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Wrenshall seeks second shot at referendum
Preliminary 2019 budget, tax levy passes
Cloquet man sentenced to 10 years prison for meth
CCHS partners with Smithsonian for exhibit
Highway 33 roundabout nears completion
Wilderness debut season
Gregg, Eskomos ease by rival Rebels
Johnson, Wrens setting new heights
'Jacks blank Blue Jackets
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Willard A. Jessen
Thomas Allen Crewson
Thais Ann Swierceski
Sue Ann Nelson Roe
Glenn C. Maxham
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept 20 2018
Slices of Life: A happy place defined
judge's view: Patriotism beyond reproach
LETTER: Thankful to those who helped 'Stuff the Bus'
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept 13 2018
Northland Nature: Baby snapping turtles leave the nest
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Birds taking small steps into spring
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
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
Johnna Marie Rostollan
Allen and Dianna Jenkins
Larry & Susan Sell
Warren (Andy) & Sandra (Sandy)
Northland Nature: Baby snapping turtles leave the nest
Talk deer with DNR at Cloquet open house
Bakers' bass bonanza
Cloquet woman wins Tour Divide
July 7, 2017
Former police chief speaks out
Modern law enforcement professionals should no longer work as enforcers only but as active and respected members of our community who provide...
July 7, 2017 - 8:41am
July 3, 2017
Celebrating our community's artists
I think about lighting and placement: which objects would look best with indirect sunlight and which will blow away if too close to the Pavilion's...
July 3, 2017 - 10:25am
June 27, 2017
Learning from Ireland
Lesson number one: You can learn to drive on the left side of the road. Piling into a roomy car, we spent our first day white-knuckled with raspberry-covered...
June 27, 2017 - 10:33am
June 15, 2017
Vote 'no' on Carlton referendum
The topic of consolidation will also be discussed. The real question being asked of the voters is "do you want to pay more, and get less?" It means that if we are going to be asked to invest in education, we want to be shown that we are getting the best value for our investment.
June 15, 2017 - 10:40am
June 12, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Medicare for all would be the best option
What do you think should be the government's role in health care? Can it be fixed? How? DFL Response: By Patty Murto We are talking about what the role of government should be in health care. What we are debating in Congress right now is about repealing the Affordable Care Act...
June 12, 2017 - 10:55am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Make health care affordable by using the open market
What do you think should be the government's role in health care? Can it be fixed? How? GOP Response: By Uriah Wilkinson The underlying question here is, should healthcare be a right to every citizen, thus making it "public"? An obvious example of this would be our police and...
June 12, 2017 - 10:54am
June 3, 2017
Mixed results come from legislative session
June 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
June 2, 2017
Guest Columnist: Memorials of heart and mind
The men of my college class of 1968 who died in Vietnam. Ancestors whom my brothers, cousins and I never knew personally. That they made life decisions and gave us so many gifts. Their humor, their courage, their loving, their music. And, some not-so-great traits for us to struggle...
June 2, 2017 - 2:21pm
Guest Commentary: In for a penny, in for a pound
Our kids have enjoyed going to school in Carlton. We like the student-to-teacher ratios and other benefits of a smaller school. I went to a meeting for the school district late last year, honestly because it was being held at the Four Seasons Sports Complex immediately after my little...
June 2, 2017 - 2:13pm
May 22, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
We haven't followed it since the middle of the 1990s. Instead, we've been forced to live with high-stakes fiscal brinksmanship. The current budget deal, negotiated between Republicans and Democrats, has the virtue of having included both parties at the table with give and take on...
May 22, 2017 - 10:04am
May 14, 2017
LETTER: Think outside of the box to save match mill
However, the true effect may go far beyond this number, perhaps involving 340 people, when assuming a family of four. In addition, spinoff jobs and careers such as loggers, landowners selling stumpage, foresters, mechanics who keep a mill running, etc., are also affected. Then there...
May 14, 2017 - 10:25am
May 10, 2017
Clean, safe drinking water is Priority No. 1
It has become clear that there is an issue regarding arsenic that is facing a number of private wells used for drinking water in Carlton County,...
May 10, 2017 - 5:05am
April 11, 2017
Guest Commentary: Why I don't mind paying taxes
" I always respond that I am glad to pay taxes. They go to pay teachers' salaries (not high enough in my view), keep our roads in great shape, provide public safety, and help support parks and recreation, arts and culture.
April 11, 2017 - 8:25am
April 7, 2017
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 3, 2017
GUEST VIEWS: Local political parties weigh in on state budget surplus
The Pine Journal asked the local political parties to weigh in on the following question: With a $1.65 billion surplus in Minnesota, how should state lawmakers handle the budget and what should they prioritize? Here's what they said: Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party response Could anyone...
April 3, 2017 - 6:03am