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Chmielewski celebrates 90th at Polkafest

Florian Chmielewski celebrated his 90th birthday at the 39th International Polka Festival at Grand Casino, Hinckley, on the weekend of May 19-21. Florian was born February 10, 1927, near Sturgeon...

 

Board committed to sports cooperative

Citizens concerned about the future of the Moose Lake/Willow River sports cooperative filled the room at the Moose Lake School Board meeting on Monday, May 22. Michael Olson, a freshman at Moose Lake...

 

Honoring the memory of our heroes in uniform

BARNUM and MAHTOWA Peterson Westerberg American Legion Post #415 of Barnum will conduct Memorial Day Services at the Barnum High School auditorium on May 29 at 10 a.m. Music provided by the Barnum High School band, directed by Jeff Gilbertson. Guest...

 
 By Dan Reed    Local News    May 18, 2017

Free dental care available for veterans

Duane Brownie, Carlton County Veterans Service Officer, announced veterans will be able to get free dental care on a one day basis Saturday, June 24. Dentists from nearly 450 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 35 states will open their doors for...

 

Historic dual-enrollment agreements with Minnesota's four tribal colleges signed

Students at Minnesota’s tribal colleges have unprecedented access to a four-year baccalaureate education through a historic collaboration with Bemidji State University. At a May 12 signing ceremony at Bemidji State’s American Indian Resource...

 

Ready, set, run!

Beautiful weather graced those running in the Saturday, May 6, Mercy Foundation Moose Run. The Moose Run is held each year on the first Saturday in May in the Moose Lake City Park. A free kids fun...

 

Riverside Arena gets facelift

Improvements are under way at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake, totaling $350,000. The improvements include new siding, a new entrance door, a dehumidification system, an air exchanger, an exterior...

 

Board approves superintendent agreement

At the April 18 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved the superintendent agreement with Elementary Principal Bill Peel to serve as Willow River’s superintendent/elementary principal for 2017-20. Peel had been interviewed on...

 

SANE program offers quality care to victims

In the past year since WINDOW launched its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in April 2016, they have responded to 23 sexual assault victims. Eleven of these assaults were in Pine County,...

 

Local ball field to be dedicated

John Lund, a representative of the Kettle River softball team, proposed to the Kettle River City Council at its meeting April 11 that the Kettle River Softball Park be dedicated to Rick Peterson, a...

 

LifeSmarts competes at nationals

The Willow River LifeSmarts team competes at the National LifeSmarts Competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 21-24. Team members include: Madi Moen, Nick Kenyon, Julia Peterson (captain),...

 

Expo success

A successful Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was held Saturday, April 22, at Riverside Arena. According to Chamber Director Dusty Wilson, this first ever expo featured 53 tables and...

 

Concerned parents address board

The audience space was filled with concerned parents at the Barnum School Board meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Most of them were concerned about the proposal for two sections of fifth grade next...

 

Easter Bunny fun

Madilynn and Mason meet the Easter Bunny at Moose Lake Community School on Saturday during the Annual Moose Lake Area Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis....

 

'Sleeping Beauty and the Beast'

Barnum High School presents "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast" by Wade Bradford at the Barnum High School auditorium April 7 and 8. Cast and crew: Prince Charmless, Laec LeKander; Princess Rose, Annabel...

 

Egg hunt!

The race is on as children hurry to gather as many Easter eggs as possible during Saturday's egg hunt at Barnum Elementary School. The hunt, sponsored by Barnum Community Church, featured 4,000 eggs....

 

Student council tours school

Moose Lake Community School Student Council members get a sneak peek tour of the new school last week....

 

Student artists compete at state level

The artwork of Moose Lake Community School students was judged at the state level 7A Visual Arts Festival held Monday, April 3, at South Ridge High School. Madelynn Stadin's "The Curiosity of Gracie"...

 

Fun with the Easter Bunny

Fun with the Easter Bunny party was held at the Willow River School on Saturday, April 1. From left: Madi (5), Gwen (7) and Katie (4) visit with the Easter Bunny....

 

Clearing storm-stopped trails

Deep in the triangle between the cities of Cloquet, Floodwood and Cromwell lies the Fond du Lac State Forest with its miles of cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. Developed by Cromwell area enthu...

 

Board decides to not hire bus company

It was the consensus of the Moose Lake School Board at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, March 20, to not hire 4.0 School Services to provide bus service for the school. After the decision,...

 

From grieving to giving back

With a chill in the air and the icy waters of Lake Waconia splashing the shoreline, a group of brave individuals ready themselves for a frigid dip. Why would one do such a thing? The nearly 100 indivi...

 

Student's invention solves problem

A problem with iPad charging cords disappearing plagued the technology department at Barnum High School. Technology Director Evan Lembke assigned his student aide, Carl Johnson, to find a solution,...

 

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...

 

Royal SnoDaze

Royalty is crowned as part of Moose Lake High School's SnoDaze festivities held last week. The royal court: Future-Hope Vang, Erika Kosloski, Stephanie Pasek, Mari Andersen, Princess Brooke Wegge,...

 

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