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FDLTCC talk to focus on the why and how of community involvement
Beware August deadline to file for property tax refund
Got gas? Esko will soon
Vest donations help protect local officers
Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
Wilderness hire Colvard as assistant coach
Run over hill and dale in the Voyageur 50
Barnum racer off to a good start ... in spite of weather
Numbers high, spirits higher for Cloquet VFW
Sundbom rallies, wins second Cloquet Invitational via playoff
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Michael "Mick" "Bonzo" LaPrairie
Richard Bruce Bonneville
Jeffrey Merlin Olson
Richard W. "Dick" Gamble
To the Editor: What could a vote "No" mean to you?
To the Editor: Student shares strong feelings about Carlton schools
Dear Carlton School District Community,
To the Editor: There is more than one consolidation option for Carlton
To the Editor: Golf outing supports CEC boys hockey
Wright-Cromwell News: July 20 2017
Slices of Life: Growing like a weed
The Catbird Seat: A race against time
Wright-Cromwell News July 13 2017
Slices of Life: Club or pole?
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No spot goes unfilled in this garden
Farm LoLa opens for pick-your-own raspberries
Original library desk returns to Cloquet museum
Run ‘COLErfully’ Saturday at Pine Valley
Rock lovers ‘stampede’ in Moose Lake
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
caring and sharing
Milkweeds dominate mid-summer roadsides
Whitewater and what else?
Run through clouds of color
Wild carrot is sometimes mistaken for poison hemlock
The pitcher plant is actually a catcher
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
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