. The stem is hairy, and the leaves are alternate, feathery, ...

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, July 20 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720.

The meeting is anticipated ...

Kelly Smith of Carlton SWCD shows how much a tree planted last year has grown. Contributed Photo

• Do not plant too close to underground services or in the road right of ways, said Mike Rust, a four-year volunteer.

• Plant native trees. For instance, blue spruce ...

Author Lucie Amundsen sits with a group of chickens (each of them named LoLa) at the Locally Laid egg farm in Wrenshall. Amundsen's book about their adventures starting the farm was selected for the One Book Northland reading project. She will speak at the Cloquet Public Library at noon Thursday. Franny Slater/news@pinejournal.com

She could not have predicted they would win a free Super Bowl ad for their tiny business. And she was completely unaware that all the disasters they faced along the ...

Very little of Cloquet City Hall and Jail and Washington School remain after the 1918 Fire. Photo courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society

Almost 500 people dead, 52,000 displaced and over $100 million (in today's dollars) in damages ... imagine the headlines the devastation wrought by the Fires of 1918 would garner today. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...