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Volunteers learn about Medicare
Horsing around at the fair
Longtime county commissioner dies
New solar farm will harvest the power of the sun
Carlton County Court Report: August 5-6, 2016
Lumberjacks, Eskomos kickoff the fall
Girls tennis starts fast and furious
The future looks bright for CEC swim team
Rebels, Bombers will start with battle for Brown Jug
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Fond du Lac Basketball league brings the community together
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
ROBERT STEVEN MAURICE BREZDEN
THEODORE 'TED' L. PIHLMAN
TIMOTHY JOHN ADAMCZAK SR.
ILENE EVENELL STABERG
To the Editor: Stop bear hunting
To the Editor:The school board’s Wednesday night surprise
Guest Commentary: What does Congress need? Your attention!
Guest Commentary: WINDOW celebrates 30 years of community service
Wright-Cromwell News August 18 2016
The “RIGHT” Slant: Beach Boys turn back clock
Slices of Life: He and mini-he
Senior Legal Line
‘The Death Stare’
Fond du Lac Follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes from the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Go back in time with the Lakehead Harvest Show
Wood City ROCKS
Cloquet museum hosts Labor Day program
Basketball league brings the community together
Wood City ROCKS
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlie Katherine Elizabeth Mayo
Birth Announcement: Zak Jon LeMay
Birth Announcement: Ruth Mae Gunderson
Birth Announcement: Oskari Niilo Bergstedt
Birth Announcement: Kamden Taylor Houck
caring and sharing
Jay Cooke State Park announces 125th anniversary celebration
Deer numbers on the rise as hunters look forward to deer season
First new bat species discovered in Minnesota in more than a century
PADDLEMANIA! Kayakers splish, splash and even get stuck
Runners reach ultimate goals at Voyageur
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
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
March 23, 2013
As a lifelong Democrat and union supporter, I was excited eight years ago as I drove to Duluth for my first union meeting. I thought "A child care union, how cool!" Today I question the integrity of my Democratic Party. I was taught that Republicans were only interested in corporate...
March 23, 2013 - 12:43pm
December 14, 2012
Shortly after I joined the Lake Country Power Board in 2010, we had a member provide his analogy of what the MPUC vote represented. He indicated adverse action may follow if the "facility charge" was not lowered, and subsequent removal of directors would take place if the Board neglected...
December 14, 2012 - 9:59am