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Dr. Barb Reed retires

A retirement reception was held for Dr. Barb Reed on Thursday, November 14 at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. Dr. Reed has been a medical provider in the Moose Lake area since 1987. She was a 1985...

 

Is it politically correct to lie?

Who said, “To thine own self be true”? Seems to me it was Shakespeare. But who am I to quote such a lofty person? I grew up hearing this phrase from my mother, who believed that you should never...

 

DNR buyout funds discussed

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Mitigation funding for non-homesteaded homes was discussed by the Moose Lake City Council at its regular meeting June 12. Members of the public expressed their...

 

To volunteer is to have fun

No matter where your interests lie, you can have a lot of fun, and meet a lot of interesting people if you volunteer your services for community events. On Saturday, I had the privilege of being on...

 

Tom Tom's road to recovery

Anyone who has ever taken care of an ailing pet knows it’s a challenge. First of all, animals cannot talk; second, they don’t always have the reasoning power of us humans. Well, mostly we’re...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 6, 2013

Mercy Hospital celebrates 50 years, breaks ground for new addition

Groundbreaking for the new Moose Lake Mercy Hospital addition and remodeling project took place on May 31 on the hospital grounds. It marked the beginning of major changes at the site. In preparation...

 

The bees have it

Well, a new box of bees was obtained Saturday. My oh my, they are busy little bees. By the time Donald and I arrived back home and it was time to introduce the bees to their new hive, they were quite...

 

Flood damaged properties to be repaired

The Moose Lake City Council met on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. As a result of the flooding of last June, Carlton County has included new language in their...

 

Become an animal-owned person

Anyone who knows an animal lover, knows just how attached they are to their pets. I have concluded that after you adopt an animal, they become the owner and give the directives to be followed. I just...

 

City council passes business subsidy policy

A public hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. on March 11 before the Barnum City Council meeting. The council presented information on a business subsidy policy at the meeting, and then approved the new...

 

Let's hear it for wisdom

What would any of us do without our ancestors? Sometimes I think most of what I learned that was really important, I learned from parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. Sometimes, they were...

 

FEMA estimates don't add up

At the Moose Lake City Council meeting on Wednesday, March 13, Tom Paull, Moose Lake Police Department Flood Manager, reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates for the...

 

Americans are hard workers

I know I shouldn’t be asking these kinds of questions, but it keeps rolling around in my mind — the idea that saving is good, overspending is not. The other night, while watching the news, one of...

 

Finalists selected for city administrator job

The Moose Lake City Council met on Wednesday, March 6, to discuss applications for the position of Moose Lake City Administrator. The council narrowed the candidates to five finalists. The five...

 

Take care of our country first

I have worked very hard to stay on top of things for the upcoming spring. By nature, I am somewhat of a procrastinator, but this year I’ve started a new trend. I am keeping up with my various jobs,...

 

Giving — faith, hope, charity

Getting taxes done always reminds me of how money is spent. We go along each day, buying our groceries, paying the mortgage, groaning about the cost of cellular phone service and passing out the...

 

McDonald's likely coming to Moose

At the regular meeting fo the Moose Lake City Council on February 13, City Attorney Marguerite Doran presented a purchase agreement between the City of Moose Lake and Moose Lake School District for a...

 

It's 1040 time again

I have never been able to figure out how time works. The seasons were enjoy seem to inch their way here, while those experiences we don’t like appear faster and faster. For example, Christmas seems...

 

Dealing with aches and pains

Here I am, zinging around all day. Sometimes not a care in the world, but writing articles on time, petting the animals, cooking, cleaning, all the various chores of daily life, and there’s nary a...

 

We're all getting a little stir crazy

I know the winter weather is getting to everyone because the dog and cats are playing sneaky games on one another. Alice Gertrude lies on the table and jumps on the unsuspecting soul under her — lot...

 

December thoughts

I gave a lot of thought to the article for this week. December of 2012 has been quite a month in our country. The news is full of tragedy — the end of the Mayan calendar, which has triggered...

 

Much to be thankful for

On Thursday we will celebrate Thanksgiving. This year, I will be in Texas visiting with my sister, Ginnie Lyn. We haven’t celebrated this holiday together for many, many years. It was the death of...

 

Local schools hold candidate forums

With numerous seats up for election on the Moose Lake, Willow River, and Barnum school boards, each school held a candidate forum to help voters learn more about each candidate. A brief synopsis of...

 

Barnum School Board candidates introduced

The Barnum School Board held a meeting on Tuesday, October 23, the purpose of which was twofold: To present information on the levy proposal for the November 6 election and to introduce the...

 

Walking to raise suicide awareness

"Taking part in the Memorial Walk gives us the opportunity to go to that quiet place inside where the person is still remembered as they were. When a loved one commits suicide, a person is left with m...

 

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