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High speed chase goes from Carlton County to Duluth
A total eclipse of the sun is on its way
Legislators to hold town hall meeting on well water quality
Carlton County Court Report: June 10-11, 2017
Pet of the Week
Experienced CEC team aims to dominant this season
Softball players end season with fun ... and games
Former Cloquet hockey star to direct Air Force hockey operations
Woman who received liver donation from Kristen Burkholder will race in her memory Saturday
New CEC boys hockey coach is no stranger
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Barbara "Betty" Peterson
Royce Kevin Mattson
Donald George DeFoe
David Arnold Wick
Mildred Mary Hakomaki
Good communication lies at the heart of our democracy
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To the Editor: What just happened here?
COMMENTARY: What one woman can contribute to community
To the Editor: Focus should be on quality academics, not buildings
Wright-Cromwell News: Aug. 10 2017
slices of life: An uphill battle
Wright-Cromwell News Aug. 2 2017
Slices of Life: In celebration of friends
Keep our Finnish heritage alive!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Festival goers enjoy music and family friendly fun
'This is home'
Wright church celebrates 100 years
'You Never Sausage a Place'
Come help the Cloquet Moose Lodge celebrate 100 years
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
caring and sharing
Bee aware of pollinators
DNR Question of the Week
Experience this month’s solar eclipse safely
A unique new kind of race comes to Pine Valley
Northland Nature: Large dock spiders can be seen on land and near water
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 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
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
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
November 5, 2016
OUR VIEW: Think, and vote
We love the PolitiFact website (www.politifact.com) a fact-checking website run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times. PolitiFact rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. They do this all the time, but especially during...
November 5, 2016 - 6:01am
January 1, 2016
OUR VIEW: Happy New Year’s wishes to everyone!
With 2016 just around the corner, the Pine Journal sent out an email to lots of community leaders in Carlton County, asking them what they hope for the communities they serve in the New Year. Here’s what they said:
January 1, 2016 - 12:27pm
November 27, 2013
Our View: It's your business - why not shop there?
How many of you recall Pete Plankers at the old Ben Franklin store on Cloquet Avenue? And how about Kenneth Johnson or Tom Prevost and Kenny Young at The Johnson Company just down the street?
November 27, 2013 - 10:43am
November 9, 2013
Our View....Street law
In spring, the garage sale signs blossom slowly. Come fall, and suddenly the color of the day in Cloquet is orange, and we're not talking blaze orange hunting jackets either. Rather, tiny rectangles of orange paper suddenly appear on area vehicles left parked along the street overnight,...
November 9, 2013 - 2:22pm
November 1, 2013
Our View.....You can't stop a speeding train
The average freight train is about one to 1.25 miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it's moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An eight-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs...
November 1, 2013 - 2:14pm
October 25, 2013
Our View: Merger is a good idea
It should come as no surprise to residents of Thomson and Carlton when they open up the mail-in ballot asking them to vote yes or no on a proposal to consolidate the two cities into one city. We hope those residents do their homework and vote with their heads as well as their hearts. While...
October 25, 2013 - 5:23pm
October 18, 2013
Our View....All the news that's fit -- and unfit -- to print
Newspapers often ride a fine line between reporting the news and being used as a mouthpiece for special interests. It's not all that unusual for us at the Pine Journal to hear from some disenfranchised citizen wanting to talk about some public (and sometimes not-so-public) issue...
October 18, 2013 - 5:30pm