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Tribal councilor won't face theft charges, petition dismissed
USG Cloquet plant fined for air violations
SCHOOL BOARD: Paraprofessionals want health care benefits; district considers budget cuts
NEWS BRIEFS (March 8, 2018)
Police complaint prompts closed meeting
Prep boys basketball: Esko wins title, hands Devney 500th victory
Boys basketball: 'Jacks fall in 7AAA final
BOYS BASKETBALL: Esko focuses on final
PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Wrens still standing in 7A
BOYS BASKETBALL: Esko, Cloquet advance to semifinals
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Helen Marie Korpela
Helen C. Lekander
Dennis Lee Olson
Dawn Marie Northrup
Yrjo "Charlie" Gronquist
SLICES OF LIFE: House or home?
GUEST COMMENTARY: County attorney's actions a 'black eye' on county
Wright-Cromwell News (March 15, 2018)
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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
SLICES OF LIFE: Winning the lottery
Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
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
Tom & Monica Martin
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
Licenses for 2017 fish, game and trapping expire Feb. 28
Frozen Forester found!
Dirt bikes on ice
Coyote mating season underway
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