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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 18, 2014 

Fire temporarily shuts down store

A bakery worker who came to work early Sunday morning, December 14, found a cooler burning at MarketPlace Foods in Moose Lake and called the fire department. “The call came in at 3:58 a.m.,” said...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 11, 2014

Local woman completes 490-mile hike

Completing the 490-mile Camino Trail in Spain this fall was a personal challenge for Deb Nagurski of Sturgeon Lake. She began the month-long hike at St. Jean in southern France on September 10, and co...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 4, 2014

Tax impact to be lower than estimated

Property taxes for the new school will be 20 percent lower than it had previously been estimated, the Moose Lake School Board learned at a special meeting on Monday, December 1. Greg Crowe, the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 4, 2014

Vote for food shelf

Starting December 2, people may vote once a day to help the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf win a $20,000 infrastructure grant, said Roseanne Pliml, the food shelf director, in a recent interview. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 27, 2014

Upgrades may impact taxpayers

Costs for the boiler replacement project and smaller projects at the Barnum schools will be higher than it was first thought, Superintendent Dave Bottem announced to the Barnum School Board on...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 20, 2014

Mercy Hospital joins Wilderness Health

Nine regional health care providers joined and formed Wilderness Health, it was announced at a press conference at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth on Monday, November 17. "This is not a merger," said...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 13, 2014

State to pay sex offender who was raped in MSOP

The State of Minnesota will pay $203,000 to a sex offender who was raped while confined at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake. According to the Star Tribune and the Duluth News...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 6, 2014

Moose Lake School District voters: YES!

The Moose Lake $34.7 million school bond referendum passed by a vote of 1,409 yes and 863 no. Results are unofficial until canvassed. The Moose Lake School Board set the referendum after the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 23, 2014

MSOP residents seek office

Sex offenders who are confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake are organizing a campaign to elect fellow offenders to city and county offices, an article in the Sta...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 16, 2014

Dedication celebration

Ken and Pat Larson, creators of the pottery arch near the Moose Lake Public Library, Executive Director Jim Weikum of the Arrowhead Library System that provided the grant funds for the project, Mayor...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 9, 2014

Kyle Peterson finds getaway in rugby

In 2009, Kyle Peterson was 15 and spending the summer at his grandparents' home on Sand Lake, where he was close to his friends, Josh Cisar and the Gasserts. Kyle's grandparents were Tom and Grace...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 25, 2014

Funding sources for upgrades addressed

Barnum Public Schools Superintendent Dave Bottem told the school board he will seek funding sources for replacing the boiler in the elementary school and upgrade the ventilation and air handling...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 11, 2014

Beware of new phone scam

People have been getting calls from themselves, Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake told the TRIAD group at their meeting on Wednesday, September 3. “The name and number on the Caller ID shows that...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 4, 2014

Moose Lake ready to Relay

The Southern Carlton County Relay For Life almost didn't happen this year. Changes at the local office of the American Cancer Society and former volunteers stepping down meant it was down to just a...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 28, 2014

Local farm recognized as Century Farm

Tom Zuk recalled the days when he had three pickup loads of exhibits to take to the fair. This year the farm near Kettle River that he once owned was recognized as a Century Farm at the Carlton County...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 21, 2014

Board advised to build large enough

Building a new school large enough to accommodate students from other districts attracted to a new building was a caution presented to the Moose Lake School Board by first grade teacher Heidi Anderson...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 21, 2014

Candidates file for Nov. 4 election

Candidates for seats on two school boards and the hospital board have filed by the August 12 deadline. For the Barnum School Board, incumbents Tony Newman and Paul Coughlin filed for re-election. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 21, 2014

Automba celebrates centennial

The Automba Township Centennial Celebration was held Sunday, August 10....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 14, 2014

Voters: No to school project

Barnum School District residents voted not to pass the nearly $16.3 million school bond referendum in Tuesday’s election with a vote of 709 no and 343 yes votes. Results are unofficial until...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 7, 2014

Celebrating 30 years of Ma & Pa Kettle Days

It has been 30 years since community leaders came up with the idea of Ma and Pa Kettle Days, and the annual celebration continues this weekend, Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9, in Kettle...

 
 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....

 

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