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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 when it comes to the historic train that makes its home in Cloquet's Fauley Park.
Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2017 expire Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource
Esko cornerback Branden Matteen signs his letter of intent to play football for the University of Minnesota Duluth surrounded by family members on National Signing Day Feb. 7. Photo by Chad Stoskopf/Special to the Pine Journal
For the first time in at least 18 years, the Cloquet City Council was going to be asked Tuesday to approve citizen appointments to city volunteer boards and commissions without discussion or being part of the evaluation process. But it didn't happen. This is a longer version of the story that ran in this week's Pine Journal.
In the months since the Carlton School District building referendum failed, it seems the divide between those who voted for the $22 million-$27 million building referendum and those who voted against it isn't getting any smaller. To try to bridge that gap, the School District is looking for help from up to 14 community members willing to volunteer their time and energy to having a deeper conversation with residents — one person at a time.
Whether it was the 10,000 lumens of light blasting their winter-weary bodies or simply the company, the SunSpot bus was a happy place to be on the last day of Mental Health Week at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College earlier this month.
Natalie White and John Thoennes take off in the first Frozen Forester Adventure Run on Jan. 27. The unique 7.2-mile run took place in the wilds of Carlton County between Brookston and Floodwood and required a compass and a map to complete. Racers could cut five minutes from their time by wearing flannel, bringing a can of soup and/or bringing their own detailed map. White finished first in roughly 3 hours and 45 minutes; Thoennes finished second (and last since they were the only two racers). "There's room for growth," said race organizer Tim Krohn with a chuckle.
The city of Carlton is taking a stand against copper-nickel sulfide mining. Carlton City Councilors Ann Gustafson, Heather MacDonald and Mayor Kitty Bureau passed a resolution at the Feb. 14 council meeting in support of a moratorium on copper-nickel sulfide mining.
No one was injured when mobile home described by authorities as “abandoned” was destroyed by fire Saturday night. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office and Cromwell/Wright Fire Department responded to a 911 call just after 11:30 p.m. regarding a home on fire in the 1100 block of West County Line Road in Beseman Township. Upon arrival, crews found the house engulfed in flames, but the fire had mostly burned out by that time, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Step back in time and meet Anna Dickie Olesen, a Cloquet fire survivor, portrayed by Carlton County Historical Society director Rachael Martin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Cloquet museum.