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July 10, 2015
Contestants in the first July Fourth pie eating contest during Cloquet’s festivities got up close and personal with their apple pies, topped with whipped cream and red sprinkles in honor of the holiday. Miles Hill (inset) of Cloquet took first place, with Lexis Kunz of Brookston coming in second. Jana Peterson/
Cloquet Fourth Fest filled with family friendly fun
July 10, 2015 - 2:37pm
June 30, 2015
Brickyard creates memories and meals
June 30, 2015 - 10:51am
June 15, 2015
Harvey Warren
Former Cloquet resident recalls battle of Iwo Jima
June 15, 2015 - 3:28pm
May 30, 2015
Special Olympics athletes, volunteers have a ball
May 30, 2015 - 8:23am
Esko man brings teaching to life
May 30, 2015 - 3:57am
May 16, 2015
Renowned nature photographer tells of fire, friends, recovery
May 16, 2015 - 7:27am
May 10, 2015
Posse calm under fire and sirens
May 10, 2015 - 9:58am
May 8, 2015
Cloquet snow sculptor is ‘living the dream’ by the largest mountain carving in progress
May 8, 2015 - 6:03pm
Volunteer Highlight: Nathan Doebler
May 8, 2015 - 3:22pm
May 2, 2015
Flanked by his children, Stephanie and Pedro Jr, Pedro Aranda shows off some dishes he cooked himself at Pedro’s Grill and Cantina (formerly known as Mexico Lindo) in downtown Cloquet. Pedro’s wife, Erika, couldn’t make the interview.  The Aranda’s recently purchased the restaurant outright from former owner (and sort of partner) Felipe Mata. 
Photos by Jana Peterson/
OUR NEIGHBORS: Restaurateur is making his name known in Cloquet
May 2, 2015 - 9:13am
April 18, 2015
Ashley Frones holds Frank the farm cat as she stands near her award-winning Tennessee Walking Horse, Elliott this spring. Jamie Lund/
Woman’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ is a winner
April 18, 2015 - 6:59am
April 10, 2015
A group of people featured in the Our Neighbors columns over the years gathered for a photo outside the Pine Journal
Oh, the stories she told
April 10, 2015 - 3:08pm
March 30, 2015
Friends of Animals co-founder Diane Parkhurst snuggles up to one of her two cats, Izzy. Parkhurst had the foresight to see that stray and abandoned animals in Carlton County deserved to have a new lease on life. Wendy Johnson/
Our Neighbors…Diane Parkhurst: Cloquet woman had foresight to lobby for animals
March 30, 2015 - 2:13pm
March 6, 2015
OUR NEIGHBORS...The many faces of Summer Hagen
March 6, 2015 - 5:22am
February 20, 2015
Longtime youth hockey coach Jerry Couture stands by his own personal “wall of fame” in his home, depicting all of the teams he coached over the years. He holds his latest "pride and joy" in his arms - a bronze hockey figure presented to him in January by some of his former players. Wendy Johnson/
Hockey coach mentored youth – on and off the ice
February 20, 2015 - 6:00am