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Carlton County Court Report: August 3, 2016
Carlton County Court Report: August 2, 2016
Carlton County Court Report: August 1, 2016
Esko students have a heart for fundraising
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: Council debates how and where to spend on parks
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Fond du Lac Basketball league brings the community together
CATBIRD SEAT: ‘The Death Stare’
Teamwork fuels Ragnar Relay runners through 200-mile race
Thunder ready to make some noise with new coach
Golf tournament raises money education
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
THEODORE 'TED' L. PIHLMAN
TIMOTHY JOHN ADAMCZAK SR.
ILENE EVENELL STABERG
HARRY JOHN BERUBE
To the Editor: Stop bear hunting
To the Editor:The school board’s Wednesday night surprise
Guest Commentary: What does Congress need? Your attention!
Guest Commentary: WINDOW celebrates 30 years of community service
Wright-Cromwell News August 18 2016
The “RIGHT” Slant: Beach Boys turn back clock
Slices of Life: He and mini-he
Senior Legal Line
‘The Death Stare’
Fond du Lac Follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes from the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Wood City ROCKS
Cloquet museum hosts Labor Day program
Basketball league brings the community together
Wood City ROCKS
Tales of ‘Minnesota Gold’ coming to Cloquet library
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlie Katherine Elizabeth Mayo
Birth Announcement: Zak Jon LeMay
Birth Announcement: Ruth Mae Gunderson
Birth Announcement: Oskari Niilo Bergstedt
Birth Announcement: Kamden Taylor Houck
caring and sharing
Deer numbers on the rise as hunters look forward to deer season
First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century
PADDLEMANIA! Kayakers splish, splash and even get stuck
Runners reach ultimate goals at Voyageur
Paddlemania on the St. Louis River open to everyone this weekend
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
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