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Man arrested after holding up gas station at knifepoint
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
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
Wesley Van Guilder
Brian Warren Stenman
Bryan D. Granholm
Richard E. Eliasen
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
December 18, 2017
Dedicated residents, your city needs you
p>In her resignation letter to fellow commissioners and city staff, the 14-year veteran of the Planning Commission noted that the city needed "strong people in all city positions to make the right/fair/ethical decisions that need to be made."
December 18, 2017 - 6:45am
October 2, 2017
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up to the students and staff at the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program and their partners in Restorative Practices. They really are changing the world with their circles: teaching kids how to own their mistakes and move on, how to relate to one another and their teachers,...
October 2, 2017 - 3:42pm
August 11, 2017
thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs down to the "you're either with us or against us" attitude. Life is more complicated than that, and just because we report unflattering yet verified information about the Cloquet Police Department, doesn't mean we're "against" the police department or its officers. And just...
August 11, 2017 - 10:47am
July 8, 2017
Opinions welcome here
Ideally it will be a lively place where citizens feel they can share their ideas and opinions. We act as referee with such commentaries and letters, making sure it is an exchange of ideas rather than a slug fest.
July 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
June 22, 2017
Read a print version of the paper -- online!
>Starting today and through June 30, anyone who wants to experience our E-PAPER can do so for free by logging onto www.pinejournal.com and clicking on the E-PAPER button on the Subscribe Now button. Make no mistake: The E-PAPER is not our website.
June 22, 2017 - 1:37pm
June 2, 2017
Editorial: The issue is procedure, not personality
What matters is procedure, not personality.
June 2, 2017 - 2:19pm
May 25, 2017
Make good choices. Stop and think and don't bow to peer pressure. It's the same thing we've been telling you since you were in elementary school and it will keep happening your whole life. It's up to you to be a strong, self-aware individual in charge of your own life. Don't be afraid...
May 25, 2017 - 10:01am
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
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
January 26, 2017
Our View: Fight homelessness with information
But all people completing the survey will receive a bag with useful supplies for daily living including hats, socks, matches, shopping cards, and food, and more. Hopefully, they will also make connections that can help them get out of their current homeless situation.
January 26, 2017 - 12:22pm
January 15, 2017
OUR VIEW: Where do residents’ rights fit in landfill debate?
Added organic matter creates methane — which smells and can explode if not managed properly — and that’s why the cap was set at 20 percent when the industrial landfill in the city limits of Cloquet was approved almost six years ago.
January 15, 2017 - 10:47am
January 7, 2017
FROM THE EDITOR: Make the world a better place — read the newspaper
They can create fake news and dupe thousands. How do you know what is real and what is not real online when you can find a website to support whatever version of the “facts” people have chosen to believe?
January 7, 2017 - 10:02am
December 23, 2016
Rather we applaud all those like Dave Johnson, the volunteers and the businesses who donate to the annual Cloquet Area Community Christmas Day Dinner and all the Salvation Army bell ringers out in the cold and the people who fill their kettles and 10-year-old Peyton Koskela (see Page...
December 23, 2016 - 1:59pm
December 9, 2016
The giving season
After doing some calculations in her head, she asked what price the TV would be in the spring, which is when she figured she would have saved enough money. That’s when Santa Claus stepped in. His name was Jerry.
December 9, 2016 - 9:46am