Articles written by Emily Swanson
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Making the most of mojakka
Tim Winker loves living here, and he's always looking for ways to engage his neighbors in his passions. Whether it's car racing, saunas, accordions, or the delicious soup/stew called mojakka, Tim...
There will be an air of artistry down by the river
Creatives are sharing their talents to bring more people and businesses to the West End of Cloquet. Come out from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 27, and watch watercolor and oil painters capture the St.... Full story
Food Sources: Cooking with love and melding tradition
When you watch good cooks in action, all their senses are engaged. They are tuned into how the sauce feels against the spoon, whether the vegetables are glistening as they are sauteed, how the bread s... Full story
Minogitoon: When creative people thrive, communities prosper
On the first day of 2017, Glenn and I settled into our new community and new marriage, hopeful that we would find good friends and a satisfying way of living at Oldenburg House. We really didn't know... Full story
Food Sources: Pie project eases some pain
Grief calls for food in every culture. Friends arriving with bread, lasagna, brown paper grocery bags of fancy deli treats — it’s a helpful, practical act, but also a loving reminder that we are...
Food Sources: Savoring local during pandemic
Easter morning at dawn is the perfect time to write my long overdue column about Promised Land Farm eggs. The word Easter is thought to come from the German myth about Eostre, the goddess of the...
Food Sources: Nutrition director dishes on scratch cooking
Very few communities recommend their local hospital cafeteria as the best place to eat. But we do, thanks to Pat McCoy - aka "The Real McCoy" - director of nutrition services at Cloquet Community...
Food Sources: Berry farm keeps pace with new owners (with recipe)
You might have read about the results of the Blandin Foundation's Rural Pulse survey - it's sweet news about us and our neighbors. More than eight in 10 folks (84 percent) living in our part of rural...
FOOD SOURCES: From France to Midwest, creating food culture
Our region is flush with great food. From the Fond du Lac Band's indigenous gardeners to Mahtowa beekeepers, Wrenshall sustainable farmers, Carlton shiitake mushroom growers, Esko picklers, Moose...