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No annexation without due remonstration

A letter to the township residents from the Moose Lake Township Board resulted in people packing the Moose Lake City Council chambers for a public hearing during the Moose Lake City Council meeting...

 

Moose Lake considers new franchise fee

The Moose Lake City Council is considering adopting a franchise fee on gas mains in the city, it was reported at the council's meeting on Wednesday, April 11. In a memorandum, City Administrator Tim...

 

Football practices will be held at old school's baseball field

Both the boys and girls basketball varsity and junior varsity teams did well this season, Head Coaches Dustin Wright and Wes Cummins reported to the Moose Lake-Willow River Liaison committee at the...

 

Old friends, new location

The new Thrifty White pharmacy at 60 Arrowhead Lane is spacious, with a large selection of over-the-counter items on display right inside the door. In a walk-through of the new building, manager...

 

March campaign against hunger

Moose Mart, the name of the store for the Moose Lake Food Shelf, is being remodeled. More space has allowed Moose Mart to grow. Soon patrons will be able to choose the items that they need, said...

 

Enrollment numbers affect Barnum's 2018-19 school budget

Resolutions were passed for the termination and nonrenewal of contracts for two probationary teachers, Kelly Copenhaver and Stephanie Bandelin, at the Barnum School Board meeting on Tuesday, March...

 

Bumps in the road

Concerns about the track were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, March 19. A plan for softball fields and other facilities at the athletic complex were also...

 

New neighbors on the block

Northwoods Credit Union of Cloquet is opening a new branch in Moose Lake on March 19. This is the first branch to be located outside of Cloquet. "Northwoods Credit Union has been in business since...

 

A newer face in a familiar place

Travis Magdzas is glad to be back in the area he knows since he joined the Moose Lake Police Department as a full-time officer in mid-February. "It's always been a dream of mine to work in the area wh...

 

"Life is good again"

A dance at the Carlton County Fair in August 2016 brought two special people together and resulted in the marriage of Rainbow Trout, 85, and Shining Star, 91, also known as Keith Trout and Teresa...

 

Barnum cuts $200,000 from school budget

The Barnum School Board agreed to cut $200,000 from next school year’s budget, at the monthly meeting of the board on Tuesday, Feb. 21. That cut had been recommended by the Finance Committee....

 

Offer for purchase of old school accepted

The Moose Lake School Board accepted an offer from Phoenix Companies to purchase the old school at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 20. Superintendent Robert Indihar told the board...

 

Location of school sports events hot topic

Returning volleyball to Willow River was a topic of discussion by the Moose Lake-Willow River Sports Liaison Committee on Wednesday, February 21, at Willow River. The committee is still discussing...

 

Bridal Gowns Through the Ages

Maddie Stewart models one of 17 bridal gowns shown at Bridal Gowns Through the Ages at the Soo Line Event Center on Sunday. This beaded dress with the long train was Sue Manisto's dream come true...

 

Co-op dissolution meeting held

Members of the Moose Lake Cooperative Association voted to dissolve the cooperative at a special meeting of the members on Wednesday, February 7, at Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. The final vote...

 

'Super' football experience

Danny Lilya, 16, Moose Lake, was still recovering Monday evening from a late night after the February 4 Super Bowl LII held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. "We got to the stadium around 1 p.m.,"...

 

Local one-act plays advance in competition

Willow River students took first place in the Subsection 7A One-Act Play contest held Saturday, January 27, at Moose Lake Community School. Students from Barnum took second place and the students...

 

Facilities Committee discusses athletic complex

The athletic complex at the new Moose Lake Community School, the old school and problems that still need to be resolved at the new school were all topics at the meeting of the Moose Lake School...

 

A prophecy and the 1918 Fire

Editor's note: 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of a turning point in the area's and nation's history. The events of 1918 will be revisited throughout the year in this column. Our country and the...

 

Air quality top priority in arena improvements

A new electric Olympia ice resurfacer was delivered to Riverside Arena in Moose Lake on Tuesday, January 9. The new machine is the last of three upgrades to Riverside Arena in the past year to...

 

Federated to buy fertilizer plant

Federated Co-ops, Inc. is going to buy the fertilizer plant in Moose Lake, CEO Mike McMahon announced on Tuesday, January 2. “We got a lot of feedback from the community saying that we should have...

 

Federated purchases gas station, feed store

Federated Co-ops, Inc. has purchased the gas station and the feed store formerly owned by the Moose Lake Cooperative Association, it was announced on Wednesday, December 20. "We just signed the...

 

Legion, Auxiliary need more members

Moose Lake Community School students Levi Skelton and Maddy Gamst were honored in a ceremony hosted by the Pederson-Maunula Post #379 of the American Legion on Monday, December 18, at the Moose Lake...

 

School welcomes commissioner

Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar spoke about the visit December 15 by Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius at the meeting of the school board on...

 

Principal placed on administrative leave

Tom Cawcutt, principal of Barnum Elementary School, was placed on paid administrative leave on Thursday, December 7, after a complaint was filed against him. The nature of the complaint was not...

 

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