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 By Shawn Jansen    News    August 11, 2016

Flood damage assessments continue across county

Pine County is still assessing damages from last month's flooding - and taking note of what to do differently next time. According to Emergency Management Coordinator Denise Baran of the Pine County...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    August 11, 2016

Pine County proposes sales tax

The Pine County Transportation Committee proposed at the regular county board meeting last Monday replacing the wheelage tax with a sales tax to fund county road projects. District 1 Commissioner Steve Hallan explained the proposal entails adding a...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    June 23, 2016

Strong storms slam area Sunday

Area electric companies were busy restoring power earlier this week when a storm cell hit Sunday evening packing 70 mph winds, according to the warnings from the National Weather Service. The winds...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    March 17, 2016

No external audit for Windemere

The Windemere Township board will not be requesting an external audit. The request was voted down, 15 for and 17 against, at the township’s annual meeting Tuesday, March 8. The township approved a 5 percent increase to the road and bridge fund, whi...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    March 10, 2016

Vehicles being ransacked in area

Willow River city councilors were alerted at Monday night’s regular meeting that vehicles are being ransacked in the Willow River area. Councilor Chris Ketchmark said his garage was also entered and gas was stolen. Councilor Sheldon Johnson said...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    February 11, 2016

Heated meeting draws crowd

Residents packed the Windemere Town Hall for a contentious meeting of its board of supervisors Thursday, February 4. During the public input portion of the meeting, Delores Gockowski asked if the township would conduct an external audit. Chair Heidi...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    October 22, 2015

School to launch investigation

Willow River Superintendent Scott Anderson is the subject of an investigation authorized by the Willow River school board last Tuesday. Anderson was put on administrative leave with pay until further notice, confirmed school board member Dave...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    May 28, 2015

Willow River school board creates receptionist position

The Willow River School board reviewed one potential secure entrance option, and the need to create a receptionist position to main the entrance, at its regular meeting last Tuesday. “When would you anticipate this position, in the fall?” asked...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    May 14, 2015

Willow River audit clean

Matt Moline of Eide Bailly reported to the Willow River City Council Monday, May 4, the city had a clean audit. Eide Bailly did find that two bonds pledged as collateral by the bank were not rated high enough by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    Lifestyles    March 6, 2014

'Tarmac' this weekend

Passengers asked to watch over a man's suitcase, played by Jessa Behrman, Michael Conners, Nick Banta, and Kaitlyn Conners, pilfer his clothing in Willow River High School's production of "Tarmac," a...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    November 14, 2013

Flood buyout drawing held

Sturgeon Lake Mayor Thomas Helfman told the city council Thursday, November 7, that regulations will change now that the homesteads in Cathedral Pines are considered to be in a floodplain. Helfman...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    September 12, 2013

Post-flood frustrations mount

Former Willow River Mayor Troy Janke recalled how he still didn’t grasp the seriousness of last year’s flood in the earliest stages of the disaster. Janke and his wife, Lainie, shared their tale o...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    Lifestyles    May 9, 2013

Student musicians awarded at spring concert

Receiving awards at the Willow River High School spring concert are Apiraya “Pop” Lertviram (Underclassmen Award), Chloe Maloney (National Choir Award), Maia Killerud (John Philip Sousa Band...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    Lifestyles    March 14, 2013

Willow presents comedic mystery

Guests organize a search in Willow River High School’s performance of the comedic murder mystery “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Murder” by Michael Druce March 1 and 2. Directed by...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    Lifestyles    February 21, 2013

Trail dedicated to Schweigers

Members of the Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club Greg Napier and Ed Barnick present a trail sign Saturday morning at the Kerrick Bar to Lurene “Susie” Schweiger in her honor and in memory of...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    December 13, 2012

Be on lookout for mail theft

‘Tis the season for mail theft and scams according to Pine County Chief Deputy Steven Blackwell. After reporting a ne’er-do-well in my own mailbox last Sunday, a follow-up phone call with Blackwell provided some helpful information for rural...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    November 1, 2012

Willow River School holds candidate forum

Four of six candidates for the Willow River school board appeared in a forum last Thursday in the school auditorium to help citizens decide on whom to elect November 6. Incumbent school board members...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    September 20, 2012

WR School not interested in consolidation

After a lengthy discussion, a divided Willow River school board decided on a careful reply to a letter sent by Moose Lake Superintendent Robert Indihar in August regarding their interest in discussing consolidation. Indihar’s letter stated, “The...