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Peterson gets a presidential invite
Carlton County Court Report: January 10, 2017
County commits funds to tackle blight
Everything is better in blue jeans, even fundraising
UPDATED: Body found in wooded area of Cloquet identified, no foul play suspected
Wilderness edge closer to top
CEC crowns five conference wrestling champs
Rebel girls end great season with loss to Bluejackets
Nordic: Maijala takes second at state Nordic meet, Ripp takes 11th
CEC girls hockey team falls in first round of playoffs
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Betty Eileen Sandberg
DAVID EDWIN KOECHER
LEWIS ROBERT KLEJESKI
DARLENE FAYE (SCHMITZ) SHORT
BETTY ANN (LECKINGTON) LEHNER
EDUCATION CORNER: Thank a school board member today
OP_ED: Please consider impact of landfill requests on neighbors, city residents
LETTER: Ms. Christmas has another successful year
OP-ED: My teachers cared, and I can't thank them enough
OP-ED: We are all (mostly) immigrants
SLICES OF LIFE: It is hard
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 16, 2017)
SLICES: The stalking of the secret shopper
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 9)
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 2, 2017)
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo'
OUR NEIGHBORS: Juntunen looks back on 40 years with Esko Fire
It's a mad, mad tea party
CMH birthing suites receive high marks
Pet of the Week
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Kallyn Joy Hjelle
Military Mail: Private Treavor Lowther
Birth Announcement: Vincent Robert Shymanski
Birth Announcement: Nicholas Alan Skoglund
Birth Announcement: Aria Jean Larson
caring and sharing
Part II: Two important Minnesota natives call Kettle River home
Part 1: The Kettle River watershed is scenic, wild and unique
NORTHLAND NATURE: Pine siskins join other finches at the feeder
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
Peterson gets a presidential invite
Local historian Joe Peterson got a large white envelope in late December. Inside he found an embossed invitation to President Donald Trump's...
4 hours 18 min ago
County commits funds to tackle blight
Commissioners unanimously endorsed a ground-breaking Neighborhood Revitalization Program at Tuesday's meeting of the Carlton County Board. The program will provide much-needed funding to upgrade vacant and substandard buildings in the county's neighborhoods and business districts....
6 hours 47 min ago
February 14, 2017
Trump’s top national security adviser resigning
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday under scrutiny over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office. Flynn submitted his resignation hours after Trump said through...
February 14, 2017 - 9:47am
February 10, 2017
Landfill vote delayed, Ed's Bakery to get a facelift (uncut)
All three audience members at the Cloquet City Council meeting Tuesday were there for a vote — on requests for increased hours and paper sludge at the industrial landfill near Hilltop Park — that was postponed at the request of the landfill owner.
February 10, 2017 - 4:47pm
February 5, 2017
MnDOT asks motorists to drive safely around snowplows
There have been more than 30 crashes this season involving vehicles and snowplows, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snowing operations.
February 5, 2017 - 5:02pm
February 4, 2017
Legislature, Governor pass tax cuts for more than 200,000 Minnesotans
According to a press release from Gov. Mark Dayton's office issued last month, following the introduction of the Dayton-Smith Tax Bill earlier this month, Dayton signed bipartisan legislation cutting taxes by $21 million for more than 200,000 Minnesota taxpayers in January. The bipartisan...
February 4, 2017 - 11:01am
February 2, 2017
MNsure extends deadline to purchase health insurance to Feb. 8
Earlier this week, MNsure announced a one-week special enrollment period (SEP) to give Minnesotans additional time to purchase health insurance and benefit from a new state law that provides an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125,000 Minnesotans...
February 2, 2017 - 3:56pm
January 29, 2017
Open enrollment deadline passes for Cloquet School District
Scarbrough and board members also noted it was Paraprofessional Recognition Week. “We would be hard-pressed to deliver all the services that we offer in our school district without the help of paraprofessionals,” Scarbrough said. The next Cloquet School Board meeting starts...
January 29, 2017 - 12:07pm
January 28, 2017
Board approves new Christian school at New Life Church
New Life Community Church agreed to provide the site and Lakeview Christian Academy said they would operate the school under its umbrella, if the permit was approved.
January 28, 2017 - 5:11am
January 21, 2017
Council accepts bids for sewer lining, Pine Valley bike trail
The Cloquet City Council suspended the retail tobacco license of Sunnyside Liquor after they failed a second investigation for sales to a minor within 24 months. Cloquet City Administrator Brian Fritsinger said the city does a variety of investigations and checks for minor use of...
January 21, 2017 - 12:55pm
January 19, 2017
Public hearing on Highway 210 waterline tonight at Transportation Building
"The legal limit for arsenic in your water is 10 parts — there's actually been levels up around the 450 level, or 45 times the legal limits of arsenic. So it's only become more imperative to get water supply to this area."
January 19, 2017 - 6:07am
January 18, 2017
Council hearing on landfill requests delayed until Feb. 7
The proposal is scheduled to be discussed and likely voted on at the council’s 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. It is not a public hearing, although residents are always encouraged to attend council meetings and there is a time to speak at the start of each meeting.
January 18, 2017 - 7:02pm
January 17, 2017
UPDATED: Commission votes for landfill, council vote Feb. 7
The Cloquet Planning Commission voted to recommend the city grant requests by SKB Environmental Cloquet Landfill, Inc. — aka Shamrock industrial landfill — for longer opening hours and a higher cap for paper sludge, which contributes to the creation of methane gas at higher levels....
January 17, 2017 - 12:29pm
January 8, 2017
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: City, Community Ed partner to run park activities
Councilors will be interviewing applicants for two positions on the Parks Commission. Rick Stowell resigned his position and Amy Louhela said she would like to be reappointed to her position, since her term expired. The council voted to require Louhela to also interview for her position. The...
January 8, 2017 - 1:56pm
January 7, 2017
CARLTON COUNTY BOARD: County levy to increase by 4.59 percent
After some debate about changing the levels to reflect time spent or distance traveled, commissioners set the per diem payments at $50 (again) for county board members for attending various commission, board and committee meetings as a board member, along with expenses such as mileage...
January 7, 2017 - 11:31am