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Distracted driving is a choice, choose wisely
Franken, constituents talk high drug costs
Rummage sale to benefit humane society
FOA seeks funds to help offset construction costs at new shelter
Carlton County Court Report: March 11-12, 2017
Young Rebels team making strides
Wilderness win decisively in Game Five, play Aberdeen in Cloquet this weekend
Experienced Eskomos begin with balance
Scoreboard - April 27 edition
Northland snowboarders finish on top in regional, national competitions
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
BETTY CHRISTINA BRUMMER
CYNTHIA G. 'SIS' OLSON
ELAINE HELEN GUTZ
FRANK BLAINE THOMPSON
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
LETTERS: Problems between police union and administration nothing new
LETTER: Get involved, ask your councilors for answers
LETTERS: Police criticism is undeserved, incorrect
LETTER: The Labor Day Celebration baton has been passed
Notes from the small pond: King-Kong Dad
Wright Cromwell News: April 20 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
Wright-Cromwell News: April 13 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Dancing with Dad
Find out why local chicks are better
No yolk, annual egg hunt is lots of fun
Churches sponsor ‘Walk for Water’ awareness fundraiser April 30
Cloquet High School announces Business Student of the Month
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
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
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
October 3, 2016
A Sobering Look Beyond the Election
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried. This is not about who wins the presidency....
October 3, 2016 - 8:00am
September 20, 2016
Guest Commentary: Social media’s challenge to democracy
I’ve been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime, and have spoken at a lot of public meetings over the years. There’s one question, I think, that I’ve heard more than any other: “If I want to be an informed citizen, which sources of information should I consult?”...
September 20, 2016 - 11:35am
August 29, 2016
Guest Commentary: The media’s responsibility to our democracy
You see, I don’t actually mind when journalists — whether in print, on television or online — treat what politicians say with skepticism. That means they’re doing their jobs.
August 29, 2016 - 8:39am
August 21, 2016
Guest Commentary: What does Congress need? Your attention!
But I choose those words — “we” and “produce” — carefully. Making it happen depends on you. As a voter, you have to go beyond asking about the candidates’ positions on substantive issues. In addition, you have to judge whether a candidate has the will and the capability...
August 21, 2016 - 1:17pm
August 16, 2016
Guest Commentary: WINDOW celebrates 30 years of community service
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
August 16, 2016 - 9:55am
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