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Council debates park power
UPDATE: Council sets special meeting for city administrator search
Voyageur's Park gets a redo
July Fourth preparations lack only volunteers
Carlton County Court Report: May 3, 2017
Cloquet's Bender signs letter of intent with Bulldogs
Eskomos earn fourth at state
Carlton concludes special season on the diamond
Esko, South Ridge eliminated in section playoffs
'Jacks show purple pride at state track meet
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Nora Elizabeth Doble
Karl Friedrich Loosen
Gregory Allen Dahl
Deacon Terence "Terry" F. Twomey
Stewart "Dugan" James Nephew
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To the Editor: School district needs to save money
All-Night Grad Party is a huge success
Vote 'no' on Carlton referendum
To the Editor: Input encouraged at public meetings on Line 3 Replacement Project
Three boys on the beach
Wright-Cromwell News June 8 2017
Hitting the sauce
Wright-Cromwell News June 1, 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
It's a summer for the ages at the Encore
Minnesota State Fair announces new foods for 2017
Nothing is impossible if you work toward achieving it
Let kids play with their food? Sure, sometimes!
Esko student learns leadership in Africa
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
Birth Announcement: Logan William Jarvi
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: Toad Time Begins in Mid May
Northland couple offer a helping hand for ducks
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
May 27, 2017
Costs for police chief inquiry approaches $50,000
Stracek has been on paid administrative leave since March 16, at a cost of $1,850 per week to the city. If the Cloquet City Council chooses to hold a disciplinary hearing regarding the complaint against Stracek at its June 6 meeting, Stracek will have been on paid leave for nearly...
May 27, 2017 - 3:35pm
May 25, 2017
Make good choices. Stop and think and don't bow to peer pressure. It's the same thing we've been telling you since you were in elementary school and it will keep happening your whole life. It's up to you to be a strong, self-aware individual in charge of your own life. Don't be afraid...
May 25, 2017 - 10:01am
May 22, 2017
To the Editor: Vote 'yes' and keep Carlton strong
The teachers, staff, and most of all the students have carried the burden of being a low tax shelter long enough. It is going be expensive, but it will never be cheaper than it is now to invest in our schools. Strong schools, strong community. Look at the districts that have invested...
May 22, 2017 - 2:49pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
We haven't followed it since the middle of the 1990s. Instead, we've been forced to live with high-stakes fiscal brinksmanship. The current budget deal, negotiated between Republicans and Democrats, has the virtue of having included both parties at the table with give and take on...
May 22, 2017 - 10:04am
May 16, 2017
LETTER: City can support veterans and workers with project labor agreement
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. The program is designed to help military service members...
May 16, 2017 - 7:15am
May 14, 2017
LETTER: Think outside of the box to save match mill
However, the true effect may go far beyond this number, perhaps involving 340 people, when assuming a family of four. In addition, spinoff jobs and careers such as loggers, landowners selling stumpage, foresters, mechanics who keep a mill running, etc., are also affected. Then there...
May 14, 2017 - 10:25am
LETTER: One down, one to go
The citizens have been awakened into powerful action groups including a 710 club tax watchdog group. After voting down the massive spending plan, the citizens will regroup and renew the Wrenshall/Carlton merger plan. Both communities will be energized by this logical approach to education...
May 14, 2017 - 7:05am
May 13, 2017
LETTER: Remember how the city got here
If the full council had been present and the mayor had recused himself — abstained from the entire proceeding due to the appearance of a conflict of interest — and the acting mayor had presided over the closed meeting, we PROBABLY would not be where we are now.
May 13, 2017 - 11:28am
May 12, 2017
Changing lives through the power of work
Since 1951, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada have marked the first full calendar week of May as Goodwill Industries Week, a time to celebrate the organization's mission of enhancing the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by providing...
May 12, 2017 - 7:23am
May 11, 2017
LETTER: Mother's Day is not for cows
The newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth and turned into veal cutlets, so the dairy industry can sell their milk. The distraught mothers bellow for days, hoping in vain for their babies' return. Instead, they are chained on a concrete warehouse floor, milked by machines,...
May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
May 10, 2017
Clean, safe drinking water is Priority No. 1
It has become clear that there is an issue regarding arsenic that is facing a number of private wells used for drinking water in Carlton County,...
May 10, 2017 - 5:05am
May 8, 2017
Board, citizens need to work together to repair Wrenshall school
We told the board that those of us who were against the referendum now pledge our support to repair, remodel and fix our school. During the run up to the referendum vote, there was a lot said about roofs leaking, unsafe buildings, etc. What surprised me is the board has no plan in...
May 8, 2017 - 11:53am
May 7, 2017
LETTERS: All options should be considered in Carlton
I highly recommend community members attend the upcoming Community Outreach meetings to ask the tough questions that cannot be asked at board meetings or committee of the whole meetings. I feel they have not fully explored all options available. They have made up their minds against...
May 7, 2017 - 7:44am
May 5, 2017
OUR VIEW: The watchdog role of the press is vital to a healthy democracy, so is civil public debate
Since that March 16 meeting, we've gotten to watch democracy in action. It's been exciting, and it's been messy.
May 5, 2017 - 9:27pm
May 1, 2017
LETTERS: Give us a council that listens, with respect
However, two councilors in particular, looked everywhere else BUT at the citizen speaking. Instead, they chose to sit back in their chairs, shaking their heads dismissively with each comment that disagreed with their personal opinion. I find this highly unprofessional and disrespectful....
May 1, 2017 - 7:49am