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 By Ann Markusen    Local News    March 23, 2017 

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,...

 

Willow River earns state champion honors

Willow River High School beat out their competitors to capture the Minnesota State LifeSmarts Championship by successfully fielding questions about real-life marketplace issues at Century College in W...

 

Dogs offer therapeutic benefit

Sara Petry and three of her four therapy dogs came to the meeting of Carlton County TRIAD on Wednesday, February 1, at the Moose Lake Police Department. Petry explained the dogs are Weimaraners and...

 

Philanthropic team collects for orphans

Children in an orphanage in Haiti will soon have new outfits to wear to Sunday church thanks to members of seven churches in the area. Members have been gathering outfits and those will be taken to...

 

'Light up the Season'

Barnum Public Schools students "Light up the Season" in song during their holiday concert held December 20 in the high school gym....

 

Christmas wishes

Annalise, 7, shows Santa a list of what she wants for Christmas during his visit to Moose Lake December 10....

 

'Fun with Santa' and Mrs., too

Lilly, 7, and Dane, 5, tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what they want for Christmas at Fun with Santa at Willow River School Saturday. The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Willow River Community...

 

'Trees are the answer'

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forester Jeremy Fauskee and Lynn Vongroven unveil a sign in the St. Croix State Forest December 5 dedicating the planting of approximately 14,000 red...

 

Moose Lake welcomes Mel's Cuts

Five people were sitting, drinking coffee and visiting on a recent day in Mel's Cuts, the new shop where one can get a haircut, located in the former Robb's Barber Shop on Elm Avenue in Moose Lake....

 

A tree for the governor

Inclement weather conditions didn't stop the harvesting of a Christmas tree for Gov. Mark Dayton's home. The tree, a large balsam fir, was cut from the Nemadji State Forest Friday, November 18. This...

 

Patriotic performance

A Veterans-Grandparents Day program is held at Moose Lake Elementary School on Friday, November 11....

 

Benefits available to veterans

Veterans of foreign wars have benefited by belonging to veterans' organizations since returning home following their time of service. Organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),...

 

After 36 years, Brabec steps away from the mic

A wonderfully impartial and colorful football announcer stepped down from the booth after 36 years on Tuesday, October 25. Tom Brabec's last words into the microphone and over the public address...

 

Frighteningly fun Halloween

The annual Moose Lake PTA-sponsored Halloween Hustle held October 28 at the Moose Lake Depot draws a crowd of characters of all kinds with one common accessory -­ running shoes....

 

'When I Grow Up'

Barnum Elementary School students entertain those attending Grandparent's Day last week. This year's theme, "When I Grow Up," inspired numerous musical numbers, complete with career-related...

 

Remembering those lost to suicide

Over 220 people attended this year's eighth annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk held at Carlton High School on Saturday, October 8. Attendees walked a 1.5 mile loop through Carlton and returned to...

 

Barnum royalty crowned

Geana Guillard and Seth Bloomquist are crowned Barnum High School Homecoming king and queen....

 

Royalty crowned

Willow River high school celebrated homecoming week with coronation Wednesday afternoon. Crowned are King Noah Casey and Queen Haley Sam....

 

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