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Changes are coming to the city of Cloquet
Dance to the music of the Esko Jazz Bands
Body found, no foul play suspected
Old MacDonald had a banjo?
Carlton County Court Report: January 14-15, 2017
Maijala races to a close second at state
Rebels win in double OT, advance to quarterfinals
Korby's Top Games
Storm watch buys time and hope for Birkie
Lumberjacks squeak by Hilltoppers in double OT
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
G. Berneice Muller
AUDREY JOYCE VAN WAVE
DANIEL ALLEN RICE
Herbert E. Ringat
CURTIS MARTIN KUBIS
Community input important for future of Carlton facilities
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
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
Pet of the week
'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
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
September 19, 2016
Northland Nature: Now is the time to find red mushrooms on the forest floor
This morning in the yard, I watched a brown creeper, a flicker and a blue jay, likely all are migrants too. A wood peewee along with a couple...
September 19, 2016 - 4:31pm
September 12, 2016
Buckthorn: Once a good thing, now gone bad
"You can treat buckthorn all day long, but if neighboring lands aren't also treated,” added Nelson, “you'll be on the treatment treadmill...
September 12, 2016 - 11:22am
August 9, 2016
Deer numbers on the rise as hunters look forward to deer season
In 67 deer permit areas, hunters must be chosen in a lottery to harvest an antlerless deer (down from 70 areas last season). Only bucks can be hunted in five areas (down from 14 areas). In 32 areas, hunters have the choice of harvesting a doe or a buck (up from 29 areas). Bonus permits...
August 9, 2016 - 10:59am
August 8, 2016
First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, has discovered a bat species new to Minnesota, the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis). “It’s very exciting to discover a new bat species in the state,” said DNR endangered species coordinator...
August 8, 2016 - 1:57pm
July 9, 2016
The Kettle gets a check-up
“If we find a water body is not as healthy as it should be, we will look at applying for grants to help address any problems,” Bomier said....
July 9, 2016 - 2:23pm
June 23, 2016
Mother Nature blows through
The severe storms on Sunday also spawned at least three tornadoes. One touched down near Jacobson — along the Aitkin-Itasca County line about...
June 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
June 18, 2016
Northland Nature: Look for veery songs and nests in Northland forests
While many of its relative thrushes are spotted on the chest and belly, the veery is only lightly spotted. We may see them when they come out...
June 18, 2016 - 3:22pm
May 14, 2016
Deer fawns are being born; leave them alone, urges DNR
Fawns do not attempt to evade predators during their first few weeks of life. Instead, fawns remain still to avoid being seen, their white spots serving as camouflage. During these times fawns are learning critical survival skills from their mothers. Bringing fawns into human environments...
May 14, 2016 - 6:55am
Severe weather awareness week will highlight safety
“In five of the last 15 years Minnesota has been in the top three states for the amount of catastrophe losses due to severe weather events,” said Insurance Federation of Minnesota President Bob Johnson. “Because of this, it is now more important than ever before for Minnesotans...
April 14, 2016 - 1:05pm
April 1, 2016
Disease that has killed millions of bats has now reached the West Coast
The fungus grows on the faces and wings of hibernating bats, repeatedly rousing them from hibernation and causing them to burn through their...
April 1, 2016 - 12:53pm
March 25, 2016
White-nose syndrome disease confirmed in northeastern Minnesota
Although the disease is transmitted primarily from bat to bat, people can inadvertently carry fungal spores to other caves on clothing and caving...
March 25, 2016 - 10:50am
March 7, 2016
Tracks and trails indicates visits from weasel family members
I found tracks of all of the local canines — wolf, coyote, red fox and gray fox (apparently they are becoming more common in the Northland)....
March 7, 2016 - 6:11am
February 8, 2016
Finifrock family conserves land under Big Louie's gaze
The forested hills and rolling uplands surrounding Bear Lake are peppered with pines planted and nurtured by the Finifrock family. These woods...
February 8, 2016 - 2:51pm
February 1, 2016
Go batty for bats, and help them survive
Bats. Just hearing the word makes many of us start screaming, covering our heads and running for shelter. But bats aren't bad. They are amazing...
February 1, 2016 - 3:07pm
January 21, 2016
Join the battle against emerald ash borer
University of Minnesota “wasp watcher” coordinator Jennifer Schultz will explain how local residents can help with the early detection of...
January 21, 2016 - 10:17am