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FDLTCC talk to focus on the why and how of community involvement
Beware August deadline to file for property tax refund
Got gas? Esko will soon
Vest donations help protect local officers
Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
Wilderness hire Colvard as assistant coach
Run over hill and dale in the Voyageur 50
Barnum racer off to a good start ... in spite of weather
Numbers high, spirits higher for Cloquet VFW
Sundbom rallies, wins second Cloquet Invitational via playoff
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Jeffrey Merlin Olson
Richard W. "Dick" Gamble
Leonard R. Anderson
Michael "Mick" "Bonzo" LaPrairie
To the Editor: What could a vote "No" mean to you?
To the Editor: Student shares strong feelings about Carlton schools
Dear Carlton School District Community,
To the Editor: There is more than one consolidation option for Carlton
To the Editor: Golf outing supports CEC boys hockey
Wright-Cromwell News: July 20 2017
Slices of Life: Growing like a weed
The Catbird Seat: A race against time
Wright-Cromwell News July 13 2017
Slices of Life: Club or pole?
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No spot goes unfilled in this garden
Farm LoLa opens for pick-your-own raspberries
Original library desk returns to Cloquet museum
Run ‘COLErfully’ Saturday at Pine Valley
Rock lovers ‘stampede’ in Moose Lake
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
Milkweeds dominate mid-summer roadsides
Whitewater and what else?
Run through clouds of color
Wild carrot is sometimes mistaken for poison hemlock
The pitcher plant is actually a catcher
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
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