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Carlton County Court Report: June 10-11, 2017
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Former Cloquet hockey star to direct Air Force hockey operations
Woman who received liver donation from Kristen Burkholder will race in her memory Saturday
New CEC boys hockey coach is no stranger
First comes love, then comes marriage ... then comes an Ironman triathlon?
Cloquet claws back to second
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To the Editor: What just happened here?
COMMENTARY: What one woman can contribute to community
To the Editor: Focus should be on quality academics, not buildings
Wright-Cromwell News: Aug. 10 2017
slices of life: An uphill battle
Wright-Cromwell News Aug. 2 2017
Slices of Life: In celebration of friends
Keep our Finnish heritage alive!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Wright church celebrates 100 years
'You Never Sausage a Place'
Come help the Cloquet Moose Lodge celebrate 100 years
SUMMERTIME MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM
Celebrating all things Carlton
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Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
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Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
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Bee aware of pollinators
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Experience this month’s solar eclipse safely
A unique new kind of race comes to Pine Valley
Northland Nature: Large dock spiders can be seen on land and near water
Cloquet City Council
August 12, 2017
Landfill, council talk legal issues
Citing several legal cases in his letter, Drysdale alleged that the city ordinance discriminates against the landfill and is "the result of naked public agitation and pressure, which is an unlawful basis to restrict a valid land use." It also could interfere with the "free flow of...
August 12, 2017 - 8:38am
August 11, 2017
County adopts new ATV ordinance, while Cloquet tables theirs
The Carlton County Board approved a new ATV (aka all terrain vehicles, or four-wheelers) ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8....
August 11, 2017 - 3:52pm
August 7, 2017
To the Editor: What just happened here?
But yet those same folks spent more than $100,000 (by the Pine Journal's rough estimate) on the chief's suspension and investigation, and that doesn't include the process for hiring a new police chief. Is that a good expenditure of taxpayer money?
August 7, 2017 - 10:00am
July 28, 2017
Report reveals story behind police complaint
Soldo wrote in her investigative summary. "By all accounts, during that very difficult time, the Chief was a strong, supportive and effective leader. He took calls, offered and granted time off as needed and grieved with others." However, in the 17 months that followed, Stracek began...
July 28, 2017 - 9:40am
July 22, 2017
Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
>"We don't want to walk with blinders anymore," said Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairman Kevin DuPuis. "We want to take the blinders off and look at everything that's out there. And most definitely have good neighbors, because it allows everyone to work as a collective."...
July 22, 2017 - 9:26am
July 17, 2017
City takes skate park to bid, approves patio seating
>Engineer estimates for the skatepark and surrounding park improvements exceed $300,000, but the final dollar number won't be known until the...
July 17, 2017 - 6:49am
July 14, 2017
Councilors, officers worked together for police chief's departure
While a vote of no-confidence by his employees was sold to the public as a "last resort," allegations of unfit leadership were never addressed...
July 14, 2017 - 10:16am
June 23, 2017
Council debates park power
>After extensive discussion at Tuesday's meeting, Cloquet City Councilors didn't second a motion by Ward 4 Councilor Kerry Kolodge to install an additional power source specifically targeted to provide power to a music and lighting control, needed for larger events such as the Wood...
June 23, 2017 - 2:52pm
June 15, 2017
City officials release details of separation agreement
>At the end of last week's marathon council meeting, Stracek was exonerated of all allegations and reinstated — but also agreed to retire from the city's police department — under the terms of a "separation and release agreement" reached seven and a half hours after the...
June 15, 2017 - 2:36pm
June 4, 2017
Letter to the editor: Dear Cloquet City Council,
Have any of the council members had drinks bought for them? Is that a gift? Who pays for your defense in violations of codes, ordinances, state statutes, etc.? I suggested early on you read the handbook. I walk into a bank with my lawyer and rob it, am I innocent because my lawyer...
June 4, 2017 - 9:21am
May 5, 2017
OUR VIEW: The watchdog role of the press is vital to a healthy democracy, so is civil public debate
Since that March 16 meeting, we've gotten to watch democracy in action. It's been exciting, and it's been messy.
May 5, 2017 - 9:27pm
April 15, 2017
Suspended police chief tasked with implementing change
Changing the schedules was one of the key ideas in the report, which noted in its findings: "The current patrol schedule is out of sync with...
April 15, 2017 - 12:50pm
April 7, 2017
Residents challenge police chief suspension, interim chief choice
Cloquet resident John Sanders questioned the council and mayor's choice of Palmer over the two police department commanders who serve immediately...
April 7, 2017 - 1:14pm
Guest Commentary: Call your councilors and ask for answers
Since the complaint was filed by the Teamsters Local 346, representing Cloquet police officers, and Mayor Hallbeck is a retired member of that union, why did he not recuse himself and leave the room, letting the acting mayor take his place for discussion and any possible action? By...
April 7, 2017 - 1:10pm
April 5, 2017
Correction: Public hearing
In the March 23 city council story, "Liquor ordinance amendment passes, Taco Bell approved," the correct date for the public hearing in a proposal to build 12 single patio homes on property adjacent to the Cloquet Country Club is Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. during the regular Cloquet...
April 5, 2017 - 8:22pm