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 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 8, 2016 

Moose Lake welcomes Mel's Cuts

Five people were sitting, drinking coffee and visiting on a recent day in Mel's Cuts, the new shop where one can get a haircut, located in the former Robb's Barber Shop on Elm Avenue in Moose Lake....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 1, 2016

Safe Routes group plans for future

The final plan recommendation for safe walking and biking routes to the new Moose Lake school building was presented to the Safe Routes to School group at the November 21 meeting. It was the last...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 17, 2016

Welfare fraud linked to drug epidemic

Welfare fraud is the other side of the drug problem, said Osten Berg of Moose Lake at the meeting of TRIAD and Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Group on Wednesday, November 2, at the Fond du Lac Tribal Cent...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 17, 2016

Patriotic performance

A Veterans-Grandparents Day program is held at Moose Lake Elementary School on Friday, November 11....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 10, 2016

Benefits available to veterans

Veterans of foreign wars have benefited by belonging to veterans' organizations since returning home following their time of service. Organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 3, 2016

Frighteningly fun Halloween

The annual Moose Lake PTA-sponsored Halloween Hustle held October 28 at the Moose Lake Depot draws a crowd of characters of all kinds with one common accessory -­ running shoes....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 27, 2016

Oak Lake RVs to open Moose Lake location

A new business is coming to Moose Lake. The owners of Oak Lake RVs has bought the former auto auction building and grounds across from Shopko on County Road 10 and will be moving to the site in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 13, 2016

Round-about proposed at intersection

Roberta Dwyer, project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), attended the Safe Routes to School meeting October 6, to discuss the intersection of Highway 73 and County Road...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 6, 2016

'Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour' stops in Moose

Staff members from U.S. Sen. Al Franken's office visited Moose Lake on Wednesday, September 28, for a listening session to learn about infrastructure needs of small communities in the area. "This is o...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 29, 2016

Forum addresses drug abuse

Approximately 150 concerned community members came to the Moose Lake Community Forum about heroin and opioid abuse at Moose Lake Community School on Tuesday, September 20. The speakers spoke of the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 29, 2016

After 28 years, Spring Fresh to close

Don and Loretta Kooiman of Spring Fresh Garden Center are retiring after 28 years of business in Moose Lake. The garden center will close September 30. "We've enjoyed doing this, and enjoyed talking...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 22, 2016

After 45 years, barber shop to close

Robb Anderson didn't know it at the time, but a paper he wrote in high school laid out his future career. Anderson grew up in Denham and attended the Denham school until it burned. He started...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 15, 2016

A look inside new school

The Moose Lake School Board toured the new Moose Lake Community School building, which is under construction, during the working meeting of the board on Monday, September 12. Construction is expected...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 15, 2016

MLAHS to celebrate 50 years

Floyd Clark, a Moose Lake resident who was interested in the community's history, once said people would bring him historical photos and he would hang them on the bulletin board at the power plant,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 8, 2016

Honor Flight offers veterans closure

Any military veteran can now apply to go to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight-Northland, Karin Swor, one of the organizers, told a group of senior citizens on Monday, August 29, at the Refire lunc...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 1, 2016

Volunteers vital to hospital, nursing home

Volunteer opportunities expanded when the new Mercy Hospital opened last year. One of the volunteer duties is as "way finders," people who greet people at the door and direct them to where they need...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 18, 2016

New school details presented to board

Katie Hildenbrand and Lindsey Fetzik of Architectural Resources Inc. (ARI) presented details about the athletic fields, new bus garage, playground and interior flooring for the new school to the Moose...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 11, 2016

MLPD has Narcan kits

Two Moose Lake squad vehicles now carry Narcan kits, Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm announced to the Carlton County TRIAD group at the meeting on Wednesday, August 3, at the Carlton County Tr...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 4, 2016

Crazy for corn

Faith and Elizabeth, Andover, were four-wheeling with their parents when they stopped to enjoy corn and hot dogs at Crazy Corn Day on Saturday at Market Place Foods. Donations go toward a scholarship...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 4, 2016

Moose Lake welcomes new administrator

Tim Peterson, Moose Lake's new city administrator, spent just a few days on his new job when floodwaters threatened to swamp homes and businesses. "There is nothing like a flood to get one out to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 21, 2016

Community pulls together

All-day rains on Monday, July 11, following rains the week before, added up to 10 inches or more that fell over the region, resulting in high water in the rivers and lakes that flooded shorelines and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 21, 2016

The Gem and Mineral Show must go on

Despite flooding the week of Moose Lake's annual Agate Days, the highly popular event, including the Gem and Mineral Show at the school, is held as planned. Shoppers had a wide variety of stones and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 14, 2016

Moose Lake Agate Days this weekend

Gary Pitoscia and Roger Biebl of the Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club are gearing up for another big show this weekend at the Moose Lake Community School gym and outside in the elementary parking...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 30, 2016

Betty and Maury Coughlin named grand marshals

The Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen Betty and Maury Coughlin of Moose Lake as the 2016 grand marshals of the Fourth of July parade. The Coughlins came to Moose Lake on a cold day in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 30, 2016

Geil, Louzek named junior ambassadors

Lillian Geil of Moose Lake and Dilon Louzek of Willow River have been selected by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to represent the chamber in the next year as Junior Ambassadors. Lillian will...

 

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