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Carlton County Court Report: August 10, 2017
Highway 210 through Jay Cooke to open soon
Looking for love in new location
Kids make a difference to kids ... you can too
'Jacks swim to a win over North Shore
Youthful tennis team gains experience
'Jacks use speed, strategy to keep winning
New-look Wrens, Ogichidaag off to a positive start
Scoreboard - September 21, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Michael Benard Dilly
Kathleen S. Parteka
Ronald J. Semerau
Donald Gene Loeb
Wayne Maynard Hulaires
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fair, not free, trade
To the Editor: Attend local DFL governor forum
To the Editor: Esko-area sewer line condition indicative of nationwide crisis
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
To the Editor: Citizens, stand up and speak out
GUEST COLUMN: How Brazilians are a lot like us
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept 21 17
Slices of Life: Scratching in the kitchen
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept. 14 2017
Slices of Life: The multitudinous multi-tasker
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Family makes a paws-ative difference
Community digs organic garden
Zucchinis, start your engines!
Q-and-A: Meet hometown author, California transplant Tim Jollymore
Highway 73 Kettle River bridge open to traffic
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
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Free rafting trip Saturday, reservations necessary
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
September 12, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
>Remember President George W. Bush's proposal to privatize social security? Fortunately, the Democratic Congress would not budge. If they had, millions of seniors would have been bilked by the Wall Street derivative and mortgage scandal, their retirement incomes permanently downsized....
September 12, 2017 - 7:20am
September 4, 2017
A word of advice for high school students
First of all, it's OK to change your friends. You are not ever stuck with one group of people and you will find someone else to sit with at lunch....
September 4, 2017 - 6:10am
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 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 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
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 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