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The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, along with the parents of Scott Christensen, are asking the public for help in identifying the person and vehicle that struck and killed the 24-year-old Aurora man last month. Investigators and the victim's mother, Rita Licari, held a news conference to ask anyone with information about the accident or who knows anyone who may have traveled on Highway 100 near Palo between 1:30 and 4 a.m.
Pine Journal columnist Parnell Thill, after years of readers wondering when he was going to come through with the goods, has published his first book, “Killing the Devil and Other Excellent Tricks.” A collection of mostly short stories, essays and poetry by Thill that draws the reader into the moment, it’s a page turner but also something people can absorb in bite-sized pieces. Pine Journal editor Jana Peterson chats with Thill about the book.
It may not feel like winter is ever coming, but odds are good that the Northland will get snow this year and the trails and jumps at Cloquet's Pine Valley...
Curtis C. Bush, former humble Cloquet blueberry farmer, now hailing from humble downtown Cotton, Minn., has had his first book published by Savage Press of Superior, Wis. “From Blueberries to Blue Seas” is the story of how Bush transitioned from being a humble farmer to becoming a humble sailor on the not-so-humble high seas of the five Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
County Seat Theater Company will put on the play: “The Christmas Foundling” Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-18, at the Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery. The play is about a baby boy who is orphaned in the California Sierras on Christmas Eve, 1850; two curmudgeonly miners agree to raise him. A decade later, the boy’s idyllic life is interrupted by the arrival of a meddling aunt, who intends to take him back to Boston for a formal education and a life of success.
Every year, right after election day, we gather to honor our veterans. But this year’s election was unlike many others. It was contentious. It got ugly. It even tested the bounds of our democracy. So, here we are. On the other side. And after so much focus on what divides us, today we focus on what unites us: A deep love of our country and a patriotism that goes way beyond simply feeling pride.
Although Cloquet native Marvin Gleason has been dead for more than 58 years, he lives on … his photographs on display in Cloquet, his name etched in stone on a war memorial across the country, and his memory embedded in the heart of a long ago sweetheart. Gleason was a World War II veteran, a brave and daring pilot who flew 100 combat missions in Korea and a “kind and wonderful man,” according to Genevieve (Sodeman) Callejo, who first met Gleason almost 70 years ago.
When Cloquet voters went to bed Tuesday night, it looked as if the three winners in the Cloquet School Board race were Nate Sandman, Jim Crowley and James Mallery, who was ahead of fourth-place finisher Duane Buytaert by 48 votes. However, on Wednesday morning, once the early voting ballots had been added in, it was Buytaert who was ahead by 46 votes.
A Cloquet man who was deer hunting was found dead of a gunshot wound Monday morning, Nov. 7. According to a press release from Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake, dispatch...
Optimistic that he would kick his health problems to the very end, legendary ski coach, outdoorsman, teacher and friend Joe Nowak left behind a litany of legacies when he died Thursday, Oct. 27, at the age of 88. As a jumper, Nowak set 11 ski jump records in the United States, Europe and Canada. He even has a ski hill in LaRiviere, Canada, named after him: the Nowak Express.