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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...

 

Moose Lake levy raised 5%

The Moose Lake City Council passed a motion to raise the tax levy for 2018 by 5 percent, at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, December 13. City Administrator Tim Peterson reviewed the...

 

Moose Tec sold to Genesis Tech

The Moose Lake Water and Light Commission sent out announcements to their Moose Tec customers that Moose Tec has been sold to Genesis Tech of Braham. The new owner will be taking over the business on...

 

School holds dedication ceremony

School officials, legislative representatives, county commissioners and representatives of Architectural Resources Inc. (ARI) and Boldt Construction, as well as staff and other contributors, and...

 

Moose Lodge demolished

Demolition began on the former Moose Lodge building on Folz Boulevard, Moose Lake, by Gobel Excavating on Tuesday, November 14. The city owns the property, said Moose Lake City Administrator Tim...

 

Historical Star-Gazette covers on display

Two special sections covers of the Moose Lake Star-Gazette were found when researchers were going through old issues of the newspaper to gather historical information. One of the covers is 110 years...

 

Two years of 15% rate increase

The Moose Lake Water and Light Commission voted to drop the electrical rate increase from 25 percent to 15 percent each year for two years at its meeting on Wednesday, November 15, after hearing from...

 

Lilya's newfound fame

Danny Lilya, 16, a junior at Moose Lake High School, had a special honor recently. He was asked to speak at WE Day Minnesota on November 8 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul about his life and his...

 

Family serves in Papua New Guinea

Derek Johnson, a 1995 Barnum High School graduate, and his family's life journeys took them to Papua New Guinea last year, and there they have found their career home. The couple submitted a photo...

 

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...

 

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