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UPDATED: Commission votes for landfill, council vote Feb. 7
North Country RIDE receives grant from US Bank Foundation
Carlton County Court Report: December 8, 2016
Bumblebee makes endangered species list
Follow these tips for buying a puppy
Ogichidaag, Bulldogs win one each
Lumberjacks beat 12th-ranked Forest Lake
Carlton comes out on top in battle for the Brown Jug
Scoreboard - January 12, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
MARILYN JEAN HOAG
ZHINGWAAK CODY JOSEPH BAUER
JEANETTE M. KOECK
ADAM NATHANIEL RONKAINEN
TIMOTHY W. FAGRE
To the Editor: Standing with Standing Rock: Come together as one people
Our 2017 focus: More good paying jobs for Minnesota’s 8th District
To the Editor: Help is available for stutterers
OUR VIEW: Where do residents’ rights fit in landfill debate?
To the Editor: Kudos to Sanders, Johnson for standing up for citizens
Wright-Cromwell News: Jan 12 2017
Slices of Life: Vacation foibles
Wright-Cromwell News: Jan 4 2017
Slices of Life: A meaningful reward
Northland Nature: The New Year begins with winter finches
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Cloquet grad makes Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list
New year, new ways to give?
Enjoy Morrison music + art at Cloquet library
Volunteer Highlight: Leola Rodd
Shear excitement: A barber tells his story
arts and entertainment
Birth: Gavin Robert Ott
Birth Announcement: Skylar Dawn Follett
Birth Announcement: James Michael Stillday
Birth Announcement:Georgiana Rae Olson
Birth Announcement: Helen Patricia Torgerson
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
Northland residents celebrate winter fun
Northland Nature: A recent visit to a beaver pond reveals..
Northland Nature: Puffballs remain on logs in the woods
November 14, 2015
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
May 29, 2015
OUR VIEW: Dear Graduates,
Dear Graduates, Congratulations on graduating from high school. You should be very proud of yourselves, and please know that your community and loved ones are proud of you too. As you go off to jobs, college, the military, trade school, gallivanting or however you choose to...
May 29, 2015 - 2:13pm
May 22, 2015
OUR VIEW: Legal and logical are not always the same
Last week’s vote on the reallocation of three Cloquet principals raised a number of questions, one of them about whether or not Cloquet School Board member David Battaglia should have voted on the resolution since his son, Steve Battaglia, was one of the principals in question....
May 22, 2015 - 4:35pm
May 15, 2015
Mental illness was part of who she was, and that’s OK
May is Mental Health Month. It’s also the month that my mother — who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was a child — died. She died of a heart attack, not suicide. She had conquered her mental illness through therapy and medication (lithium) long before. I...
May 15, 2015 - 9:38am