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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 12, 2017 

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 22, 2016

Christmas wishes

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

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 22, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 22, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 15, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 15, 2016

'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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 8, 2016

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....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 1, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 17, 2016

Patriotic performance

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

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 10, 2016

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),...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 3, 2016

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....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 27, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 13, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 6, 2016

'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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 29, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 29, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 22, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 15, 2016

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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 15, 2016

MLAHS to celebrate 50 years

Floyd Clark, a Moose Lake resident who was interested in the community's history, once said people would bring him historical photos and he would hang them on the bulletin board at the power plant,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 8, 2016

Honor Flight offers veterans closure

Any military veteran can now apply to go to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight-Northland, Karin Swor, one of the organizers, told a group of senior citizens on Monday, August 29, at the Refire lunc...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 1, 2016

Volunteers vital to hospital, nursing home

Volunteer opportunities expanded when the new Mercy Hospital opened last year. One of the volunteer duties is as "way finders," people who greet people at the door and direct them to where they need...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 18, 2016

New school details presented to board

Katie Hildenbrand and Lindsey Fetzik of Architectural Resources Inc. (ARI) presented details about the athletic fields, new bus garage, playground and interior flooring for the new school to the Moose...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 11, 2016

MLPD has Narcan kits

Two Moose Lake squad vehicles now carry Narcan kits, Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm announced to the Carlton County TRIAD group at the meeting on Wednesday, August 3, at the Carlton County Tr...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 4, 2016

Crazy for corn

Faith and Elizabeth, Andover, were four-wheeling with their parents when they stopped to enjoy corn and hot dogs at Crazy Corn Day on Saturday at Market Place Foods. Donations go toward a scholarship...

 

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