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 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Saying goodbye

It is with a heavy heart that I write this column. Here in the Star-Gazette/Evergreen office we are mourning the death of Howard Thomsen, a fixture in this office since any of us can remember. Howard...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    April 17, 2014

Young philanthropists

A group of seven Willow River Elementary School fourth grade philanthropists are all smiles following a shopping trip to Sonshine Closet in Moose Lake April 10. With the goal of restocking the...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    April 10, 2014

Wienermobile wows

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and its "Hotdoggers" (Wienermobile drivers) make a stop in Moose Lake Monday. The visit to MarketPlace Foods was postponed due to snow Friday, though that didn't stop a...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    March 13, 2014

Gobblin' good weather

It seems even the wild turkeys can feel spring in the air Monday, March 10. As temperatures reached highs near 50 degrees F, this turkey trudged through thick, wet snow along a rural southern Carlton...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    February 20, 2014

Keep notices in print, maintain transparency

The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) is once again pushing the state Legislature for the passage of a bill (HF1286/SF1152) that could essentially do away with the printing of public notices in...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    February 13, 2014

Sometimes you have to go for it

Do you ever feel like you’re leaping into the dark when it comes to parenting? You know, you close your eyes real tight and hope for a soft landing? Last week I had that feeling. Throughout my...

 
 By Colette Stadin    News    January 9, 2014

EXTREME COLD = NO SCHOOL

Forecasted dangerously cold weather prompted Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to close all of the state's K-12 public schools Monday. In a press release sent out Friday, January 3, it was stated that...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    December 19, 2013

Cub Scouts visit Star-Gazette

Members of Barnum's Cub Scout Troop #169 visited the Moose Lake Star-Gazette office Friday. They toured the office and learned about the printing process, how to submit news to the paper, and tried...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    December 5, 2013

Winter arrives in full force

In a quick transition to winter weather, the region was slammed with snowstorms beginning Monday. Tuesday, the heavy, wet snow made for treacherous driving conditions and caused many delayed start...

 
 By Colette Stadin    News    November 21, 2013

Flood homes razed

In a sign of continued recovery after the June 2012 flood, two Moose Lake homes were razed last week. The City of Moose Lake purchased the homes using DNR Buyback funds. The home located at 87 7th...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    November 7, 2013

Let your very own 'normal' shine

If I was ever asked the best way to describe my family it would be completely normal. Stop. Rewind. Now read the first paragraph with a bit of sarcasm. There you go. By normal, I mean not-so-normal, b...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    July 18, 2013

A month to go, nesting begins

nesting — n The tendency to arrange one’s immediate surroundings, such as a work station, to create a place where one feels secure, comfortable, or in control. Yep, I’m nesting. In addition to...

 
 By Colette Stadin    News    April 25, 2013

Enough snow!

Following a spring snowstorm last week, which caused a power outage affecting nearly 2,000 Lake Country Power members, the fresh coat of yet more snow Tuesday morning was an unwelcome sight. Though...

 
 By Colette Stadin    News    April 18, 2013

Winter drags on ... and on

The scene in Moose Lake late last week looks more like mid-winter than three weeks into the spring season. With inches of wet, heavy snow falling across the region for days on end in mid-April,...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    March 28, 2013

Strength of Anderson family shines

Despite being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, 35-year-old Ben Anderson and his family of Blackhoof remain close, happy and strong. Ben’s battle is not his alone. Every step of the way his...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    March 7, 2013

Winter white

Snow continues to fall Tuesday morning as the result of a winter storm that slammed the region beginning late Monday afternoon. By storm's end, the area was expected to have a total snowfall from 5-8...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    July 19, 2012

A good teacher is an amazing thing

One of my favorite people stopped by the Star Gazette office to see me the other day — Don Stebbins. He was my high school guidance counselor at Moose Lake School. Though at the time I didn’t...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Opinion    May 24, 2012

From the Editor

With great excitement I’d like to say, “Hello, Moose Lake!” I’m new to the Star Gazette and Evergreen, though I’m no stranger to the town. I do, however, have to admit that I haven’t...

 
 By Colette Stadin    Lifestyles    May 24, 2012

Volunteer honored

Moose Lake Area Food Shelf volunteer Doris Clough (left) is presented with the WCCO Good Neighbor Award by fellow volunteer Shirley Rudebeck last week at a volunteer luncheon held at the Moose Lake...