Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten

Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten

Regional Editor

Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten serves as regional editor, overseeing online and print production for the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.

A journalist with more than 10 years of experience in the industry, she has covered education, general assignment and solutions stories during that time. She has also edited opinion content and focused on audience engagement.

Zettel-Vandenhouten's work has received awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Her teams have received recognition from WNA and the Minnesota Newspaper Association.

She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She speaks English and just enough Spanish to navigate her way through Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Reach her at 218-720-4102 or

"We got to the bench where the trail overlooks the Black River quickly. The foliage hadn't started to change colors at that point, so green leaves filled our view. I bet it's a gorgeous spot to sit now that the leaves are starting to turn," writes Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten.
You won't be able to avoid the hills if you do the full loop, but they offer a great workout. Remember to bring the bug spray, too.
"It’s important to me that my son knows who my dad was — the things I loved about him and the things that drove me crazy."
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A lack of available child care slots has been an issue in Carlton County since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. But the pandemic thrust the issue into the spotlight and has spurred some action by local officials.
If you’re eligible, consider donating. One donation can save three lives. That's a pretty solid way to make a difference in the community.
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Davis, who can score at all three levels, never did get in a rhythm from any range. But it was no big deal because UW's complementary pieces carried the team this time.
In other action Tuesday,the girls and boys basketball teams topped Duluth Marshall and the girls hockey team lost to Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.
Judi Vitito has accepted a position as the director of curriculum and learning for Proctor Public Schools.