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Cloquet mayor files for second term
FOA numbers not adding up
Court ruling on Enbridge property taxes brings bad news for county
FDLTCC president says farewell
Kick off summer safely
Barnum, South Ridge advance
ML-WR shuts out Pine City
Scores low, spirits high for 'Jacks
'Jacks fall in first round
Coach Beberg comes full circle
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Justin E. Vargason
Lillian Annette Salmi
Susan Joy Smith
Monica Ann Dahl
James M. Zegan
slices of life: Outworking worry
LETTER: Passersby witness bridge support sinking
LETTER: Lawmakers should support amendment
Off to college? What you need to know
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
Tom & Monica Martin
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
Birth Announcement: William Ellis Schulz
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
April 17, 2018
LETTER: Cloquet's 'big changes' -- What a joke!
What are these city councilors thinking? Be prepared for lots of accidents.
April 17, 2018 - 8:41am
April 14, 2018
LETTER: Help keep our roadways beautiful
Presently, the round trip mileage accrued for this volunteer activity is allowed as a deduction on income taxes. The litter garbage bags are provided, and the filled bags are picked up by county workers. Your group gets recognized with a permanent sign placed at your Adopt-A-Highway...
April 14, 2018 - 6:29am
April 10, 2018
LETTER: Landowner against proposed Enbridge route
They will be deciding whether there is more benefit in having a Canadian company profit from a pipeline that will steal our land, cut down our forests and likely pollute our remaining clean waters in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, or to reject that application by Enbridge, a for-profit...
April 10, 2018 - 2:27pm
April 6, 2018
LETTER: Enbridge supports tribal investigation
State agencies continue to consult with sovereign tribal nations to gain input and knowledge to inform their decisions related to the project. Information gathered through this consultation process is reflected in the EIS. Meanwhile, Enbridge is aware that once a route is permitted,...
April 6, 2018 - 1:33pm
April 4, 2018
LETTER: Thankful for school trip donations
On March 15, nearly 200 eighth-graders from Cloquet Middle School were given the opportunity to travel to St. Paul's Park Square Theatre to view Goodrich and Hackett's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank."
April 4, 2018 - 8:59pm
March 27, 2018
LETTER: Try eco-friendly eating this spring
>The shift toward healthy eating is everywhere. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy's all offer plant-based options. Major publications and popular websites tout vegan recipes.
March 27, 2018 - 12:36pm
March 26, 2018
LETTER: Hunhoff column is 'fake news'
In a guest commentary by Brian Hunhoff, a "journalist" from the Yankton County (S.D.) Observer ("Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?," March 15), Mr. Hunhoff writes five columns of hatred for our president. Don't we have enough Trump haters around here that we don't have to...
March 26, 2018 - 12:51pm
March 12, 2018
LETTER: Man, that's cold
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...
March 12, 2018 - 8:54am
February 24, 2018
LETTER: Support resolution to end Citizens United
Rep. Rick Nolan has sponsored a resolution that would amend the Constitution. This amendment would unwind the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United that essentially said money is speech. Because of Citizens United, the more money you have, the more speech you are entitled to....
February 24, 2018 - 11:10am
February 19, 2018
Letter: Carlton school board should consider all stakeholders, solutions
First is the issue of Ingensa. Who else was asked for a proposal? We have several good architects and engineers in our local area who are more than capable to provide any service we would need. I really question the decision to award a contract to Ingensa with a very excessive fee...
February 19, 2018 - 10:23am
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