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Storm brings washouts, road closures in Carlton County
Second gypsy moth treatments planned June 19
Trump to rally in Duluth on Wednesday
Carlton stores boast 2 Powerball winners
1918 fires relief program at Cloquet museum
South Ridge makes school history
Tomhave second in consolations
State baseball: South Ridge wins historic game
Eskomos go 1-2 in Class AA
GM takes helm as head coach
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Thomas Roy O'Connell
Yrjo "Charlie" Gronquist
Helen M. Koski
LeRoy "Butch" Essen
Ray "Pat" Leimer
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
Celebrate summer Finnish style
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
Mrs. Peggy Lavick
Tom & Monica Martin
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
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
May 14, 2018
LETTER: Look beyond the pretty cover
When will we as a society stop praising shallow people's invincible power and poised figures? It isn't always what they do that is beautiful, but the looks they've been blessed with that allow them advantages they may not deserve. When will we praise people — in spite of their...
May 14, 2018 - 1:11pm
April 25, 2018
NOTES FROM THE SMALL POND: When you're a beautiful woman
I'm talking about being a physically gorgeous woman. (Sue me.) Again, it's a beautiful thing, more pleasant than the alternative. But not always. Middle school. Ninth grade. Helen of Troy changes schools in late September. She's internally confident, but externally shy, the tug-of-war...
April 25, 2018 - 11:11am
March 5, 2018
NOTES FROM THE SMALL POND: One-dimensional
We are easily seduced. We believe we "get it" and understand the multitudinous and nuanced "Understanding of Things." We shake our heads at those that disagree on Facebook and change the channel to our own when we accidentally hear an opposing opinion. I've said this a thousand times...
March 5, 2018 - 11:59am
February 20, 2018
NOTES FROM THE SMALL POND: Cupid
I don't want to be treated equally. I want to be treated individually. And at night, nearly morning, after the day's temperatures and sun's low slant have drained the energy from the intrepid skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts and birders and drinkers and lovers and posers and Citiots,...
February 20, 2018 - 11:46pm
December 24, 2017
Notes from the small pond: Nikolaos
Upon landing, the old man sits silent, listening to his animals, his ancient, beloved animals as they snort and cough and bob their magic heads to the shingles, pawing nervously there, waiting. His memory is thick and stiff with trenches of time, laid in rows upon themselves like...
December 24, 2017 - 5:39am
December 19, 2017
Notes from the Small Pond: Have yourself a merry little struggle
Beyond all that normal craziness, there's a second level of beautiful melancholy that this season breeds. Judy Garland sings it.
December 19, 2017 - 11:43am
July 2, 2017
Pour yourself a glass of wine. But not six. Just one. And sit somewhere comfortable. Dim the lights. Not amorous. Be ready. Receptive. Appreciate how amazing humans can be. And listen. And I dare you to not be moved.
July 2, 2017 - 6:08am
April 24, 2017
Notes from the small pond: King-Kong Dad
But dads are also hopelessly insecure. And, just like any other insecure person in any other instance, dads who are insecure about whether or not they're applying the perfect cocktail of affection and guidance — that razor's edge between advocating and enabling — a lot...
April 24, 2017 - 2:41pm
March 7, 2017
Notes From the Small Pond: Stearns County, Winter, 2008
The deputy sheriff crawls his squad up behind, not knowing what the hell and taking a deep breath about the profession he’s chosen, the pros and cons calculating at warp speed like they do with every stop, the background soundtrack supporting his training behavior, which is practiced...
March 7, 2017 - 5:31am
December 24, 2016
Notes From the Small Pond: Nikolaos
The old man then, with some difficulty, perches himself over the chimney well and stuffs an ancient boot into its depth so that his leg disappears to the knee. With that, he lay his index finger against his nose and, again, bows his head for several moments, calling on the spirit...
December 24, 2016 - 5:46am
December 1, 2016
Catch Cloquet author at West Duluth library
Questions and comments from the audience are welcome. Invite a friend and participate in this salon-style literary event! Copies of the book, “Killing the Devil and Other Excellent Tricks,” will be available for purchase and signing.
December 1, 2016 - 10:42am
November 14, 2016
Q-and-A with columnist Parnell Thill on his new book
Pine Journal columnist Parnell Thill, after years of readers wondering when he was going to come through with the goods, has published his first...
November 14, 2016 - 11:11am