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Council debates park power
UPDATE: Council sets special meeting for city administrator search
Voyageur's Park gets a redo
July Fourth preparations lack only volunteers
Carlton County Court Report: May 3, 2017
Esko's Donahue fights the 100-yard war
Cloquet's Bender signs letter of intent with Bulldogs
Eskomos earn fourth at state
Carlton concludes special season on the diamond
Esko, South Ridge eliminated in section playoffs
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Nora Elizabeth Doble
Karl Friedrich Loosen
Gregory Allen Dahl
Deacon Terence "Terry" F. Twomey
Stewart "Dugan" James Nephew
Read a print version of the paper -- online!
To the Editor: School district needs to save money
All-Night Grad Party is a huge success
Vote 'no' on Carlton referendum
To the Editor: Input encouraged at public meetings on Line 3 Replacement Project
Three boys on the beach
Wright-Cromwell News June 8 2017
Hitting the sauce
Wright-Cromwell News June 1, 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Ruth and Keith Reeves are always fishing for adventure
It's a summer for the ages at the Encore
Minnesota State Fair announces new foods for 2017
Nothing is impossible if you work toward achieving it
Let kids play with their food? Sure, sometimes!
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
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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
June 22, 2017
Carlton County rebuilds smarter after devastating 2012 flood
She said one of the first two stone pillars that supported the iconic bridge was completely washed away, as well as half of another one. Though...
June 22, 2017 - 2:46pm
September 19, 2014
Carlton, Thomson residents invited to map out future
With the successful merger of Carlton and Thomson set to take place in 2015, it’s time for the two to hammer out the nitty gritty of doing business together.
September 19, 2014 - 9:05am
June 27, 2014
Men rescued from cliffs in Jay Cooke
Two men were “a little cold and shaken up” after a daring rescue Saturday night along the cliffs above the St. Louis River, according to...
June 27, 2014 - 6:31am
June 19, 2014
Prepare for Paddlemania!
Set for Saturday, June 28, at the Outpost in Thomson on the St. Louis River, Paddlemania is an event where whitewater paddlers from around the region and nation converge to enjoy the beauty and the challenge of the St. Louis River’s rapids.
June 19, 2014 - 12:02pm
October 6, 2013
Will Carlton and Thomson merge?
History is in the news again. Headlines in the Pine Journal over the past few months have announce that citizens of Carlton and Thomson -- across...
October 6, 2013 - 11:07pm
Residents of Carlton, Thomson learn about tax impact of proposed merger
A plan to merge the cities of Carlton and Thomson is moving ahead to a referendum vote in November. Some 25 people attended a public meeting last Wednesday to discuss the draft vision for the plan developed as the result of input from an initial meeting in June. Facilitator Andy...
September 6, 2013 - 12:44pm
August 30, 2013
Thomson, Carlton likely headed for referendum vote on merger
The first of two public informational meetings regarding a proposed merger of the cities of Thomson and Carlton was slated for Wednesday night at the Thomson City Hall as the Pine Journal went to press. According to Andy Hubley, regional planning director for the Arrowhead Regional...
August 30, 2013 - 7:52am
August 24, 2013
Public meeting set to discuss potential merger of Thomson, Carlton
All residents, business owners, local government representatives and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend a public meeting to discuss the potential merger of the cities of Thomson and Carlton. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Thomson City Hall, 33...
August 24, 2013 - 7:32am
June 21, 2013
Flood is far from over for Thomson
A contractor started working on washed-out Vermilion Street last week. The bridge over state Highway 210, which had been closed until October, was down to one lane as finishing work took place. The Munger Trail, which served as the emergency access for Carlton ambulances while the...
June 21, 2013 - 5:38pm
Minnesota Power moves forward with flood repairs
Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE), said this week that it expects to have its largest hydro station, which has been out of commission due to flooding one year ago, partially back in operation by the end of this year and fully restored in 2014. Major repairs are...
June 21, 2013 - 3:31pm
Thomson, Carlton explore merger option
Residents of Thomson and Carlton turned out last Thursday to discuss the collective future of their communities, including a possible merger down the line. "I thought the visioning session went well," commented facilitator Andy Hubley, regional planning director of the Arrowhead...
June 21, 2013 - 8:43am
June 12, 2013
Thomson, Carlton participate in joint visioning session
The city of Thomson - located just outside the gate to Jay Cooke State Park - has had its Local Government Aid (LGA) cut every year since City Clerk Ruth Jorgenson first took office in 2007. The cuts put a strain on the budget of the tiny city, population 159, but last year's record...
June 12, 2013 - 6:17pm
June 11, 2013
Thomson, Carlton residents to participate in public visioning session
Residents, business owners and key stakeholders in the Cities of Thomson and Carlton, Minnesota will have an opportunity to participate in a public meeting intended to generate a vision for the future of the two Cities. The possibility of merging the two municipalities will be a part...
June 11, 2013 - 2:47pm
January 5, 2013
Faces of the Flood: After being airlifted from flood waters, Johnsons seek to reclaim their home
It is hard to believe seven months ago, our area of Minnesota was hit by the most destructive flood of our time. After the flood waters had receded,...
January 5, 2013 - 6:54am
December 21, 2012
Highway 210/Thomson Bridge project completion celebrated
About 85 people braved a cold, sleety rain to attend a ribbon-cutting event at the Highway 210/Thomson Bridge Saturday, Dec. 15. A giant-sized...
December 21, 2012 - 6:43pm