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Our top stories from 2021

At the Pine Journal, we are honored to share the unique and compelling local stories of our community and work hard to keep you informed. In 2021, we published more than 800 articles sharing the news and stories that matter to you. As we welcome a new year, let’s reflect on some of the top stories from 2021 that connected our community.

Cloquet’s Conwed employees feel aftermath of asbestos 36 years later

Workers at the Conwed factory claim they unknowingly risked their health, causing some to develop lung abnormalities, while others lost their lives.

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Cloquet barn home is full of character

Ex-spouses put their custom-built barn house on the market. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom and nine-acre property is a must see.

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B&B Market owners sell business to longtime employee

Since 1988, John and Kim Lind have owned and operated B&B Market. Now, they’re selling the business to longtime employee Jake Richardson.

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Beryl Novak has lived alone in his one-room deer shack for 44 years. That’s the way he likes it.

Since 1977 Beryl Novak has called the northern woods of Minnesota home. After purchasing 40 acres of land and moving a one-room shack to the site for deer hunting, Novak liked it so much he moved in for good.

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‘Evil resorts’ dominated Canal Park in Duluth-Superior’s vice-ridden early days

Rowdy saloons and brothels in the city’s Tenderloin district, now known as Canal Park, captured headlines as “evil resorts” and “houses of ill repute” in the late 1800s and well into the 1900s.

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As reported by Carlton County District Court.