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Carlton County Court Report: March 30, 2017
Soil is not a 'dirty' word
Thank Cloquet Middle School for 100 years of service
Carlton County Court Report: March 29, 2017
Poppy Day is Friday
Local Nordic ski star is headed to Alaska
Esko's 'band of sisters' hitting stride at playoff time
CEC golf makes gains
CEC boys hockey coach Esse resigns after 18 seasons
Struggling 'Jacks hope to make playoff noise
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Sally Ann Dupuis
Linda M. Olson
David A. Johnson
James "Big Jim" Lind
Caroline B. Roe
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
LETTER: Think outside of the box to save match mill
LETTER: One down, one to go
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
Up, up and away
Celebrate the onion
Run like a Lumberjack?
County Seat Theater to do remake of 'Everybody Loves Opal'
Cloquet grad gives back through AmeriCorps
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
September 30, 2016
MDA confirms second EAB find in Duluth, issues emergency quarantine for portion of St. Louis County
Emerald ash borer larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under the bark and feeding on the part of the tree that moves nutrients up and down the...
September 30, 2016 - 3:03pm
September 26, 2016
Magic in the night sky
Despite the lull in the solar cycle, night owls continue to be treated to the occasional aurora display here in northern Minnesota. With darkness...
September 26, 2016 - 7:17am
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