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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 20, 2017 

Shield616 provides protective gear to officers

It was an active shooter call at a Planned Parenthood clinic that brought attention to the need for all law enforcement officers to have armor gear to protect them from rifle rounds. One officer was...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 6, 2017

Dog rescued from icy waters

Moose Lake firefighters rescued a dog from the icy waters of Island Lake on Saturday, April 1. "We received a call on Saturday afternoon and responded to the scene," said Fire Chief Jim Michalski....

 

Board decides to not hire bus company

It was the consensus of the Moose Lake School Board at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, March 20, to not hire 4.0 School Services to provide bus service for the school. After the decision,...

 

Dogs offer therapeutic benefit

Sara Petry and three of her four therapy dogs came to the meeting of Carlton County TRIAD on Wednesday, February 1, at the Moose Lake Police Department. Petry explained the dogs are Weimaraners and...

 

Philanthropic team collects for orphans

Children in an orphanage in Haiti will soon have new outfits to wear to Sunday church thanks to members of seven churches in the area. Members have been gathering outfits and those will be taken to...

 

Moose Lake mayor, councilors sworn in

Ted Shaw was sworn in as mayor to serve another two-year term, and Kris Huso and Greg Sarvela were sworn in as councilors at the reorganizational meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday,...

 

School construction on schedule

Construction of the new school in Moose Lake is on schedule, and the building will be completed in the spring, construction managers from Boldt Construction reported. "In the spring, the finishing...

 

Christmas wishes

Annalise, 7, shows Santa a list of what she wants for Christmas during his visit to Moose Lake December 10....

 

Moose Lake levy to increase 6 percent

The Moose Lake City Council approved a levy increase of 6 percent — $531,865 — at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, December 14. That amounts to a $60 tax increase per year on a...

 

School board reviews athletic field bids

The Moose Lake School Board reviewed bids for finishing the athletic fields at the working board meeting on Monday, December 19. No decision was made to accept or reject the bids during the later...

 

Should outdoor sports be moved to Moose Lake?

At the December 6 meeting of the Moose Lake/Willow River sports liaison, Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar spoke about moving all outdoor sports to Moose Lake when the new...

 

'Fun with Santa' and Mrs., too

Lilly, 7, and Dane, 5, tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what they want for Christmas at Fun with Santa at Willow River School Saturday. The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Willow River Community...

 

Moose Lake welcomes Mel's Cuts

Five people were sitting, drinking coffee and visiting on a recent day in Mel's Cuts, the new shop where one can get a haircut, located in the former Robb's Barber Shop on Elm Avenue in Moose Lake....

 

Safe Routes group plans for future

The final plan recommendation for safe walking and biking routes to the new Moose Lake school building was presented to the Safe Routes to School group at the November 21 meeting. It was the last...

 

Welfare fraud linked to drug epidemic

Welfare fraud is the other side of the drug problem, said Osten Berg of Moose Lake at the meeting of TRIAD and Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Group on Wednesday, November 2, at the Fond du Lac Tribal Cent...

 

Patriotic performance

A Veterans-Grandparents Day program is held at Moose Lake Elementary School on Friday, November 11....

 

Benefits available to veterans

Veterans of foreign wars have benefited by belonging to veterans' organizations since returning home following their time of service. Organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),...

 

Frighteningly fun Halloween

The annual Moose Lake PTA-sponsored Halloween Hustle held October 28 at the Moose Lake Depot draws a crowd of characters of all kinds with one common accessory -­ running shoes....

 

Oak Lake RVs to open Moose Lake location

A new business is coming to Moose Lake. The owners of Oak Lake RVs has bought the former auto auction building and grounds across from Shopko on County Road 10 and will be moving to the site in...

 

Round-about proposed at intersection

Roberta Dwyer, project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), attended the Safe Routes to School meeting October 6, to discuss the intersection of Highway 73 and County Road...

 

'Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour' stops in Moose

Staff members from U.S. Sen. Al Franken's office visited Moose Lake on Wednesday, September 28, for a listening session to learn about infrastructure needs of small communities in the area. "This is o...

 

Forum addresses drug abuse

Approximately 150 concerned community members came to the Moose Lake Community Forum about heroin and opioid abuse at Moose Lake Community School on Tuesday, September 20. The speakers spoke of the...

 

After 28 years, Spring Fresh to close

Don and Loretta Kooiman of Spring Fresh Garden Center are retiring after 28 years of business in Moose Lake. The garden center will close September 30. "We've enjoyed doing this, and enjoyed talking...

 

After 45 years, barber shop to close

Robb Anderson didn't know it at the time, but a paper he wrote in high school laid out his future career. Anderson grew up in Denham and attended the Denham school until it burned. He started...

 

A look inside new school

The Moose Lake School Board toured the new Moose Lake Community School building, which is under construction, during the working meeting of the board on Monday, September 12. Construction is expected...

 

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