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Chmielewski celebrates 90th at Polkafest

Florian Chmielewski celebrated his 90th birthday at the 39th International Polka Festival at Grand Casino, Hinckley, on the weekend of May 19-21. Florian was born February 10, 1927, near Sturgeon...

 

Board committed to sports cooperative

Citizens concerned about the future of the Moose Lake/Willow River sports cooperative filled the room at the Moose Lake School Board meeting on Monday, May 22. Michael Olson, a freshman at Moose Lake...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 18, 2017

Five months of road work begins

About 25 Moose Lake community residents, city officials and Carlton County officials met with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials at a community meeting on Wednesday, May 10, to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 11, 2017

Frustrations mount as building funds run low

Members of the Moose Lake School Board were extremely frustrated when they learned the track is the only portion of the athletic complex at the new school that will be completed with the funds...

 

Riverside Arena gets facelift

Improvements are under way at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake, totaling $350,000. The improvements include new siding, a new entrance door, a dehumidification system, an air exchanger, an exterior...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 27, 2017

Major roadwork to begin soon

Moose Lake's long-awaited major road construction project will take place this construction season. The project calls for a new road surface from the city to the north and south freeway entrances,...

 

Boards talk future of sports cooperative

The full boards of the Moose Lake and Willow River schools discussed which school should host games for the various sports at the meeting on Monday, April 24, at the Moose Lake School. Board members...

 

Concerned parents address board

The audience space was filled with concerned parents at the Barnum School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Most of them were concerned about the proposal for two sections of fifth grade next...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 20, 2017

Shield616 provides protective gear to officers

It was an active shooter call at a Planned Parenthood clinic that brought attention to the need for all law enforcement officers to have armor gear to protect them from rifle rounds. One officer was...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 6, 2017

Dog rescued from icy waters

Moose Lake firefighters rescued a dog from the icy waters of Island Lake on Saturday, April 1. "We received a call on Saturday afternoon and responded to the scene," said Fire Chief Jim Michalski....

 

Board decides to not hire bus company

It was the consensus of the Moose Lake School Board at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, March 20, to not hire 4.0 School Services to provide bus service for the school. After the decision,...

 

Dogs offer therapeutic benefit

Sara Petry and three of her four therapy dogs came to the meeting of Carlton County TRIAD on Wednesday, February 1, at the Moose Lake Police Department. Petry explained the dogs are Weimaraners and...

 

Philanthropic team collects for orphans

Children in an orphanage in Haiti will soon have new outfits to wear to Sunday church thanks to members of seven churches in the area. Members have been gathering outfits and those will be taken to...

 

Moose Lake mayor, councilors sworn in

Ted Shaw was sworn in as mayor to serve another two-year term, and Kris Huso and Greg Sarvela were sworn in as councilors at the reorganizational meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday,...

 

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...

 

Christmas wishes

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

'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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

Patriotic performance

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

 

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),...

 

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