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Cloquet School District retirees invited to annual coffee party
Carlton County Court Report: April 5, 2017
County to hire emergency management director
Road, rail advocates assess Trump transportation budget
New classes surprise parents, board members
Two boys advance in tennis playoffs, team eliminated
Bulldogs seal win over Bombers in the seventh
Cloquet sweeps conference track meet
Lumberjacks toppled by Esko as playoffs loom
Scoreboard - May 25, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Mary Lou Johnson
Doris M. Reed
Blanche "Babe" Coughlin
Kevin "King" Scott Saarela
Costs for police chief inquiry approaches $50,000
To the Editor: Vote 'yes' and keep Carlton strong
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
LETTER: City can support veterans and workers with project labor agreement
Wright-Cromwell News: May 25 2017
slices of life: Bad days and good days
Notes from the Small Pond: Rain
Wright Cromwell News: May 18 2017
Slices of Life: Gardening with my gloves off
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Farmers Market anticipates season opener
VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Carl Schenk served in German occupation
Athletes give their all at Special Olympics
VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Steve Fluck remembers Vietnam
VETERANS SPOTLIGHT: Keith and Reta Baxley found jobs, and love in the military
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Logan William Jarvi
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland Nature: Toad Time Begins in Mid May
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
November 14, 2013
Minnesota not clear about Obamacare changes impact
November 14, 2013 - 1:05pm
May 24, 2013
Local childcare providers vow to continue fight against union
Local licensed childcare provider and activist Heather Falk is closing the door on her in-home business and going to work for Lil' Thunder, a...
May 24, 2013 - 4:02pm
May 23, 2013
Process dispute leads to Dayton outdoors vetoes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and $6.3...
May 23, 2013 - 1:47pm
May 20, 2013
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats' budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Faced with a midnight constitutional...
May 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 26, 2013
Legislature making more health care changes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota already is on track to establish a new way for its residents to buy health insurance, and now legislators are poised to change how the state takes care of its elderly, disabled and poor. On a 36-28 vote, Senators early today approved their plan to spend $11.2...
April 26, 2013 - 2:30pm
April 13, 2013
Former legislator aims to make a difference at FDLTCC
Bill Hilty may have retired from the state legislature, but he is still working on energy and environmental issues -- only at a more local level. As...
April 13, 2013 - 3:05pm
April 4, 2013
DFL party says 'thank you' to Bill Hilty
Just over a year ago, 16-year legislator Bill Hilty announced he would not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Hilty...
April 4, 2013 - 4:41am
March 15, 2013
Minnesota officials seek way to release sex offenders
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys. However, a federal judge says the system Minnesota uses is so close to the throw-away-the-key philosophy that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
March 15, 2013 - 11:27am
March 14, 2013
Providers for children, elderly, disabled split on union question
ST. PAUL -- Marilyn Geller loves taking care of young children. "They are so eager to learn," the woman with a Bemidji child care service said....
March 14, 2013 - 2:07pm
February 15, 2013
Nolan Decries Today's House Adjournment
WASHINGTON D.C.--Following today's House vote to adjourn rather than remain in session to continue to seek a solution to the looming sequester, Minnesota's 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan issued the following statement: "With millions of jobs and our nation's economy in the...
February 15, 2013 - 12:03pm
Bakk names Senate committee leaders
ST. PAUL -- Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Democrats regain control when senators return Jan. 8 for the 2012 session and lots of familiar Democratic senators will be chairmen. The decision comes...
November 15, 2012 - 4:21pm
October 23, 2012
A look at voter photo ID issues
ST. PAUL - Here are some issues related to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to produce photographic identification before casting ballots: Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended when the Legislature passes a proposed amendment and a...
October 23, 2012 - 1:02pm
August 24, 2012
Disaster aid receives support, but incident clouds session
ST. PAUL -- Provisions to provide Minnesotans financial aid to recover from summer storms received little opposition this morning as two committees discussed a bill the full Legislature is to debate later today. Much of nearly $168 million of new funds in the bill, and $12.7 million...
August 24, 2012 - 3:34pm
Capitol Chatter: Biden: 'I'd trade it all' to play football
ST. PAUL -- Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player. The vice president made a surprise stop at South Minneapolis high school football practice after delivering a 37-minute speech to a campaign rally. "Hey guys, how're...
August 24, 2012 - 3:04pm
July 26, 2012
Law expands illegal synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL -- More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal. Still, as makers of the so-called "designer drugs" continue to change chemical formulas to skirt the law,...
July 26, 2012 - 4:37pm