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Administrative shuffle continues
Storm brings washouts, road closures in Carlton County
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South Ridge makes school history
Tomhave second in consolations
State baseball: South Ridge wins historic game
Eskomos go 1-2 in Class AA
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
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Terrence Thomas Liebeck, Sr.
Yrjo "Charlie" Gronquist
Helen M. Koski
LeRoy "Butch" Essen
To the editor: Thankful for exchange program
Wright-Cromwell News: June 14 2018
Slices of Life: Who are the people in your neighborhood?
In praise of fathers, grandfathers
To the editor: Cloquet grad party successful
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Birds taking small steps into spring
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Warren (Andy) & Sandra (Sandy)
Mrs. Peggy Lavick
Tom & Monica Martin
Cold water can be a killer: DNR urges opening-day anglers to be prepared
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Northern pike added to state's catch-and-release record program
In Our Own Backyard
August 23, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...A portrait of the reporter as a young woman
It's strange to think I've been with the Pine Journal (and its predecessor, the Cloquet Journal) for almost 20 years now. When I first started,...
August 23, 2013 - 1:27pm
August 16, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Every garage sale tells a story
I've never been big on garage sales. It's not that I don't find them alluring -- I do. The thought of finding some unexpected treasure at a bargain price is intrinsic in most of us. It's just that I already have a house and garage so crammed with "stuff" that my husband calls it a...
August 16, 2013 - 3:58am
August 9, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...One life, one hope
A butterfly hatching from a chrysalis has long been a symbol of hope and emerging life. A few years ago it became popular to buy live butterflies...
August 9, 2013 - 3:11am
August 2, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...'Repent, that your sins might be wiped out'
Last weekend my husband came home with lipstick on his collar. Oh, it wasn't what you're thinking. Really. In fact, it actually happened in church. Following the call to worship and the opening hymn, the minister asked us to take a moment to turn to those sitting around us, shake...
August 2, 2013 - 3:41am
July 26, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...It's the summer of hot flashes and cold feet
This summer has had me going from hot to cold and everywhere in between. Three weeks ago the weather was blustery and wet, followed by a week of near-perfect temperatures over the Fourth and then a stifling heat wave that laid most of us low. Last Saturday's breezy, temperate weather...
July 26, 2013 - 1:40pm
July 19, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Feelin' the love
I'd never felt so loved in all my life. As I shuttled outdoors in Monday's early morning drizzle to fill one of my hummingbird feeders -- for...
July 19, 2013 - 1:27pm
July 12, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...CSI - or Wild Kingdom?
Ken and I settled back into our recliners with a delicious sense of anticipation for the drama that was about to unfold. The habit had become...
July 12, 2013 - 1:24pm
June 28, 2013
In Our Own Backyard....I double-dog dare ya!
I can remember it as though it was only yesterday -- the adrenalin rush, the sense of pending doom, the taste of fear in my mouth. I was about 9 or 10 years old, and I stood at the top of the diving raft at Blandin Beach in Grand Rapids, gazing down over the edge at the water far...
June 28, 2013 - 1:27pm
June 21, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Hangin' with the eagles
I could tell it was going to be a not-so-ordinary outing as soon as I put my kayak in the water. What I thought was going to be a sunny, muggy...
June 21, 2013 - 3:37am
June 14, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Please pardon my wings
Silver glitter nail polish was probably overkill for Tuesday's meeting of the Carlton County Board, but I wore it anyway. Anyone who may have...
June 14, 2013 - 7:26am
June 7, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Speak up!
A few days ago I listened to a speech language pathologist on The Today Show. She said the human voice is an important tool in conveying authority and confidence. She said the key to developing a strong, powerful, dynamic voice is proper breathing, from the abdomen rather from the...
June 7, 2013 - 1:39pm
May 31, 2013
In Our Own Backyard....It's a case of Jekyll and Hyde
I swore it was going to be different this time. My cats' last visit to the vet turned out to be a non-stop nightmare of screeches, growls and unexplained thumping all the way there. And try as I might, it was difficult to concentrate on my driving with Mufasa and Sunshine trying to...
May 31, 2013 - 1:55pm
May 24, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...You 'otter' be in pictures
It only took me one paddle stroke to feel as though I'd never been away. The ice on our small lake didn't go out until early last week, but...
May 24, 2013 - 3:52am
May 15, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Blizzard, anyone?
"Expect the unexpected and you will never be disappointed." That has become my mantra over the years. When I was pregnant with my second child,...
May 15, 2013 - 4:01pm
May 10, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...I'll see you at the movies
A day at the movies can be pretty much anything you want it to be. It's a fantasy trip of sorts, where you can pick your own personal destination. When...
May 10, 2013 - 1:04pm