Articles written by Colette Stadin

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 26



From grieving to giving back

With a chill in the air and the icy waters of Lake Waconia splashing the shoreline, a group of brave individuals ready themselves for a frigid dip. Why would one do such a thing? The nearly 100 indivi...

 

Walls come to life

The walls of the Moose Lake Public Library come to life as a mural is painted by artist Carole Bersin of Sandstone. The Friends of the Moose Lake Public Library suggested funds leftover when they...

 

Know what matters most

Family first. Always. This statement defines me. As I observe others deal with tragedies and struggles, yet band together in the strong bond of family, I am reminded to hold dear to me those who mean...

 

Peaceful sunrise

The sun rises quietly over Moosehead Lake at the city park recently. The favorite winter pastime of ice fishing is in full swing. With forecasts calling for temperatures in the high 20s and 30s for...

 

Let's all be civil

As editor of this newspaper, my world of work has been inundated with election material. I have heard both sides of the hot button issues — and watched tempers flare. I firmly believe in the right...

 

District faces historic school vote

With four failed referendums in the last decade, the most recent in the spring of 2013, Moose Lake School District voters being asked to foot the bill for a new school building is a familiar question...

 

'Finish the Fight'

With the lake as our backdrop and good company our surrounding, more than just the sun was shining Saturday for the Relay For Life of Southern Carlton County held at Moose Lake City Park. The...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017