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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?
SLICES OF LIFE: Happiness constantly evolves
COMMENTARY: Thoughts on the weapons debate
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
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Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Tom & Monica Martin
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
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Cloquet City Council
March 15, 2018
Police complaint prompts closed meeting
The Cloquet City Council adjourned into a closed meeting Tuesday, March 6, to discuss allegations of law enforcement personnel misconduct. In March 2017, a similar closed meeting resulted in the suspension of then-Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek, pending an investigation. The Tuesday...
March 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
January 6, 2018
Carlton County's Top Stories of 2017
Carlton County seemed to mirror many of those national issues at a local level, as Cloquet City Council actions sparked a surge in community...
January 6, 2018 - 5:09am
December 17, 2017
Is Cloquet going to the dogs?
Dog parks are enjoyed by people of all income levels, employment and student status, age and background, she said. They provide a place where...
December 17, 2017 - 2:03pm
December 13, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cloquet residents need to clean up City Hall
A guest columnist suggests that the stench in Cloquet has returned — this time emanating from City Hall and the Cloquet Police Department. The arbitration record where he gets much of his background information is pasted in after the opinion piece.
December 13, 2017 - 3:21pm
City clarifies procedures for police citizen advisory board
Nelson turned her attention to At-large Councilor Adam Bailey for comments he made at the same October meeting that he was "tired of treating...
December 13, 2017 - 2:14pm
November 20, 2017
Cloquet City Council approves roundabout agreement
The next Cloquet City Council meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, following a work session at 5:30 p.m.
November 20, 2017 - 6:15am
October 30, 2017
From the Catbird Seat: Optical illusion
A majority of the council has decided that, no, it doesn't owe that bit of due diligence to the taxpayers who fund not only the police department,...
October 30, 2017 - 6:21am
October 27, 2017
Police chief appointment legal, but against policy
Lamirande's successor and Palmer's predecessor, Steve Stracek, was hired after a nationwide search in a highly competitive and open process. Palmer, according to the resume obtained by the Pine Journal from the city, has a high school diploma from White Bear Lake, attended the New...
October 27, 2017 - 8:52am
October 20, 2017
To the Editor: Mayor, councilors failed to lead ... again
Yet somehow — following a discussion that revealed staff had quit the Cloquet Police Department at least in part due to mistreatment based on their support of Chief Stracek, that 14 letters of recommendation had spontaneously appeared in front of the council despite no decision...
October 20, 2017 - 2:22pm
October 7, 2017
Cloquet Council denies landfill request
>SKB Environmental Cloquet Landfill had requested two changes to its conditional use permit, or CUP: longer hours seven days a week and the ability to landfill an unlimited amount of paper sludge, rather than the current 20 percent cap. The changes were opposed by most neighbors and...
October 7, 2017 - 1:39pm
October 2, 2017
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: Landfill vote set for Tuesday, Oct. 3
SKB Environmental Cloquet landfill made its original request for two CUP changes — longer hours and unlimited paper sludge content — almost 10 months ago.
October 2, 2017 - 4:28pm
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up to the students and staff at the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program and their partners in Restorative Practices. They really are changing the world with their circles: teaching kids how to own their mistakes and move on, how to relate to one another and their teachers,...
October 2, 2017 - 3:42pm
September 23, 2017
Council debates police shifts, roundabout
"I've never heard so much nonsense in my life," said Lamirande when Mayor Dave Hallback — a retired police officer who served with and under Lamirande — solicited his opinion from the audience.
September 23, 2017 - 9:19am
September 10, 2017
To the Editor: Citizens, stand up and speak out
>• Will our Council hire the current interim chief of police? Will our council hire within or will they do another nationwide search? Why did the past council NOT hire within? Is there a good internal candidate who could lead the PD and be fiscally responsible who wouldn't receive...
September 10, 2017 - 7:21am
August 19, 2017
Pipeline protesters bring concerns to council
>"I'm back and I'm not going away," said Cloquet resident Sheila Lamb, who had asked the council at its July 18 meeting to allow her to present...
August 19, 2017 - 12:27pm