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Cloquet is named to “top beach town” list
Minneapolis man charged with felony drug possession
FDL Band buys land from counties
Library craft and book sale June 30
Council debates park power
Former Lumberjack to captain UMD men's hockey team
Esko's Donahue fights the 100-yard war
Cloquet's Bender signs letter of intent with Bulldogs
Eskomos earn fourth at state
Carlton concludes special season on the diamond
Bombers & Rebels
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Nora Elizabeth Doble
Karl Friedrich Loosen
Gregory Allen Dahl
Deacon Terence "Terry" F. Twomey
Stewart "Dugan" James Nephew
Learning from Ireland
LETTER: Old school buildings mean fewer opportunities
LETTER: Vote 'no' to new Carlton school for many reasons
LETTER: ISD 94 retirees celebrated at a party in their honor
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Wright-Cromwell News: June 22 2017
The joy of worrying
Three boys on the beach
Wright-Cromwell News June 8 2017
Hitting the sauce
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Ruth and Keith Reeves are always fishing for adventure
It's a summer for the ages at the Encore
Minnesota State Fair announces new foods for 2017
Nothing is impossible if you work toward achieving it
Let kids play with their food? Sure, sometimes!
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
Birth Announcement: Logan William Jarvi
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: Toad Time Begins in Mid May
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
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
January 27, 2017
The Women’s March on Washington
Next election, I’m considering running as a delegate for our state convention. As the energetic labor organizer Joe Hill famously wrote, “Don’t Mourn, Organize!”
January 27, 2017 - 12:20pm
January 24, 2017
Guest Commentary: Lee H. Hamilton
Politicians attack opposing politicians’ patriotism, accuse them of criminal activity, question the fairness of the election process itself — with virtually no evidence — and seek to undermine their effectiveness in office. Small wonder that the public questions elected officials’...
January 24, 2017 - 7:56am
January 23, 2017
Consumer Column; How to spot malicious emails
Spammers send out billions of spam messages every day. These messages often get flagged by spam filters, and many users routinely discard these annoying messages on a regular basis. Malicious emails can still get by even the most advanced spam filter systems, however. It is these...
January 23, 2017 - 7:41am
January 20, 2017
Guest Commentary: Can the media hold politicians accountable?
Because journalists play a crucial role in our representative democracy’s health. Citizens cannot act responsibly if they’re kept in the dark about public affairs. And it’s the media’s role to make sure that does not happen.
January 20, 2017 - 6:35am
January 18, 2017
Guest Commentary: In new year, I’ll put Minnesota first
I’m prepared to fight back if and when the new president attempts to wipe out the progress we made in the Affordable Care Act to protect people with pre-existing conditions, to slow the growth in health care costs, and to bring the best of Minnesota’s own health care innovations...
January 18, 2017 - 6:50am