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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 21, 2016

Community pulls together

All-day rains on Monday, July 11, following rains the week before, added up to 10 inches or more that fell over the region, resulting in high water in the rivers and lakes that flooded shorelines and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    July 21, 2016

The Gem and Mineral Show must go on

Despite flooding the week of Moose Lake's annual Agate Days, the highly popular event, including the Gem and Mineral Show at the school, is held as planned. Shoppers had a wide variety of stones and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 14, 2016

Moose Lake Agate Days this weekend

Gary Pitoscia and Roger Biebl of the Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club are gearing up for another big show this weekend at the Moose Lake Community School gym and outside in the elementary parking...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 30, 2016

Betty and Maury Coughlin named grand marshals

The Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen Betty and Maury Coughlin of Moose Lake as the 2016 grand marshals of the Fourth of July parade. The Coughlins came to Moose Lake on a cold day in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 30, 2016

Geil, Louzek named junior ambassadors

Lillian Geil of Moose Lake and Dilon Louzek of Willow River have been selected by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to represent the chamber in the next year as Junior Ambassadors. Lillian will...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 23, 2016

Hands-on training

Flames soar as firefighters from the Moose Lake, Kettle River and Carlton fire departments practice hosing down a propane tank fire at a training on Wednesday, June 15, at the Moose Lake Emergency...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 16, 2016

After 20 years, food shelf director steps down

Roseanne Pliml misses the clients and other volunteers at the Moose Lake food shelf, now known as Moose Mart. She stepped down from her position as director of the food shelf late in May. "I didn't...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    June 2, 2016

Memorial Day salute

Memorial Day services are held in Moose Lake Monday. Those in attendance salute the flag after the raising and lowering ceremony at Veterans Park. The Color Guard and local Scouts assisted with the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 19, 2016

Lt. Governor hears local concerns

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith stopped in Kettle River on Friday, May 13, on her way to the Governor's Fishing Opener in McGregor. Smith listened to people from Kettle River, Moose Lake and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 5, 2016

School construction on schedule

The new school construction is on schedule and just slightly over budget, it was reported to the Moose Lake School Board at a working meeting on Monday, May 2. Mike Gassert of Boldt Construction, the...

 
 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...

 

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