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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! It's time for the Father-Daughter Ball
Carlton County Court Report: February 10, 2017
With help, storm debris cleared from ski trails
Liquor ordinance amendment passes, Taco Bell approved
Plans taking shape for 100th anniversary of 1918 fires
Senior-led Eskomos take a bow at state
Cardinals cement themselves atop school history
Injuries plague Eskomos in Section 7AA playoffs
Scoreboard - March 23, 2017 edition
Parent/Youth Baseball Skills Clinic returns
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
MARK STEVEN MACIEWSKI
JEREMY RAY RAISANEN
LYLE RICHARD JOKINEN
NEOMA 'BONNIE' STADIN
NEOMA BONITA 'BONNIE' STADIN
Vote 'Yes' for Wrenshall kids
Please support 'Homes for All'
Thanks to all who help make eighth-grade theater trip happen
Lourey should vote for REAL ID
Ask A Trooper
Not to be negative but...
Wright-Cromwell News: March 16 2017
Wright-Cromwell News March 9 2017
Notes From the Small Pond: Stearns County, Winter, 2008
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The family that plays together, stays together
Get busy and prevent diabetes, before it's too late
County Seat play takes third at state festival
Longtime city administrator reflects on career, life in Cloquet
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland couple offer a helping hand for ducks
Part II: Two important Minnesota natives call Kettle River home
Part 1: The Kettle River watershed is scenic, wild and unique
NORTHLAND NATURE: Pine siskins join other finches at the feeder
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Cloquet police chief placed on leave
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
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