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GAYL ELLIS SKELTON
DONALD L. BEAN
REV. JOHN CARLISLE ESTREM
BARBARA ALYCE HENNINGER HOLTE
DAVID A. PICKUS
Slices of Life: Oh topiary, oh topiary
Guest Commentary: Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Water is life
Through Foreign Eyes: Goodbye … or as we say at home, Wanen
Wright-Cromwell News: Nov 1 2016
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Northland Nature: A recent visit to a beaver pond reveals..
Northland Nature: Puffballs remain on logs in the woods
Northland Nature: Roses give color to the roadsides again
NORTHLAND NATURE: Deer mice move indoors in autumn
Deer stands not allowed left overnight on wildlife management areas
October 6, 2010
Olson settles in Scanlon after Fire of 1918
Helen Mattson and Ole Olson were married Jan. 26, 1929, at the start of the Great Depression. The happy couple moved to Scanlon - where Olson's...
October 6, 2010 - 1:52pm
September 11, 2010
Grandma Dot leaves a living legacy to children and grandchildren
Dorothy Bolme has spent a lifetime creating a legacy for her children, their children and the many who will come after. It's not cash, however,...
September 11, 2010 - 8:22am
August 30, 2010
The financial challenges of divorce
Even in a strong economy, divorce is often difficult and costly; but in a prolonged recession, it can be financially devastating. For example, suppose that: Neither spouse can afford to buy out the other and you're forced to sell the house at a loss - or even go into foreclosure....
August 30, 2010 - 2:09pm
July 16, 2010
Moose Lake State Park hosts open house weekend July 17-18
Moose Lake State Park will hold an open house on July 17-18, in conjunction with Moose Lake's Agate Days celebration. Local residents and visitors can visit the park's Agate and Geological Center, with its gem and mineral displays. Entrance to the park and the Agate Center is free...
July 16, 2010 - 1:04pm
June 19, 2010
Cloquet Fourth of July preparations well under way
Cloquet Eagles Club President Jim Putnam remembers going to the Fourth of July fireworks in Cloquet as a kid. "That's a long time ago," said the recently-turned-60 area resident. It's a tradition that Putnam and other Eagles members think should continue.
June 19, 2010 - 8:00am
April 14, 2010
The Beach at Pinehurst opens in Cloquet June 12
New in 2009, the Beach at Pinehurst, a chlorinated, sand-bottomed swimming facility - opens Saturday, June 12. A concessions stand is open to the swimming area and the park. Summer swim passes are available now through Cloquet Community Education. If purchased before May 21, buyers...
April 14, 2010 - 2:03pm
April 13, 2010
Floodwood to hold third annual Farm & Garden Fest May 1
The third annual Farm and Garden Fest will take place in Floodwood on Saturday, May 1. There will be an antique tractor show and new implement show as well as a block-long animal swap meet, hog calling contest, pony rides and Floodwood's largest sand pile for the kids. A Talk to the...
April 13, 2010 - 2:51pm
March 24, 2010
Increased food source for Carlton County mothers, children and seniors
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is providing a critical source of food to mothers, children and seniors in Carlton County at this difficult economic time. The food bank provides a 43-pound box of food containing many nutritious staples to income-eligible residents once a...
March 24, 2010 - 2:40pm
March 16, 2010
Klobuchar introduces bill to combat childhood obesity
Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced legislation that will strengthen nutritional standards and promote healthy lifestyles for children in child care and after school programs. The Healthy Living Starts Early Act...
March 16, 2010 - 5:11pm
March 9, 2010
Helping 4-H could hurt
ST. PAUL -- A state senator's bill designed to help fund a 4-H program in one county could end up hurting them statewide, a fellow senator and a county fair representative warn. Sen. Kathy Saltzman's bill to provide new ways to fund 4-H programs passed out of its first committee...
March 9, 2010 - 11:22am
January 21, 2010
In our own backyard....Girls will be girls
Maia Sophia. The sound of that name just sort of trickles off the tongue like a ripple of birdsong...a soft verse of Haiku...or the closing notes of a Debussy sonata, and it charmed me from the very first time I heard it. A couple of weeks ago, however, it took the form of a bouncing...
January 21, 2010 - 4:46pm
January 6, 2010
Cloquet KOA receives presidents awards
BILLINGS, MT (December 23, 2009) - The Cloquet/Duluth KOA Campground, owned and operated by Bill and Barbara Higton, has been recognized as being among the "best of the best" in the Kampgrounds of America system that includes more than 470 campgrounds in North America. The campground...
January 6, 2010 - 11:15am
December 30, 2009
Winterfest 2010 coming to Cloquet Jan. 23, snow carvers needed
Everything is free at Winterfest 2010 slated for Saturday, Jan. 23, in Cloquet's Veterans Park. From 10 a.m. to noon that day, sliding, snowshoeing, hot chocolate and cookies are free at the first-ever event, which will also feature a snow carving sculpture contest.
December 30, 2009 - 12:23pm
December 28, 2009
Tubing at Cloquet's Pine Valley opens today
Due to the current lack of snow and the Christmas snow storm, today, Monday, Dec. 28, marks the first day open for the Pine Valley Tubing Hill. During winter break: Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, open noon to 6 pm. Then weekends through March 7: Saturdays 12 to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 6 p.m....
December 28, 2009 - 12:02pm
December 17, 2009
Carlton County Historical Society open to the public over the holidays
The Carlton County Historical Society will be open this holiday season. Families and individuals looking for a free way to get out of the house will be able to enjoy the permanent and rotating exhibits offered at the museum. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4...
December 17, 2009 - 7:59am