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Cloquet Council gives interim police chief the job, bypasses normal hiring process
Carlton County Court Report: September 3-4, 2017
Cloquet City Council to discuss hiring for police chief tonight
Carlton County Court Report: September 1-2, 2017
Carlton County Court Report: August 31, 2017
Ripp runs 'his race' to huge win at Swain
Thunder pushing to finish on a high note
Cardinals edge Bombers in marathon match
Kelley, Bender combine to blank Eskomos 6-0
Scoreboard - October 12, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Steven M. Saylor
Grace Darlene Caffey
Linda Louise Levar Powers
James Ronald Smith
Dale Anthony Desautel
Guest Commentary: Parting thoughts on high school sports
To the Editor: Enough is enough!
Guest Commentary: The importance of high school coaches
September ritual: Turning crabapples into jelly
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Wright-Cromwell News: Oct. 11 2017
Slices of Life: Storing the boat
WRIGHT-CROMWELL NEWS: Oct. 5 2017
Slices of Life: Home delivery is a mixed bag
Finn News: Fall time is Finnish time for celebrations!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
Duluth-based crime writer at library Tuesday
County Seat Theater remakes 'Blithe Spirit'
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
Autumn shows off her colors
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Slices of Life
June 25, 2017
The joy of worrying
When they grow up and gain independence the angst is still there, but it doesn't hinge on your actions; it hinges on theirs and that loss of control can be even more terrifying than parenthood itself.
June 25, 2017 - 9:40am
June 18, 2017
Three boys on the beach
June 18, 2017 - 11:15am
June 11, 2017
Hitting the sauce
Sauces are an essential element of nearly every cuisine worldwide — from chimichurri in Argentina to sriracha in Thailand and everywhere in between. The world would be lost without sauce.
June 11, 2017 - 8:53am
June 4, 2017
I pull the dandelions out of the garden, without consciousness or appreciation of their sunny yellow dispositions. They are weeds, after all. Gardeners think nothing of pulling weeds in order to make room for the non-weedy, desirable plants. But who decides which is which? It's...
June 4, 2017 - 8:30am
June 2, 2017
Slices of Life: Bad days and good days
A friend mentioned it was her wedding anniversary. She was in a celebratory mood, and rightly so. I asked her the date, because I wasn't sure, and when she told me I realized it was an anniversary for me as well. Except mine was a sorrowful milestone. I felt a cloud descend and a...
June 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
May 21, 2017
Slices of Life: Gardening with my gloves off
With spring comes gardening and gardening comes with a cost — to my poor bare hands. Simply put, gardening involves dirt and dirt is, well, dirty. It gets under your fingernails and sneaks into crooks and crevices you didn't even know existed. I scrub with a toothbrush (not...
May 21, 2017 - 8:40am
May 14, 2017
Slices of Life: The definition of mother
Mothers are embarrassing, especially to a 13-year-old, especially in public. They can be exasperating, especially when they won't let you stay out late or demand that you take one more bite of your broccoli. They are entirely overbearing and exceedingly oppressive and essentially...
May 14, 2017 - 9:48am
Right of way
I have trust issues with other cars, or more specifically the drivers of those cars. You can't count on them to see you or follow the rules of the road. Many are looking at phones. Everyone knows you shouldn't text and drive but I see it all the time. Hence my caution and predisposition...
May 14, 2017 - 8:08am
May 7, 2017
Slices of Life: Emojimania
The first cell phones with readily available emoji capabilities were released in the U.S. in 2011. According to Emojipedia (which actually exists) there are currently 1,851 emoji characters, with another 69 set to be released in June of this year.
May 7, 2017 - 10:40am
April 23, 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Just because you can't see someone's toast crumbs doesn't mean they aren't there. I said this column was about toasters. I guess I lied. It's about life and crumbs and what we do with them — because we all have crumbs and splotches on our stainless and scorched spots where we'd...
April 23, 2017 - 10:12am
April 18, 2017
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
We never mastered the barbecue grill. Oh, we tried, of course – in the early years of our marriage. We charred countless chicken breasts and burned a multitude of steaks. Shrimp on the barbie was never as it was supposed to be. No amount of barbecue sauce could salvage our calamities....
April 18, 2017 - 3:33pm
April 16, 2017
Slices of Life: The purge
Emptying the rooms was liberating (and backbreaking). The space felt pure without all the stuff. During the duration of our project, I came to value the empty purity. I didn’t want to refill our new rooms with old clutter and vowed any item returning post-project had to earn its...
April 16, 2017 - 8:57am
March 26, 2017
Not to be negative but...
I try to be positive. Except in one key area where I have no choice or voice. I blame my parents for my negativity. They both contributed equally to a situation I couldn't change if I tried. To be fair, neither could they. You might say it's in my blood. Literally.
March 26, 2017 - 8:52am
March 12, 2017
/p>Most of the things we talk about aren't earth shattering or life changing. Results of a math test. The book he is reading for English. An upcoming sporting event. A Friday night school dance. Normal, everyday topics that anchor us to a normal, everyday life.
March 12, 2017 - 8:20am
March 5, 2017
Slices of Life: We just kept having babies
We signed up for the marathon because we like to pull the band-aid off slowly. I’ve done middle school algebra four times now and I’m finally getting good at it.
March 5, 2017 - 8:42am