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Carlton County Court Report: October 13-15, 2017
FDLTCC wins marketing and communications award
Barnum kicks off holiday season
Avenue C restaurant and bar closes
Students participate in Honor Band Festival
Suominen medals at state
Rebels run out of steam against Arrows
Pokornowski rushes Cloquet into Prep Bowl
Father-daughter team to lead new LSC women's basketball team
Scoreboard - November 23, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Raymond H. Dolan, Jr.
Diane Marie Hepokoski
Esther Mildred Kusch
Frances Dorraine Backa
Guest Commentary: Rural mental health care must not be overlooked
To the editor: Carlton school board, residents need to work together
Wright-Cromwell News Nov 16 2017
To the editor: Get facts about MNsure open enrollment
Slices of Life: 'Gratitudinally' speaking
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
Birth Announcement: Logan William Jarvi
Birth Announcement - Rowan Shayne Korpela
Birth Announcement - Felix Sebastian Mendez
Birth Announcement - Charlie William Johnson
Birth Announcement - Ryker Steven Snickers
Northland Nature: Early snow cover means early tracks
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
It’s time to fall in love with autumn again
Runners go with the flow at annual River Run
notes from the small pond
July 20, 2013
Notes from the Small Pond....Coaching
This woman I know makes an actual living as a coach. Not hockey or jujitsu or water skiing. Just coaching. She's a "Life Coach." Some of her clients call her their mentor. She mentors them. I overheard (OK, I was spying) her and one of her clients the other day at a coffee shop. They...
July 20, 2013 - 12:37pm
March 2, 2013
Notes from the Small Pond....HAIR
Nobody's hair color is really their hair color. Girls, I mean. If you're a girl, admit it. Your hair ain't your hair. The color anyway. My daughter has the most gorgeous sunny-colored hair on the planet. The rest of her is crazy-beautiful, too. But her hair somehow has become unacceptable....
March 2, 2013 - 7:02pm
February 23, 2013
Notes from the Small Pond...Linguistics
Whoever invented that stupid nursery rhyme about "sticks and stones breaking bones" and "names never hurting" was just plain wrong and did more harm to generations of grower-uppers than Captain Kangaroo could ever heal. Words freaking hurt. Way more than sticks and stones, for God's...
February 23, 2013 - 11:32am
December 1, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond... Dearly Hunting
What could possibly go wrong? Predawn. Five layers of clothing. Sleep-Groggy. High-powered rifle in mittened hand. Climbing a tree. Wet and icy. Blood sugar somewhere south of 50 mg/dl., gobbling an overdose of carbs to be regretted in an hour. Good times. Once in the stand, the world...
December 1, 2012 - 3:05am
November 18, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond...Lullaby
A few midnights ago when the cold rain was black and the trees outside my window scratched against the house from the wind and the dim glow of the streetlight on the corner bled into my bedroom like liquid, I realized I was in that familiar, lovely state between dreaming and cons...
November 18, 2012 - 6:06am
October 20, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond...Wedding Excerpts
Twelve weddings since May. Two more to go before Christmas. I'm about all danced out. Between the Chicken Dance, The Macarena, Jump Around and that annoying, Must-Play-at-Every-Wedding-Dance song by Usher, I've pretty much used up all my dance moves, including the one where I drop...
October 20, 2012 - 12:54pm
September 23, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond-The impotency of titles and adjectives
A buddy of mine recently graduated from his "Leadership Duluth" class. A few years ago he completed the "Blandin Leadership Program." So. Now he's a leader. George-Freaking-Washington. Another pal just earned his Ph.D. in philosophy. So. Now he's a philosopher. Emmanuel-Freaking-Kant. Meanwhile,...
September 23, 2012 - 6:10am
August 12, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond...What you gotta understand is...
I can't stand when people start out a sentence with any of the following prefixes: - "Look," followed by an appropriately pregnant pause designed to give listeners the proper time to prepare themselves for what is certain to be an incredibly brilliant insight, for which, listeners...
August 12, 2012 - 3:52am
July 22, 2012
Notes From the Small Pond...Lake Michigan, July 1981
Me and JC dozing in a yellow, inflatable raft. Waves effectively rocking us to sleep as sounds of The Alan Parson's Project waft over the water toward us from the cassette player on the shore, where we'd slept in the nylon pup-tent his parents had bought for us somewhere on Mackinaw...
July 22, 2012 - 9:23am
June 17, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond...A toast to the teachers
Next September will be the first First-Day-of-School since 1999 that a Thill kid doesn't walk, trudge, skip, sprint, sneak, lope, ramble or otherwise motivate his or her butt through the doors of 1000 18th St., Cloquet Senior High School. Poignant, somehow. My kids are beautiful,...
June 17, 2012 - 6:20am
March 25, 2012
Notes from the Small Pond: Swearing
No one's ever asked me, but if anyone did, and they were serious, I'd answer the way my grandpa answered me when I asked him when I was 5 years old in 1970: "Why do you swear, Grandpa?" "What?" "Why do you swear and say 'God-Oh-Friday' all the time?" "Only when I'm mad." "Why?" Hank...
March 25, 2012 - 1:51pm
February 15, 2012
Guest view: Cake Eaters
Sometimes the girl really does mean "yes" when she says "no." Like when she walks in on you watching UFC, eating a piece of chocolate cake in your sweat pants after she's been in the basement running on the treadmill for an hour - her face glistening, hair back in one of those stretchy...
February 15, 2012 - 9:53am