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Carlton County Court Report: March 7, 2017
Debate follows prayer vigil
Property tax appeals season is now open
Police looking for information on stabbing Wednesday in Cloquet
Golfers tee off
Wilderness, Brookings each win one in opening playoff series
Eskomos fell 'Jacks in a close one
Scoreboard - April 20, 2017 edition
'Jacks serve up season-opening sweep
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
HOWARD WAYNE VARGASON
STUART E. JOHNSON
DIANE M. MISGEN
ARDELLE MARILYN (PAULSON) THORNTON
Thank you, Senator Lourey, for standing up for rural Minnesotans
LETTER: Vote 'no' and ask for better plan
LETTER: Wrenshall debate gets nasty
LETTER: Higher taxes will cause problems for some
Notes from the small pond: King-Kong Dad
Wright Cromwell News: April 20 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
Wright-Cromwell News: April 13 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No yolk, annual egg hunt is lots of fun
Churches sponsor ‘Walk for Water’ awareness fundraiser April 30
Cloquet High School announces Business Student of the Month
Hooterz tradition coming to an end
Picasso and Bear paint the town
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
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
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
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
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