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 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...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 26, 2013

Task force: Too many sex offenders civilly committed for too long in MN

Sex offenders civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, with treatment centers in Moose Lake and St. Peter, seldom are released. A task force has been set up to review the process for t...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 26, 2013

No cost MNsure help available

Assistance is available for individuals and businesses that sign up for MNsure health care coverage, Minnesota’s version of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to Obamacare. Joan Madsen...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 26, 2013

Moose Lake police officer leaves department

Becky Benson is well known in Moose Lake. She was literally an officer on the street, visiting businesses and talking to people. "Because I spent so much time with the public, I knew that they would...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    December 19, 2013

Hartman leaves lasting legacy

The memories came flowing back to my mind after I heard the news that Clayton Hartman had died. I spent many an hour sitting at city council meetings over most of his 22 years as mayor, and I have...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 12, 2013

City, school discuss land development

Selling 23 acres of school district-owned land to a developer was discussed by the Land Committee, Superintendent Robert Indihar and City Administrator Pat Oman at a meeting of the Moose Lake School...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 12, 2013

ML school considers move to trimesters

A presentation about changing back to a trimester system was brought to the Moose Lake School Board once again at a working meeting on Monday, December 9. The proposal had previously been brought to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 12, 2013

'Realms of Glory'

The 15th annual "Realms of Glory" community concert was held on December 8 at Holy Angels Church in Moose Lake....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 12, 2013

Community music

The Moose Lake Area Community Band performed a free program of Christmas music on December 9 at the Moose Lake school auditorium....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    December 12, 2013

Consider people with limited abilities

With an elderly handicapped mother and my own issues with being unsteady on my feet, I have noticed that people just don’t put themselves in the shoes of one who has problems with accessibility...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 28, 2013

Family thankful for life

It was September 12 when Jayden, 11, was walking from the practice field on County Road 10 near Moose Lake, with Sam and Jody, when he collapsed. The group had just finished football practice. Jayden...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 28, 2013

Talks still ongoing with land developer

Talks with developer Brian Weidendorf will continue, said Superintendent Robert Indihar at the meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, November 18. Weidendorf has stated his intent to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 7, 2013

Swinging bridge reopens

The swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park near Carlton and Thompson was reopened on Friday, November 1. The bridge had been destroyed in the June 2012 flood, although the stone support pillars...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 7, 2013

Hammers and Heels to open for second occasional sale

Something different in retail has come to Moose Lake. Hammers and Heels, a shop in the former Tony Stewart Motors building on the north end of Arrowhead Lane, opened its doors on October 9. Many...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 31, 2013

Outreach Center celebrates 20th anniversary

"Welcome," is the greeting when one enters the community room at the Outreach Center in Cloquet. An open house was held at the center to celebrate its 20th anniversary on October 24. "In 1992 a small...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Opinion    October 31, 2013

No qualms of joining winning team

It's been one year since I came to work at the Arrowhead Leader on Halloween Day and was told that there would be no more papers printed. It took me a moment to realize that I was out of a job. I was...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 24, 2013

Fossils lead to adventures

Ron Anick of Moose Lake always has been interested in fossils, and his son, Eli, 9, has inherited that interest. The two have spent hours digging and finding fossils in South Dakota over the past few...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 24, 2013

A passion for kids results in a new mission for Pam Poirier

Pam Poirier found a new mission in life last year when she walked her neighborhood around Big Hanging Horn Lake and collected donations for toys for Christmas giving to children of families in need. ...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 24, 2013

Ancient bison bones donated to school

Ancient bison bones that were found near Moose Lake have been donated to the Moose Lake school by the Carlton County Historical Society. The bones were found in July 1989 by Glenn Langhorst of the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 24, 2013

Global Day of Play held at Barnum Elementary

A trip to San Francisco last May resulted in a “Global Day of Play” at Barnum Elementary on Monday, October 7. The students joined almost 70,000 other kids across the globe in participating in...

 

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