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Cloquet City Council to discuss hiring for police chief tonight
Carlton County Court Report: September 1-2, 2017
Carlton County Court Report: August 31, 2017
Museum hosts free writer’s workshop
Discussion continues over 'mature content' of fall musical
Ripp runs 'his race' to huge win at Swain
Thunder pushing to finish on a high note
Cardinals edge Bombers in marathon match
Kelley, Bender combine to blank Eskomos 6-0
Scoreboard - October 12, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Steven M. Saylor
Grace Darlene Caffey
Linda Louise Levar Powers
James Ronald Smith
Dale Anthony Desautel
Guest Commentary: Parting thoughts on high school sports
To the Editor: Enough is enough!
Guest Commentary: The importance of high school coaches
September ritual: Turning crabapples into jelly
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Wright-Cromwell News: Oct. 11 2017
Slices of Life: Storing the boat
WRIGHT-CROMWELL NEWS: Oct. 5 2017
Slices of Life: Home delivery is a mixed bag
Finn News: Fall time is Finnish time for celebrations!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
Duluth-based crime writer at library Tuesday
County Seat Theater remakes 'Blithe Spirit'
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
Autumn shows off her colors
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Cloquet City Council to discuss hiring for police chief tonight
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
Guest Commentary: In for a penny, in for a pound
Our kids have enjoyed going to school in Carlton. We like the student-to-teacher ratios and other benefits of a smaller school. I went to a meeting for the school district late last year, honestly because it was being held at the Four Seasons Sports Complex immediately after my little...
June 2, 2017 - 2:13pm
May 22, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
We haven't followed it since the middle of the 1990s. Instead, we've been forced to live with high-stakes fiscal brinksmanship. The current budget deal, negotiated between Republicans and Democrats, has the virtue of having included both parties at the table with give and take on...
May 22, 2017 - 10:04am
May 14, 2017
LETTER: Think outside of the box to save match mill
However, the true effect may go far beyond this number, perhaps involving 340 people, when assuming a family of four. In addition, spinoff jobs and careers such as loggers, landowners selling stumpage, foresters, mechanics who keep a mill running, etc., are also affected. Then there...
May 14, 2017 - 10:25am
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