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Juveniles charged in vandalism of former Cloquet school
Construction begins on Cloquet Avenue
Carlton County employee airs union grievance
Vandals strike former Cloquet Middle School building
Tenants affected by fire receive assistance
Rodd's Ramblings: The joys of coaching
Cross-country cyclists ride through Carlton County
Sawdust 5K adds 'Jimmer' event; 1-Miler renamed
Northland Blitz play tough competitor
Baseball: Cloquet Legion, VFW teams staying busy
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Stella L. Robbestad
Alice D. Michaelson
Frederick E. Swenson
David Alan Johnson
Beverly Ann Metso
Markusen: When a newly paved road is a gift
Slices of Life: The lost decade
Letter: Berg announces candidacy
Letter: Thanks for a great July 4
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Birds taking small steps into spring
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
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
Larry & Susan Sell
Warren (Andy) & Sandra (Sandy)
Mrs. Peggy Lavick
Tom & Monica Martin
Topwater, underwater drones have come to fishing
Cloquet duo sets fishing tourney record
Cold water can be a killer: DNR urges opening-day anglers to be prepared
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
January 8, 2018
Local leaders share their wishes for the New Year
We have so many great things happening in our county that we need to continue to promote, including schools, parks and recreational activities. I'd like to see the county look for ways to continue to improve the quality of life for our employees and citizens, including a goal of substantial...
January 8, 2018 - 12:47pm
OUR VIEW: Fixing the MSOP
It is easier to simply ignore the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. Pretend that it -- and the people it allegedly treats -- do not exist. Their crimes are difficult to imagine, let alone discuss. For a long time, not many people did talk about the MSOP program ... and it grew and...
December 8, 2013 - 11:01pm
November 16, 2013
Our View: Pass the turkey - and let's go shopping!
We all know the scenario. You're driving to work in the morning, minding your own business and traveling the posted speed limit. A car comes up behind you and begins impatiently riding your rear bumper. Every little while he edges out over the center line to see if there's traffic...
November 16, 2013 - 11:55am
October 11, 2013
Our View...Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
Thumbs down to the continued government shutdown. Can anyone say irresponsible brinksmanship? Washington, D.C.
October 11, 2013 - 4:33pm
October 5, 2013
Our View ... #STOP!
Comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon recently did a comedy sketch with pop star Justin Timberlake, with the two of them conducting an entire conversation using hashtags. For the uninitiated among you, a hashtag is that trendy, cross-hatched symbol -- formerly known...
October 5, 2013 - 3:44pm
September 27, 2013
Highway 33 plans good for cars, not so good for people
Cloquet is a city most easily traversed inside a vehicle with at least four wheels, a point made crystal clear when a man in a wheelchair was struck while trying to cross Highway 33 near the Armory in the pouring rain last Thursday. Law enforcement officials noted the man was not...
September 27, 2013 - 6:31pm
September 18, 2013
Local View: Enbridge's proposed pipeline could hurt Carlton County farms
My family's farm is celebrating its 20th season of providing weekly boxes of fresh organic produce to local families. Food, community and responsible...
September 18, 2013 - 12:00am
September 13, 2013
Our View...Fair or fowl?
Thumbs up to Wrenshall's Locally Laid egg company for starting an environmentally friendly (and chicken friendly) business and making it a success....
September 13, 2013 - 7:15am
September 6, 2013
Our View...Pipe up for Carlton County
Few who were around in the 1970s will forget the famous line from the satirical film, "Network" -- "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Over the decades since then, the line has remained the rally cry for folks who aren't happy with the way "the system" is...
September 6, 2013 - 3:32pm
August 30, 2013
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up to the Cloquet Police Department and all their area partners in law enforcement. Solving three robberies in less than a week and taking a total of 11 people into custody is, indeed, impressive police work. Cloquet Deputy Police Chief Terry Hill said the investigations and...
August 30, 2013 - 4:28pm
August 9, 2013
Our View...Give pedestrians a brake
Sometimes the area of the community that poses the greatest risk to personal welfare is not a dark alleyway, a shadowy backstreet, a remote patch of woodlands or the fast-paced Interstate. It's the city streets. Motorists who drive distracted, or who are ignorant of state traffic...
August 9, 2013 - 1:25pm
July 5, 2013
If something matters enough, we can make it happen
What kind of memories of the Fourth of July do you have from the time you were a kid? For some of us, it may have meant a weekend at the lake or cabin, but for most, it meant flags, parades, games in the park, lots of good food to eat and the thrill of fireworks after dark. Celebrating...
July 5, 2013 - 3:38pm
April 24, 2013
Cloquet mayor's view: Legislature can seize LGA reform opportunity
There is an historic moment at hand for greater Minnesota.
April 24, 2013 - 8:02am
April 12, 2013
Our View: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Thumbs up to the state of Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources for making reconstruction of the swinging bridge and other bridge strutters in Jay Cooke State Park a priority in this summer's construction plans. Not only is the swinging bridge an iconic element of the...
April 12, 2013 - 11:34am
March 22, 2013
Our View....Make Iraq War more than a bad memory
This week represents an anniversary of sorts. And while anniversaries often connote celebration and festivities, this one serves more as a solemn reminder of just what has happened over these past 10 years, how much has been gained and lost, and the price that has been paid. Tuesday...
March 22, 2013 - 5:31pm