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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
Cynthia "Cindy" Sue DeBoer
Lewis Dean Ackerman
Stella L. Robbestad
Alice D. Michaelson
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
March 15, 2018
COMMENTARY: Thoughts on the weapons debate
Like most of us, I've been brooding over school and public space massacres. Probing the causes in my mind, wondering how we can stop them. Some answers: stronger and less individualized communities, better teaching and mentoring of prospective parents, and changes in how we arm and...
March 15, 2018 - 1:56pm
February 27, 2018
For strength and flexibility: yoga
For more than five years, I've been hosting a yoga group in Cromwell. We meet Mondays at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion and spend an hour stretching,...
February 27, 2018 - 8:59am
February 13, 2018
Whodunit on the Rogers Lake Trail
The Ravine Shelter is one of two Fond du Lac State Forest shelters serving snowmobilers and skiers. The other, the older Rogers Lake Shelter,...
February 13, 2018 - 10:26am
February 3, 2018
Join your precinct caucus
The spring county caucus was upbeat and exciting. We met in the beautiful tiered convening space at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, filled with light from its two-story windows, every participant visible from the tiered seating. We were introduced to the candidates for state...
February 3, 2018 - 2:16pm
January 31, 2018
Column: A cabin in winter
Tettegouche State Park is a winter favorite of the Minnesota Rovers' outing club. Nestled in the Sawtooth Mountain Range between Beaver Bay...
January 31, 2018 - 9:59am
January 29, 2018
Guest Columnist: Made by artists: Films about artists
Twenty years ago, novelist and playwright friend Wesley Brown told me that he always watches movies about artists. What a remarkable way to learn,...
January 29, 2018 - 7:22am
October 3, 2017
September ritual: Turning crabapples into jelly
I love every stage of this magic-making, from apple-on-the-bough to heavenly jelly. On the first of several nights, I made at eight quarts of...
October 3, 2017 - 8:53am
September 12, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
>Remember President George W. Bush's proposal to privatize social security? Fortunately, the Democratic Congress would not budge. If they had, millions of seniors would have been bilked by the Wall Street derivative and mortgage scandal, their retirement incomes permanently downsized....
September 12, 2017 - 7:20am
August 29, 2017
Why tax breaks for iffy jobs are bad economic development
Yet for all that, the plant may never be built. "FoxConn has a relatively bad track record on following through," wrote Tim Culpan in Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2013, the company announced plans to build a $30 million plant in central Pennsylvania that never materialized. In 2014,...
August 29, 2017 - 9:53am
July 3, 2017
Celebrating our community's artists
I think about lighting and placement: which objects would look best with indirect sunlight and which will blow away if too close to the Pavilion's...
July 3, 2017 - 10:25am
June 27, 2017
Learning from Ireland
Lesson number one: You can learn to drive on the left side of the road. Piling into a roomy car, we spent our first day white-knuckled with raspberry-covered...
June 27, 2017 - 10:33am
June 2, 2017
Guest Columnist: Memorials of heart and mind
The men of my college class of 1968 who died in Vietnam. Ancestors whom my brothers, cousins and I never knew personally. That they made life decisions and gave us so many gifts. Their humor, their courage, their loving, their music. And, some not-so-great traits for us to struggle...
June 2, 2017 - 2:21pm
January 27, 2017
The Women’s March on Washington
Next election, I’m considering running as a delegate for our state convention. As the energetic labor organizer Joe Hill famously wrote, “Don’t Mourn, Organize!”
January 27, 2017 - 12:20pm