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Marriage Applications/ DissolutionsMatter of Record | Obituaries

Check Propane Prices


Defunding Planned Parenthood and Dismissing the Myth that Abortion is Ever Necessary to Save the Life of the Mother


8/12/15:  Update: Victim of Fatal Floodwood Crash Identified


Are Implied Consent Laws Constitutional?


School Board Reinstates Floodwood Forum as Official Newspaper after error in selection...


Where was God at Sandy Hook?  by Marshall Harris


7/8/15:  School Board Dumps the Floodwood Forum as Official Newspaper on Technicality


7/8/15:  Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Says Obama is "Dead Wrong" on Global Warming


Scenic Rivers mulls move from Main Street to location within school...will the space that is available finally be put to good use, supporting the school financially and offering valuable services.  For 10 years this has been tossed around as the school enrollment has fallen.  The association is good for both, so what's the hang up?


County Commissioner admits to using township equipment for his own use and claims he had their permission


Are you being deceived on the effects of tariffs?


Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests Again...


What happened to those using Carlton County tools and equipment for their own use?


The Minnesota Democratic Agenda Lacks Logic & Facts


4/21/15: -- 21-Year-Old Brookston Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder


Boundary Waters Drug Task Force (BWDTF) Announces Nine Drug-Related Busts (4/21/15)


The Boundary Waters Drug Task Force (BWDTF) has made nine drug-related arrests, many involving methamphetamine, over the past several months.


The investigations and arrests resulted in felony and misdemeanor charges being filed in the St. Louis County district courts on April 21, 2015.


The nine persons charged included Travis N. Pemble, 34, of Floodwood.  He was formally charged with one felony count of second degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one gross misdemeanor count of third degree driving under the influence on April 16 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing. The CPD assisted in the investigation. His next scheduled court appearance will be April 23 in Hibbing.


Among those charged were Amber L. Smith, 20, Jason A. Sanborn, 44, and Jeremy J. Rosnau, 33, all of Hibbing.  The remaining charged were Danny L. Lenore, 33, of Chisholm, Kenneth A. Pogorelc, 30, of Chisholm, Amanda J. Viney, 27, of Virginia, Bryan J. Hodapp, 28, of Eveleth, and Claire C. Lashmett, 23, of Embarrass.


Two Brookston men charged for allegedly conspiring to manufacture and distribute synthetic drugs


School board member censured

Local non-profits take on methadone transportation revealed


Criminal charges of the alleged Sale of Marijuana in the Fifth degree have been filed against a 28 year old Floodwood man, Daniel Richard Kemp, and criminal charges alleging conspiracy to possess a schedule I,II,III or IV controlled substance in the Fifth degree have been filed against a 27 year old Floodwood woman, Karla Jean Shaw. The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Floodwood Police along with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force. The investigation revealed large amounts of marijuana were being purchased in Eveleth, delivered to Floodwood and resold to people in the Floodwood area. Two Eveleth men were also charged with conspiracy to possess a schedule I,II,III or IV controlled substance in the Fifth degree as a result of the investigation.


Carlton County Commissioners - Dropping the Ball on Animal Rescue

Oh no, is Marv a Republican?


Highway heart attack victim saved by passersby in northern Minnesota- Three drivers stopped to help: Off-duty Floodwood, Minn. firefighter Robert Zobel, retired Fredenburg, Minn. firefighter Mark Toms and citizen Lacey Silgjord


What would we do with Global Cooling?

Man-made Global Warming - If you believe in it, do you support the way it is being handled?

The Broken Uncaring Health System - My Horrific Year of Health

Carlton County FY 2012 Financial Audit Results:  How well are Taxpayer Funds Safeguarded?

Think-N-Play Learning Center in Esko, owned by Saginaw Woman, Fined $6,200, Racks up 122 Citations, 66 Repeat Violations

Floodwood Services & Training Fined by DHS

Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests

Let's Make a Deal on Drugs by Angie Simonson

The Green Energy Hypocrisy

Editorial:  Can a Federal Employee write Opinion Pieces?  Worse yet, can it be Partisan?

