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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 28, 2015 

Student addresses school accessibility

At the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, May 19, Dusty, a Barnum High School student with disabilities, demonstrated how difficult it is for handicapped students to enter and exit the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    May 21, 2015

Bus services coming to Moose Lake

The city council approved bus transportation in the city, Mayor Ted Shaw announced at the White House Conference on Aging Listening Session at the Moose Lake Depot Community Center on Thursday, May...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 14, 2015

Judge Beiers speaks with TRIAD and Fond du Lac elders group

Judge Leslie Beiers described the court system to the Carlton County TRIAD members and the Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Group at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center on Wednesday, May 6. Beiers had been...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Sports    April 9, 2015

Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels celebrate 30 years

The Moose Lake athletes were in high spirits in 1983 after winning the 1981-82 Triple Crown state championships in girls volleyball, girls basketball and girls softball but the entire program was...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 2, 2015

Sen. Al Franken talks rural health

U. S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) toured the new Mercy Hospital facility on Monday, March 30, and spoke to hospital CEO Michael Delfs and staff about the challenges facing rural hospitals. Sen....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 26, 2015

Drug court celebrates grand opening

Life began again for Chris on April 22, 2013, after he took advantage of the opportunity presented to him in drug court in Duluth. "That's the day that I consider my life started all over again," he t...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 26, 2015

Footprint for new Moose Lake school approved

Members of the Moose Lake School Board unanimously approved the latest footprint for the new school at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 17. "Now that's a 21st century school,"...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 22, 2015

City to see major development in near future

Shopko is coming to Moose Lake, Mayor Ted Shaw announced at the annual meeting of the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, January 17. He added some paperwork has been signed, and Shopko...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 22, 2015

New K-9 for sheriff's office

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office will be obtaining a dog, reported Sheriff Kelly Lake to the Carlton County TRIAD group at the meeting on Wednesday, January 7. “A man from Buffalo has asked us...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 25, 2014

Store fire leads to large donations

Lois E. Johnson Large quantities of food from MarketPlace Foods in Moose Lake has been donated to the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf and Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet. An electrical fire...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 18, 2014

Fire temporarily shuts down store

A bakery worker who came to work early Sunday morning, December 14, found a cooler burning at MarketPlace Foods in Moose Lake and called the fire department. “The call came in at 3:58 a.m.,” said...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 11, 2014

Local woman completes 490-mile hike

Completing the 490-mile Camino Trail in Spain this fall was a personal challenge for Deb Nagurski of Sturgeon Lake. She began the month-long hike at St. Jean in southern France on September 10, and co...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 4, 2014

Tax impact to be lower than estimated

Property taxes for the new school will be 20 percent lower than it had previously been estimated, the Moose Lake School Board learned at a special meeting on Monday, December 1. Greg Crowe, the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 4, 2014

Vote for food shelf

Starting December 2, people may vote once a day to help the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf win a $20,000 infrastructure grant, said Roseanne Pliml, the food shelf director, in a recent interview. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 27, 2014

Upgrades may impact taxpayers

Costs for the boiler replacement project and smaller projects at the Barnum schools will be higher than it was first thought, Superintendent Dave Bottem announced to the Barnum School Board on...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 20, 2014

Mercy Hospital joins Wilderness Health

Nine regional health care providers joined and formed Wilderness Health, it was announced at a press conference at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth on Monday, November 17. "This is not a merger," said...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 13, 2014

State to pay sex offender who was raped in MSOP

The State of Minnesota will pay $203,000 to a sex offender who was raped while confined at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake. According to the Star Tribune and the Duluth News...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 6, 2014

Moose Lake School District voters: YES!

The Moose Lake $34.7 million school bond referendum passed by a vote of 1,409 yes and 863 no. Results are unofficial until canvassed. The Moose Lake School Board set the referendum after the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 23, 2014

MSOP residents seek office

Sex offenders who are confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake are organizing a campaign to elect fellow offenders to city and county offices, an article in the Sta...

 
 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...

 

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