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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 21, 2016 

Limited profit in recycling business

Recycling has changed in Carlton County. The change was noted by county residents in March when it was learned Riverside Recycling in Cloquet was closed permanently. Riverside Recycling is a private...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    April 14, 2016

'We Have Flowers'

The Grandparents Day program "We Have Flowers" is held at Moose Lake Community School Friday, April 8, featuring numerous performances by the elementary students. Second-graders sang "Michael Row the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 14, 2016

Breakdown slows school construction

The breakdown of the big crane's motor has delayed the installation of exterior wall panels for the elementary wing of the new school, Brian Durand of Boldt Construction told the Moose Lake School...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 7, 2016

Young Austin's wish granted

Thanks to Make-A-Wish Minnesota, Moose Lake first-grader Austin Thompson, 7, and his family will soon head to Disney World. Austin was surprised with the news Tuesday, March 29, in his first grade...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 7, 2016

Medications or food? Many face tough choices

Cutting medications in half to make them last longer, making a choice between medications and food - those are some of the problems facing people on expensive medications, said several people at the d...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    March 31, 2016

Egg hunt a community effort

Seven members of the AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) helped set up for the Easter Egg Hunt at the Moose Lake Community School on Saturday, March 26. "They were a great help," said...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 31, 2016

School board meets Jake, the robot

The Moose Lake School Board met Jake, the robot, and the students from the robotics club that had entered the recent FIRST Robotics competition, at the monthly board meeting on Monday, March 21. "We n...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 17, 2016

Construction on schedule

Construction of the new school is right on schedule, Mike Gassert of Boldt Construction, the construction managers, told the Moose Lake School Board at a working meeting on Monday, March 14. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 11, 2016

Building takes shape

Construction crews install wall panels of the new Moose Lake Community School building on County Road 10 last week. Shown are interior walls. Samples of the exterior walls are on display at the site...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 4, 2016

FDLTCC, Sappi partner on $350,000 job skills grant

A $350,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant was signed by Dr. Larry Anderson of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and Mike Shultz, the managing director of Sappi Fine Paper in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    January 21, 2016

'Wizard of Oz'

Immediately following auditions Monday, young thespians practice their roles in the Moose Lake Community Education and Prairie Fire Children's Theater musical production of "Wizard of Oz." Show time...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 14, 2016

Scammers hit Moose Lake

A Moose Lake woman reported she had been the victim a scam at the meeting of the Carlton County TRIAD group on Wednesday, January 6. “I got a call at 8:30 in the morning from my grandson,” she...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 31, 2015

Community gives

Jenny Moonen, president of the Strengthening Our Christian Community (SOCC) group, presents a check for $7,000 on December 19 to Kayla Brune, the mother of Austin Thompson, 7, who has a brain tumor,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 17, 2015

Dairy Queen remodel nearing completion

Construction crews are busily changing the interior of the Moose Lake Dairy Queen restaurant, now that the exterior has been completed. "The work is being done by Cousins Construction," said owner...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 10, 2015

Santa visits Moose Lake

Kelly Dorman brings her 1-year-old son, Damon, to visit Santa on Saturday at the Moose Lake city park pavilion. Though little Damon was unsure of the jolly St. Nick, many children took advantage of...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 3, 2015

Santa to visit Moose Lake Dec. 5

With the Christmas holiday approaching, the Moose Lake community will start off the festivities December 5. A lighted parade will start at 4:30 p.m. Anyone can join the parade with a lighted float or...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    December 3, 2015

Senior Christmas Fun Day set for Dec. 8

All senior citizens in the Moose Lake area are invited to the Senior Citizen Christmas Fun Day at the Senior Dining Center on Tuesday, December 8. The day starts at 12:30 p.m. The Christmas party is...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 26, 2015

Community rallies behind Brune family

Life was normal for the Brune family. Six-year-old Austin and his sisters, Aurora, 4, and Anora, 3, were normal kids who liked to watch cartoons and play games on a handheld device. Life changed...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 19, 2015

Dedication to fallen Marine

Mary Nordlund, Pfc. Matthew Milczark's mother, holds the gift presented to her by Moose Lake Mayor Ted Shaw on Veterans Day to commemorate the pavilion dedication as a memorial to the fallen...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 19, 2015

School building buyer explains business

Chad Ward, representing Restoration Services of Minnesota, Inc. (RSI), met with the Moose Lake School Board and the Moose Lake City Council in a meeting at the school on Tuesday, November 10....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 12, 2015

Sex trafficking a local, real problem

“Young girls and young boys are being lured into sex trafficking,” said Sue Hilliard of the Lake County Sex Trafficking Task Force to the Carlton County TRIAD and the Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Gr...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    November 12, 2015

Randy Booker: Local bus service a 'godsend'

Randy Booker, 49, of Moose Lake likes to walk. In fact, he said he walks five miles a day. But he no longer has to walk to his job. Since Arrowhead Transit started providing bus service in town, he...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 5, 2015

Veterans Day tribute to Pfc. Milczark set

The new pavilion in Earl Ellens Park near Riverside Arena will be dedicated as a memorial to Marine Pfc. Matthew Milczark, a 2003 Moose Lake High School graduate, who lost his life at Camp Victory in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 29, 2015

After heart surgery, baby Piper is home

Piper is home! Baby Piper came home last Sunday, October 25. She recovered much faster than anticipated after undergoing open heart surgery October 6. Piper is the 3½-month-old daughter of...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    October 22, 2015

Sturgeon Lake family displaced after fire

Theresa Dobosenski and her partner, Dan Duresky, were digging through the burned-out shell of their home on Sunday, finding the remains of possessions that had once been sources of pride. "I built...

 

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