Whistleblower Fired by VSCCI - Retaliation for Speaking on Behalf of Public Interest

Local Non-Profit Cashing in on Methadone Crisis

Jane's Story of Methadone Addiction - and relapse...

Freedom to Trespass - The debacle of "Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler" - now that he's up for re-election and opposed by Dennis Genereau Jr., it's time to dump him

Cromwell Harvest Festival (September 4-6)

Likelihood of Mining in Tamarack

Floodwood Police Department - Mandated or Optional?

The Controversy over Bar Accountability in Cromwell

Wright Farmers Cooperative - Proposed 1st draft of coop bylaws to replace outdated 31 year old bylaws

Wrong Days of Wright

Catfish Days in Full Swing - Schedule Here...

City Land Purchase of Four Rivers Foundation Inc. under Scrutiny

Got an idea, but no money to try it -- Try Quirky.com

Pre-Fishing for Success by Doug Pirila Jr

The Four Blood Moons are Signs of Change

The Freshwater Solution

SAX-ZIM BOG - Birders flock to Meadowlands

Top employers in Duluth/Superior added to employment page.  Find their employment links here...

Look in the Mirror Senator Franken - you don't share Minnesota Values

The Economic Solution Lies in Limiting Government Overreach

Soudan Mine - Perhaps the Greatest Untapped Energy of All Mines?

Propane Rationing:  Propane isn't short in supply, but short in sufficient transportation means

Dump Property Tax in Favor of a Flat State Income Tax

Are Peat Briquettes Viable Products for Local Peat Companies?

Incubators make more sense than Tax Free Zones

Burning Firewood for Maximum Efficiency --- Find the most efficient wood stove or multi-fuel furnace at Yukon-Eagle in Palisade MN.  Visit their website at www.yukon-eagle.com to learn more.

Meadowlands:  The Undiscovered Country


July 12-14:  Floodwood Catfish Days

Tips to catching Catfish Parcel Tax Information Lookup (St. Louis County)

A shameful past: Indian insane asylum [Tom Floodwood]

The Floodwood City Hall now has a drop box where residents can safely and anonymously dispose of any form of medication, both prescription and over-the-counter. The City Hall is located at 111 8th Avenue W and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30, M-F.


What makes Floodwood Unique?

The number one reason Floodwood is a great place to live is the sense of community.  No matter how long you've been away, you can visit your hometown and find old friends.  Individuals who grew up in a large or mid-sized city will never have this...nor understand the feeling it gives you.  In a small town you have a name, a history, and a legacy.


Floodwood offers a lot more in a small town than almost any other.  With a population of about 550, Floodwood has two financial institutions, the Floodwood Credit Union and Northview Bank.  It has three gas stations, Larry's Bait & Service, Little Store, and SuperAmerica.  Floodwood has a grocery stop, The Grocery Store, as well as a Hardware Store.  Two newspapers operate from Floodwood, the long-term home established Floodwood Forum and the newer Portage News.  To top it off, it has a larger modern school with some of the best teacher to student ratios anywhere.  Your security is established by a local police department and volunteer fire department.


Mat Inc., the local peat plant in Floodwood, is among its largest employers, and the brainchild of the late and great Joe Karpik.  Joe took what used to be the old Ford plant that closed down, and converted it into an enterprise that is now a strong cornerstone of the community.


Floodwood, unlike most small communities, has a medical clinic (Scenic Rivers Health Clinic) and dentistry (Scenic Rivers Dental).


The arts thrive in the Floodwood region, as evidenced by Grandma's Treasure Chest and the Hingeley Quilt Shop.  There are numerous artists and writers in the area.


If you need a place to eat, you've got many choices:  Subway, Burger House, Bridgeman's, Main Line Station, and Savanna Portage.


Floodwood started as a logging and farming community, but has evolved into a larger service sector.  Roughly 38% of those employed work out of town in the areas of Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Cloquet, and Duluth.  Several contractors reside in Floodwood and ready to serve its local citizens.  Lindquist Lumber is the local lumberyard meeting the communities building supplies needs.


The city of Floodwood is simply unmatched in terms of size for its services, school, and sense of community. 

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