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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
September 3, 2017
To the Editor: City's skatepark PLA use is pretty sketchy
PLAs force all of the contractor's workers, union or not, to become a union employee for the project, whether they wish to join that union or not. So much for worker choice. Because of these and many other inflexible mandates found in PLAs, merit shop contractors who choose not to...
September 3, 2017 - 8:57am
September 1, 2017
To the Editor: Sue the Teamsters union
I am sure the union hasn't volunteered to pay for its false claims, so why hasn't the city council directed our city attorney to inquire about pursuing such action? There are plenty of other ways that money could be spent to actually benefit us citizens.
September 1, 2017 - 6:38am
August 29, 2017
Why tax breaks for iffy jobs are bad economic development
Yet for all that, the plant may never be built. "FoxConn has a relatively bad track record on following through," wrote Tim Culpan in Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2013, the company announced plans to build a $30 million plant in central Pennsylvania that never materialized. In 2014,...
August 29, 2017 - 9:53am
August 20, 2017
Greater Minnesota: How we're changing
Earlier this year, our state's demographic center published a report that helps clarify the complex relationships among Greater Minnesota counties,...
August 20, 2017 - 1:10pm
August 19, 2017
To the Editor: Carlton voters and school board should work together
Now is the time to let Carlton School Board members know what the best path forward is for the district. Attend the next school board meeting and speak during the public comment period, send them an email (see carlton.k12.mn.us/boe/people for email addresses), or reach out to them...
August 19, 2017 - 11:04am
August 15, 2017
Good communication lies at the heart of our democracy
I don't just mean going to a town hall meeting and yelling, or shooting off a letter or email. I mean making an appointment to sit down with your representative — in his or her office, at a cafe in the district, or wherever else you can meet — and holding a real con...
August 15, 2017 - 9:45am
August 11, 2017
thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs down to the "you're either with us or against us" attitude. Life is more complicated than that, and just because we report unflattering yet verified information about the Cloquet Police Department, doesn't mean we're "against" the police department or its officers. And just...
August 11, 2017 - 10:47am
August 7, 2017
To the Editor: What just happened here?
But yet those same folks spent more than $100,000 (by the Pine Journal's rough estimate) on the chief's suspension and investigation, and that doesn't include the process for hiring a new police chief. Is that a good expenditure of taxpayer money?
August 7, 2017 - 10:00am
August 6, 2017
COMMENTARY: What one woman can contribute to community
"She gave me my first car loan, on generous terms," one man recalled. "She taught me how to save," another said.
August 6, 2017 - 2:58pm
August 5, 2017
To the Editor: Focus should be on quality academics, not buildings
In 2016 Wrenshall School District scored 52.7 percent in math proficiency (a slight improvement over the last few years) while the state average was 59.5 percent. Our reading proficiency for all grades was 50.6 percent (consistently declining over the last several years) compared...
August 5, 2017 - 8:52am
August 4, 2017
To the Editor: Indian Ed committees voice support for Carlton referendum
We do realize renovations for the South Terrace facility are necessary to proceed with a new building structure and we also stand in support of that. At this time, we are opposing any consolidation plans associated or arising with Wrenshall School District 100 for our American Indian...
August 4, 2017 - 1:26pm
July 31, 2017
Guest Commentary: Carlton referendum not affordable for all
There has been much discussion about the Carlton school bond referendum for a new school and everyone has an opinion. I have to believe everyone...
July 31, 2017 - 4:55pm
July 29, 2017
To the Editor: Vote 'no,' dissolve the district
Ten years from now, will we be paying for a building that is empty or out of date?
July 29, 2017 - 8:48am
July 28, 2017
To the Editor: #carltonstrong #voteyes
Being part of varsity sports gave me a work ethic, sense of adventure and skill in working in teams. Now I pursue new ways to get active and have fun, including hiking and eventually (fingers crossed) sea kayaking. At Carlton, I learned a sense of community, and now I give back to...
July 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
To the Editor: Cloquet is waiting for answers
Who exactly filed the complaint with the city and how? Why was the complaint NOT handled by the city administrator, per standard operating procedure? How did the complaint end up in the hands of the mayor, who made the unprecedented move of calling an emergency meeting to put the...
July 28, 2017 - 6:18am