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 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 22, 2016 

After 45 years, barber shop to close

Robb Anderson didn't know it at the time, but a paper he wrote in high school laid out his future career. Anderson grew up in Denham and attended the Denham school until it burned. He started...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 15, 2016

A look inside new school

The Moose Lake School Board toured the new Moose Lake Community School building, which is under construction, during the working meeting of the board on Monday, September 12. Construction is expected...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 15, 2016

MLAHS to celebrate 50 years

Floyd Clark, a Moose Lake resident who was interested in the community's history, once said people would bring him historical photos and he would hang them on the bulletin board at the power plant,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 8, 2016

Honor Flight offers veterans closure

Any military veteran can now apply to go to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight-Northland, Karin Swor, one of the organizers, told a group of senior citizens on Monday, August 29, at the Refire lunc...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    September 1, 2016

Volunteers vital to hospital, nursing home

Volunteer opportunities expanded when the new Mercy Hospital opened last year. One of the volunteer duties is as "way finders," people who greet people at the door and direct them to where they need...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 18, 2016

New school details presented to board

Katie Hildenbrand and Lindsey Fetzik of Architectural Resources Inc. (ARI) presented details about the athletic fields, new bus garage, playground and interior flooring for the new school to the Moose...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 11, 2016

MLPD has Narcan kits

Two Moose Lake squad vehicles now carry Narcan kits, Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm announced to the Carlton County TRIAD group at the meeting on Wednesday, August 3, at the Carlton County Tr...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Lifestyles    August 4, 2016

Crazy for corn

Faith and Elizabeth, Andover, were four-wheeling with their parents when they stopped to enjoy corn and hot dogs at Crazy Corn Day on Saturday at Market Place Foods. Donations go toward a scholarship...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 4, 2016

Moose Lake welcomes new administrator

Tim Peterson, Moose Lake's new city administrator, spent just a few days on his new job when floodwaters threatened to swamp homes and businesses. "There is nothing like a flood to get one out to...

 
 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...

 

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