July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
Early on in life, Cloquet native Teri (Smith) Pleinis learned to tackle challenges head on.
Just because she was four feet, 10-and-a-half inches, that was no reason she couldnât be a soldier. And just because she was a woman, that was no reason …continue reading on pinejournal.com
December 21, 2012 in Pine Journal
Honor Flight brings Christmas to Bailey family
December 7, 2012 in Pine Journal
Tim Krohn is just home from an invigorating sundown run with friends along the lake walk in Duluth.
He’s had just enough time to address the pets’ needs and clear a spot at the table. He’s about to tell his story. It must dawn on him he might not be the best one for the job, so he apologizes early on for not being “an extroverted kind of guy.”
He’s got a sense of humor, though.
November 23, 2012 in Pine Journal
When Bernice McFarlane was born none of the following had been invented: zippers, traffic lights, penicillin, ballpoint pens, nylon stockings or milk cartons.
November 10, 2012 in Pine Journal
Debbie and Marvin Stadin of Holyoke are part of a burgeoning niche in the gun owning community that calls itself the Cowboy Fast Draw Association. It’s exactly what it sounds like, only instead of drawing on another man, the shooter draws on a 2-foot diameter circular target. Debbie won state championships in South Dakota and Minnesota this summer and came in fifth in Worlds in Nevada. Continue Reading
September 28, 2012 in Pine Journal
A lot of people know about the Great Fire of 1918 that almost destroyed Cloquet. However, many people probably know very little about the history of rebuilding the city. Only about 3,000 people returned after the fire, half the population.
August 31, 2012 in Pine Journal
You’ve heard of baptism by fire?
Such was the beginning of World War II for Barnum graduate Donald Long.
August 2, 2012 in Pine Journal
Pastor Mike Stevens led local volunteer efforts following the flash flood in Carlton County because he’s used to helping after disasters. After all, this was his fifth. This time, however, he didn’t have to travel so far to volunteer. Continue Reading
July 15, 2012 in Pine Journal
Cloquet High School graduate Meghan Johnson grew up in a family that included multiple dogs, a parrot, several ducks, numerous fish and more. Johnson is now parlaying her love of animals into a career in veterinary science that has led her in directions she never dreamed of before. Continue Reading
June 16, 2012 in Pine Journal
Here’s a multiple choice question for you.
Where would you like to start your business: Hawaii, Cloquet or (fill in the blank)?
For Jeff and Alyson Leno, the choice was simple.