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Debate follows prayer vigil
Property tax appeals season is now open
Police looking for information on stabbing Wednesday in Cloquet
Carlton County Court Report: March 6, 2017
Interstate 35 construction starts next week
Wilderness, Brookings each win one in opening playoff series
Eskomos fell 'Jacks in a close one
Scoreboard - April 20, 2017 edition
'Jacks serve up season-opening sweep
Panthers slip by Bulldogs in close game
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
HOWARD WAYNE VARGASON
STUART E. JOHNSON
DIANE M. MISGEN
ARDELLE MARILYN (PAULSON) THORNTON
Thank you, Senator Lourey, for standing up for rural Minnesotans
LETTER: Vote 'no' and ask for better plan
LETTER: Wrenshall debate gets nasty
LETTER: Higher taxes will cause problems for some
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
Wright-Cromwell News: April 13 2017
Slices of Life: The purge
Easter in Finland mixes old and modern traditions
Wright-Cromwell News March 30 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No yolk, annual egg hunt is lots of fun
Churches sponsor ‘Walk for Water’ awareness fundraiser April 30
Cloquet High School announces Business Student of the Month
Hooterz tradition coming to an end
Picasso and Bear paint the town
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland couple offer a helping hand for ducks
Part II: Two important Minnesota natives call Kettle River home
Part 1: The Kettle River watershed is scenic, wild and unique
NORTHLAND NATURE: Pine siskins join other finches at the feeder
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
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
Guest Commentary: Get the facts straight about Wrenshall referendum
Currently students are being forced to utilize a rundown pole building with basketball hoops and cement floor. How do our young athletes stay competitive when there isn't enough gym space to provide them time to develop their skills? This puts our athletes at a significant disadvantage....
April 7, 2017 - 1:09pm
February 27, 2017
Guest Commentary: Balancing fairness for all members
As a result of a more balanced market-based system, our wholesale power supplier no longer offers “credits” for consumers with super-efficient systems like ground source heat pumps (systems that are already three to four times more efficient to operate than baseboard heaters or...
February 27, 2017 - 2:18pm
February 25, 2017
Guest Commentary:Let the buyer beware
…believing them has turned me into a 73-year-old fool who is stuck with an expensive heat pump and no way of making extra money to cover those expenses.
February 25, 2017 - 11:37am
January 16, 2017
Our 2017 focus: More good paying jobs for Minnesota’s 8th District
Tax reform must benefit the middle class, ensure that Wall Street millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share, restore as fair distribution of wealth and stop incentivizing multi-national corporations to move good paying American jobs overseas.
January 16, 2017 - 10:14am
January 2, 2017
Why fake news is dangerous
These days, purveyors of fake news get paid to mislead the public. This is new. These are fantasies masquerading as “news” — misleading, disingenuous and removed from context.
January 2, 2017 - 12:30pm
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.
December 4, 2016 - 11:50am
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