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February 26, 2017
Barnum resident and Cloquet High School alumnus Brian Saaristo decided that getting both legs blown off from the knees down in an IED explosion in Iraq was a second chance at life. The determined former soldier has definitely made an impact in the years since. Jamie Lund/
Veteran grabs second chance to help others
February 26, 2017 - 8:07am
February 19, 2017
Jeff Juntunen (right) celebrates his Emergency Services Lifetime Achievement Award with his son, Jason, a firefighter with the Cloquet Area Fire District, and granddaughter Maili, who has her own miniature fire truck already. Jeff Juntunen recently retired as chief of the Esko Volunteer Fire Department after 40 years with the department. Photo by Wendy Johnson/For the Pine Journal
OUR NEIGHBORS: Juntunen looks back on 40 years with Esko Fire
February 19, 2017 - 8:02am
February 5, 2017
Cloquet native lands in Washington D.C.
February 5, 2017 - 8:36am
February 2, 2017
Pet of the Week
February 2, 2017 - 3:42pm
January 8, 2017
Volunteer Highlight: Leola Rodd
January 8, 2017 - 10:09am
January 7, 2017
Barber Darold Powers... by Jamie Lund/
Shear excitement: A barber tells his story
January 7, 2017 - 10:22am
December 24, 2016
Cromwell woman celebrates 101 years
December 24, 2016 - 10:09am
December 16, 2016
Barnum alumnus Donald Long stands outside the base where he was stationed — Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station — when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe base across the island of Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941. Long was part of a group of Pearl Harbor survivors who went back to Hawaii earlier this month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack. John Riedy/The Greatest Generation Foundation
Barnum grad revisits Pearl Harbor … 75 years later
December 16, 2016 - 9:58am
November 5, 2016
Finnish writers, photographer spotlight ‘Finndians’ in new book
November 5, 2016 - 7:43am
October 22, 2016
Our Neighbors: Lumberjacks Nordic coach headed into Hall of Fame
October 22, 2016 - 6:14am
October 15, 2016
James Kunze is the newest family member to work on the Cloquet Terminal Railroad. His great-great-grandfather started on the railroad 110 years ago. Contributed Photos
Our Neighbors: Family, railroad history track together
October 15, 2016 - 2:12pm
October 11, 2016
Volunteer Highlight: Carol Schubert
October 11, 2016 - 7:15am
October 8, 2016
All five Anderson siblings have been married to their spouse for 50-plus years. Richard and Winnie Anderson (from left) have been married 60 years, Jerry and Lois Anderson, 60 years, Bonnie and Fred Anderson, 57 years, Barb and Ed Stahlbush, 62 years, and Janet and Doug Niesen, 55 years. Jamie Lund/
Do the Anderson siblings know the secret to wedded bliss?
October 8, 2016 - 8:56am
September 27, 2016
Little girl shares ‘lots’ of love
September 27, 2016 - 12:50pm
September 19, 2016
Flower power: Sunflowers tower to new heights
September 19, 2016 - 10:15am