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Contract in question for Esko boys basketball coach
Carlton County Court Report: March 8, 2017
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Carlton County Court Report: March 7, 2017
Debate follows prayer vigil
Northland snowboarders finish on top in regional, national competitions
Golfers tee off
Wilderness, Brookings each win one in opening playoff series
Eskomos fell 'Jacks in a close one
Scoreboard - April 20, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
CYNTHIA G. 'SIS' OLSON
ELAINE HELEN GUTZ
FRANK BLAINE THOMPSON
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
HOWARD WAYNE VARGASON
LETTER: The Labor Day Celebration baton has been passed
Thank you, Senator Lourey, for standing up for rural Minnesotans
LETTER: Vote 'no' and ask for better plan
LETTER: Wrenshall debate gets nasty
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
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
Hooterz tradition coming to an end
Picasso and Bear paint the town
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
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
Clean water means small business in Minnesota
Minnesota's burgeoning microbreweries contributed $1.3 billion to Minnesota’s economy in 2014. An owner of one of Minnesota's newest and most successful breweries, the Lupine Brewing Company in Delano, explained that changes in water, either from pollution or from water-treatment...
February 9, 2016 - 11:28am
February 2, 2016
Broadband internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Minnesota’s rural communities are the economic and cultural backbone of our state. Rural communities provide Minnesotans with good job opportunities in a diverse range of industries from farming to forestry, and machinery to medical research. These towns power Minnesota’s economy...
February 2, 2016 - 7:35am
January 31, 2016
We’re pursuing ‘Greater Minnesota for All’ package
The 2016 legislative session officially begins March 8 and there will be a very narrow window to address the most pressing issues facing our state and our district. This past week I joined my DFL colleagues from other greater Minnesota communities to discuss the “Greater Minnesota...
January 31, 2016 - 6:32am
January 18, 2016
Guest Commentary: Government needs to work better
A moment’s reflection will call to mind a sobering litany of failure, from the inability to stop the 9/11 attacks to shortfalls in the care of our veterans. The reasons range from muddled policy or insufficient resources to outright misconduct, but the question isn’t really what...
January 18, 2016 - 10:39am
December 25, 2015
An early holiday gift
The FAST Act bears other gifts as well, including my provisions to improve rail safety at blocked highway-rail crossings, promote teen driver safety, help combat distracted driving, and protect driver privacy.
December 25, 2015 - 7:47am
December 17, 2015
Middle school plans seem biased towards athletics
As I see it, the decisions of these planners points to the question, “Which administrators and/or board members are again pursuing personal agendas?”
December 17, 2015 - 4:38pm
December 6, 2015
Guest Commentary: What Do We Mean By ‘Representative Government’?
While representative democracy rests on a core set of principles, it remains a constantly evolving concept.
December 6, 2015 - 1:07pm
November 9, 2015
GUEST VIEW: Community needs to understand and be realistic about treatment for opiate addiction
I attended the Carlton County Opioid and Heroin Community Forum Oct. 5 at the Forestry Center in Cloquet. This was an important and informative gathering. The large number of community members who took time to attend indicates the importance of the subject to the area’s people....
November 9, 2015 - 9:03am
November 3, 2015
Guest view: Three steps to increase access to affordable prescription drugs
Modern medicine is performing miracles every day. From a new type of chemotherapy that helps a patient fight cancer to pain medications that provide relief to those suffering from arthritis, we are living in the midst of a “golden age” for pharmaceutical research and medical innovation....
November 3, 2015 - 4:13pm
October 2, 2015
America’s Heroin Epidemic
Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood" and "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc.
October 2, 2015 - 7:15pm