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Carlton County Court Report: August 10, 2017
Highway 210 through Jay Cooke to open soon
Looking for love in new location
Kids make a difference to kids ... you can too
'Jacks swim to a win over North Shore
Youthful tennis team gains experience
'Jacks use speed, strategy to keep winning
New-look Wrens, Ogichidaag off to a positive start
Scoreboard - September 21, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Michael Benard Dilly
Kathleen S. Parteka
Ronald J. Semerau
Donald Gene Loeb
Wayne Maynard Hulaires
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fair, not free, trade
To the Editor: Attend local DFL governor forum
To the Editor: Esko-area sewer line condition indicative of nationwide crisis
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
To the Editor: Citizens, stand up and speak out
GUEST COLUMN: How Brazilians are a lot like us
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept 21 17
Slices of Life: Scratching in the kitchen
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept. 14 2017
Slices of Life: The multitudinous multi-tasker
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Family makes a paws-ative difference
Community digs organic garden
Zucchinis, start your engines!
Q-and-A: Meet hometown author, California transplant Tim Jollymore
Highway 73 Kettle River bridge open to traffic
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
caring and sharing
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Free rafting trip Saturday, reservations necessary
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
October 19, 2013
Northland Nature...Honey mushrooms thrive in the woods
The landscape of mid-October is an amazing scene in the Northland. Leaf colors have been a bit later than normal and the foliage show of September has lingered well into October. Though recent rains and winds have brought down many of the leaves, there are many still aglow. During...
October 19, 2013 - 1:28pm
Slices of Life...Coming clean
Last weekend I came out of the closet -- with an armload that included an old Christmas sweater, two pairs of mom jeans and a maternity top from 1997. I'd been aware of the need for an organize-the-closet day, but had been avoiding the task. Now I was (finally) coming clean, much...
October 19, 2013 - 9:00am
Last week we passed the 95th anniversary of the 1918 Fire. Did you know anyone who lived through that fire? Well, I did. My grandmother Minnie Dahlman and her husband, my grandfather Edwin Dahlman, had moved to Cromwell in the summer of 1918 when my dad, Wallace Dahlman, was only...
October 19, 2013 - 7:27am
October 18, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Goodbye, old friend
I walked out of the funeral feeling as though I'd been wrapped in a warm embrace. And though that may seem strange in light of so somber an...
October 18, 2013 - 1:56pm
October 13, 2013
If you have recently walked up to the Cromwell-Wright School, you may have seen the new parking lot, and also the 1913 stone placed in the garden. This stone sat atop the old Cromwell High School for many, many years. The stone actually fell inward a few years before the school was...
October 13, 2013 - 8:31am
October 12, 2013
Slices of Life...A case of the blurts
Blurt: verb 1. An impulsive comment or question that comes across as inappropriate or unwanted. 2. To utter abruptly. 3. To speak out of turn. 4. To say something suddenly, without careful consideration. My youngest son came home from school last Tuesday acting a little less animated...
October 12, 2013 - 10:07am
October 11, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Climb every mountain
As my husband and I opened our Minnesota Atlas and Gazetteer to the map of Lake County, we discovered two brown blotches right about the area...
October 11, 2013 - 1:01pm
October 7, 2013
Wright Cromwell News
Our sympathy goes out to the family of William E. "Billy" Heikkila, 86, of Cromwell who passed away Sept. 13, 2013. Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1-4 p.m. with a lunch with the family in the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Our sympathy also goes out to the family of Vivian...
October 7, 2013 - 10:30am
Slices of Life: The mower fix
My husband went out to mow the lawn last week. The good news: he came back. The bad news: he came back after cutting only half of the back yard. He entered the kitchen with an announcement. "Mower's broken," he said. "Not again," I said, feeling like we were caught in a moment of...
October 7, 2013 - 10:26am
September 28, 2013
Fond du Lac Follies...Tales of harvesting manoomin, a gift from the Creator
Fond du Lac Follies motored to Perch Lake to harvest manoomin (wild rice). My wife, Patricia, and I were going to manoominike together as we had been doing for the last several decades. What a grand sight greeted us. Perch Lake was full of manoomin. I did not see any open water anywhere,...
September 28, 2013 - 2:36pm
September 27, 2013
In Our Own Backyard... We've got a team, no one's prouder
"Go ZACH!" the deep voice shouted. "C'mon, Zach - POUND 'em!" With my grandmotherly indignity aroused, I stared pointedly at the man seated...
September 27, 2013 - 1:53pm
September 21, 2013
As I sit down to type this week's news I'm getting ready to leave for the Retired Teacher's Convention in Red Wing, Minn. This three-day convention is one of the things I like to do to keep in touch with my fellow retired teachers, and I have also met such wonderful folks from around...
September 21, 2013 - 1:44pm
Slices of Life...Out with the old, in with the new
This week I said goodbye to an old friend and our parting was bittersweet. We'd spent nearly every day together for more than seven years. Lately, however, he just hadn't been reliable. It was getting so I couldn't count on him to be there when I needed him the most. In my heart,...
September 21, 2013 - 11:41am
September 20, 2013
In Our Own Backyard...Party on!
When I was little, birthdays were more about the parties and not about the years. I had no qualms whatsoever about turning 5. It simply meant...
September 20, 2013 - 1:38pm
September 14, 2013
Northland Nature...Despite the dryness, some mushrooms are in the woods
The early days of September have been following the pattern of July and August by being warmer and drier than normal. After a damp and cool late spring and early summer, we have switched into the opposite for the last two months. It appears as though the arid conditions were staved...
September 14, 2013 - 1:10pm