Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune.
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Twice Told Tales has no paid staff. All of its profits from the store go directly back into the community, Class said. To date, the bookstore has generated more than $40,000 for people in need around Mahtowa. The company has helped residents recover from a house fire, provided unemployment assistance and helped with medical emergencies.
In December, Cloquet received a $784,000 library construction grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to expand the 12,000-square-foot facility by 7,000 square feet. Cloquet City Administrator Aaron Reeves said the city would pay itself back for the services when it bonded for the remainder of the money.
The Carlton Board of Education is placing several options on the table as talks with the Wrenshall board continue to falter, including consolidation with other districts and potentially dissolving the district.
The Cloquet City Council has launched another investigation — this time into one of its own. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, March 19, the council ordered an outside investigation into eight allegations of misconduct against Ward 5 Councilor Steve Langley made by former Cloquet Police Department Chief Wade Lamirande.
From melting ice to bath bombs, students at Wrenshall School have been conducting experiments to test any number of different theories. Students displayed the results of their experiments at the Wrenshall Science Fair on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12, in the school commons area. The fair was also open for parents and community members to walk through Tuesday evening prior to the spring band concert at Wrenshall.
Cromwell-Wright junior Micah Pocernich caught fire in the Section 5A boys basketball championship, scoring 37 points to lift the Cardinals to a 65-52 win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Friday night in Crosby. The Cardinals advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 1996, before any player on the team was even born. Cromwell-Wright played for the section title last season, but fell to Hinckley-Finlayson.
Senior Marcus Pocernich scored 17 points and hit a pair of well-timed 3-pointers in the second half to lead Cromwell-Wright back to the Section 5A championship game with a 69-51 victory over Nevis on Wednesday, March 13, in Brainerd.
The Cloquet City Council is pursuing a new study of the Cloquet Police Department.
Things looked grim for Cromwell-Wright late in their Section 5A quarterfinal against Browerville-Eagle Valley on Monday, March 11, in Brainerd.
The computer lab at Barnum High School was a hurricane of activity after school Thursday, Feb. 28, with the school's robotics team working to get itself ready for their creation's first competition this week.