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Peterson gets a presidential invite
Carlton County Court Report: January 10, 2017
County commits funds to tackle blight
Everything is better in blue jeans, even fundraising
UPDATED: Body found in wooded area of Cloquet identified, no foul play suspected
Wilderness edge closer to top
CEC crowns five conference wrestling champs
Rebel girls end great season with loss to Bluejackets
Nordic: Maijala takes second at state Nordic meet, Ripp takes 11th
CEC girls hockey team falls in first round of playoffs
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Betty Eileen Sandberg
DAVID EDWIN KOECHER
LEWIS ROBERT KLEJESKI
DARLENE FAYE (SCHMITZ) SHORT
BETTY ANN (LECKINGTON) LEHNER
EDUCATION CORNER: Thank a school board member today
OP_ED: Please consider impact of landfill requests on neighbors, city residents
LETTER: Ms. Christmas has another successful year
OP-ED: My teachers cared, and I can't thank them enough
OP-ED: We are all (mostly) immigrants
SLICES OF LIFE: It is hard
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 16, 2017)
SLICES: The stalking of the secret shopper
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 9)
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 2, 2017)
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo'
OUR NEIGHBORS: Juntunen looks back on 40 years with Esko Fire
It's a mad, mad tea party
CMH birthing suites receive high marks
Pet of the Week
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Kallyn Joy Hjelle
Military Mail: Private Treavor Lowther
Birth Announcement: Vincent Robert Shymanski
Birth Announcement: Nicholas Alan Skoglund
Birth Announcement: Aria Jean Larson
caring and sharing
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
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
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
April 29, 2010
$3 million suit filed against Thomson Township
Two Esko residents who own the former Washington School building have filed suit in Carlton County District Court seeking more than $3 million...
April 29, 2010 - 9:00am