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Carlton schools 'community visioning' meeting set for Tuesday
Montano denied bail reduction
School is out, but healthy meals are still in
All washed out
Find alternative route to Highway 23
Lacrosse organization seeks school support
Summer ball underway
South Ridge makes school history
Tomhave second in consolations
State baseball: South Ridge wins historic game
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Terrence Thomas Liebeck, Sr.
Yrjo "Charlie" Gronquist
Helen M. Koski
LeRoy "Butch" Essen
To the editor: Thankful for exchange program
Wright-Cromwell News: June 14 2018
Slices of Life: Who are the people in your neighborhood?
In praise of fathers, grandfathers
To the editor: Cloquet grad party successful
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
Warren (Andy) & Sandra (Sandy)
Mrs. Peggy Lavick
Tom & Monica Martin
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
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
Northern pike added to state's catch-and-release record program
letters to the editor
June 2, 2018
Political plugs to be handled for what they are: paid content
They're really not letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are expressions of personal views on matters of current public debate and consideration. Newspapers publish letters to the editor as part of a commitment to the community to provide a civil and productive forum for opinions,...
June 2, 2018 - 5:20pm
February 13, 2018
Letter: L'Homeland' documentary worth watching
This was the first time I have really seen anything about real Iraqi citizens or the ruins of the war. I like many others have tuned it out in order to be able to carry on with my "normal" life. The whole invasion of Iraq was pre-planned before 9-11, the same with Afghanistan. ...
February 13, 2018 - 11:20am
February 10, 2018
LETTER: Caucus publicity unfair for GOP
False! Tony Sheda is the chairman. And, we meet at nine different locations. To date, no retraction; no apology. The Pine Journal, in the next paper, published a caucus report about both parties. Score: GOP, one paid ad; one unpaid. DFL: two free ads. How much will the misinformation...
February 10, 2018 - 10:28am
January 28, 2018
LETTER: Minn. schools led U.S. in suicide prevention training
Readers should know that Minnesota was the first state in the country to require teachers to have two hours of training on the early warning signs of mental illness in students. That legislation passed in 2003. In 2016, legislation passed that requires teacher to have one-hour of...
January 28, 2018 - 12:34pm
January 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speak out against PolyMet mining
To the editor, Many of us in Carlton County may have paddled a canoe or kayak on the St. Louis River, run the rapids above the Thomson Reservoir, or even below the dam. We have heard loons calling across the waters that we have fished. We have hunted the pristine forests along the...
January 23, 2018 - 1:14pm
January 21, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Schools need suicide prevention training
>Currently, Minnesota does not require school personnel to have annual suicide prevention training. I believe that it is time for this to change.
January 21, 2018 - 1:10pm
January 19, 2018
LETTER: Find appropriate place for 10 Commandments
Religious displays on public property give the impression of civic bias toward a certain religious preference and are unconstitutional. Certainly, the fire and police departments are for all Cloquet citizens of any and of no religion.
January 19, 2018 - 10:33am
LETTER: Pine Journal needs local office
A local newspaper, by its very nature, needs to remain intimately connected with the local community in order to keep it viable. Otherwise, it risks becoming merely another cog in today's vast menu of media offerings. The dialogue between a local newspaper and its readers needs to...
January 19, 2018 - 10:25am
LETTER: Reconsider closing newspaper office
While I am aware that a publication can be put out from anywhere, I'm also aware that a community loses something big when it loses a newspaper office that is the symbol of its voice.
January 19, 2018 - 10:24am
January 15, 2018
LETTER: Phifer's qualities motivate voters
Millennials and first-time voters respond strongly to issues like health care, education and the environment; they seek people who will fight for these concerns over the long term. While older voters may feel some assurance in backing the incumbent, we remember a razor-thin victory...
January 15, 2018 - 2:19pm
LETTER: New parks a waste of taxpayer money
My other issue is talk of a dog park. If people want to walk their dogs, do it in your yard or the woods. Another waste of our tax money.
January 15, 2018 - 2:18pm
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
February 3, 2017
LETTER: Wrenshall referendum needs looking into
To the Editor: In last week's paper there was an article about Wrenshall School Board talking consolidation with Carlton. Why would they bring it up after all the agony of last year's talks, public meetings, and voting not to consolidate? Then I saw a box alongside the story about...
February 3, 2017 - 8:39pm
February 2, 2017
LETTER: Shame on you, Senator Klobuchar
To the Editor: The U.S. Forest Service just signed off on transferring 6,650 acres of public lands in the Superior National Forest to PolyMet. That's where the ore body is located that the company wants to mine — on public land, YOUR land. Senator Amy Klobuchar has some explaining...
February 2, 2017 - 2:52pm
December 12, 2014
What message do our low prosecution rates send?
To the Editor: If it is true that Carlton County ranks lowest in prosecution of felons using a gun in a crime, what message does that say to the most violent in our society? Does that make us less safe if felons using guns aren’t prosecuted? There is a law on the books that...
December 12, 2014 - 2:14pm