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UPDATE: Drive-by shooting leads to attempted murder charges
Minnesota Power reminds customers to beware phone scams
Carlton County Court Report: July 11, 2016
Historical Society seeks Fair volunteers
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Sand volleyball serves up summer fun
Esko VFW struggles with baseball balancing act
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Younger folks in Carlton County and across the globe are Pokémon-GO crazy for new game
Southern Carlton County team grows through summer softball
Runners race through the woods and hills to Carlton
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
VIRGIL LEE VANDERWERFF
ARTHUR CHARLES SWANSON
DONALD E. BENRUD
ORVILLE 'PETE' FRANCES JUBIE
Flood response is impressive, but we need to keep planning for the next one
To the Editor:Wright house story well written
To the Editor:Cloquet police officers doing excellent work
FROM THE INTERN: The many benefits of books
LETTER: Thanks for Buddy Poppy Days support
Wright-Cromwell News July 28 2016
Notes From the Small Pond: Karaoke
Wright-Cromwell News: July 21 2016
Slices of Life; On the go
Wright – Cromwell News: July 14 2016
Fond du Lac Follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes from the Small Pond
Slices of Life
‘Pirates!’ roar through the dark
Tickets available for ‘Day Out with Thomas’
Carlton Daze offers whole weekend of fun
Teens tackle zombies in Aug. 5 performances
Free Range Film Festival celebrates 13th annual festival this weekend
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Ruth Mae Gunderson
Birth Announcement: Oskari Niilo Bergstedt
Birth Announcement: Kamden Taylor Houck
Fond du Lac Veterans Powwow recognizes more veterans than ever before
Birth Announcement: Anthony Allen Moose Jr.
caring and sharing
Paddlemania on the St. Louis River open to everyone this weekend
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
The Kettle gets a check-up
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Pure stock, pure joy
July 15, 2016
FOA Humane Society asks for help with new building
TO THE COMMUNITY: Friends of Animals Humane Society is in dire need of a new building. Our current facility would cost more to repair than to purchase and remodel a larger, more efficient one, and that opportunity has presented itself! Our facility prevents quality care for the animals’...
July 15, 2016 - 3:43pm
July 6, 2016
GUEST VIEW: What it takes to be an effective citizen
I frequently hear from people who are exasperated by the obstacles they have to overcome in order to make a difference: fellow citizens who are ignorant of the system, politicians who are too obtuse or self-interested to see the light, incompetence in the bureaucracy, officials protecting...
July 6, 2016 - 6:39am
July 2, 2016
Let this holiday remind us: Show respect
Our founders knew something that still holds true today: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. As the 13 colonies discovered, sometimes you end up in a war with one of the most powerful nations on earth. Other times, you end up defending yourself against people who strongly disagree...
July 2, 2016 - 6:35am
June 28, 2016
Guest Commentary: The case for limited government
In fact, I’d argue that limited government is more often part of the solution than it is a problem. It funds core functions — such as infrastructure, the court system, and national security — that allow the private sector to flourish. It sustains national parks, interstate highways,...
June 28, 2016 - 8:58am
June 27, 2016
GUEST VIEW: City, county officials must say ‘no’ to proposed garbage landfill
As a small and close-knit community, we have always felt that the people we elect will have our interest and concerns as their top priority in making decisions. Any changes to the existing landfill — no matter how big or small — will affect our present and future citizens in Cloquet...
June 27, 2016 - 8:07am
May 29, 2016
Honoring our fallen heroes, respecting our veterans
John Anderson of Willmar died fighting in one of the most important battles in our history: D-Day. But for 70 years, after he did not return home, John’s family did not know what came of him. They were told that his remains were washed out to sea, but his nephew started researching...
May 29, 2016 - 12:34pm
May 17, 2016
What will it take to address income inequality?
This argument assumes that the very wealthy won’t act to tilt the field even more in their favor. Yet as the New York Times noted last month, they are doing just that. “With inequality at its highest levels in nearly a century,” the newspaper wrote, “the very richest Americans...
May 17, 2016 - 9:24am
May 11, 2016
Senate bonding bill is good news for Minnesota
Only 8 percent of the methane gas is currently used to generate electricity, with the upgrades that would jump to 35 percent. This upgrade will save WLSSD roughly $1 million and should lead to more stable rates for WLSSD’s 14,000 customers.
May 11, 2016 - 10:59am
May 9, 2016
There should be a better purpose for the middle school
To compare the school to a 70-plus apartment would begin with use. The school is used only part of the school day, not used on holidays, summer vacations — approximately 50-plus percent of the time. On the other hand, 70-plus units will be a complex that is “alive” day and night,...
May 9, 2016 - 2:03pm
May 4, 2016
Guest Commentary: Promoting well-being by raising age to buy tobacco
One idea for decreasing the number of first-time users is to increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. The state of Hawaii and cities across the country have already done so and there are some early signs of success.
May 4, 2016 - 8:46am
May 2, 2016
Public input encouraged on proposed pipeline projects
Beginning April 25 and continuing through May 11, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) will hold 12 public meetings across the state as part of the scoping process for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Sandpiper Pipeline and the Line 3 Replacement Projects. The public...
May 2, 2016 - 6:56am
April 25, 2016
Guest view: It’s up to all of us to care for Minnesota’s water
Tragically, in recent years, the quality of our water has deteriorated in many parts of our state. Too many lakes, rivers, streams, and ditches have become contaminated with potentially dangerous chemicals. In some communities, the surface and underground waters our citizens use for...
April 25, 2016 - 12:32pm
April 17, 2016
Guest Commentary:Lake Country Power: Arrogant once again
Those of us who heat our homes with a geothermal (ground source) heat pump are getting a real kick in the head from LCP. My heat pump is metered...
April 17, 2016 - 2:50pm
April 11, 2016
Guest Commentary: There’s too much secrecy in government
Most notably, of course, secrecy extends to national security issues. There are some government secrets that are necessary to protect, and a balance has to be struck between protecting national security and openness. But the presumption should be in favor of openness. Those who favor...
April 11, 2016 - 4:15pm
February 9, 2016
‘No’ to privatizing Social Security and Medicare
The folks at our meetings also made it clear they're sick and tired of hearing Social Security and Medicare referred to as "entitlements." As I have repeatedly pointed out, Social Security and Medicare are earned benefits people begin paying for from the very first hour of their first...
February 9, 2016 - 4:12pm