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Feed mill to close

The Moose Lake Co-op Feed Mill will be closed at the end of the month. The news broke last week when a letter informed members and patrons that the nearly 100-year-old institution was going to be...

 

Getting help for addicts

Help rather than enforcement is the method used to assist people who use opioids, said Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake and Fond du Lac Police Chief Mike Diver at the November 1 meeting of the...

 

Local veteran recalls time of service

It has been 26 years since the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Though it was a short war, 700,000 American troops served in the Middle East to free Kuwait from the clutches of Iraq. American reserve troops...

 

'Operation Never Forgotten'

The marble head stone marker of Stanley A. Niezgocki, who is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake, will be replaced with a new marker in the spring. Mike Kosloski, owner of Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski...

 

Moose Lake road projects celebrated

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project supervisor Jim Sorenson; the Moose Lake City Council, Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm, Rep. Mike Sundin and a representative of...

 

Make way for electric

The ribbon was cut on Wednesday, October 18, to open the new fast charger for electric cars at Doc's Sports Bar and Grill in Sturgeon Lake. This fast charger completes a network of fast chargers...

 

Family works to bring Mackenzie home

Mackenzie Jarve of Kettle River and her boyfriend were returning from an event in Barnum on Monday, August 7, on County Road 6 when their vehicle slammed into the back of a stalled truck in their...

 

Bombers football, leading by example

Life hasn't been easy for Caidan Anderson, 9, a student at Barnum Elementary School. Caidan was born with a cleft palate and has undergone mouth surgeries and orthodontic work for the last two years....

 

New school athletic fields discussed

Brad Nelson, project manager from Peterson Companies, met with the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, October 9, during a working meeting to discuss the school's athletic fields. “Our portion of the...

 

Local woman recounts rich family history

Marcia Sarvela of Kettle River owns a treasure trove of historical records, including ledgers listing her great-grandfather as one of the volunteer soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The Civil War...

 

Sappi North America, Cloquet, awarded

Sappi North America, Cloquet, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packing products, received an award September 20 for its investment in the state of Minnesota from the Minnesota...

 

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...

 

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