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Council debates park power
UPDATE: Council sets special meeting for city administrator search
Voyageur's Park gets a redo
July Fourth preparations lack only volunteers
Carlton County Court Report: May 3, 2017
Esko's Donahue fights the 100-yard war
Cloquet's Bender signs letter of intent with Bulldogs
Eskomos earn fourth at state
Carlton concludes special season on the diamond
Esko, South Ridge eliminated in section playoffs
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Nora Elizabeth Doble
Karl Friedrich Loosen
Gregory Allen Dahl
Deacon Terence "Terry" F. Twomey
Stewart "Dugan" James Nephew
Read a print version of the paper -- online!
To the Editor: School district needs to save money
All-Night Grad Party is a huge success
Vote 'no' on Carlton referendum
To the Editor: Input encouraged at public meetings on Line 3 Replacement Project
Three boys on the beach
Wright-Cromwell News June 8 2017
Hitting the sauce
Wright-Cromwell News June 1, 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Ruth and Keith Reeves are always fishing for adventure
It's a summer for the ages at the Encore
Minnesota State Fair announces new foods for 2017
Nothing is impossible if you work toward achieving it
Let kids play with their food? Sure, sometimes!
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
Birth Announcement: Logan William Jarvi
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: Toad Time Begins in Mid May
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
September 30, 2016
The drug problem here affects everyone
A free dinner with success stories starts at 5 p.m., the general session on heroin and opioid abuse starts at 6, and there will be breakout sessions from 7:20 to 8 p.m.
September 30, 2016 - 5:02am
September 22, 2016
Another voice lost, but not forgotten
Mike Berglund shared part of his soul with the community he loved when he wrote his columns and stories, and made the Pine Journal a better paper in the process. He understood that it takes many voices to make a healthy community, and he was brave enough to put his thoughts out there...
September 22, 2016 - 1:53pm
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
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