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Public invited to weigh in on school plans
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Library celebrates Week of the Young Child
Distracted driving is a choice, choose wisely
Seventh grader throws winning pitches for Barnum
Young Rebels team making strides
Wilderness win decisively in Game Five, play Aberdeen in Cloquet this weekend
Experienced Eskomos begin with balance
Scoreboard - April 27 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
BETTY CHRISTINA BRUMMER
CYNTHIA G. 'SIS' OLSON
ELAINE HELEN GUTZ
FRANK BLAINE THOMPSON
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
LETTERS: Problems between police union and administration nothing new
LETTER: Get involved, ask your councilors for answers
LETTERS: Police criticism is undeserved, incorrect
LETTER: The Labor Day Celebration baton has been passed
Finn News: Celebrate Vappu (May Day) on May 1
Notes from the small pond: King-Kong Dad
Wright Cromwell News: April 20 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Ray Mowers: Poster man for Alcoholics Anonymous
Dancing with Dad
Find out why local chicks are better
No yolk, annual egg hunt is lots of fun
Churches sponsor ‘Walk for Water’ awareness fundraiser April 30
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
July 22, 2016
OUR VIEW: 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
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