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Carlton County Court Report: June 13, 2017
Beware counterfeit $50 bills
Make the world a better place for pollinators
Pipeline protesters bring concerns to council
Carlton County Court Report: June 12, 2017
Experienced CEC team aims to dominant this season
Softball players end season with fun ... and games
Former Cloquet hockey star to direct Air Force hockey operations
Woman who received liver donation from Kristen Burkholder will race in her memory Saturday
New CEC boys hockey coach is no stranger
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Barbara "Betty" Peterson
Royce Kevin Mattson
Donald George DeFoe
David Arnold Wick
Mildred Mary Hakomaki
Greater Minnesota: How we're changing
To the Editor: Carlton voters and school board should work together
Good communication lies at the heart of our democracy
thumbs up, thumbs down
To the Editor: What just happened here?
Slices of Life: A return to reality
Korby's Corner: Little League, big entertainment
Wright-Cromwell News: Aug. 10 2017
slices of life: An uphill battle
Wright-Cromwell News Aug. 2 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Festival goers enjoy music and family friendly fun
'This is home'
Wright church celebrates 100 years
'You Never Sausage a Place'
Come help the Cloquet Moose Lodge celebrate 100 years
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
Bee aware of pollinators
DNR Question of the Week
Experience this month’s solar eclipse safely
A unique new kind of race comes to Pine Valley
Northland Nature: Large dock spiders can be seen on land and near water
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
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