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 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....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 3, 2014

City of Moose Lake to celebrate 125 years

Moose Lake is a town that has literally risen from the ashes. And now, as the city celebrates its 125th anniversary, the residents and city officials can look back on a vibrant history and an...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 3, 2014

School marks 100 years of graduates

As the community gathers for the Fourth of July celebration and the 125th anniversary of the city of Moose Lake, Moose Lake students and former students will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 26, 2014

'Remembering Our Hometown Traditions'

To celebrate the city of Moose Lake’s 125th anniversary, “Remembering Our Hometown Traditions” is the theme of the 2014 Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. With numerous events scheduled...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 16, 2014

Hospital construction continues

Mercy Hospital's expansion and renovation project features a new, two-story addition that will relocate the hospital's main entrance. The project will also include major remodeling of existing space....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 9, 2014

Danny Lilya writes winning essay

It was delayed for two years, but Danny Lilya, 12, finally won a hockey essay contest. He completed and submitted the essay for a contest in 2012, but the National Hockey League strike delayed the awa...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 9, 2014

Gamper's under new ownership

It's been two months since Joe and DeeDee Jirovec signed the purchase agreement to buy Gamper's Food, Liquor and Bowling, and the couple and their daughter, Hannah, 12, have had a good taste of what...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    January 9, 2014

Don't fall victim to scams

As much as I have written about scams, I was a victim of two of them recently. Fortunately, I was able to catch the problems in time and have them reversed. I always check my credit card statements,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 2, 2014

Losing it all opened up new life for Phil Perrine

Life seemed pretty bleak for Phil Perrine after he suffered a traumatic brain injury during an on-duty accident when he was working as an accident reconstruction investigator near Vail, Colorado. He w...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 2, 2014

Anita Nelson to retire after 35 years with postal service

Anita Nelson is a familiar face at the Moose Lake Post Office. She has met a lot of people and has seen many changes in her 35 years with the United States Postal Service. Anita is leaving that all...

 

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