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UPDATED: Commission votes for landfill, council vote Feb. 7
North Country RIDE receives grant from US Bank Foundation
Carlton County Court Report: December 8, 2016
Bumblebee makes endangered species list
Follow these tips for buying a puppy
Ogichidaag, Bulldogs win one each
Lumberjacks beat 12th-ranked Forest Lake
Carlton comes out on top in battle for the Brown Jug
Scoreboard - January 12, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
ZHINGWAAK CODY JOSEPH BAUER
JEANETTE M. KOECK
MARILYN JEAN HOAG
ADAM NATHANIEL RONKAINEN
TIMOTHY W. FAGRE
To the Editor: Standing with Standing Rock: Come together as one people
Our 2017 focus: More good paying jobs for Minnesota’s 8th District
To the Editor: Help is available for stutterers
OUR VIEW: Where do residents’ rights fit in landfill debate?
To the Editor: Kudos to Sanders, Johnson for standing up for citizens
Wright-Cromwell News: Jan 12 2017
Slices of Life: Vacation foibles
Wright-Cromwell News: Jan 4 2017
Slices of Life: A meaningful reward
Northland Nature: The New Year begins with winter finches
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Cloquet grad makes Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list
New year, new ways to give?
Enjoy Morrison music + art at Cloquet library
Volunteer Highlight: Leola Rodd
Shear excitement: A barber tells his story
arts and entertainment
Birth: Gavin Robert Ott
Birth Announcement: Skylar Dawn Follett
Birth Announcement: James Michael Stillday
Birth Announcement:Georgiana Rae Olson
Birth Announcement: Helen Patricia Torgerson
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
Northland residents celebrate winter fun
Northland Nature: A recent visit to a beaver pond reveals..
Northland Nature: Puffballs remain on logs in the woods
July 15, 2016
FOA Humane Society asks for help with new building
TO THE COMMUNITY: Friends of Animals Humane Society is in dire need of a new building. Our current facility would cost more to repair than to purchase and remodel a larger, more efficient one, and that opportunity has presented itself! Our facility prevents quality care for the animals’...
July 15, 2016 - 3:43pm
July 6, 2016
GUEST VIEW: What it takes to be an effective citizen
I frequently hear from people who are exasperated by the obstacles they have to overcome in order to make a difference: fellow citizens who are ignorant of the system, politicians who are too obtuse or self-interested to see the light, incompetence in the bureaucracy, officials protecting...
July 6, 2016 - 6:39am
July 2, 2016
Let this holiday remind us: Show respect
Our founders knew something that still holds true today: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. As the 13 colonies discovered, sometimes you end up in a war with one of the most powerful nations on earth. Other times, you end up defending yourself against people who strongly disagree...
July 2, 2016 - 6:35am
June 28, 2016
Guest Commentary: The case for limited government
In fact, I’d argue that limited government is more often part of the solution than it is a problem. It funds core functions — such as infrastructure, the court system, and national security — that allow the private sector to flourish. It sustains national parks, interstate highways,...
June 28, 2016 - 8:58am
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