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Counter tops delay building completion

Five counter tops are holding up the completion of the new Moose Lake Community School building, Superintendent Robert Indihar reported at the school board meeting Monday, July 17. “We can't get a...

 

Late Roger Davidson to be honored at Agate Days Car Show

Classic cars and drag racing was in Roger Davidson's blood. He bought his first classic car when he was in college and owned many during his life, said his son, Tim Davidson, in a recent interview....

 

School may sell family center building

The Moose Lake School Board, in a working meeting on Wednesday, June 21, discussed selling the family center located at 316 Elm Avenue, Moose Lake, and the playground at the old school. They also list...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 29, 2017

Barnum home lost to fire

The home of Patrick and LeAnn Poirier of Barnum was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. "Everybody is safe," said Patrick Poirier in a telephone interview on Monday afternoon. "I got a call from...

 

Jeff and Deanna Vichorek named grand marshals

Deanna and Jeff Vichorek, 51-year residents of Moose Lake, have had a hand in creating the community that Moose Lake is today. Because of their roles in the community, the couple has been chosen as...

 

MLWR sports cooperative struggling

Where Moose Lake/Willow River (MLWR) sports practices and games will be held was discussed by representatives from the Moose Lake and Willow River school boards who met on Tuesday, June 20, as the...

 

Raising awareness in honor of Allen Audette

Thirty-two skateboarders and their support team started out from Duluth on Friday, June 23, and stopped in Moose Lake in the afternoon for lunch and a ceremony at the Matt Milczark Pavilion. The...

 

MLPD begins SAFE program for seniors

The Moose Lake Police Department has started a SAFE (Senior Assistance Freedom Enrichment) program for senior citizens or others with special needs. According to information from the police...

 

Move to new school building under way

The Moose Lake School Board approved a lease for 20/20 Revenue Maximization Partners, LLC for renting the elementary office space in the old school, at the meeting of the board on Monday, June 19. In...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 15, 2017

Flowers stolen from multiple locations

Many of the flowers in the gardens along Arrowhead Lane in Moose Lake have been stolen, reported Clarissa Prudhomme, head city gardener. "There were mostly perennials," she said in a telephone...

 

A Memorial Day tradition

Each year, as part of the Memorial Day service in Moose Lake, the Color Guard, scouts and others walk to Veterans' Park, at the corner of Birch Avenue and Seventh Street. The scouts lay poppies near...

 

Chmielewski celebrates 90th at Polkafest

Florian Chmielewski celebrated his 90th birthday at the 39th International Polka Festival at Grand Casino, Hinckley, on the weekend of May 19-21. Florian was born February 10, 1927, near Sturgeon...

 

Board committed to sports cooperative

Citizens concerned about the future of the Moose Lake/Willow River sports cooperative filled the room at the Moose Lake School Board meeting on Monday, May 22. Michael Olson, a freshman at Moose Lake...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 18, 2017

Five months of road work begins

About 25 Moose Lake community residents, city officials and Carlton County officials met with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials at a community meeting on Wednesday, May 10, to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 11, 2017

Frustrations mount as building funds run low

Members of the Moose Lake School Board were extremely frustrated when they learned the track is the only portion of the athletic complex at the new school that will be completed with the funds...

 

Riverside Arena gets facelift

Improvements are under way at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake, totaling $350,000. The improvements include new siding, a new entrance door, a dehumidification system, an air exchanger, an exterior...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 27, 2017

Major roadwork to begin soon

Moose Lake's long-awaited major road construction project will take place this construction season. The project calls for a new road surface from the city to the north and south freeway entrances,...

 

Boards talk future of sports cooperative

The full boards of the Moose Lake and Willow River schools discussed which school should host games for the various sports at the meeting on Monday, April 24, at the Moose Lake School. Board members...

 

Concerned parents address board

The audience space was filled with concerned parents at the Barnum School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Most of them were concerned about the proposal for two sections of fifth grade next...

 
 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,...

 

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