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Carlton County Court Report: August 9, 2017
Cloquet River Run set for Saturday
Pet of the Week
WRENSHALL ISD 100 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES AUGUST 21, 2017
WRENSHALL ISD 100 SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 16, 2017
Scoreboard - September 21, 2017 edition
Skilled Lumberjacks team undefeated after seven games
Thunder looking for redemption
Wrens outrun Bulldogs in lopsided game
Scoreboard - September 14 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Dorothy Hazel Dauer
Marshal C. Peterson
Robert Raymond "Bob" Benkoski
Amy Jane Alexander
Donald M. Raether
Fair, not free, trade
To the Editor: Attend local DFL governor forum
To the Editor: Esko-area sewer line condition indicative of nationwide crisis
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
To the Editor: Citizens, stand up and speak out
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept. 14 2017
Slices of Life: The multitudinous multi-tasker
Notes From the Small Pond: Eleven miles from Mexico, three weeks ago
Finnish celebrations, meetings ramp up with fall season
Wright-Cromwell News: Aug. 31 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Family makes a paws-ative difference
Community digs organic garden
Zucchinis, start your engines!
Q-and-A: Meet hometown author, California transplant Tim Jollymore
Highway 73 Kettle River bridge open to traffic
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
Free rafting trip Saturday, reservations necessary
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
Bee aware of pollinators
DNR Question of the Week
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
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