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Clusters of seeds hang from an ash tree on a January day. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: The bare winter trees are not so bare
January 19, 2019 - 10:58am
Cloquet prepares to take over ownership of ice arenas
January 19, 2019 - 10:49am
Rural ballot controversy surfaces in special election
January 18, 2019 - 12:09pm
Senate District 11 special primary election Jan. 22
January 18, 2019 - 4:04am
Carlton School Board seeks clarity on Wrenshall talks
January 17, 2019 - 3:56am
The Carlton boys basketball team celebrates with teammate Spencer Rousseau and the brown jug trophy after Rousseau made the game-winning shot from almost half-court Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Wrenshall. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Brown Jug game: Bulldog boys win trophy with buzzer-beater
January 16, 2019 - 2:14pm
The Carlton girls basketball team poses with the "Little Brown Jug" trophy after defeating Wrenshall 57-42 on Monday, Jan. 14. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Brown Jug game: Carlton girls continue reign over Wrenshall
January 16, 2019 - 11:29am
Stu Lourey and Michelle Lee
DFL candidates strive to reach voters in Tuesday primary
January 16, 2019 - 7:50pm
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Landon Langenbrunner shoots the puck past Eden Prairie's Luke Mittelstadt on Friday, Jan. 11, at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Boys hockey: CEC challenging, beating bigger foes
January 16, 2019 - 11:21am
Scoreboard
January 16, 2019 - 9:04am
Sample local fare at FDLTCC fundraiser Jan. 17
January 16, 2019 - 2:06pm
Skiers wait patiently at the top of the ski jump for everyone to get ready for the  competition. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Pine Valley hosts ski jumping, Nordic combined meet
January 15, 2019 - 4:25pm
Forest Lake peewee coaches question referee Kevin Kangas about a call made. Most of the time, the coaches are respectful of the referees' explanations, but once in a while, a coach will yell at a referee and get kicked out of the game. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Referee families swap jerseys for stripes
January 14, 2019 - 7:58am
Carlton School Board seated new members Susan Karp and Jeremy "Sam" Ojibway at the meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. Pictured from left: LaRae Lehto, Tim Hagenah, Jeremy “Sam” Ojibway, Susan Karp, Jennifer Chmielewski and Ann Gustafson. Andee Erickson / Pine Journal
Carlton School Board seats new members, disagrees on board compensation
January 11, 2019 - 4:37pm
Knapp column: Let people --EMDASH-- not government or 'the people' --EMDASH-- decide about gambling
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AJ House (right) and Shannon Taylor of Cromwell-Wright High School were tasked with making a concrete boat in an engineering and design class. Andee Erickson / Pine Journal

Two groups of students in a Cromwell-Wright High School engineering and design class each had to build a boat that floats while holding two students.

The twist? The primary material ...

Family and friends piled into the home of Tania Meyers-Jakubek to surprise her family, center, with Best Christmas Ever. Andee Erickson / Pine Journal

The morning after a crew of residents surprised the Fowler family of Sturgeon Lake by carrying gifts and a wish to make them feel held during hard times, Stephanie Fowler ...

Gavin LeBlanc (right) polkas with Shirley Tremblay at the Cloquet VFW dance Dec. 15. LeBlanc, who celebrated his 18th birthday there, credits his grandfather with instilling a love for polka in him. Jamey Malcomb / Pine Journal

Going dancing for an 18th birthday celebration isn't unusual.

An 18-year-old celebrating at the Cloquet VFW's weekly polka dance, however, is another matter, but Silver Bay's Gavin LeBlanc isn't an ...

The Lilya family, front from left, Danny and Nick, and back, Michael, Elyse, Sheryl and Dan, poses for a photo on a recent trip to visit Nick in the hospital. Submitted photo

About 23 years ago, a beautiful baby boy was born to Sheryl and Dan Lilya of Moose Lake. Nick appeared to be a healthy baby at 8 pounds, 14 ounces ...

The Carlton County Transfer stations recycles unwanted electronics for $9 per item. Andee Erickson / Pine Journal

Jeff Bergeron, who has worked at the Carlton Recycling Shed for three years, shared some of the most common recycling "don'ts" he sees residents mistake for "dos."

Plastic flower pots, ...

Mark King flips through a book in the Shaw Memorial Building in Cloquet that houses the Carlton County Historical Society. King took over as director of CCHS about three months ago. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)

Mark King never intended to become the Carlton County Historical Society director.

In fact, after he left home in Cloquet for college, he "never really saw himself coming back" to ...

Deborah Spears stands near her Cloquet home, where she hopes to construct a Pay It Forward Pantry. Residents experiencing hunger can access food from the pantry without leaving their neighborhood. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)

A Cloquet woman is hoping to jumpstart an innovative — and lower profile — way to address hunger in the community.

Deborah Spears wants to construct Pay It Forward Pantries ...

Tony Jurek was a prisoner of war from 1950-1953 in Korea. The then-18-year-old spent 33 months as a POW before being released when the war was over. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

A small round table covered with a white tablecloth and a place setting for one sits quietly in a corner by itself at the Cloquet VFW Post 3979. The table ...

Some might find it hard to believe that the tiny town of Automba was once a lumber boomtown with a railyard a half-mile long and quarter-mile deep, and three ...

A car drives past Dead Man’s Corner south of Kettle River after the Oct. 12, 1918 fires. Many people lost their lives on the infamous corner, as their autos left the road in the thick smoke and they died from the accident or burning to death as the fire raged on. Contributed Photo

Editor's note: This is the George Milczark 1918 fires story, as related by Frank Milczark on Oct. 6, 1970. The story was first published in the Moose Lake Star Gazette ...

Cloquet may have suffered the greatest financial losses in the Fires of 1918, but Moose Lake and the surrounding small towns in southern Carlton County paid a much dearer cost ...

Survivors of the 1918 fires dig a mass grave for fire victims in and around the Moose Lake area. Although the photo says 450 victims, not everyone was buried in the mass grave and some remains were likely never found as the fire burned so hot. Photo courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society

Editor's note: Twenty-year-old Tony Hanson sent a letter to his sister Alice after the fire, telling how he and the rest of the family survived the fire that destroyed Moose ...

Many Thomson Township residents escaped the fire via a DW&P train from the Harney depot, pictured here. Jennie Kinnunen Sota (1897-1981) remembered the train blew its whistle continually throughout its rescue attempt, hoping to guide people in the darkness. Contributed photo

A new book on the 1918 fire in Thomson Township was sparked by a mystery, according to resident, writer and former teacher Phil Johnson.

"We wanted to get a better ...

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