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Road, rail advocates assess Trump transportation budget
New classes surprise parents, board members
Carlton County Court Report: April 4, 2017
Memorial Day events planned for Monday
'Keep moving in the direction of your dreams'
Two boys advance in tennis playoffs, team eliminated
Bulldogs seal win over Bombers in the seventh
Cloquet sweeps conference track meet
Lumberjacks toppled by Esko as playoffs loom
Scoreboard - May 25, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Blanche "Babe" Coughlin
Franklin D. Strandberg
Costs for police chief inquiry approaches $50,000
To the Editor: Vote 'yes' and keep Carlton strong
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
LETTER: City can support veterans and workers with project labor agreement
Notes from the Small Pond: Rain
Wright Cromwell News: May 18 2017
Slices of Life: Gardening with my gloves off
Wright-Cromwell News: May 11, 2017
Slices of Life: The definition of mother
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Carl Schenk served in German occupation
Athletes give their all at Special Olympics
VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Steve Fluck remembers Vietnam
VETERANS SPOTLIGHT: Keith and Reta Baxley found jobs, and love in the military
arts and entertainment
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
June 11, 2015
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
May 9, 2015
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up to all those high school students with their Nerf War for Buying themselves a second and even third life in the game at $20 a pop, money which added up to an approximately $2,000 donation to REACH Mentoring Program. Not doing anything too stupid,...
May 9, 2015 - 8:52am
April 30, 2015
Meet our new reporter
Hello everyone :-) My name is Jamie and I am the new full-time reporter at the Pine Journal. I’m thrilled to be working at my hometown ne...
April 30, 2015 - 1:22pm
April 25, 2015
LETTER: Let's help kids be healthier
To the Editor: We talk about kids in trouble or on their electronic devices all the time, yet we don’t give them things to do outside. You have decided to not spend the money on a skate park for them in favor of the walking trails. Walking trails are nice but kids prefer to...
April 25, 2015 - 1:57pm
OUR VIEW: It takes a village, but money helps
Any other time, the Pine Journal’s school board story probably would have led with the news that Cloquet Community Education scored a $356,000 grant for its Early Education Learning Center project, but not last week, with the board signing contracts for the new middle school project...
April 25, 2015 - 12:35pm
April 18, 2015
A lot can happen in five years
Peter Haapala could have turned tail and run away when he figured out how bad things were at his new school district five years ago, but he didn’t. Instead, he chose to lead.
April 18, 2015 - 6:08am
April 10, 2015
OUR VIEW: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up to Monday’s town hall meeting, sponsored by the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Cloquet Area Chamber of the Commerce. About 25 people attended the meeting with state representative Mike Sundin and, according to organizer Barry Bergquist, many came prepared with questions....
April 10, 2015 - 11:45am
April 2, 2015
FROM THE PINE JOURNAL STAFF: One of a kind
This week’s paper is, rightly, the Wendy Johnson issue.
April 2, 2015 - 8:24am
March 31, 2015
OUR VIEW: Justice served – or swerved?
On many levels, it’s a relief to have the case of former Carlton County Transfer Station employee Joanne Wappes all wrapped up. For the sake of the county, the patrons of the Transfer Station, and the friends and family of Ms. Wappes, it was good to see the year-and-a-half-long...
March 31, 2015 - 9:29am
March 20, 2015
OUR VIEW: Learn from senseless accident, also be kind
When news broke Tuesday that off-duty Cloquet police officer Mark Laine was drunk when he ran head on into Fay Dahlman’s car on Highway 33, it was a shock to all.
March 20, 2015 - 12:47pm
March 14, 2015
OUR VIEW: Highway 33 North should be city’s next ‘avenue of opportunity’
The “For Sale” (and “For Rent”) signs are out there — count ’em, nine or 10 of them, all within a concentrated stretch of a mile or two of Highway 33 North. Some represent the hollowed-out shells of broken dreams, while others are simply testing the waters to see what...
March 14, 2015 - 8:57am