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 By Staff reports    News    March 20, 2014

Mental health agency closes

The mental health agency that serves Pine County residents closed on Monday. Two weeks ago, Pine County Commissioner Steve Chaffee of Hinckley reported that Riverwood, formerly known as Five County Mental Health, has had substantial cash flow...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 27, 2014

Schools close due to weather ... again

Another powerful snowstorm slammed communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin Thursday and Friday of last week. Schools around the region closed their doors Friday due to the snow accumulation....

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 20, 2014

Man faces felony assault on a police officer charge

Fredrick Lloyd Stewart, 66, Tamarack, was charged with felony assault on a police officer. The complaint states that on February 9 at 11:26 a.m. Moose Lake Police Officer Jessica Town was involved in a routine traffic stop in the city of Moose Lake....

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 28, 2013

Powdery substance mailed to courthouse contained bacteria

A Pine County Sheriff’s Department press release stated that on November 19, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Pine County Emergency Dispatch was notified that six envelopes containing an unknown white, powdery substance and addressed and delivered to...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    November 21, 2013

MLA girls off to fast start

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team is off to a fast start on the season, with three away games last week. They opened their season by beating Pequot Lakes 5-2 on Tuesday night. On Thursday,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 7, 2013

Willow River crash kills man

A 28-year-old Finlayson man died in a car accident near Willow River last week. On Wednesday, Octobr 30, at 6:44 p.m., the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle accident near Long Lake Road and County Hwy. 61 in Willow River....

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 7, 2013

Man charged with taking funds from deceased father

Douglas Charles Dorn, 44, of East Gull Lake has been charged with one count of Theft, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years or a $20,000 fine. According to the written complaint, Moose Lake police officers have been investigating a call...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 31, 2013

Charged with theft, Wappes in court

Joanne Wappes, 62, the former employee of Carlton County who was responsible for collecting and charging fees at the gate of the Carlton County Transfer Station, appeared in Carlton County court on Wednesday, October 23, with her attorney, Douglas...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 31, 2013

Burglary suspect's bail set at $20,000

Melissa Madelyne Zielinski, 40, Sandstone, appeared in Carlton County court in front of Judge Dale Wolf on Monday, October 28, with her attorney, Joanna M. Wiegert. Zielinski had been charged with...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 17, 2013

Two charged with burglary

Brittany Marie Podulke, 21, and Melissa Madelyne Zielinski, 40, both of the same address in Sandstone, were placed under arrest and charged with burglary and theft (aiding and abetting) for theft at residences near Mercy Hospital and the Mercy...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 10, 2013

Flood mitigation plan approved

Denise Baran of the Pine County Sheriff’s Office reported the county’s flood mitigation plan has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), likely before the partial federal government shutdown. Federal buyouts of 39 flood-d...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 3, 2013

Three arrested after theft at ALCO

According to the Moose Lake Police Department written complaint, on August 10, a Moose Lake police officer received a report from the ALCO store in Moose Lake regarding the theft of a generator. Upon review of video footage, the officer identified...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 3, 2013

Transfer station employee charged

Joanne Marie Wappes, 62, of Cloquet was charged with Theft by Swindle and Theft of Public Funds, both felonies, after she was arrested on September 19. Wappes was arraigned the following day, and made a second appearance in court on Wednesday,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 3, 2013

Buyouts on hold due to gov't shutdown

The federal government has partially shut down as a result of a showdown won by neither the Republican-controlled House nor the Democratic-controlled Senate. The last government shutdown occurred during the Clinton administration, for nearly a week...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 15, 2013

Leonard receives probation, fines

On Friday, Mary Angela Leonard, former clerk of the city of Willow River charged with embezzling over $167,000 from the city, was sentenced to 21 months in the prison. Her prison time was stayed for 20 years probation on the condition that she...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 18, 2013

Two die in head-on crash

Two people are dead as the result of a head-on crash that occurred Tuesday, July 9, near Duluth on Highway I94. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Lon-Lee Lindquist, 29, of Cloquet and a passenger, Troy Berens, 46, of Floodwood, were traveling...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 11, 2013

Local bar robbed at gunpoint

Pine County authorities are investigating an armed robbery of a Willow River bar on Independence Day. Just after 1 a.m. on July 4, a 72-year-old woman bartender was cleaning up at the Corral Bar for the night when two white males in ski masks demande...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 11, 2013

Two die after motorcycle crash

Two people died in a motorcycle accident in Pine County on I-35 near Willow River on Independence Day. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), there were no road deaths in 2012 on July 4, but 19 road deaths over the last year,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 4, 2013

Police seek help to ID vandals

The Moose Lake Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for vandalizing a sign this weekend. The new sign, which was placed within the month, was...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 6, 2013

Vehicle stolen in Moose Lake

Moose Lake police are searching for a white 2010 Chrysler Town and County van stolen from the property of C. Michael and Julie Peterson during the night of Monday, May 27, or early on Tuesday, May 28. The van had firefighter plates, with a red fire...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 4, 2013

Former city clerk officially charged

Mary Leonard, former clerk of the City of Willow River, appeared for the first time in court at the Pine County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 2, with Judge James T. Reuter presiding. “You are appearing for your first appearance,” stated Judge...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    March 7, 2013

Another Moose Lake hockey team state bound

For the third straight year, a Moose Lake youth hockey team is headed to the state tournament. On Sunday evening, the Moose Lake Area PeeWee team topped Bemidji Blue 3-2 at regions capping off an...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 14, 2013

Lyons sentenced

Kris Lyons of Moose Lake was sentenced by Judge Robert E. Macaulay Jr. for one DWI count from last August on Monday, February 11, in the Carlton County court. Lyons, 59, had been arrested on August 15, 2012, and charged with two counts of DWI. She...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 7, 2013

McGregor man dies in crash

A 27-year-old McGregor man is dead following a single vehicle accident February 2 in Carlton County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Derek A. Burg, 27, was driving a 2001 Chevy Silverado southbound on Highway 73 near Mononen Road around...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 31, 2013

Local man admits to stealing medication

Lyle Halverson of Moose Lake was charged with felony theft and controlled substance in the fifth degree, after a person complained that prescription drugs were missing from his supply. Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm wrote in a complaint...

 

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