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Big dreams come true for small town girl

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 couldn’t be a soldier. And just because she was a woman, that was no reason …continue reading on

Our Neighbors…The Bailey Family

December 21, 2012 in Pine Journal

Honor Flight brings Christmas to Bailey family
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Cloquet man runs for kids in Uganda… and just because

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.
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103-year-old woman credits ‘hard work and good food’ for long life

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.
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For the love of the draw: Holyoke couple fall in love with quick draw shooting

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

Our Neighbors…Paul Fahlstrom

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.
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Barnum alumnus recalls fiery start to World War II

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.
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Puttinf faith into action

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

Cloquet native takes love of animals to new heights

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

Our Neighbors…There’s no place like home

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.
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