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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 1, 2013
Cloquet mill converts to clothing pulp
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — The largest paper mill in Minnesota has successfully converted to producing a new type of pulp that's offering hope to similar plants struggling with a decline in the paper industry. Sappi Fine Paper, in Cloquet, spent $170 million to convert its production...
news / region
November 1, 2013 - 11:57am
January 16, 2013
County attorney gets report of child left on bus
CLOQUET — Fond du Lac tribal police will forward their investigation of a child left on a school bus to the Carlton County Attorney's Office. Prosecutors will decide whether charges are warranted in the case. Three-year-old Ty Stiffarm was left on the bus Monday for three hours...
news / region
January 16, 2013 - 9:04am
January 15, 2013
3-year-old left on bus in freezing weather
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is investigating why a 3-year-old boy was left on a bus for about three hours in freezing temperatures. Brooklyn Wait says her son, Ty Stiffarm, was treated at a hospital in Cloquet after he was found on the Fond...
news / region
January 15, 2013 - 8:14am
September 7, 2012
Cloquet man who kidnapped son avoids prison
DULUTH -- A Cloquet, Minn., man who kidnapped his 7-year-old son from his ex-wife for 11 days in March was sentenced Thursday to two years at the Northeast Regional Corrections Center and 10 years of supervised probation and was ordered to undergo chemical dependency and mental...
September 7, 2012 - 9:11am
August 31, 2012
Cloquet police say victim of possible gang shooting won’t talk
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Cloquet police are investigating what is believed to be a gang-related shooting on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in which the victim was shot in the foot, but investigators say he isn’t providing much information because he fears for his life. Investigator...
August 31, 2012 - 3:09am
August 10, 2012
Cloquet man in hospital after he falls 3 stories
CLOQUET, Minn. -- A 26-year-old Cloquet man is in the hospital after falling off the roof of the three-story Mexico Lindo building in Cloquet at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. "It appears the man was stepping from the roof of one building to another and thought there was roof in between,"...
August 10, 2012 - 9:31am
January 19, 2012
Several Catholic churches to close, consolidate in the Diocese of Duluth
Some Catholic churches in the Diocese of Duluth could find out today that they are officially slated to close, with congregations melded into nearby churches. Consolidation is just one of many issues discussed by members of the 10-county diocese the past year as it formalized a five-year...
January 19, 2012 - 8:18am
November 11, 2011
Sappi to invest $170 million in Cloquet mill
CLOQUET -- Sappi paper company is going to diversify into other products and plans to start making a chemical cellulose used to make into fabric. The South African company announced Thursday that it will stop making pulp at its Cloquet mill. The new product is made into a fabric...
business / news
November 11, 2011 - 7:51am
October 25, 2011
District won't move stop away from sex offender
CLOQUET, Minn. -- The Cloquet School District has denied a parent's request to move a bus stop away from a sex offender's house. Tarissa Saice says she no longer felt her fifth-grader was safe standing alone at the bus stop after the sex offender moved into the neighborhood. So...
October 25, 2011 - 10:57am