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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 17, 2014

45th annual Agate Days this weekend

Back in 1969, a truck load of dirt seeded with agates was dumped on Elm Avenue downtown, and a Gem and Mineral Show was set up in a tent between the bank and Lake Theater. That was 45 years ago. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 17, 2014

Preliminary concepts for new school presented

Two architects from ARI presented concept drawings of two versions of a new school to the Moose Lake School Board at an Ad Hoc Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 8. One concept was of a pre-K through...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 10, 2014

'Lady Long Rider' trots into Moose Lake

Imagine riding a horse for two years. That is just what Bernice Ende is doing, and this is the 10th year of her long rides. Ende stopped to rest for the night at the home of Frank and Lois Klejeski,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    July 10, 2014

Monument commemorates roots of Finnish Methodists in America

A gasp was heard from the nearly 100 people who attended the unveiling and dedication of the monument to mark the site of the Salem First Finnish Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 6. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 3, 2014

John Wesely named 2014 grand marshal

Disbelief was the reaction John Wesely felt after he was informed that the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce board had voted him to be this year's grand marshal of the Fourth of July parade....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 3, 2014

City of Moose Lake to celebrate 125 years

Moose Lake is a town that has literally risen from the ashes. And now, as the city celebrates its 125th anniversary, the residents and city officials can look back on a vibrant history and an...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 3, 2014

School marks 100 years of graduates

As the community gathers for the Fourth of July celebration and the 125th anniversary of the city of Moose Lake, Moose Lake students and former students will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 26, 2014

'Remembering Our Hometown Traditions'

To celebrate the city of Moose Lake’s 125th anniversary, “Remembering Our Hometown Traditions” is the theme of the 2014 Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. With numerous events scheduled...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 16, 2014

Hospital construction continues

Mercy Hospital's expansion and renovation project features a new, two-story addition that will relocate the hospital's main entrance. The project will also include major remodeling of existing space....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 9, 2014

Danny Lilya writes winning essay

It was delayed for two years, but Danny Lilya, 12, finally won a hockey essay contest. He completed and submitted the essay for a contest in 2012, but the National Hockey League strike delayed the awa...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 9, 2014

Gamper's under new ownership

It's been two months since Joe and DeeDee Jirovec signed the purchase agreement to buy Gamper's Food, Liquor and Bowling, and the couple and their daughter, Hannah, 12, have had a good taste of what...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    January 9, 2014

Don't fall victim to scams

As much as I have written about scams, I was a victim of two of them recently. Fortunately, I was able to catch the problems in time and have them reversed. I always check my credit card statements,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 2, 2014

Losing it all opened up new life for Phil Perrine

Life seemed pretty bleak for Phil Perrine after he suffered a traumatic brain injury during an on-duty accident when he was working as an accident reconstruction investigator near Vail, Colorado. He w...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 2, 2014

Anita Nelson to retire after 35 years with postal service

Anita Nelson is a familiar face at the Moose Lake Post Office. She has met a lot of people and has seen many changes in her 35 years with the United States Postal Service. Anita is leaving that all...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 26, 2013

Task force: Too many sex offenders civilly committed for too long in MN

Sex offenders civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, with treatment centers in Moose Lake and St. Peter, seldom are released. A task force has been set up to review the process for t...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 26, 2013

No cost MNsure help available

Assistance is available for individuals and businesses that sign up for MNsure health care coverage, Minnesota’s version of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to Obamacare. Joan Madsen...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 26, 2013

Moose Lake police officer leaves department

Becky Benson is well known in Moose Lake. She was literally an officer on the street, visiting businesses and talking to people. "Because I spent so much time with the public, I knew that they would...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    December 19, 2013

Hartman leaves lasting legacy

The memories came flowing back to my mind after I heard the news that Clayton Hartman had died. I spent many an hour sitting at city council meetings over most of his 22 years as mayor, and I have...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 12, 2013

City, school discuss land development

Selling 23 acres of school district-owned land to a developer was discussed by the Land Committee, Superintendent Robert Indihar and City Administrator Pat Oman at a meeting of the Moose Lake School...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 12, 2013

ML school considers move to trimesters

A presentation about changing back to a trimester system was brought to the Moose Lake School Board once again at a working meeting on Monday, December 9. The proposal had previously been brought to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 12, 2013

'Realms of Glory'

The 15th annual "Realms of Glory" community concert was held on December 8 at Holy Angels Church in Moose Lake....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 12, 2013

Community music

The Moose Lake Area Community Band performed a free program of Christmas music on December 9 at the Moose Lake school auditorium....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    December 12, 2013

Consider people with limited abilities

With an elderly handicapped mother and my own issues with being unsteady on my feet, I have noticed that people just don’t put themselves in the shoes of one who has problems with accessibility...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 28, 2013

Family thankful for life

It was September 12 when Jayden, 11, was walking from the practice field on County Road 10 near Moose Lake, with Sam and Jody, when he collapsed. The group had just finished football practice. Jayden...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 28, 2013

Talks still ongoing with land developer

Talks with developer Brian Weidendorf will continue, said Superintendent Robert Indihar at the meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, November 18. Weidendorf has stated his intent to...

 

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