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Beekeeping workshop returns to FDLTCC
Carlton County Court Report: January 11, 2017
Peterson gets a presidential invite
Carlton County Court Report: January 10, 2017
County commits funds to tackle blight
Wilderness edge closer to top
CEC crowns five conference wrestling champs
Rebel girls end great season with loss to Bluejackets
Nordic: Maijala takes second at state Nordic meet, Ripp takes 11th
CEC girls hockey team falls in first round of playoffs
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Herbert E. Ringat
CURTIS MARTIN KUBIS
Betty Eileen Sandberg
DAVID EDWIN KOECHER
LEWIS ROBERT KLEJESKI
EDUCATION CORNER: Thank a school board member today
OP_ED: Please consider impact of landfill requests on neighbors, city residents
LETTER: Ms. Christmas has another successful year
OP-ED: My teachers cared, and I can't thank them enough
OP-ED: We are all (mostly) immigrants
SLICES OF LIFE: It is hard
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 16, 2017)
SLICES: The stalking of the secret shopper
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 9)
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 2, 2017)
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo'
OUR NEIGHBORS: Juntunen looks back on 40 years with Esko Fire
It's a mad, mad tea party
CMH birthing suites receive high marks
Pet of the Week
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Kallyn Joy Hjelle
Military Mail: Private Treavor Lowther
Birth Announcement: Vincent Robert Shymanski
Birth Announcement: Nicholas Alan Skoglund
Birth Announcement: Aria Jean Larson
caring and sharing
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
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
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
February 27, 2015
OUR VIEW: Stop the bleeding
The Carlton and Wrenshall school districts have been trying to mitigate wounds lately that have been administered from a number of different blows: open enrollment, diminishing state aid, increasing state mandates, aging facilities and dwindling numbers, to name just a few.
February 27, 2015 - 10:27am
February 20, 2015
OUR VIEW: The referendum passed … and it’s time to work even smarter, Cloquet
In many ways, last Tuesday’s referendum vote on a new middle school for Cloquet was the culmination of years, months and weeks of debate. In other ways, it was just the beginning.
February 20, 2015 - 10:00am
February 13, 2015
OUR VIEW: We’re not about just ‘feeding the cattle’
The Letters to the Editor columns of our newspaper have been a-sizzle lately with the opinions of readers who are "madder than Hell and not going to take it any longer." They are lacing the editorial page with everything from school referendum debates, to comments on the disrespect...
February 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 30, 2015
OUR VIEW...These are the days of the citizen politician
There's nothing like a school referendum or other local hot button issue to bring otherwise docile, home-loving folks out of their comfortable living rooms (or their comfortable states of apathy).
January 30, 2015 - 11:08am