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Minnesota Highway 210 reduced to single lane
Minnesota Highway 23 reopens
Council, residents debate future of animal control
County Seat Theater receives grant
No campaign signs allowed, MnDOT says
Cloquet Rotary hosts colorful fundraiser
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
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Lucille A. Johanson
Richard R. Casey
Sharon "Kay" Pajuoja
Stella L. Robbestad
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
Slices of Life
July 16, 2018
Slices of Life: The lost decade
We play a name-that-tune game in the car while listening to the radio.
July 16, 2018 - 11:45am
July 3, 2018
Slices of Life: Holding heaven
You forget how tiny they are. And helpless. So utterly, completely helpless.
July 3, 2018 - 5:45am
June 24, 2018
Slices of Life: A summer for the books
This year I stumbled upon a novel I thought would be of interest to my high school son (who also has a summer reading plan doled out by his school). Perfect! I ordered the book and thought we could both read it; sort of like having our own little book club. (I haven't told him about...
June 24, 2018 - 9:34am
June 17, 2018
Slices of Life: Who are the people in your neighborhood?
You can learn a lot by walking the neighborhood, which is completely different from casing the neighborhood. Which I do not condone or recommend. In any circumstance.
June 17, 2018 - 9:23am
June 10, 2018
Slices of Life: Winding down at the end of the season
Let's face it, being a parent can be taxing. Being a parent with kids in school can be exhausting. We start out strong in September — am I right? Lunch accounts are in the black. Healthy snacks line the shelves of the pantry and fridge. A dozen or more sharpened No. 2 pencils...
June 10, 2018 - 8:48am
June 3, 2018
slices of life: Outworking worry
Unfortunately, I'm more familiar with embarrassment than the Seven Wonders of the World. Actually, it's more complicated than one list of seven wonders. The original list was compiled eons ago, in years B.C. Most of those wonders don't exist anymore. Since then, various entities have...
June 3, 2018 - 6:59am
May 13, 2018
Slices of Life: Adventuring through life
>Most of us would welcome a nonstop, exciting, inspiring all-expense-paid and anything-but-banal adventure. Truth is, some things are easier said than done. There are practically an infinite number of real-life non-adventuresome adventures that can — and do — interfere...
May 13, 2018 - 6:10am
May 6, 2018
Getting ready, being ready, baby ready
The little pink bundle we carried home from the hospital but a blink ago is soon going to be a mother herself. My baby girl is having a baby girl. It seems too good to be true — and scarier than heck, all at the same time. I'm the one who's scared, not her. Well, maybe she's...
May 6, 2018 - 7:10am
April 29, 2018
It's a universal human characteristic; we all want to love and be loved. It may not be as essential as the air we breathe, but it's close. Love is a dichotomous entity. It's neither up nor down, but perhaps a little of both. Love is funny (seriously so) that way. It is both simple...
April 29, 2018 - 7:38am
April 22, 2018
Slices of Life: Things we need - or maybe don't
Occasionally, however, I have to venture down the road 20 miles or so to gain access to a real live retail establishment located within the confines of a mall. When I do, I am bombarded by things. So. Many. Pretty. Shiny. Things. These things are enticing. They glitter and sparkle...
April 22, 2018 - 7:59am
April 15, 2018
Slices of Life: Liquid gold brings clarity
In many parts of the world, people walk miles just to access it.
April 15, 2018 - 5:46am
April 8, 2018
Adventures in plastic storage
Of course the kitchen was a mess. The best mornings always start out that way. Dishes were piled in the sink because after dinner the night before we'd discovered the dishwasher was already full and in need of a wash cycle. Oops. I was midway through unloading the dishwasher when...
April 8, 2018 - 8:12am
April 1, 2018
Slices of Life: Finding your courage
Courage is the elderly gentleman who understands that after 16 years of love and companionship his loyal golden retriever is suffering from numerous ailments and it is time to say goodbye. Courage not only takes guts, it involves listening to them. When you see a bully and speak out...
April 1, 2018 - 8:16am
March 25, 2018
Slices of Life: Crushing it
I knew we could do one of two things: Quit using aluminum cans or find a better way to compress them. I choose door No. 2 and fulfilled my destiny by ordering an industrial strength can crusher. The tool arrived and sat in its box on the kitchen table for a couple of days.
March 25, 2018 - 8:29am
March 19, 2018
SLICES OF LIFE: House or home?
During storms, especially in the middle of the night, I often lie in bed and give quiet thanks for the shelter of my house and its watertight roof and shingles. During storms I also give thanks knowing my family is nearby, sleeping under warm, cozy covers and we will wake in the morning...
March 19, 2018 - 8:35am