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 By Lois Johnson    News    April 10, 2014 

'Doctor shopping' to get meds is fraud

"Doctor shopping" was one topic of discussion at the meeting of the Carlton County TRIAD group, which took place at the Kettle River Snowmobile Club building on Wednesday, April 2. Carlton County...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    April 10, 2014 

Memorial project for first Finnish Methodist church moves ahead

Dan Reed gave a report about excavating the large rock that will be used as the memorial on the site of the first Finnish Methodist church in the United States at the meeting of the planning group on...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Lifestyles    April 3, 2014

Local students to travel to Haiti

Three students are going with a group of 10 to Haiti on a medical mission. The group leaves Sunday, April 6 and returns Monday, April 14. Lexi Crocker, 15, a sophomore at Moose Lake High School; Mitch...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 27, 2014

Deer feeding initiative underway

Mike and Linda Neault of Barnum loaded up 1,300 pounds of deer feed at the local feed store March 15 to feed deer at three sites on public land. The deer pellets were provided with funds that were...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Lifestyles    March 27, 2014

Sisters celebrate special 'St. Patricia's Day'

Patricia Ann Howder celebrated her 60th birthday on March 17. "It was honestly the best birthday that she's ever had," said her sister, Dr. Barbara Reed, in a telephone interview. "Being that her...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 20, 2014

School delays contract approval

The Moose Lake School Board again delayed approval of the contract with the developer of property once owned by the school district on Highway 73 in the southern portion of the city, at the meeting...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Lifestyles    March 20, 2014

Prepping for warm weather

A crew from the Challenge Incarceration Program chips out the ice in Riverside Arena, Moose Lake, on Thursday, March 13, to make the arena available for spring, summer and fall act...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Lifestyles    March 20, 2014

Monument one step closer to completion

The rock destined to become the monument to mark the location of the first Finnish Methodist church in the United States was taken from the ground on Friday, March 14. The rock is now in storage,...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 13, 2014

Food shelf in midst of March Campaign

With 318 households depending on the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, the need for food and monetary donations is great, said Rosanne Pliml, director of the food shelf, in a recent interview. The food shel...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 6, 2014

Sex offender lawsuit to proceed

U.S. District of Minnesota Judge Donovan Frank has allowed the class action lawsuit by sex offenders in Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter to proceed, accordi...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Opinion    March 6, 2014

Area schools fill calendar with make-up days

This has been an exceptional winter that has broken records for below zero temperatures and has people dealing with mountains of snow. The European and Asian countries had to deal with the cold and th...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 27, 2014

Barnum school not willing to consolidate

The Barnum School Board members did not support continuing talks with the Moose Lake School Board about consolidation at the meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 18. “I haven’t spoken to one...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 27, 2014

Moose Lake school to return to block scheduling

The Moose Lake School Board voted to return to block scheduling with a five-period day at the meeting of the board on Monday, February 24. It was said the school used block scheduling from 1997 to...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Opinion    February 27, 2014

Mom's legacy lives on

Mother. A mother is a foundation, a base. And I and my siblings had one of the best. Since our mother, Olga Torkelson, passed on to her heavenly home on February 8, I have been thinking about all...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 20, 2014

School building plans, consolidation discussed

Plans for remodeling and additions in the high school building and consolidation were discussed by members of the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, February 11. As architect Kevin...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 20, 2014

ML Police Department adds new staff

A new officer and an administrative assistant have been added to the Moose Lake Police Department. Jamie Jungers began his duties as a part-time police officer for the department at the end of...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 13, 2014

Sheriff: Beware of cell phone scam

Cell phone owners have been receiving calls recently that are a scam, reported Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake to the Carlton County TRIAD group at a meeting on Wednesday, February 5. Sheriff Lake...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    January 30, 2014

Survey: Taxpayers favor remodeling current school

Moose Lake Community Schools Superintendent Robert Indihar recommended that the school board consider remodeling the current school building after the January survey results were compiled. The report...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Lifestyles    January 30, 2014

Local racers win World Vintage Snowmobile Championship

Corey Prachar and Joel Burns of Willow River won the World Vintage Snowmobile Championship at the vintage snowmobile races in Eagle River, Wisconsin, on Saturday, January 17. Both competed with their...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    January 23, 2014

Valley Printing now open in new Moose Lake location

Valley Printing has moved to Moose Lake. "We opened up here on November 4," said owner Lisa Rimolde in a recent interview at the new location on Hartman Drive. The 13-year-old business is now located...

 
 By Lois Johnson    Lifestyles    January 23, 2014

'Keep Cattle in Minnesota'

Approximately 30 farmers, from as far away as Iron River, and other interested people attended a workshop, held as part of the Sustainable Farming Association's Keep Cattle in Minnesota project, at...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    October 10, 2013

Fires of 1918

“SEARCHERS FIND 569 BODIES” and “DEATH TOLL MOUNTS HIGH” the headlines proclaimed in the Duluth News-Tribune on October 15, 1918, just three days after horrific forest fires swept through...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    October 10, 2013

Capital investment committee visits school

The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee heard from city officials about the plans to upgrade Riverside Arena and from Superintendent Robert Indihar about the request for $20 million in...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    October 3, 2013

Group wants new pipeline plan

A newly formed group, the Carlton County Land Stewards, is banding together to suggest using an alternate route for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline through Carlton County. Enbridge Energy is...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    September 26, 2013

'Discover the Fun on Old Highway 61'

A planning meeting for "Discover the Fun on Old Highway 61" was held at the Moose Lake Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum annex on Wednesday, September 18. Representatives of the cities, three counties...

 

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