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Pedestrian killed in Cloquet crash
Suicide walk promotes awareness, connection
Students send monarchs on trip to Mexico
CAFD tax to rise, building plans move ahead
Jay Cooke to offer moccasin, beading workshops
Cloquet's Nelson is U.S. Open champ
Marshall stuns Lumberjacks in soccer semifinals
Cloquet teams sweep conference meet, aim for sections
CEC tennis finishes season in playoffs
Lumberjacks advance after thrilling shootout win
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Steven Michael Saylor
Kim Diane Holmi
Henry "Hank" Joseph Tillman Sr.
Donald George Belden
To the Editor: Vote 'Yes' on Cromwell-Wright school bond
To the Editor: Mayor, councilors failed to lead ... again
Guest Commentary: Parting thoughts on high school sports
To the Editor: Enough is enough!
Guest Commentary: The importance of high school coaches
Slices of Life: Miracle oil
Wright-Cromwell News: Oct. 11 2017
Slices of Life: Storing the boat
WRIGHT-CROMWELL NEWS: Oct. 5 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
Duluth-based crime writer at library Tuesday
County Seat Theater remakes 'Blithe Spirit'
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
Autumn shows off her colors
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Cloquet City Council
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
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