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Volunteers learn about Medicare
Horsing around at the fair
Longtime county commissioner dies
New solar farm will harvest the power of the sun
Carlton County Court Report: August 5-6, 2016
Cardinals seek to continue rich tradition
Lumberjacks, Eskomos kickoff the fall
Girls tennis starts fast and furious
The future looks bright for CEC swim team
Rebels, Bombers will start with battle for Brown Jug
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
ROBERT STEVEN MAURICE BREZDEN
THEODORE 'TED' L. PIHLMAN
TIMOTHY JOHN ADAMCZAK SR.
ILENE EVENELL STABERG
To the Editor: Stop bear hunting
To the Editor:The school board’s Wednesday night surprise
Guest Commentary: What does Congress need? Your attention!
Guest Commentary: WINDOW celebrates 30 years of community service
Wright-Cromwell News August 18 2016
The “RIGHT” Slant: Beach Boys turn back clock
Slices of Life: He and mini-he
Senior Legal Line
‘The Death Stare’
Fond du Lac Follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes from the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Go back in time with the Lakehead Harvest Show
Wood City ROCKS
Cloquet museum hosts Labor Day program
Basketball league brings the community together
Wood City ROCKS
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlie Katherine Elizabeth Mayo
Birth Announcement: Zak Jon LeMay
Birth Announcement: Ruth Mae Gunderson
Birth Announcement: Oskari Niilo Bergstedt
Birth Announcement: Kamden Taylor Houck
caring and sharing
Jay Cooke State Park announces 125th anniversary celebration
Deer numbers on the rise as hunters look forward to deer season
First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century
PADDLEMANIA! Kayakers splish, splash and even get stuck
Runners reach ultimate goals at Voyageur
August 14, 2016
Thumbs up to National Night Out. In some places it’s all about the neighborhood. In small towns like Mahtowa, the entire population can attend a potluck. It’s also been a citywide celebration in Cloquet for the past two years, sponsored by the Cloquet Police Department, Cloquet...
August 14, 2016 - 3:49pm
August 4, 2016
FROM THE EDITOR: What the world needs is more voices like Jim Northrup's
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Minnesota and the world lost a brave and funny voice this week when Jim Northrup — writer/storyteller...
August 4, 2016 - 11:28am
July 22, 2016
Flood response is impressive, but we need to keep planning for the next one
Homes should not be rebuilt in flood plains, and cities need to work toward a goal of ensuring their sewage treatment systems will not be overwhelmed by rain and high waters, although we acknowledge that they cannot build for catastrophic events. Residents also need to embrace their...
July 22, 2016 - 10:39am
July 18, 2016
FROM THE INTERN: The many benefits of books
When people think of summer, they often think of warm days, swimming at the lake, and grilling outside for dinner. What they don’t think of, however, is reading. Yet, the benefits of summer reading are so great that they will have people thinking again.
July 18, 2016 - 7:18am
July 7, 2016
Thumbs up and down
Thumbs up to all the small towns that continue to celebrate the Fourth of July. It’s not easy, as the price of fireworks continues to climb, and people seem to resent paying taxes so cities cut all the fun stuff out of their budgets.
July 7, 2016 - 4:35pm
May 20, 2016
FROM THE EDITOR: The great bathroom debate
If a person dresses like a woman and identifies as a woman, she should use the ladies room. It would be degrading to ask her to do anything but that.
May 20, 2016 - 7:05am
April 21, 2016
Thumbs up and down
We opine on the good and the not-so-good decisions or happenings in Carlton County
April 21, 2016 - 12:35pm
April 2, 2016
Let’s hear it for the Wrendogs!
Certainly, there will be greater efficiencies at one site. However, there’s no arguing that a two-site solution as proposed in the petition — with Wrenshall and South Terrace as the two sites — also offers a number of positives.
April 2, 2016 - 7:11am
March 26, 2016
Thumbs up to all the residents, elected officials and others who attended the public meeting on the future of the current Cloquet Middle School on Monday. We are all better off when there is public involvement in decisions made by elected officials that will impact the future of the...
March 26, 2016 - 12:57pm
March 22, 2016
Sunshine Week: Ten commandments for open meetings
Too many elected boards seek every opportunity to meet out of sight of the public they serve. Some schedule executive sessions as a regular agenda item. Some hold up to three executive sessions in a single meeting. Some have executive sessions that last longer than the open portion...
March 22, 2016 - 3:54pm
March 4, 2016
In celebration of ski jumpers
Nowak starting jumping in Duluth when he was 16 years old and competed across the U.S.A. and in Europe, eventually setting 11 ski jump records in the U.S., Canada and Europe before becoming a teacher and coach in Cloquet, where his teams won 13 three-team state meets.
March 4, 2016 - 12:03pm
February 28, 2016
Thumbs up to Alan and Sharon Finifrock for protecting 116 acres of their land on the shore of Bear Lake with a conservation easement. A conservation easement is a voluntary and legally binding agreement which permanently limits certain uses of land in order to protect its conservation...
February 28, 2016 - 8:15am
February 22, 2016
FROM THE EDITOR: Public engagement is vital, but being civil helps
When I first started in my career as a newspaper reporter in Austin, Minn., I found it incomprehensible that the school board there would set aside time for public comment, then when people asked questions or spoke about issues of concern, the board never answered them. Never. Each...
February 22, 2016 - 8:00am
February 5, 2016
FROM THE EDITOR: Thanks for putting the “community” in the paper
With only five and a half staff members in the office, including two full-time writers, every single issue of the Pine Journal is built on the backs of community members along with our employees. So, citizens of Carlton County and the numerous Pine Journal contributors, we dedicate...
February 5, 2016 - 2:47pm
January 23, 2016
OUR VIEW: First-graders learn, teach important lessons
Carlton County basketball fans know Barnum High School graduate Sarah Myhre was a heck of a basketball player, but now people across the globe know what a wonderful person she is. The story of how Myhre’s class (and three other first-grade classes at Northpoint Elementary School...
January 23, 2016 - 9:54pm