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December 6, 2015
Cromwell-Wright teacher Lori Wester has been teaching various high school science classes for nearly 20 years, and she’s never happier than when she can combine her love of the great outdoors with teaching environmental science. Contributed Photos
Lighting a fire: Wester is the ‘spark’ connecting students to their world and their community
December 6, 2015 - 5:33pm
November 27, 2015
Karate training comes full circle for Wrenshall grad
November 27, 2015 - 2:01pm
November 14, 2015
GySgt. Richard Chasse (and his wife, Susan, in the background) raises a glass in one of many toasts during Saturday’s U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Jana Peterson/jpeterson@pinejournal.com
Local veteran devotes his time, energy to community
November 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
October 28, 2015
Barbara Payton and Franchot Tone standing in front of her childhood home after their wedding in September 1951. Photo contributed by John O’Dowd
Cloquet native Barbara Payton shot to fame in 1950s Hollywood, then fell to the depths
October 28, 2015 - 9:24am
October 26, 2015
Tim Krohn was the first (of many) in his 40-plus person group of runners in Brazil’s Jungle Marathon to try on a boa constrictor during the safety training prior to the race earlier this month. By completing the marathon in South America, Krohn achieved his goal of running a marathon on every continent. This one was his favorite, he said. Contributed Photo
Cloquet man races through the Amazon rainforest, and wins his first marathon
October 26, 2015 - 1:53pm
October 9, 2015
Happy grandmother Cindy Slater is enveloped in grandchildren on her couch earlier this year. Slater has eight grandchildren ages 7 and younger (from left in this photo are Zander, Kadin, Braelyn, Harrison, Ila, Genevieve, Hamilton, and Talon) and No. 9 is on the way. All of them live in Carlton County. Contributed Photo
Cindy Slater counts her blessings
October 9, 2015 - 10:09am
September 25, 2015
Annual Mutt Strut is a howling good time
September 25, 2015 - 5:15pm
September 19, 2015
Katie Helberg and her four daughters — twins, Carle and Nelly, age 15; Izzy, 11; and Lili, 5 — hiked 213 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail this summer in a grand adventure that lasted more than three weeks. Dad Adam Helberg stayed behind to work and take care of the home and animals. Contributed Photos
Girl power: Esko mom and daughters go on a truly ‘Superior’ summer hike
September 19, 2015 - 3:41pm
September 10, 2015
A volunteer prepares to serve senior citizens at the Old Timers Banquet Sunday at the Cloquet National Guard Armory. Jamie
Lund/jlund@pinejournal.com
Banquet celebrates ‘least youngest’ citizens
September 10, 2015 - 11:36am
August 30, 2015
Corinne and daughter Amy Campbell and Rose Schueur stand in front of the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru.
Have passport, will travel
August 30, 2015 - 9:58am
August 29, 2015
The new pastor at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Matthew Kohl, sits behind his desk. Jamie Lund/jlund@pinejournal.com
New pastor is looking forward to getting to know local community
August 29, 2015 - 4:22pm
Charles Beck stands next to the 13-foot-tall sunflowers in his garden in Wrenshall. Jamie Lund/jlund@pinejournal.com
Wrenshall man’s sunflowers reach new heights
August 29, 2015 - 7:07am
August 18, 2015
Couple monitors water for future generations
August 18, 2015 - 12:27pm
July 24, 2015
Cole Drechsler’s immediate family, (from left) Garrett, Dawn, Paul and Trace, finish the race covered in colors. Friends and family celebrated Cole’s life and colorful personality by walking the Cloquet Color Run Saturday at Pine Valley with friends and family. Jana Peterson/jpeterson@pinejournal.com
They ran for Cole … in full color
July 24, 2015 - 2:29pm
July 19, 2015
Ernie Strandberg smiles as he walks into the commons area after class at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College as staff members surprise him with a cake for his 85 birthday. Jamie Lund/jlund@pinejournal.com
Carlton man shows ‘it’s never too late’
July 19, 2015 - 8:17am