Articles from the March 2, 2017 edition

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Sewer pond repair options discussed

At the February 6 Willow River City Council meeting, Mark Lundgren, environmental engineer at MSA Professional Services, briefly discussed options for repairing the sewer ponds that were damaged during last summer’s flooding. He explained that MSA...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 2, 2017

Local man faces burglary charge

A 35-year-old Moose Lake man has been charged with third degree burglary, felony theft and felony motor vehicle theft in Pine County. On February 10, the Minnesota State Patrol pursued Nathan Jay Schwarz and another occupant of a vehicle while they...

 

New royalty

Willow River High School students selected the 2017 Snow Days prince and princess on February 13. Named was, front: Prince Jordan Fjosne and Princess Bella Meyer. Royal court, second: Kyle Youngberg...

 
 By Kate Crowley    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Intrigued by 'sense of place'

I am intrigued by the idea of sense of place — to feel completely "at home" in one particular place. I have read people who grow up on the Great Plains feel claustrophobic when they are in forested...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 2, 2017

'Are you married?' she asked

I will call the new immigration policy for what it really is — the deportation policy. In my opinion, the sole purpose of the “Build That Wall” chant that is the anthem of the latest...

 

Lilya nominated for Spirit of Sport Award

Each year, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) nominates one recipient from across the state for the National High School Spirit of Sport Award. The recipient could be a coach,...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 2, 2017

Bombers squeak by Bluejackets

It was a hard fought battle as the Barnum Bombers boys basketball team hosted the Hibbing Bluejackets February 24. It was a double whammy with Bombers Reece Parks and Daniel Gilchrist in the first...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 2, 2017

Barnum makes easy work of Braham

The Barnum Bombers met the Braham Bombers on the floor in Barnum, in a game in which the Bombers would surely win. Barnum's Liz Carlson put Braham on notice right away as she landed a trifecta of thre...

 

Wrestlers excel

The Rebels Takedown Club has some busy weekends behind them, moving forward now to two state qualifiers in Aitkin and Cloquet and state tournaments for Jaycees and MNUSA wrestling in Grand Rapids and...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 2, 2017

Rebels toppled by undefeated Tigers

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels girls were toppled 53-19 by the undefeated 22-0 but unranked Rush City Tigers in Willow River on Thursday, February 23. The Tigers roared to a 34-4 halftime lead...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 2, 2017

Rebels boys use stats to beat Cardinals

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels boys basketball team used superior statistics in every category except one to beat the Cromwell-Wright Cardinals 68-53 on a night that inducted two into the Wall of...

 

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