I commend our County Board for their investigation of our current County Attorney, Mr. Pertler, and the Pine Journal for its reporting on the matter. The citizens of Carlton County have borne the brunt of embarrassing headlines about our chief legal adviser for over six years. We had to once again Jan. 13 with the Pine Journal's reporting of the state auditor's involvement regarding Pertlers's retention of public funds he wasn't entitled to. Yet, another black eye for the county and its residents.
Editor's note: This is the uncut version of a letter written a few days after the fire by an unnamed refugee from Cloquet.
My name is Guppie and I am a 2- to 4-year-old long-haired, handsome tuxedo. I arrived at Friends of Animals as a stray and I am a little timid, but once you start petting me and showing me love, I warm up. I still don't quite know what to think of all my new roommates, but I'm slowly coming out of my shell, so please be patient with me as I do so. I am neutered, microchipped, dewormed, started on my shots and I tested negative for FELV and FIV. For more information, visit foaonline.org or call Friends of Animals at 218-879-1655.
President Trump brings new life to the 2,500-year-old words of Sophocles: "How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there is no help in the truth." Our 45th president answers coverage of his easily disproved parade of lies by smearing the press for spreading "fake news." That was a leading theme of Trump's successful 2016 campaign so it's no surprise to hear "fake news" from the Oval Office. It's more concerning to see that reckless phrase weaponized by elected officials who ought to know better.
My name is Harley and I am a 7- or 8-year-old Lab/collie mix who arrived to Friends of Animals after my owner passed away unexpectedly. When I first arrived, I was in pretty bad shape and extremely overweight, with painful matts covering my body. I was immediately put on a diet and sent to the groomers for a much-needed haircut. I am spayed, started on shots, dewormed, microchipped, heartworm negative and I have received preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworm. For more information, visit foaonline.org or call Friends of Animals at 218-879-1655.
Details on President Donald Trump's 2019 budget were recently released. As a part of that that budget, the president proposes the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (EA). The program, delivered locally by Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, serves more than 6 million households nationally and over 13,000 households in the seven-county area served by Lakes and Pines. This action would leave those households literally out in the cold.
Starting with the Jan. 23, 2018, court date, the Pine Journal will only publish cases involving at least one felony charge.
My name is Tetra and I am a 4- to 5-year-old sweetheart. I am very laid-back and I would love to join your family so I can spoil you with love and affection. I do very well with other kitties and would also do well with children. I arrived to Friends of Animals as a stray so we don't know much history about me, but I am ready to start my next chapter in life. I am spayed, microchipped, dewormed, started on my shots and I tested negative for FELV and FIV. For more information, visit foaonline.org or call Friends of Animals at 218-879-1655.
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The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Stephanie Hammitt to serve as interim president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC). The appointment becomes effective July 1 following the retirement of the current president Larry Anderson.