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Flood waters recede, recovery work continues
Minnesota Power makes steady progress on power restoration as aid arrives
Carlton County Court Report: July 1, 2016
Rain damage versus flood damage: It matters for your insurance coverage
Storm, high winds cause damage and power outages across the Northland
Southern Carlton County team grows through summer softball
Runners race through the woods and hills to Carlton
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Archers shoot for success
CLOQUET INVITATIONAL: Cloquet’s Young brings golf title back home
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
ROGER ARLEN LENNARTSON
JOHN WALTER LUND
RAY A. MILLER
JOANN MARIE ROTH
MARY ELLEN STEPAN
Flood response is impressive, but we need to keep planning for the next one
To the Editor:Wright house story well written
To the Editor:Cloquet police officers doing excellent work
FROM THE INTERN: The many benefits of books
LETTER: Thanks for Buddy Poppy Days support
Wright – Cromwell News: July 14 2016
Wright – Cromwell News July 14, 2016
Crispy greens and root vegetables are plentiful
Ask A Trooper
Fond du Lac Follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes from the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Croquet comes to Cloquet, for fun and for fundraising
Flooding doesn’t stop crowds for Agate Days
Runners get their color on
County Seat Theater Company to produce award-winning world premiere
Master Gardeners offer Summer Garden Tour
arts and entertainment
Fond du Lac Veterans Powwow recognizes more veterans than ever before
Birth Announcement: Anthony Allen Moose Jr.
Birth Announcement; Abel Ray Diver
Birth Announcement: Conor David Whelan
Birth Announcement: Amelia Jean Westerberg
caring and sharing
The Kettle gets a check-up
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Pure stock, pure joy
Local youth learn about ATV safety
River of adventure: Whitewater paddlers from around the region flock to the St. Louis River in Carlton County
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
October 2, 2015
Our very own drug epidemic
“No one wakes up in the morning as an adolescent kid and says: ‘Hey, I think I’m gonna be an addict and break the hearts of everyone I love.’”
October 2, 2015 - 3:41pm
September 19, 2015
FROM THE EDITOR: Cloquet sidewalks sometimes feel like one step forward, two steps back
The caption a loyal reader emailed with the above photo went something like this: Would you agree that a sidewalk along this street makes...
September 19, 2015 - 2:48pm
August 24, 2015
‘Scientific’ survey of Minnesota cities is terribly flawed … and wrong
Here’s a big thumbs down to the writers at Road Snacks who “scientifically” determined that Cloquet is the fourth worst place to live in Minnesota (after Cambridge, Brainerd, and Grand Rapids). According to their website, the folks at Road Snacks decided what makes a great...
August 24, 2015 - 8:53am
August 16, 2015
Nice to see sales tax dollars at work in city parks
News that the Cloquet City Council approved the construction of a fourth field — and a new playground and disc golf course — at Cloquet’s Hilltop Park is welcome indeed. Although Hilltop is primarily a soccer venue with three fields serving ever-growing numbers of youth...
August 16, 2015 - 11:42am
July 12, 2015
OUR VIEW: More than a thrift store
Who doesn’t love a good thrift store? From Macklemore (who made his name by rapping about thrift shopping) to parents who make ends meet by dressing the family in other people’s castaways and teenagers who like to dress cool on the cheap, thrift stores are the modern world’s...
July 12, 2015 - 8:44am
June 11, 2015
Meet the Dynamic Duo
My name is Lucas Tomhave, but I also answer to Luke. I am one of the summer interns for the Pine Journal, and I am joined by my “partner in...
June 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
There’s a new intern in town
My full name is Joseph John Gotchnik VI, but I prefer Joey. As a 17-year-old student facing my senior year of high school, I’m not established...
June 11, 2015 - 3:07pm
June 7, 2015
Thumbs up to the organizers of the Women’s Wellness Gathering. They see a need in their community and are working hard to help empower Native women and help them find their voice. We hope that attendees left the gathering with the support, tools and confidence they need to take...
June 7, 2015 - 1:18pm