Estate lien battle moves to federal level as grass roots coalition presses on

In his ongoing focus of changing health care laws at the federal level, on December 22, 2017, Finlayson resident Rick Rayburn met in Duluth with Will Mitchell, Legislative Director for U.S....

County board reorganizes, Zmyslony new board chair

Fourth District Commissioner Sue Zmyslony was elected chair of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at the reorganizational meeting January 2. Rotating the chair position among each of the five commissioner districts has traditionally been...

Federated to buy fertilizer plant

Federated Co-ops, Inc. is going to buy the fertilizer plant in Moose Lake, CEO Mike McMahon announced on Tuesday, January 2. “We got a lot of feedback from the community saying that we should have...

Mercy's first baby of 2018

Reagan Wendy Carlson, the first baby born at Mercy Hospital in 2018, is pictured with her parents, Breanna and Tony Carlson, and big brother, Sawyer, of Sandstone. Reagan was born at 9:37 p.m. on...

Sixth-grade Rebels win shoot-out

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels sixth-grade boys basketball team participated in the 19th Annual St. Cloud Winter Shootout on Saturday, January 6, in the field house at Hallenbeck Hall at St....

We have a long way to go

In the early 1950s, I met a man who had moved into my neighborhood. His name was Charlie Geboe. He was the first black man I had ever seen, and although I was rather young at the time, I still...

Springing forward into retirement

Editor's note: Al has a lot to say about reporting on local sports for the last 17 years. Here is part two of two. Yes it is true. I retired, effective Friday, December 22, from the position of Moose ...

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