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Harry's Gang: A lot changes in a city in 20 years

It’s been 20 years, and Cloquet has changed a bit since I first moved to town on Oct. 1, 1999.

There were two weekly newspapers then, too, the old Pine Knot and the upstart Cloquet Journal. But those papers eventually merged into the Pine Journal, and we had one paper until the new Pine Knot News started up last year.

Cloquet had video rental stores all over: McDonald Rental, Spotlight Video and a few others. Some gas stations rented videos too — big, clunky VHS tapes. DVDs were just gaining popularity, but most new releases and all the old classics were on VHS. They imposed a fine if you didn...