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North Dakota governor cracking down on protest camp supplies
Volunteer Highlight: Dave Johnson and the Christmas Day Dinner Project
New director leads the way to the new animal shelter
International intern captures hearts and minds in Minnesota
CAFD earns recognition
Wrestling team looking for best season yet
Moose Lake hockey coach focusing on team play
Eskomos outrun ’Jacks in opener
Wilderness sweep Bobcats at home
Bird, Rebels relish chance to play CEC
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
BARBARA ALYCE HENNINGER HOLTE
DAVID A. PICKUS
ROBERT JOHN BASSETT
SUE M. HAASIS
BENJAMIN ERIC ANDERSON
To the Editor:Veteran coverage was very personal for reader
To the Editor:Turn old middle school into veterans shelter
Guest Commentary: Standing firm for hard-fought progress, we’ll seek common ground with new administration
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
Carlton County students perform in Minnesota Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’
Catch Cloquet author at West Duluth library
Jay Cooke: A park for all seasons
Queen of Peace announces November student of the month
Artist uses rap mixed with Native American music to inspire kids
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Vaugn Nolan Nelson
Birth Announcement: Piper Deborah Ann Wilkinson
Birth Announcement: Hadley Marie Hietala
Birth Announcement: Brayden Bradley Charles King
Birth Announcement: Taylor Lynn Soukkala
caring and sharing
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
MINNESOTA DEER FACTS
December 4, 2016
Guest Commentary: Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
As a candidate, Mr. Trump effectively captured the discontent and anger of many Americans. With his proposals, he has upended the political order with a new brand of politics and policies.
18 hours 51 min ago
October 20, 2016
Guest Commentary: America’s dangerous moment
Trump is well and deservedly known for being a sore loser. He loves to make deals, but by his own admission, he hates to settle disputes and is willing to spend lots of money on lawyers either to win them eventually or have them go on forever. Thus it is no surprise that as he faces...
October 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 13, 2016
GUEST COMMENTARY: Do the debates help us choose wisely?
What all this means is that the real quality you’re looking for in a President is judgment: the ability to consider issues from all angles, weigh options carefully, and then choose the wisest course — sometimes from among a tangle of unpalatable alternatives.
October 13, 2016 - 12:19pm
August 29, 2016
Guest Commentary: The media’s responsibility to our democracy
You see, I don’t actually mind when journalists — whether in print, on television or online — treat what politicians say with skepticism. That means they’re doing their jobs.
August 29, 2016 - 8:39am
July 2, 2016
Let this holiday remind us: Show respect
Our founders knew something that still holds true today: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. As the 13 colonies discovered, sometimes you end up in a war with one of the most powerful nations on earth. Other times, you end up defending yourself against people who strongly disagree...
July 2, 2016 - 6:35am
June 28, 2016
Guest Commentary: The case for limited government
In fact, I’d argue that limited government is more often part of the solution than it is a problem. It funds core functions — such as infrastructure, the court system, and national security — that allow the private sector to flourish. It sustains national parks, interstate highways,...
June 28, 2016 - 8:58am
May 29, 2016
Honoring our fallen heroes, respecting our veterans
John Anderson of Willmar died fighting in one of the most important battles in our history: D-Day. But for 70 years, after he did not return home, John’s family did not know what came of him. They were told that his remains were washed out to sea, but his nephew started researching...
May 29, 2016 - 12:34pm
May 9, 2016
GUEST COMMENTARY: There should be a better purpose for the middle school
To compare the school to a 70-plus apartment would begin with use. The school is used only part of the school day, not used on holidays, summer vacations — approximately 50-plus percent of the time. On the other hand, 70-plus units will be a complex that is “alive” day and night,...
May 9, 2016 - 2:03pm
April 17, 2016
Guest Commentary:Lake Country Power: Arrogant once again
Those of us who heat our homes with a geothermal (ground source) heat pump are getting a real kick in the head from LCP. My heat pump is metered...
April 17, 2016 - 2:50pm
April 11, 2016
Guest Commentary: There’s too much secrecy in government
Most notably, of course, secrecy extends to national security issues. There are some government secrets that are necessary to protect, and a balance has to be struck between protecting national security and openness. But the presumption should be in favor of openness. Those who favor...
April 11, 2016 - 4:15pm
March 17, 2016
Before you reject the system, understand it
We cannot look to government to solve all our problems. Indeed, we live in an era in which government faces more and more problems it cannot effectively deal with. Increasingly, citizens have to step forward and fill the void that government leaves. The relevance of the citizen increases...
March 17, 2016 - 6:16pm
November 29, 2013
Guest Commentary: Enbridge keeps an open mind, open ear to the people it serves
Two meetings called "Democracy in Action" were held last week for the public to discuss the Sandpiper Pipeline Project. Enbridge, the project sponsor, was not invited to participate in the meeting. The collection of citizens responsible for the "Democracy in Action" sessions is not...
November 29, 2013 - 7:39am
May 24, 2013
Guest Commentary...School memories remain dear
From Fall 1965 through the Spring 1974, I was a teacher at Cloquet Senior High School. During that period of time nearly 1,000 Cloquet students, from Susan Aalto (1966) through Rebecca Wise (1974), suffered through my typing and social studies classes. Unfortunately, I do not remember...
May 24, 2013 - 9:54am
May 4, 2013
Legislature needs to approve LGA program reform
There is an historic moment at hand for Greater Minnesota.
May 4, 2013 - 6:36pm
April 26, 2013
Guest Commentary...In defense of Coach Esse
I am a hockey parent of two boys, who have both played for Coach Esse and I'm writing in response to the Letter to the Editor published in the Pine Journal on April 4. First, a little background. As a hockey parent, I have been a board member in the Twig hockey association and,...
April 26, 2013 - 3:38pm