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 By Staff reports    Sports    February 11, 2016 

Rebels girls end season in playoffs

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team ended their season in the playoffs Monday night as they fell to Proctor-Hermantown in the Region 7A semifinals by the score of 6-1 at the Heritage Center...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 4, 2016

Victims report burglary in progress

On January 27, at approximately 4:50 a.m., the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an intruder being in a Wrenshall home. The victims could hear someone moving inside their residence and the sounds of what they described as...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 28, 2016

Man sentenced for murder

A Pine County man convicted of murder in October was officially sentenced in court on Friday. Robert Sam Raisch Jr. was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of James Shepardson. The sentence was the statutory maximum. County Attorney Reese...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 7, 2016

Four arrested for Sturgeon Lake armed burglary

Four people are facing several felony counts each following a burglary incident in Sturgeon Lake last week in which guns were drawn on the homeowners. The incident happened in the early morning hours...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 31, 2015

Burglary arrests made

A man is facing 19 charges in Pine County Court following his arrest on Sunday after a home burglary, in which a minor girl was in the home. On Tuesday, Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson charged...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 24, 2015

Traffic stop leads to arrests

Thomas Clifford Needham, 36, Moose Lake, and Kordell Joseph Defoe, 19, Cloquet, were arrested on December 11 at approximately 7 p.m. after a traffic stop at the 2500 block of Big Lake Road on the Fond...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 17, 2015

Willow River man facing drug charges

A Willow River man could face more than three years in prison following his conviction this last week on third degree possession of drugs-methamphetamine. Rodney Allen Opperud, 41, will be sentenced for the crime in March 2016. In November 2014,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 3, 2015

Woman sentenced for shooting boyfriend

A Sturgeon Lake woman who originally was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four other serious counts after she allegedly shot a man during a domestic dispute on August 19, 2014, was sentenced last week. Karen Lynn Eaton, 38, of 23285...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 12, 2015

Drunk driver sentenced for crash that killed teen

The Sandstone man who drove drunk and killed East Central senior Colton Nelson early this year was back in court on Friday to hear victim impact statements and the final sentencing against him. The judge sentenced Charlie Theodore Hendricks, 34, to 5...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 5, 2015

Pedestrian killed

A pedestrian was killed while walking on Interstate 35 early Tuesday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident happened around 4 a.m. A man, Scott Madison of Cottage Grove, was driving a 2015 Volvo semi when he struck the woman,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 29, 2015

Conviction in murder trial

One of the two men facing murder charges in the Pine County Jail was convicted Friday. At 10:30 p.m. October 23, Robert Sam Raisch Jr., 49, of Sandstone was convicted by a jury after 11 hours of deliberation. Raisch was found guilty of second degree...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 29, 2015

Grand jury indicts man with first-degree murder

A Pine County grand jury last Tuesday, October 20, indicted a local man with first-degree murder, clearing the way for a trial in which the possibility of a life-time prison sentence will be considered for a man accused of killing a toddler. County...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 8, 2015

In death of toddler, suspect Jonathan Loun faces upgraded murder charges

Charges against Jonathan Michael Loun, the man who is accused in the death of a Sandstone toddler, have been upgraded to first-degree murder. County Attorney Reese Frederickson originally charged Loun with second-degree murder, with the maximum...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 1, 2015

MSOP client faces assault charges

A client at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake assaulted a staff member on Friday, September 18, just before 3 p.m. According to a complaint filed with the Moose Lake Police Department, a police officer responded to a complaint...

 
 By Staff reports    News    September 24, 2015

Murder suspect to appear in court

The Sandstone man accused in the beating death of a toddler will appear in court next week. Jonathan Loun, 31, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of Dante Sears, 3, who died following the assault. On Tuesday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m.,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    September 17, 2015

Man dies in crash

A Twin Cities man died in a single car accident on Interstate 35 near Hinckley early Sunday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Johnathon Martiny, 29, of Minneapolis was driving a 1991 Mazda in the southbound lane near Mile Post 181...

 
 By Staff reports    News    September 3, 2015

Man charged with murder of toddler

A Sandstone toddler who turned 3 years old on Thursday died on Saturday following a horrific beating from the hands of a man who was living with a woman in Sandstone's Townhome Apartments, according...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    May 21, 2015

Rebels golf conference finale

High school golf teams completed conference play for the 2015 season at Cuyuna Rolling Hills in Deerwood. It was a bitter-sweet moment for seniors Lindsay Loehlein and Gabe Douglas. Loehlein and Douglas have been playing varsity golf for six years....

 
 By Staff reports    News    May 21, 2015

Police officers build positive relationships in community

Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm recently visited the Moose Lake Public Library to read to children during story time in honor of National Law Enforcement Week. Twenty-six energetic children...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 23, 2015

Man dies in crash

A man lost his life on Sunday morning on Highway 23 near Duquette. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver and sole occupant of a 1999 Ford Super Duty truck, Patrick A. Nelson, 46, of Ham Lake, was driving at around 11:30 a.m. at a high...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 9, 2015

Local man facing multiple felony charges

Jeremiah Robert Ray, 24, Moose Lake, was arrested and charged with numerous counts on Monday, March 30, after incidents in Moose Lake and Windemere townships. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, on March 30 at 8:29 p.m....

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 26, 2015

Wappes sentenced for theft by swindle

Joanne Wappes, 63, of Cloquet was convicted of theft by swindle and sentenced on Friday, March 20 by Judge Robert Macaulay Jr. in Carlton County Court. Wappes had been an employee of Carlton County at the Carlton County Landfill and transfer station...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 19, 2015

Little Stores sold, will be renamed

TravelCenters of America is the new owner of Little Stores, purchased from the former Cloquet-based Best Oil Company. It is reported TravelCenters of America, based in Westlake, Ohio, will convert...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 19, 2015

Drug arrests made

Christy Lee Brokerthayer, 35, Sturgeon Lake, and Clark Allan Broughton, 34, Willow River, were arrested at Brokerthayer’s residence on March 4 and each charged with three counts of possession of drugs in the fifth degree according to a Moose Lake P...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 12, 2015

MLPD makes drug arrests

Two people were arrested by Moose Lake police officers for possession of drugs in early March. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, on March 1, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Moose Lake police officer was contacted by a...

 

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