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Prep boys basketball: Esko wins title, hands Devney 500th victory
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GUEST COMMENTARY: County attorney's actions a 'black eye' on county
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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?
SLICES OF LIFE: Happiness constantly evolves
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
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Refusing to waste time
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Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
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Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
Licenses for 2017 fish, game and trapping expire Feb. 28
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Coyote mating season underway
March 12, 2018
LETTER: Man, that's cold
Details on President Donald Trump's 2019 budget were recently released. As a part of that that budget, the president proposes the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (EA). The program, delivered locally by Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, serves more than...
March 12, 2018 - 8:54am
February 24, 2018
LETTER: Support resolution to end Citizens United
Rep. Rick Nolan has sponsored a resolution that would amend the Constitution. This amendment would unwind the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United that essentially said money is speech. Because of Citizens United, the more money you have, the more speech you are entitled to....
February 24, 2018 - 11:10am
February 19, 2018
Letter: Carlton school board should consider all stakeholders, solutions
First is the issue of Ingensa. Who else was asked for a proposal? We have several good architects and engineers in our local area who are more than capable to provide any service we would need. I really question the decision to award a contract to Ingensa with a very excessive fee...
February 19, 2018 - 10:23am
February 13, 2018
Letter: L'Homeland' documentary worth watching
This was the first time I have really seen anything about real Iraqi citizens or the ruins of the war. I like many others have tuned it out in order to be able to carry on with my "normal" life. The whole invasion of Iraq was pre-planned before 9-11, the same with Afghanistan. ...
February 13, 2018 - 11:20am
February 10, 2018
LETTER: Caucus publicity unfair for GOP
False! Tony Sheda is the chairman. And, we meet at nine different locations. To date, no retraction; no apology. The Pine Journal, in the next paper, published a caucus report about both parties. Score: GOP, one paid ad; one unpaid. DFL: two free ads. How much will the misinformation...
February 10, 2018 - 10:28am
January 28, 2018
LETTER: Minn. schools led U.S. in suicide prevention training
Readers should know that Minnesota was the first state in the country to require teachers to have two hours of training on the early warning signs of mental illness in students. That legislation passed in 2003. In 2016, legislation passed that requires teacher to have one-hour of...
January 28, 2018 - 12:34pm
January 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speak out against PolyMet mining
To the editor, Many of us in Carlton County may have paddled a canoe or kayak on the St. Louis River, run the rapids above the Thomson Reservoir, or even below the dam. We have heard loons calling across the waters that we have fished. We have hunted the pristine forests along the...
January 23, 2018 - 1:14pm
January 21, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Schools need suicide prevention training
>Currently, Minnesota does not require school personnel to have annual suicide prevention training. I believe that it is time for this to change.
January 21, 2018 - 1:10pm
January 19, 2018
LETTER: Find appropriate place for 10 Commandments
Religious displays on public property give the impression of civic bias toward a certain religious preference and are unconstitutional. Certainly, the fire and police departments are for all Cloquet citizens of any and of no religion.
January 19, 2018 - 10:33am
LETTER: Pine Journal needs local office
A local newspaper, by its very nature, needs to remain intimately connected with the local community in order to keep it viable. Otherwise, it risks becoming merely another cog in today's vast menu of media offerings. The dialogue between a local newspaper and its readers needs to...
January 19, 2018 - 10:25am
LETTER: Reconsider closing newspaper office
While I am aware that a publication can be put out from anywhere, I'm also aware that a community loses something big when it loses a newspaper office that is the symbol of its voice.
January 19, 2018 - 10:24am
January 15, 2018
LETTER: Phifer's qualities motivate voters
Millennials and first-time voters respond strongly to issues like health care, education and the environment; they seek people who will fight for these concerns over the long term. While older voters may feel some assurance in backing the incumbent, we remember a razor-thin victory...
January 15, 2018 - 2:19pm
LETTER: New parks a waste of taxpayer money
My other issue is talk of a dog park. If people want to walk their dogs, do it in your yard or the woods. Another waste of our tax money.
January 15, 2018 - 2:18pm
January 3, 2018
Kudos to Esko for supporting bands
I feel fortunate to have lived in the days of great dance bands and dance halls.
January 3, 2018 - 7:18am
December 20, 2017
To the editor: Reader disputes tax reform column
I'm referring to a column by retired economist Ann Markusen, "Making sense of tax reform" in the Nov. 30 issue. How in the world can anyone "know" what the tax bill will do before it is passed? She must be able to see into the future. The reason I think this is a hate column is there...
December 20, 2017 - 10:23am