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July 1, 2016
County assessor retires after nearly four decades with Carlton County
July 1, 2016 - 10:33am
The Social Animals will play Cloquet’s Veterans Park from 5-8 p.m. during Monday’s Fourth of July festivities. Band members holding singer/songwriter Dedric Clark are (from left) Roger Whittet, Tony Petersen and Boyd Smith. Photos contributed by Kristin McPeek
Q&A: The Social Animals talk spirit animals, favorite foods and July Fourth in Cloquet
July 1, 2016 - 7:48am
June 23, 2016
Members of the Cloquet Junior Girls Scout Troop 4053 gather around Evan Antus as he sits in one of the two Caroline's Carts that are now available at Walmart, thanks in large part to a community awareness campaign conducted by the troop. Contributed Photo
Caroline’s Carts come to Walmart aisles
June 23, 2016 - 5:46pm
June 17, 2016
Heather Young, (from left) Stef Gunelson, Jamie Jazdzewski, Amber Despot, Jana Kaysar, Yvette Maijala and (in back) Mary Weeta and Jody Zeleznikar get their final workout in at the Cloquet High School track in the fog before Grandma’s Marathon this weekend. Contributed Photo
Running for a reason
June 17, 2016 - 7:41am
June 12, 2016
Carlton High School Mark Matlack explains how to sail a boat to a group of students who have been helping him build a catamaran sailboat in school. The catamaran was not done in time, so Matlack towed his boat he had previously completely refurbished to the school to use for demonstration. Contributed Photo
Carlton teen teaches sailing, life skills to autistic students
June 12, 2016 - 7:52am
June 5, 2016
Jeff Savage stands next to a green soapstone statue that he carved titled “Ojibwe Man.” Jamie Lund/
Fond du Lac artist combines heritage and art
June 5, 2016 - 9:37am
May 29, 2016
Honoring our Veterans: Coral Phelps
May 29, 2016 - 7:08am
May 28, 2016
Honoring our Veterans: Jason Paulson
May 28, 2016 - 4:02pm
Honoring our Veterans: Ed Thornton
May 28, 2016 - 6:08am
May 27, 2016
Honoring our Veterans: Rachel Broadway
May 27, 2016 - 3:01pm
Honoring our Veterans: Michael Moore
May 27, 2016 - 8:53am
May 22, 2016
Chris Mathews, current owner of  Advanced Design Awnings & Sign, holds the Joel Labovitz Established Entrepreneur Award award he won last month. Jamie Lund/
Signs of a winner
May 22, 2016 - 9:36am
May 12, 2016
Cyndee (CJ) Johnson, a physical education teacher at Esko’s Winterquist Elementary School and a partner with the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), received the first Let's Move! Active Schools Outstanding Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Award on April 7 in Minneapolis. The award recognizes an individual for his or her commitment to create dynamic and active learning environments for students. Photo by Katherine Bish
Johnson is always on the move: Esko teacher wins first ever PALS award for being a leader in physical activity
May 12, 2016 - 4:18pm
May 9, 2016
Esko Brent Smith runs during this year’s Boston Marathon, where he placed second in the men’s 60-64 division. Smith has been a distance star in northeastern Minnesota since the 1980s and won the men’s 55-59 division in the 2015 Grandma’s Marathon in 2:48:17. Photo courtesy of Boston Marathon
The running man: Brent Smith goes to Boston
May 9, 2016 - 1:03pm
May 5, 2016
Music Man
May 5, 2016 - 3:16pm