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October 15, 2011
Harris Stillwell stands proudly next to the Minnesota pillar at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. while there with last week's Honor Flight Northland.
Cloquet man takes flight of honor
October 15, 2011 - 10:02am
October 1, 2011
Mike and Linda Neault display their matching Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum rifles during last week's Minnesota Deer Hunters Association banquet in Carlton. Mike was honored as Minnesota's 2010 Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year, but insisted he and wife, Linda, are a teaching team. To surprise her, he bought her a gun matching the one he was awarded. 
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Blackhoof couple honored for making the world a safer place
October 1, 2011 - 1:31pm
September 16, 2011
Mackenzie Carlson dives into new worlds
September 16, 2011 - 10:41am
September 2, 2011
The Suhonen family from Wright take a seat in the beef barn at the Carlton County Fair this year. Pictured (from left) are Jeff, Theresa, Jennifer, Derek and Samantha. As evidenced by the number of trophies and ribbons they brought home from this year's fair (and their great attitudes), this Farm Family of the Year walks the walk.
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Suhonens named 2011 Farm Family of the Year
September 2, 2011 - 9:41am
August 22, 2011
Connie Anderson (right), the new adminstrator of Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, gets acquainted with resident Jo Andrews in one of the facility's garden spaces earlier this week. Anderson, who replaces retired adminstrator Larry Penk, began work earlier this month and is eager to get involved in the community. Wendy Johnson/
New Inter-Faith adminstrator realizes life's goal
August 22, 2011 - 11:55am
August 5, 2011
Ramona Laveau is well known for her Bismarks and teaches a class on how to make them with daughter Caroline.
Wrenshall family matriarch is one busy lady
August 5, 2011 - 10:29am
July 30, 2011
Life is chaotic, but always interesting when there are quadruplets around. Pictured (front, from left) are Naomi, Derrick, Lori, Tanya and Bryce Moe and (back, from left) are Paul Katalinich (Lori's husband), Trenton and Dennis Moe. Quadruplets Naomi, Derrick, Tanya and Bryce will start seventh grade at Cloquet Middle School this year. Big brother Trenton will be a senior at Cloquet. Contributed Photo
Family life with quads is never dull
July 30, 2011 - 10:33am
July 18, 2011
Dr. Steven Parkhurst has operated his chiropractic business on Cloquet Avenue since 1975. It wasn't until he was well into adulthood that he discovered his great-, great-, great-grandfather held an esteemed place in Minnesota history by being one of the first white men to identify the true source of the Mississippi River and help name it. Parkhurst wrote up an account of the event and was selected to record a video profile of it to be aired on the Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) network. Wendy Johnso...
Cloquet's Dr. Steven Parkhurst discovers an unexpected place in Minnesota history
July 18, 2011 - 3:28pm
July 6, 2011
Michael Jobe enjoys his time meeting with Julie Andrews (seated) as the fulfillment of a life-long dream. Accompanying him are family members (back, from left) Sue Jobe, Tammy Jobe, Lilly Wiklund, Jonal Wiklund, Wayne Jobe and Ashley Jobe. The Gifts From the Heart for Downs Foundation arranged the visit, which took place at a bookstore in the Twin Cities. Contributed Photo
Cromwell man meets one of his favorites
July 6, 2011 - 1:34pm
July 4, 2011
Carlton County archaeologist makes his living rediscovering the past
July 4, 2011 - 4:19pm
June 17, 2011
Kerrick Johnson is pictured with his family, daughter Kyra, 5 (left), Zoie, 8 (right), and wife Bridget holding their youngest daughter, Maya, 3. Lisa Baumann/lbaumann@
Hall of Fame track star made the right choice
June 17, 2011 - 12:40pm
June 10, 2011
Moose Lake girl in the fight of her young life
June 10, 2011 - 10:44am
June 3, 2011
Arvid Konu
Arvid Konu has stories to tell
June 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
May 27, 2011
Charlie (left) and his brother George Thompson were two of nine brothers who served in World War II. Jana Peterson/
The Thompsons are a family of heroes
May 27, 2011 - 2:26pm
May 19, 2011
Cloquet native Ryan Hanson now lives in Tucson, Ariz., with his family (from left) Carter, wife Kim, Taylor and Derek. Hanson is general manager for Target's online customer fulfillment center in Tucson, the culmination of six moves in the last 10 years with the Minneapolis-based retail giant. Kim, also a Cloquet native, is a registered nurse.  Contributed photo
Ryan Hanson is a team player
May 19, 2011 - 4:11pm