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Administrative shuffle continues
Storm brings washouts, road closures in Carlton County
Second gypsy moth treatments planned June 19
Trump to rally in Duluth on Wednesday
Carlton stores boast 2 Powerball winners
South Ridge makes school history
Tomhave second in consolations
State baseball: South Ridge wins historic game
Eskomos go 1-2 in Class AA
GM takes helm as head coach
Bombers & Rebels
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Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Thomas Roy O'Connell
Yrjo "Charlie" Gronquist
Helen M. Koski
LeRoy "Butch" Essen
Ray "Pat" Leimer
Wright-Cromwell News: June 14 2018
Slices of Life: Who are the people in your neighborhood?
In praise of fathers, grandfathers
To the editor: Cloquet grad party successful
Celebrate summer Finnish style
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Birds taking small steps into spring
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Mrs. Peggy Lavick
Tom & Monica Martin
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
Cold water can be a killer: DNR urges opening-day anglers to be prepared
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Northern pike added to state's catch-and-release record program
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
December 16, 2017
To the editor:
:Minnesotans should fear new oil pipeline
Enbridge is proposing a new oil pipeline that would run through Minnesota, including the headwaters of the Mississippi, Native American ricing lands, the Red River, Lake Superior watersheds, pristine lake country, 192 surface waters and hundreds of wetland acres. We should be concerned....
December 16, 2017 - 5:07am
December 12, 2017
To the editor: Reader frustrated with old and new middle school
>I think Superintendent Scarbrough should pay the citizens for all the bad decisions he has passed on to the board and it's time for voters to elect new board members. The present board may have gone on to higher education, but I think the common citizen could make better decisions....
December 12, 2017 - 11:08am
December 10, 2017
To the editor: School building plans raise questions
What was the school administration thinking to state they would rent space in the old middle school for district offices? It shows poor planning on their part, plus a waste of money since they remodeled Garfield for their administrative use in recent years.
December 10, 2017 - 11:51am
November 20, 2017
To the editor: Carlton school board, residents need to work together
The board isn't willing to bury the hatchet no matter what the 3:1 voters in each district think. They evidently need a personal letter from every Wrenshall, Carlton and Cloquet resident to consolidate with either district. Some members can't talk consolidation at all. One member...
November 20, 2017 - 12:11pm