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Barnum mail delivery a family affair

Good-natured banter fills the sorting room of the Barnum Post Office each morning as the three rural mail carriers and the manager sort the mail and get it ready to deliver. The mail carriers, Tracy...

 

Power rate increase of 25% proposed

A proposal to increase the electrical power rates in the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission's service area by 25 percent was not met with approval by city officials at a meeting of the commission...

 

Moose Lake road work progressing

Portions of the road construction project in Moose Lake are reaching the final stages, reported Jim Sorenson, the construction supervisor from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), at...

 

School starts with 29 new students

Twenty-nine new students have started school in the new building, reported Superintendent Robert Indihar to the Moose Lake School Board at a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6. That increase...

 

Community celebrates new school

The ribbon was cut and the new Moose Lake Community School was opened to all who came to walk through the halls, explore the different amenities, tour the classrooms and meet teachers during the...

 

Ted Eastman leads community band to success

Ted Eastman found a new challenge when he took over as the Moose Lake Area Community Band director in January this year. The success of the summer concerts in the park confirms he is doing the right...

 

Elementary students score high in MCAs

Most of the summer projects have been completed or are nearing completion, Superintendent Dave Bottem reported to the Barnum School Board at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 15. “The...

 

Beautique now open in Moose

A new salon has opened in Moose Lake. Beautique opened its doors August 1 and clients have been enjoying the newly remodeled building. Beautique is located on Elm Avenue between the library and the...

 

'No to hate'

People stood near the town square in Moose Lake on Sunday afternoon chanting "No to hate and yes to love." Passing drivers honked after reading signs that stated, "Honk for love." The demonstration...

 

County adopts ATV ordinance

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners adopted a county ordinance to allow ATVs to travel on the shoulders of county roads at the meeting of the commissioners on Tuesday, August 8. The ordinance ap...

 

Clean energy focus of LEED tour

People interested in clean energy toured the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified quarters for the Fond du Lac Band's Resource Management Division as well as the one...

 

Celebrating 33 years of Ma & Pa Kettle Days

Jerome Tomczak, a lifelong resident of rural Kettle River, has been chosen as the grand marshal of the Ma & Pa Kettle Days parade. The parade will be in Kettle River on Saturday, August 12, at 11...

 

Grans named Ma and Pa Kettle

Janice and John Gran are following in his parents' footsteps as Ma and Pa Kettle in the Ma & Pa Kettle Days parade on Saturday. "My parents, Harriet and Walter Gran, were Ma and Pa Kettle in...

 

School-owned building goes to high bidder

Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar gave an update on the construction of the new school on Monday, July 31, in a telephone interview. For the athletic fields, the track will be...

 

Barnum school updates under way

The Barnum school board dealt with a light agenda on Tuesday, July 18, before closing the meeting near the end for the superintendent evaluation. Superintendent Dave Bottem reported a TV studio will b...

 

Counter tops delay building completion

Five counter tops are holding up the completion of the new Moose Lake Community School building, Superintendent Robert Indihar reported at the school board meeting Monday, July 17. “We can't get a...

 

Late Roger Davidson to be honored at Agate Days Car Show

Classic cars and drag racing was in Roger Davidson's blood. He bought his first classic car when he was in college and owned many during his life, said his son, Tim Davidson, in a recent interview....

 

School may sell family center building

The Moose Lake School Board, in a working meeting on Wednesday, June 21, discussed selling the family center located at 316 Elm Avenue, Moose Lake, and the playground at the old school. They also list...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 29, 2017

Barnum home lost to fire

The home of Patrick and LeAnn Poirier of Barnum was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. "Everybody is safe," said Patrick Poirier in a telephone interview on Monday afternoon. "I got a call from...

 

Jeff and Deanna Vichorek named grand marshals

Deanna and Jeff Vichorek, 51-year residents of Moose Lake, have had a hand in creating the community that Moose Lake is today. Because of their roles in the community, the couple has been chosen as...

 

MLWR sports cooperative struggling

Where Moose Lake/Willow River (MLWR) sports practices and games will be held was discussed by representatives from the Moose Lake and Willow River school boards who met on Tuesday, June 20, as the...

 

Raising awareness in honor of Allen Audette

Thirty-two skateboarders and their support team started out from Duluth on Friday, June 23, and stopped in Moose Lake in the afternoon for lunch and a ceremony at the Matt Milczark Pavilion. The...

 

MLPD begins SAFE program for seniors

The Moose Lake Police Department has started a SAFE (Senior Assistance Freedom Enrichment) program for senior citizens or others with special needs. According to information from the police...

 

Move to new school building under way

The Moose Lake School Board approved a lease for 20/20 Revenue Maximization Partners, LLC for renting the elementary office space in the old school, at the meeting of the board on Monday, June 19. In...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 15, 2017

Flowers stolen from multiple locations

Many of the flowers in the gardens along Arrowhead Lane in Moose Lake have been stolen, reported Clarissa Prudhomme, head city gardener. "There were mostly perennials," she said in a telephone...

 

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