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Contract in question for Esko boys basketball coach
Carlton County Court Report: March 8, 2017
Get ‘Locally Laid’ and participate in local reading project
Carlton County Court Report: March 7, 2017
Debate follows prayer vigil
Northland snowboarders finish on top in regional, national competitions
Golfers tee off
Wilderness, Brookings each win one in opening playoff series
Eskomos fell 'Jacks in a close one
Scoreboard - April 20, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
CYNTHIA G. 'SIS' OLSON
ELAINE HELEN GUTZ
FRANK BLAINE THOMPSON
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
HOWARD WAYNE VARGASON
LETTER: The Labor Day Celebration baton has been passed
Thank you, Senator Lourey, for standing up for rural Minnesotans
LETTER: Vote 'no' and ask for better plan
LETTER: Wrenshall debate gets nasty
Notes from the small pond: King-Kong Dad
Wright Cromwell News: April 20 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
Wright-Cromwell News: April 13 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No yolk, annual egg hunt is lots of fun
Churches sponsor ‘Walk for Water’ awareness fundraiser April 30
Cloquet High School announces Business Student of the Month
Hooterz tradition coming to an end
Picasso and Bear paint the town
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
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
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
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
April 2, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why we need consumer protections
Last week, I had a wretched experience trying to buy airplane tickets. I am working for an upcoming month in Brazil. I wished to buy tickets for my husband and I to fly from Minnesota to Belo Horizonte, the third largest city in Brazil — the prosperous mining and auto manufacturing...
April 2, 2017 - 4:09pm
March 25, 2017
Ask A Trooper
Answer: Each crash is different and the person involved must evaluate the incident and decide on the best course of action to minimize the risk...
March 25, 2017 - 4:22pm
March 14, 2017
The problem with too much information
As sources of information proliferate and "news" not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation. This is a challenge for our representative democracy. And we've only begun to grapple with...
March 14, 2017 - 6:34am
February 27, 2017
Education Corner: Community input important for future of Carlton facilities
Education Corner column by Carlton Schools Superintendent Gwen Carman
February 27, 2017 - 2:18pm
Guest Commentary: Balancing fairness for all members
As a result of a more balanced market-based system, our wholesale power supplier no longer offers “credits” for consumers with super-efficient systems like ground source heat pumps (systems that are already three to four times more efficient to operate than baseboard heaters or...
February 27, 2017 - 2:18pm
February 25, 2017
Guest Commentary:Let the buyer beware
…believing them has turned me into a 73-year-old fool who is stuck with an expensive heat pump and no way of making extra money to cover those expenses.
February 25, 2017 - 11:37am
February 20, 2017
EDUCATION CORNER: Thank a school board member today
The Minnesota School Boards Association has set Feb. 20-24 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding...
February 20, 2017 - 7:08am
February 19, 2017
OP_ED: Please consider impact of landfill requests on neighbors, city residents
The SKB/Shamrock landfill vote is tentatively scheduled for the March 7 Cloquet City Council meeting. The formal meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cloquet City Hall. While citizens are encouraged to attend, it is not a public hearing. Councilors declined a request...
February 19, 2017 - 9:00am
February 13, 2017
OP-ED: My teachers cared, and I can't thank them enough
I remember it was too hot to pout. I was stifled by miscellaneous bags of books and shoes in back of my mom's rusty blue Ford as we cruised north...
February 13, 2017 - 8:41am
February 10, 2017
OP-ED: We are all (mostly) immigrants
Trump's anti-immigrant stance has emboldened hateful confrontations. My cousin, Martha Markusen, was driving home through New Mexico last month....
February 10, 2017 - 4:37pm
OP-ED: Actually affordable health care choices
Over the past year there has been a lot of media coverage on the increasing cost of health insurance in Minnesota and the lack of access to providers...
February 10, 2017 - 3:18pm
February 2, 2017
GUEST VIEWS: Opposing sides weigh in on proposed landfill changes (UPDATED)
At the request of SKB Environmental Landfill, the scheduled Cloquet City Council vote on two conditional use permit amendments by the industrial landfill has been delayed to an undetermined future council meeting.
February 2, 2017 - 1:39pm