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Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
Drivers reminded to use caution on newly chip-sealed roads
Lifeguards rescue child at The Beach
Kitten hitchhikes from Silver Bay to Carlton
Barnum home damaged by fire
Numbers high, spirits higher for Cloquet VFW
Sundbom rallies, wins second Cloquet Invitational via playoff
Softball teams swarm Braun Park for state tournament
Esko is improving, with an eye toward playoffs
Sawdust winners finish in record time
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Michael "Mick" "Bonzo" LaPrairie
Richard Bruce Bonneville
Allen Andrew Peterson
Darlene Kay Tanski (Nachtmann)
To the Editor: There is more than one consolidation option for Carlton
To the Editor: Golf outing supports CEC boys hockey
To the Editor: We need to thank the women
To the Editor: Let's work on better educational solutions for Carlton students
To the Editor: We have skin in the game
The Catbird Seat: A race against time
Wright-Cromwell News July 13 2017
Slices of Life: Club or pole?
Wright-Cromwell News July 6 2017
Finland 100 events just keep coming
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Farm LoLa opens for pick-your-own raspberries
Original library desk returns to Cloquet museum
Run ‘COLErfully’ Saturday at Pine Valley
Rock lovers ‘stampede’ in Moose Lake
‘The Northeast Timberland Band’ performs tonight at FDLTCC
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
caring and sharing
Run through clouds of color
Wild carrot is sometimes mistaken for poison hemlock
The pitcher plant is actually a catcher
Learn the basics of fishing Saturday at Jay Cooke State Park
July 7, 2017
Former police chief speaks out
Modern law enforcement professionals should no longer work as enforcers only but as active and respected members of our community who provide...
July 7, 2017 - 8:41am
July 3, 2017
Celebrating our community's artists
I think about lighting and placement: which objects would look best with indirect sunlight and which will blow away if too close to the Pavilion's...
July 3, 2017 - 10:25am
June 27, 2017
Learning from Ireland
Lesson number one: You can learn to drive on the left side of the road. Piling into a roomy car, we spent our first day white-knuckled with raspberry-covered...
June 27, 2017 - 10:33am
June 15, 2017
Vote 'no' on Carlton referendum
The topic of consolidation will also be discussed. The real question being asked of the voters is "do you want to pay more, and get less?" It means that if we are going to be asked to invest in education, we want to be shown that we are getting the best value for our investment.
June 15, 2017 - 10:40am
June 12, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Medicare for all would be the best option
What do you think should be the government's role in health care? Can it be fixed? How? DFL Response: By Patty Murto We are talking about what the role of government should be in health care. What we are debating in Congress right now is about repealing the Affordable Care Act...
June 12, 2017 - 10:55am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Make health care affordable by using the open market
What do you think should be the government's role in health care? Can it be fixed? How? GOP Response: By Uriah Wilkinson The underlying question here is, should healthcare be a right to every citizen, thus making it "public"? An obvious example of this would be our police and...
June 12, 2017 - 10:54am
June 3, 2017
Mixed results come from legislative session
June 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
June 2, 2017
Guest Columnist: Memorials of heart and mind
The men of my college class of 1968 who died in Vietnam. Ancestors whom my brothers, cousins and I never knew personally. That they made life decisions and gave us so many gifts. Their humor, their courage, their loving, their music. And, some not-so-great traits for us to struggle...
June 2, 2017 - 2:21pm
Guest Commentary: In for a penny, in for a pound
Our kids have enjoyed going to school in Carlton. We like the student-to-teacher ratios and other benefits of a smaller school. I went to a meeting for the school district late last year, honestly because it was being held at the Four Seasons Sports Complex immediately after my little...
June 2, 2017 - 2:13pm
May 22, 2017
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 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
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
April 11, 2017
Guest Commentary: Why I don't mind paying taxes
" I always respond that I am glad to pay taxes. They go to pay teachers' salaries (not high enough in my view), keep our roads in great shape, provide public safety, and help support parks and recreation, arts and culture.
April 11, 2017 - 8:25am
April 7, 2017
Guest Commentary: Call your councilors and ask for answers
Since the complaint was filed by the Teamsters Local 346, representing Cloquet police officers, and Mayor Hallbeck is a retired member of that union, why did he not recuse himself and leave the room, letting the acting mayor take his place for discussion and any possible action? By...
April 7, 2017 - 1:10pm
April 3, 2017
GUEST VIEWS: Local political parties weigh in on state budget surplus
The Pine Journal asked the local political parties to weigh in on the following question: With a $1.65 billion surplus in Minnesota, how should state lawmakers handle the budget and what should they prioritize? Here's what they said: Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party response Could anyone...
April 3, 2017 - 6:03am