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Rock hounds flood Moose Lake

Crowds of rock hounds flood Moose Lake for the annual Agate Days celebration, including Saturday's Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede, the annual Gem and Mineral Show held at Moose Lake Community School, Art...

 

Willow River to celebrate

WILLOW RIVER AREA DAYS JULY 21, 22 & 23 SEE FULL DETAILS IN THE MONDAY, JULY 17, EVERGREEN or search for Willow River Area Days Celebration on Facebook. Buttons are $2 each and available at local...

 

Counter tops delay building completion

Five counter tops are holding up the completion of the new Moose Lake Community School building, Superintendent Robert Indihar reported at the school board meeting Monday, July 17. “We can't get a...

 

Moose Lake celebrates

Moose Lake bustles with activity as Independence Day is celebrated last week. A highlight of the city's festivities is the annual Independence Day parade, held Tuesday morning....

 

Late Roger Davidson to be honored at Agate Days Car Show

Classic cars and drag racing was in Roger Davidson's blood. He bought his first classic car when he was in college and owned many during his life, said his son, Tim Davidson, in a recent interview....

 

School may sell family center building

The Moose Lake School Board, in a working meeting on Wednesday, June 21, discussed selling the family center located at 316 Elm Avenue, Moose Lake, and the playground at the old school. They also list...

 

Crowd pleasing kiddie parade

Decked out in red, white and blue, a group of young bicyclists lead the Moose Lake Fourth of July Kiddie Parade held Monday in downtown Moose Lake. About 100 children participated in the parade, with...

 

Jeff and Deanna Vichorek named grand marshals

Deanna and Jeff Vichorek, 51-year residents of Moose Lake, have had a hand in creating the community that Moose Lake is today. Because of their roles in the community, the couple has been chosen as...

 

MLWR sports cooperative struggling

Where Moose Lake/Willow River (MLWR) sports practices and games will be held was discussed by representatives from the Moose Lake and Willow River school boards who met on Tuesday, June 20, as the...

 

Raising awareness in honor of Allen Audette

Thirty-two skateboarders and their support team started out from Duluth on Friday, June 23, and stopped in Moose Lake in the afternoon for lunch and a ceremony at the Matt Milczark Pavilion. The...

 

Fly-In, Drive-In

Saturday's Fly-in, Drive-in Breakfast at the Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport draws a crowd....

 

MLPD begins SAFE program for seniors

The Moose Lake Police Department has started a SAFE (Senior Assistance Freedom Enrichment) program for senior citizens or others with special needs. According to information from the police...

 

Move to new school building under way

The Moose Lake School Board approved a lease for 20/20 Revenue Maximization Partners, LLC for renting the elementary office space in the old school, at the meeting of the board on Monday, June 19. In...

 

Spring Fever Days

The kickoff to this year's Barnum Spring Fever Days was the annual treasure hunt. Clues were published for four weeks in the Moose Lake Star-Gazette and posted at the Barnum City Office. The finder...

 

Local non-profit works to rescue donkeys

If you sit with Kym Garvey in her residence located on 16 acres in Barnum, you are highly likely to hear more than one bray of a donkey. The majority of the land is fenced to hold 13 donkeys that...

 

Man dies in ATV accident

A Sturgeon Lake man lost his life in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident Saturday. On June 3, at 1:30 p.m. Pine County 911 received a report of an ATV accident on Cane Creek and Degerstrom Roads in Finlayson Township. Callers reported an ATV...

 
 By Al Rose    Local News    June 8, 2017

Water-Cross rivalry

In a case of sibling rivalry at the Grand Prix Snowmobile Water-Cross "Cold Water Challenge" on Moosehead Lake in Moose Lake on Sunday, June 4, younger brother Trevor Fjosne, No. 27, and older...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Local News    June 8, 2017

Seniors celebrate

Barnum High School seniors celebrate graduation June 2. Commencement exercises were held at the school....

 

A Memorial Day tradition

Each year, as part of the Memorial Day service in Moose Lake, the Color Guard, scouts and others walk to Veterans' Park, at the corner of Birch Avenue and Seventh Street. The scouts lay poppies near...

 

Moose Lake High School Class of 2017

The Moose Lake High School class of 2017 graduates toss their mortarboards concluding the May 28 commencement ceremony. This is the last class to graduate from this school building as the new campus...

 

Willow River High School Class of 2017

Mortarboards fly May 26 as the Willow River High School class of 2017 graduates....

 

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...

 

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