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Chippewa Forest tree headed to D.C. next year: Tree to be selected next spring, serve as 50-foot diplomat for Minnesota
Bemidji mayor to switch day jobs
To go or not to go: Many factors in play when it comes to delaying or canceling school
Burglars prepare pot of coffee, leave with nothing
Crime report for Dec. 10-11
'An animal on the boards': Bemidji State forward Rosenbloom sets single-game school rebound record
Area girls basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena appears to be willing to improve
Area high schools: Mustangs will have to compensate for lack of size
Area wrestling preview: Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena continues ascent
Area boys basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena should generate excitement
Donald "Donny" Hedlund, Sr.
Rodney Edwin Lof
Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Local authors to sign books
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
November 25, 2013
Late Thanksgiving has tree sellers shifting plans
CARLTON — Jim Whorton, owner of Chub Lake Tree Farm, broke with tradition this weekend. “We’ve been opening on the Friday after Thanksgiving for 30 years now. But not this year,” he said. With Thanksgiving landing unusually late on Nov. 28 this year, Whorton said: “I...
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November 25, 2013 - 10:49am
October 24, 2013
Carlton County fires employee accused of stealing $1 million
CARLTON, Minn. -- A Carlton County transfer station employee accused of stealing upwards of $1 million has been terminated, the county announced Wednesday. Joanne Marie Wappes, 63, of Cloquet, was fired Oct. 3 and did not file a grievance challenging the termination, according...
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October 24, 2013 - 10:24am
June 26, 2013
Cloquet man charged with conspiracy to commit murder
Forum News Service Carlton County authorities have charged a Cloquet man with two felonies for his alleged role in a January shooting. John Edwin Bemis III, 38, was charged in State District Court with conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and assault in the first...
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June 26, 2013 - 11:23am
June 6, 2013
Woman charged in fatal Carlton County crash
CARLTON, Minn. -- A rural Esko woman was charged Wednesday in Carlton County Court with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation after a weekend crash that killed a Cloquet woman. According to authorities, Megan Dana Dickenson, 25, admitted to drinking before...
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June 6, 2013 - 8:58am
September 12, 2012
Carlton County attorney pleads guilty to DWI
DULUTH — Carlton County's attorney has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired. Thom Pertler pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree DWI. That was for refusing to submit to a chemical test. Six other counts, including speeding, open bottle, and no proof of insurance, were dismissed....
September 12, 2012 - 7:01pm
August 24, 2012
Victim in fatal Carlton County train accident identified
DULUTH -- Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal collision between a car and a train Wednesday in Carlton County. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Susan McPhail, 67, was killed just before 8 a.m. Wednesday when her vehicle collided with a Burlington...
August 24, 2012 - 4:06am
August 21, 2012
Carlton County attorney back on job after rehab
DULUTH -- Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler returned to work in his office Monday after receiving treatment at Hazelden alcohol and drug addiction treatment center in Center City, Minn.A spokeswoman in Pertler’s office said Pertler wasn’t available for comment Monday.Pertler,...
August 21, 2012 - 3:39am