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October 24, 2014
The massive 260-acre pit between the Hilltop soccer fields and Interstate 35 is home to three gravel pits, a wood storage yard, an industrial landfill (center) and an asphalt plant, among other things. Noise was an issue this summer, with rock crushing going on at the gravel pit and the landfill operating at higher levels. The landfill and the gravel pit are on the agenda at upcoming city meetings. Jana Peterson/
Hilltop neighborhood struggles to find balance between homes, industrial pits
October 24, 2014 - 2:44am
October 17, 2014
Staff members of the Pine Journal and Northland Smart Shopper were among the first to respond to a challenge grant issued by Enbridge. Staff members donated $1 to the “kitty” every time they wore jeans to work. On Tuesday, they visited the shelter and donated $133, which will be matched by Enbridge. Shown here are (top, from left) FOA Executive Director Cindy Haglin, Scott Blatchford, Wendy Johnson, Barbie Into, and (front, from left) FOA Business Manager Diane Ege, Julie Schulz and Jana Peterson.
Enbridge issues challenge grant to help ‘Save Our Shelter’
October 17, 2014 - 6:36am
October 10, 2014
While the Sappi Fine Papers mill in Cloquet has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any paper mill in the world and generates nearly all of its own electricity (using nearly 80 percent renewable energy), mill officials are still concerned about how the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s pending request for elite Class I air quality status could complicate future projects or changes at Sappi or any of the the other industries in Cloquet. Jana Peterson/
Debating cleaner air: It's complicated
October 10, 2014 - 1:49pm
The ladies at Bethel Lutheran Church in Scanlon are planning to make 15-20 quilts for Operation Community Connect again this year. Operation Community Connect will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Cloquet Armory. Anyone is welcome to come to access services, grab a blanket or a warm winter coat or even get a number of medical screenings. Contributed Photo
Operation Community Connect: Help is on the way
October 10, 2014 - 12:49pm
October 5, 2014
Sixth Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk set for Oct. 11
October 5, 2014 - 11:11am
October 4, 2014
A homeless mother cat and her three kittens settle in after being brought into the Friends of Animals shelter in Cloquet on Monday by the animal control officer. So far this year the Shelter has taken in 253 dogs, 276 cats and eight other animals, such as rabbits and ferrets. Dwindling reserves and rising costs have put the future of the shelter in jeopardy, however. Wendy Johnson/
Animal shelter could close its doors for lack of funds
October 4, 2014 - 11:20am
September 19, 2014
The  ACT on Alzheimer’s organization, a volunteer-driven group that works to make communities more sensitive and responsive to those with dementia, identifies the characteristics that make a community more “dementia-friendly.” Contributed Graphic
Help make Cloquet a ‘dementia-friendly’ community
September 19, 2014 - 8:15am
Pipeline project faces another detour
September 19, 2014 - 4:43am
August 15, 2014
Freelance writer Charlotte Swanson interviews Lazy Moose and Lazy Bear restaurant owner David Lund, who has implemented a 12 percent service charge at both his Carlton County restaurants, which will be divided among staff in their paychecks. Jana Peterson/
Much ado about tipping
August 15, 2014 - 8:00am
August 8, 2014
60 people affected by E.coli
August 8, 2014 - 6:23am
July 25, 2014
Fond du Lac reports suspected E.coli outbreak
July 25, 2014 - 6:05am
July 16, 2014
Rep. Nolan asks postmaster to review proposed closures in Duluth and Bemidji
July 16, 2014 - 5:15pm
June 26, 2014
Sandpiper Pipeline OK'd by North Dakota public service panel
June 26, 2014 - 9:34am
June 6, 2014
Addiction recovery is a long road-Part V
June 6, 2014 - 9:00am
May 16, 2014
An estimated 10 percent of the babies that have to spend time in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Duluth’s Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital each year are born with “drug dependency” issues and have to be weaned off of the drugs in their first days or weeks of life. Photo by Heather Ainsworth
COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Drug addiction affects everyone
May 16, 2014 - 8:36am