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Lacrosse program looking for players
Carlton County Court Report: October 28-29, 2016
North Dakota governor cracking down on protest camp supplies
Volunteer Highlight: Dave Johnson and the Christmas Day Dinner Project
New director leads the way to the new animal shelter
Wrestling team looking for best season yet
Moose Lake hockey coach focusing on team play
Eskomos outrun ’Jacks in opener
Wilderness sweep Bobcats at home
Bird, Rebels relish chance to play CEC
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
VERNA MAY MAKI
DONALD L. BEAN
REV. JOHN CARLISLE ESTREM
BARBARA ALYCE HENNINGER HOLTE
DAVID A. PICKUS
To the Editor:Veteran coverage was very personal for reader
To the Editor:Turn old middle school into veterans shelter
Guest Commentary: Standing firm for hard-fought progress, we’ll seek common ground with new administration
Slices of Life: Oh topiary, oh topiary
Guest Commentary: Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Water is life
Through Foreign Eyes: Goodbye … or as we say at home, Wanen
Wright-Cromwell News: Nov 1 2016
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Carlton County students perform in Minnesota Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’
Catch Cloquet author at West Duluth library
Jay Cooke: A park for all seasons
Queen of Peace announces November student of the month
Artist uses rap mixed with Native American music to inspire kids
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Vaugn Nolan Nelson
Birth Announcement: Piper Deborah Ann Wilkinson
Birth Announcement: Hadley Marie Hietala
Birth Announcement: Brayden Bradley Charles King
Birth Announcement: Taylor Lynn Soukkala
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: Puffballs remain on logs in the woods
Northland Nature: Roses give color to the roadsides again
NORTHLAND NATURE: Deer mice move indoors in autumn
Deer stands not allowed left overnight on wildlife management areas
MINNESOTA DEER FACTS
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
GUEST COMMENTARY: 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
Clean water means small business in Minnesota
Minnesota's burgeoning microbreweries contributed $1.3 billion to Minnesota’s economy in 2014. An owner of one of Minnesota's newest and most successful breweries, the Lupine Brewing Company in Delano, explained that changes in water, either from pollution or from water-treatment...
February 9, 2016 - 11:28am
February 2, 2016
Broadband internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Minnesota’s rural communities are the economic and cultural backbone of our state. Rural communities provide Minnesotans with good job opportunities in a diverse range of industries from farming to forestry, and machinery to medical research. These towns power Minnesota’s economy...
February 2, 2016 - 7:35am
January 31, 2016
We’re pursuing ‘Greater Minnesota for All’ package
The 2016 legislative session officially begins March 8 and there will be a very narrow window to address the most pressing issues facing our state and our district. This past week I joined my DFL colleagues from other greater Minnesota communities to discuss the “Greater Minnesota...
January 31, 2016 - 6:32am
January 18, 2016
Guest Commentary: Government needs to work better
A moment’s reflection will call to mind a sobering litany of failure, from the inability to stop the 9/11 attacks to shortfalls in the care of our veterans. The reasons range from muddled policy or insufficient resources to outright misconduct, but the question isn’t really what...
January 18, 2016 - 10:39am