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Cloquet Council gives interim police chief the job, bypasses normal hiring process
Carlton County Court Report: September 3-4, 2017
Cloquet City Council to discuss hiring for police chief tonight
Carlton County Court Report: September 1-2, 2017
Carlton County Court Report: August 31, 2017
Ripp runs 'his race' to huge win at Swain
Thunder pushing to finish on a high note
Cardinals edge Bombers in marathon match
Kelley, Bender combine to blank Eskomos 6-0
Scoreboard - October 12, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Steven M. Saylor
Grace Darlene Caffey
Linda Louise Levar Powers
James Ronald Smith
Dale Anthony Desautel
Guest Commentary: Parting thoughts on high school sports
To the Editor: Enough is enough!
Guest Commentary: The importance of high school coaches
September ritual: Turning crabapples into jelly
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Wright-Cromwell News: Oct. 11 2017
Slices of Life: Storing the boat
WRIGHT-CROMWELL NEWS: Oct. 5 2017
Slices of Life: Home delivery is a mixed bag
Finn News: Fall time is Finnish time for celebrations!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
Duluth-based crime writer at library Tuesday
County Seat Theater remakes 'Blithe Spirit'
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
Autumn shows off her colors
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
May 14, 2017
LETTER: One down, one to go
The citizens have been awakened into powerful action groups including a 710 club tax watchdog group. After voting down the massive spending plan, the citizens will regroup and renew the Wrenshall/Carlton merger plan. Both communities will be energized by this logical approach to education...
May 14, 2017 - 7:05am
May 13, 2017
LETTER: Remember how the city got here
If the full council had been present and the mayor had recused himself — abstained from the entire proceeding due to the appearance of a conflict of interest — and the acting mayor had presided over the closed meeting, we PROBABLY would not be where we are now.
May 13, 2017 - 11:28am
May 12, 2017
Changing lives through the power of work
Since 1951, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada have marked the first full calendar week of May as Goodwill Industries Week, a time to celebrate the organization's mission of enhancing the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by providing...
May 12, 2017 - 7:23am
May 11, 2017
LETTER: Mother's Day is not for cows
The newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth and turned into veal cutlets, so the dairy industry can sell their milk. The distraught mothers bellow for days, hoping in vain for their babies' return. Instead, they are chained on a concrete warehouse floor, milked by machines,...
May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
May 8, 2017
Board, citizens need to work together to repair Wrenshall school
We told the board that those of us who were against the referendum now pledge our support to repair, remodel and fix our school. During the run up to the referendum vote, there was a lot said about roofs leaking, unsafe buildings, etc. What surprised me is the board has no plan in...
May 8, 2017 - 11:53am
May 7, 2017
LETTERS: All options should be considered in Carlton
I highly recommend community members attend the upcoming Community Outreach meetings to ask the tough questions that cannot be asked at board meetings or committee of the whole meetings. I feel they have not fully explored all options available. They have made up their minds against...
May 7, 2017 - 7:44am
May 1, 2017
LETTERS: Give us a council that listens, with respect
However, two councilors in particular, looked everywhere else BUT at the citizen speaking. Instead, they chose to sit back in their chairs, shaking their heads dismissively with each comment that disagreed with their personal opinion. I find this highly unprofessional and disrespectful....
May 1, 2017 - 7:49am
April 28, 2017
LETTERS: Problems between police union and administration nothing new
They now have a mayor who was once one of them and a council member who is a good friend to many. Problems between the police union and city administration are nothing new.
April 28, 2017 - 12:16pm
LETTER: Get involved, ask your councilors for answers
I urge you, fellow citizens, to contact your councilor and have this matter brought to an unbiased group when the investigation is complete, perhaps the citizens advisory board for the police department or city attorney.
April 28, 2017 - 11:37am
April 27, 2017
LETTERS: Police criticism is undeserved, incorrect
This is in response to the speaker who attacked the men and women in blue from our town, labeling the department as "corrupt." Corrupt is a very strong word with huge ramifications. It can involve offenses punishable by jail or probation. It is vastly different from disciplinary issues....
April 27, 2017 - 1:07pm
April 25, 2017
LETTER: The Labor Day Celebration baton has been passed
For the most part, during my seven-year tenure, I have enjoyed the work that was involved and the relationships and experiences that came with organizing the celebration. The primary reason for my departure is my age and the percentage of my available physical and mental energy that...
April 25, 2017 - 8:06am
April 19, 2017
Thank you, Senator Lourey, for standing up for rural Minnesotans
We see an onslaught of legislation that weakens our protections, favors the largest factory farms, and gives hundreds of millions of public dollars to insurance companies with no accountability. One such bill would double the size of a feedlot before environmental review is required,...
April 19, 2017 - 7:19am
April 16, 2017
LETTER: Vote 'no' and ask for better plan
It is probably realistic to expect declining numbers at Wrenshall School, despite optimism from those supporting this referendum, as birth rates have been steadily declining and there will be stiff competition for the student population from other schools in the area. This project,...
April 16, 2017 - 10:31am
April 15, 2017
LETTER: Wrenshall debate gets nasty
We were accused of "scare tactics" among other things. After this is all over we will have to live together as a community but the attacks on some of us will make it hard. We are willing, are they? We are also for the kids.
April 15, 2017 - 10:17am
LETTER: Higher taxes will cause problems for some
We love the area and intended to spend our retirement years here. However, there are some things I don't understand: 1. I don't know why someone would take down our sign opposing the referendum. 2. I don't understand why people say "It's only a few dollars more a month." I guess they...
April 15, 2017 - 9:29am