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Construction begins on Cloquet Avenue
Carlton County employee airs union grievance
Vandals strike former Cloquet Middle School building
Tenants affected by fire receive assistance
Northwoods selects new CEO
Rodd's Ramblings: The joys of coaching
Cross-country cyclists ride through Carlton County
Sawdust 5K adds 'Jimmer' event; 1-Miler renamed
Northland Blitz play tough competitor
Baseball: Cloquet Legion, VFW teams staying busy
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Cynthia "Cindy" Sue DeBoer
Lewis Dean Ackerman
Alice D. Michaelson
Frederick E Swenson
David Alan Johnson
Slices of Life: The lost decade
Letter: Berg announces candidacy
Letter: Thanks for a great July 4
Finnish-Americans celebrate Juhannus
Hey, leadership: Let Congress work
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
Larry & Susan Sell
Warren (Andy) & Sandra (Sandy)
Mrs. Peggy Lavick
Tom & Monica Martin
Topwater, underwater drones have come to fishing
Cloquet duo sets fishing tourney record
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
March 18, 2018
1918 FIRES: Fleeing from Cloquet
Editor's note: This is the uncut version of a letter written a few days after the fire by an unnamed refugee from Cloquet.
March 18, 2018 - 8:24am
1918 FIRES: For Cloquet, it all started at milepost 62
Today, milepost 62 along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway line west of Brookston is a mostly quiet place. There is nothing here to suggest...
March 18, 2018 - 7:20am
February 25, 2018
'I think I can' ... Third-grader has grand plans for old Engine No. 16
Like the story of "The Little Engine That Could," the word "can't" doesn't appear to be part of 9-year-old Kaden Gariepy's vocabulary. Especially...
February 25, 2018 - 8:35am
November 18, 2017
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
This is the saga of Duluth & Northeastern Railroad engine No. 16, which spanned a useful career of more than 50 years and now sits in a place...
November 18, 2017 - 8:40am
May 5, 2017
Plans taking shape for 100th anniversary of 1918 fires
Almost 500 people dead, 52,000 displaced and over $100 million (in today's dollars) in damages ... imagine the headlines the devastation wrought...
May 5, 2017 - 9:40pm
February 20, 2017
Peterson gets a presidential invite
Local historian Joe Peterson got a large white envelope in late December. Inside he found an embossed invitation to President Donald Trump's...
February 20, 2017 - 9:56am
July 16, 2016
Historic maternity hospital gets new life
The newly-restored home located right across from the Cloquet Middle School may look like any other house to passers-by, but it’s not. In fact,...
July 16, 2016 - 10:26am
January 8, 2014
Esko history book arrives at last
A long-awaited history of Esko and surrounding Thomson Township is finally set to hit local newsstands.
January 8, 2014 - 5:24pm
December 5, 2013
Pearl Harbor is more than a memory to Cloquet man
When Pearl Harbor Day comes around on Dec. 7, for most it's only a date on a page in history. But for Cloquet's Arvid Carlson, it's as real...
December 5, 2013 - 12:39pm
October 11, 2013
Area observes 95th anniversary of Fire of 1918
When most people think of Oct. 12, they think of Columbus Day. If you ask an old-timer about Oct. 12, memories of the 1918 Fire still leap to...
October 11, 2013 - 2:59pm
October 6, 2013
Will Carlton and Thomson merge?
History is in the news again. Headlines in the Pine Journal over the past few months have announce that citizens of Carlton and Thomson -- across...
October 6, 2013 - 11:07pm
September 5, 2013
BEYOND THE PRIZE...A tribute to the 1963 Cloquet High School Basketball Team
Gather around good friends and I will tell you a remarkable story. A story that is heartwarming, heart breaking, dramatic -- and true! It happened...
September 5, 2013 - 12:13pm
April 11, 2013
Judge Lawrence Yetka to present program at museum
The Carlton County Historical Society will host a program by Judge Lawrence Yetka called "A Career Before Cell Phones" at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the history museum, 406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Born in Cloquet in 1924, Yetka followed in his father's footsteps and became a lawyer....
April 11, 2013 - 1:44pm
October 12, 2012
This Friday, Oct. 12, marks the 94th anniversary of the Fire of 1918 which took the lives of 453 people and consumed 52,000 homes. The terrible conflagration came on the heels of months of hot, dry weather - conditions that set the stage for the tragedy. The fire was ultimately sparked...
October 12, 2012 - 3:29pm
New document details well project on reservation 50 years ago
Long-time Cloquet resident Ann MacConnachie has preserved a timeless bit of area history.
August 12, 2012 - 6:51am