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 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 20, 2015 

Petersons celebrate family's Century Farm

Carl and Anna Peterson lost most of their buildings when the flames came roaring through the land on October 12, 1918. They had just moved to their homestead, located west of Moose Lake, in 1911, and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 13, 2015

All smiles in Kettle River

Miss Kettle River Cassie Lingle, center, with first runner-up Deidra Horton, left, and second runner-up Mackenzie Jarve, right, ride in Saturday's Ma and Pa Kettle Days parade....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 6, 2015

Crazy Corn Day

Junior Ambassadors Payton Gresczyk and Laura Skelton serve up cobs of buttered corn to the people attending Crazy Corn Day at MarketPlace Foods Saturday. A free ear of corn was given to each person...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 30, 2015

Bike and Build stops in Moose Lake

Twenty-four bicyclists spent Thursday evening at the Moose Lake Depot Community Center during a stopover on their way to Duluth. The bicyclists were one of eight teams riding across the nation as...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 30, 2015

Willow River celebrates

This year's Willow River royalty is Miss Willow River Madi Moen; first runner-up Marissa Mikrot, who was also Miss Congeniality; and tied for second runner-up is Kaia Doboszenski and Morgan Mlaskoch....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 23, 2015

Practice fields available for football

The Moose Lake School Board received good news from the new school designers at the monthly meeting on Monday, July 20. The baseball field on the County Road 10 property will be available for...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 16, 2015

Don't miss Agate Days in Moose Lake

People from all over the country are awaiting the 46th annual Agate Days coming up this weekend in Moose Lake on Saturday, and Sunday, July 18-19. The Moose Lake State Park and Geological...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 9, 2015

Large crowd attends new school groundbreaking

Ground was broken in a ceremony at the school bus garage, near the site of the new school, in Moose Lake on July 4, in the early afternoon. The program featured essays by elementary students Carley Ah...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 9, 2015

Moose Lake school board upodates goals, discusses marketing of school

Transitioning from the current school to the new school was one of the changes in the goals that were discussed by the Moose Lake School Board at a special meeting on June 30. The previous goal of...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 2, 2015

Construction to start on new school

The Moose Lake/Willow River cooperative sports program will have to find alternative spaces for practice fields for football and other sports while the new school is under construction, it was...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 2, 2015

Comprehensive plan approved

The Moose Lake Planning Commission approved recommending a variance to the sign ordinance to add a new sign behind the Holiday Stationstore, located on Arrowhead Lane. The request was brought by Joey...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 25, 2015

Judge: MSOP needs major overhaul

The Minnesota Federal Court has ruled that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), which operates under the Minnesota Civil Commitment and Treatment Act (MCCTA), is in need of major remedies to be...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 11, 2015

Watercross races keep crowd's attention

Snowmobiles streaked across the water on Moosehead Lake last weekend during the seventh annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Coldwater Challenge. "The water was not warm like August but it isn't cold like it...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 11, 2015

Consultants evaluate Carlton County Jail

Lois E. Johnson Two representatives of the National Institute of Corrections spoke to county employees and others interested in the future of the Carlton County jail and justice system to give an...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 4, 2015

Lake Have Custom Meat Processing gets USDA approval

At times, the new facilities for Lake Haven Custom Meat Processing were crowded during the open house on Sunday, May 31. “We didn’t expect this many people,” one of the organizers said. Lake...

 
 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...

 

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