It’s human nature. We want what we don’t have. It’s a condition that often follows us through life.RELATED CONTENT
Two meetings called “Democracy in Action” were held last week for the public to discuss the Sandpiper Pipeline Project. Enbridge, the project sponsor, was not invited to participate in the meeting.RELATED CONTENT
I can’t imagine a man anywhere who would bother putting a duvet cover on a comforter — settling instead to just throw the dang thing over the bed and call it a day.RELATED CONTENT
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.RELATED CONTENT
I have a friend who wondered out loud on Facebook whether it was weird for her to be excited about the purchase of a new vacuum cleaner. There can be only one answer to an outrageous question like this: H-E-double toothpicks, no!
I can still recall lying groggily in bed in the predawn hours, hearing my dad up and about, getting ready to head out to the deer stand. I could hear the cold wind blowing and the frozen tree branches rattling outside my window, and I knew daylight was still hours away. I was only too happy to settle back into my warm covers and go back to sleep.RELATED CONTENT
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.
Halloween night, the corner of Chestnut and Park, around 10:45, fire licking low in the fireplace, lights in the living room dim, the remaining candy resting abandoned in a bowl next to the front door....
In spring, the garage sale signs blossom slowly. Come fall, and suddenly the color of the day in Cloquet is orange, and we’re not talking blaze orange hunting jackets either. Rather, tiny rectangles of orange paper suddenly appear on area vehicles left parked along the street overnight, advising the owner that winter parking is now in effect. What is winter parking, the recently arrived resident asks?RELATED CONTENT
Somehow, I found myself doing the “YMCA” on the top bleacher behind the Hermantown band. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but it must have been the magical quality of a late autumn eve under the “Friday night lights” of a high school football game.RELATED CONTENT
The morning dawned bright and sunny on a beautiful day. We had picked up some blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and other foods that were as close as we could find to our traditional foods when we were in downtown Luxembourg the day before.
“You don’t really appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.” These wise words came out of the mouth of my 16-year-old son; surprisingly, he wasn’t referring to a Snicker’s bar.RELATED CONTENT
Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about industry “freight trains” that are picking up momentum in our area and that might be difficult — if not impossible — to stop, no matter what the consequences. A lot has been written lately about the proposed EnbridgeRELATED CONTENT
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