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International intern captures hearts and minds in Minnesota
CAFD earns recognition
K1 Sportswear changes hands
Carlton County Court Report: October 27, 2016
Club News - Cloquet VFW Auxiliary
Eskomos outrun ’Jacks in opener
Wilderness sweep Bobcats at home
Bird, Rebels relish chance to play CEC
Wilderness learn from mid-season slump
The future looks bright for Lumberjacks
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
BARBARA ALYCE HENNINGER HOLTE
DAVID A. PICKUS
ROBERT JOHN BASSETT
SUE M. HAASIS
BENJAMIN ERIC ANDERSON
To the Editor:Veteran coverage was very personal for reader
To the Editor:Turn old middle school into veterans shelter
Guest Commentary: Standing firm for hard-fought progress, we’ll seek common ground with new administration
Wright-Cromwell News: Nov 1 2016
Wright-Cromwell News Nov. 24, 2016
Enjoy a Finnish Christmas experience
Slices of Life; Contemplating marriage
Through Foreign Eyes: Culture shock
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Carlton County students perform in Minnesota Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’
Catch Cloquet author at West Duluth library
Jay Cooke: A park for all seasons
Queen of Peace announces November student of the month
Artist uses rap mixed with Native American music to inspire kids
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Vaugn Nolan Nelson
Birth Announcement: Piper Deborah Ann Wilkinson
Birth Announcement: Hadley Marie Hietala
Birth Announcement: Brayden Bradley Charles King
Birth Announcement: Taylor Lynn Soukkala
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: Puffballs remain on logs in the woods
Northland Nature: Roses give color to the roadsides again
NORTHLAND NATURE: Deer mice move indoors in autumn
Deer stands not allowed left overnight on wildlife management areas
MINNESOTA DEER FACTS
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
January 9, 2016
OPINION: Thumbs up and down to Cloquet School District
That’s simply unacceptable. Springsted needs to more than offer free advice to the school district. While the finance company wasn’t paid for creating the tax calculator, it did make $62,950 in fees for selling nearly $45.5 million in General Obligation School Building Bonds for...
January 9, 2016 - 7:09am
January 1, 2016
OUR VIEW: Happy New Year’s wishes to everyone!
With 2016 just around the corner, the Pine Journal sent out an email to lots of community leaders in Carlton County, asking them what they hope for the communities they serve in the New Year. Here’s what they said:
January 1, 2016 - 12:27pm
December 6, 2015
OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard
While Facebook and Twitter and other forms of social media are fun for tracking friends and family, they’re not really the most effective way to make one’s opinion about important local issues known.
December 6, 2015 - 10:51am
November 21, 2015
Thumbs up to area leaders
We have no doubt that Diver will make her mark in Washington D.C. A strong, bold and well-educated leader, she spoke her mind in the Northland and she made an impact when she was part of Obama administration’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience in 2013. Diver said...
November 21, 2015 - 9:10am
November 14, 2015
FROM THE EDITOR :Finding balance in children’s sports
Listening to the Cloquet School Board debate the seemingly always increasing costs of hockey facilities, I agreed with Board Clerk Duane Buytaert, that if the district wants to field a good hockey program, it has to be willing to pay the costs.
November 14, 2015 - 11:01am
FROM THE EDITOR: Finding balance in children’s sports
My father, I am proud to note, played hockey until he was in his 50s, and roller bladed until he was just a few years shy of 80 and his doctor told him he might wear out his new knees too fast. A gymnast in high school and college, my dad played hockey before his school had a...
November 14, 2015 - 8:11am
October 26, 2015
Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up to the Carlton County Drug Abuse Task Force and to the 250-some local residents for organizing and attending the community forum about heroin and opioid drug abuse on Oct. 5. Drug and alcohol abuse is a huge problem across the country, the region and in our county. Having...
October 26, 2015 - 11:32am
October 17, 2015
Let’s make Oct. 10, 2016, something to celebrate
This, by the looks of news feeds and headlines and the Duluth News Tribune, was the year Indigenous Peoples Day had its national coming out party. Major cities across the country were celebrated for rebranding Monday's Columbus Day holiday as one celebrating the people who were...
October 17, 2015 - 10:42am
October 11, 2015
Find it in the newspaper
“Saying, I don’t need newspapers, I get my news from the Internet is the same as saying I know, right? And I don’t need farmers, because I get my food at the supermarket.”
October 11, 2015 - 10:41am