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Carlton County Court Report: April 4, 2017
Memorial Day events planned for Monday
'Keep moving in the direction of your dreams'
Students immerse themselves in 'walk to water'
Charges: Wrenshall man carved 'snitch' into teen's chest, sent photo on Snapchat
Cloquet sweeps conference track meet
Lumberjacks toppled by Esko as playoffs loom
Scoreboard - May 25, 2017 edition
Local Nordic ski star is headed to Alaska
Esko's 'band of sisters' hitting stride at playoff time
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Blanche "Babe" Coughlin
Franklin D. Strandberg
Zachary Lee Aurand
To the Editor: Vote 'yes' and keep Carlton strong
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
LETTER: City can support veterans and workers with project labor agreement
LETTER: Think outside of the box to save match mill
Notes from the Small Pond: Rain
Wright Cromwell News: May 18 2017
Slices of Life: Gardening with my gloves off
Wright-Cromwell News: May 11, 2017
Slices of Life: The definition of mother
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
VETERANS SPOTLIGHT: Keith and Reta Baxley found jobs, and love in the military
CMS announces May students of the month
Up, up and away
Celebrate the onion
arts and entertainment
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
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
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