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Duluth man charged with theft after stealing TVs from Wal-Mart

A Duluth man faces theft charges after shoplifting from the Cloquet Wal-Mart store and hiding in a dumpster to evade police.

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Bookkeeper charged with swindling employer out of $88,000

A long-time bookkeeper for Pine Ridge Homes has been charged with six counts of theft by swindle after allegedly writing some $88,000 in unauthorized checks to herself.

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Thanksgiving dinner is on the table - and you're invited!

The Carlton County community, The College of St. Scholastica and a host of area volunteers are planning the Eighth Annual Community Thanksgiving Buffet for people of the area who are going to be alone on Thanksgiving Day, would like to share the holiday meal with others or who are homebound and would enjoy a hot meal.

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Our View: It's your business - why not shop there?

We are fortunate indeed to have as many small businesses as we do here in Carlton County, contributing to the area’s economy and offering the sort of unique service and merchandise that only small businesses can offer.

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Bus catches fire at Cloquet Middle School

Possible tragedy was averted Tuesday afternoon when quick thinking and fast reactions helped avert injury during a school bus fire at the Cloquet Middle School.

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What were those strange lights in the sky?

A call for any accounts of sightings of strange lights in the sky last Friday went out to Pine Journal Facebook friends, attracting nearly 2,000 hits and yielding a landslide of first-hand reports.

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Cloquet man shares Presidential memories

For retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Cloquet native Lawrence Yetka, this week’s 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy brings with it bittersweet memories.

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Cloquet man charged with bank burglary

A Cloquet man was formally charged with second-degree burglary on Monday in connection with the Nov. 13 burglary of CornerStone State Bank in Cloquet.

Our View: Pass the turkey – and let’s go shopping!

In recent days we’ve heard of an ever-increasing number of businesses who are not only opening earlier and earlier for the traditional “Black Friday” shopping event on the day after Thanksgiving, but earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day itself.

Cloquet man sentenced for sexually assaulting a minor

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In Our Own Backyard...Feelin' the love

I’d never felt so loved in all my life. As I shuttled outdoors in Monday’s early morning drizzle to fill one of my hummingbird feeders — for the umpteenth time this summer — an adoring crowd of the tiny birds swirled about my head.

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In Our Own Backyard...CSI - or Wild Kingdom?

Ken and I settled back into our recliners with a delicious sense of anticipation for the drama that was about to unfold. The habit had become part of our routine in an amazingly short time. In fact, it would be fair to say we had become addicted to it.

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In Our Own Backyard....I double-dog dare ya!

I can remember it as though it was only yesterday — the adrenalin rush, the sense of pending doom, the taste of fear in my mouth.

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In Our Own Backyard...Hangin' with the eagles

I could tell it was going to be a not-so-ordinary outing as soon as I put my kayak in the water. What I thought was going to be a sunny, muggy afternoon threatened to become something quite the opposite.

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In Our Own Backyard...Please pardon my wings

Silver glitter nail polish was probably overkill for Tuesday’s meeting of the Carlton County Board, but I wore it anyway.

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In Our Own Backyard...Speak up!

There’s a lot of research that points to the fact that people with strong, powerful voices are perceived as having greater self-confidence than people with softer voices. If that’s the case, I ought to be President.

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In Our Own Backyard….It’s a case of Jekyll and Hyde

I swore it was going to be different this time. My cats’ last visit to the vet turned out to be a non-stop nightmare of screeches, growls and unexplained thumping all the way there.

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In Our Own Backyard…You ‘otter’ be in pictures

It only took me one paddle stroke to feel as though I’d never been away.

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In Our Own Backyard…I’ll see you at the movies

A day at the movies can be pretty much anything you want it to be. It’s a fantasy trip of sorts, where you can pick your own personal destination.

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In Our Own Backyard…Spring – or Twilight Zone?

I suddenly saw something whiz past out the corner of my eye. I wheeled in that direction and much to my surprise, I spotted a butterfly. A butterfly – only one day after the snow had fallen so thickly we could hardly navigate!

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