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Cloquet alternative school gets statewide award
COUNCIL PREVIEW: For first time, mayor doesn’t include council in assessing board, commission candidates
Mahtowa church, community center get energy efficiency grant
Esko jazz bands really swing
Cloquet inks deal with new superintendent, takes steps to bond for roof repair
College football, here we come!
Wilderness gunning for playoffs
No joy after quadruple OT
'Jacks send two to state
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Thomas Harold Gille
Florabel Ann Lundquist
Kelvin "Kelly" Brian Amborn
Lorraine (Toots) Kubis-Waisanen-Gilbertson
Etta B. Krueger
NOTES FROM THE SMALL POND: Cupid
EDUCATION CORNER: Carlton schools looking for volunteers to act as 'community advisors'
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
Letter: Carlton school board should consider all stakeholders, solutions
Wright-- Cromwell News Feb 15 2018
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
SLICES OF LIFE: Winning the lottery
Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
SLICES OF LIFE: The joy of paying attention
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
Tom & Monica Martin
Supporting Denny McNamara
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
Birth Announcement: William Ellis Schulz
Dirt bikes on ice
Coyote mating season underway
The ice is calling
Congrats, Carlton County landowners
Northland Nature: Large Birds Come to Our Feeders
GUEST COMMENTARY: The budget process remains broken
We haven't followed it since the middle of the 1990s. Instead, we've been forced to live with high-stakes fiscal brinksmanship. The current budget deal, negotiated between Republicans and Democrats, has the virtue of having included both parties at the table with give and take on...
May 22, 2017 - 10:04am
May 14, 2017
LETTER: Think outside of the box to save match mill
However, the true effect may go far beyond this number, perhaps involving 340 people, when assuming a family of four. In addition, spinoff jobs and careers such as loggers, landowners selling stumpage, foresters, mechanics who keep a mill running, etc., are also affected. Then there...
May 14, 2017 - 10:25am
May 10, 2017
Clean, safe drinking water is Priority No. 1
It has become clear that there is an issue regarding arsenic that is facing a number of private wells used for drinking water in Carlton County,...
May 10, 2017 - 5:05am
May 5, 2017
OUR VIEW: The watchdog role of the press is vital to a healthy democracy, so is civil public debate
Since that March 16 meeting, we've gotten to watch democracy in action. It's been exciting, and it's been messy.
May 5, 2017 - 9:27pm
April 21, 2017
While we're at it, thumbs down to the city's very slow response to the Pine Journal's multiple requests for public government data. It's been more than six weeks for three requests, four weeks for another three ... and the city seems to have misplaced a recording of a public council...
April 21, 2017 - 2:16pm
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
April 3, 2017
GUEST VIEWS: Local political parties weigh in on state budget surplus
The Pine Journal asked the local political parties to weigh in on the following question: With a $1.65 billion surplus in Minnesota, how should state lawmakers handle the budget and what should they prioritize? Here's what they said: Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party response Could anyone...
April 3, 2017 - 6:03am
April 2, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why we need consumer protections
Last week, I had a wretched experience trying to buy airplane tickets. I am working for an upcoming month in Brazil. I wished to buy tickets for my husband and I to fly from Minnesota to Belo Horizonte, the third largest city in Brazil — the prosperous mining and auto manufacturing...
April 2, 2017 - 4:09pm
March 25, 2017
Ask A Trooper
Answer: Each crash is different and the person involved must evaluate the incident and decide on the best course of action to minimize the risk...
March 25, 2017 - 4:22pm
March 14, 2017
The problem with too much information
As sources of information proliferate and "news" not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation. This is a challenge for our representative democracy. And we've only begun to grapple with...
March 14, 2017 - 6:34am
March 3, 2017
While we wish the best for Fritsinger, who has been the Cloquet city administrator here for close to 18 years, his departure will be a great loss for the city. During his tenure, Fritsinger has been at the epicentre of a city that planned its expenditures five and 10 years into the...
March 3, 2017 - 4:50pm
February 27, 2017
Education Corner: Community input important for future of Carlton facilities
Education Corner column by Carlton Schools Superintendent Gwen Carman
February 27, 2017 - 2:18pm
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