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Autumn moves in

A sure sign of autumn's arrival, leaves turn from green to brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. The first day of autumn is Friday, September 22. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural...

 

Barnum mail delivery a family affair

Good-natured banter fills the sorting room of the Barnum Post Office each morning as the three rural mail carriers and the manager sort the mail and get it ready to deliver. The mail carriers, Tracy...

 

Power rate increase of 25% proposed

A proposal to increase the electrical power rates in the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission's service area by 25 percent was not met with approval by city officials at a meeting of the commission...

 

Moose Lake road work progressing

Portions of the road construction project in Moose Lake are reaching the final stages, reported Jim Sorenson, the construction supervisor from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), at...

 

School starts with 29 new students

Twenty-nine new students have started school in the new building, reported Superintendent Robert Indihar to the Moose Lake School Board at a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6. That increase...

 

Community celebrates new school

The ribbon was cut and the new Moose Lake Community School was opened to all who came to walk through the halls, explore the different amenities, tour the classrooms and meet teachers during the...

 

'Rusty Sunday'

The ninth annual Rat Rod Rendezvous, presented by TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa, is held "Shiny Saturday," September 1 and "Rusty Sunday," September 2. The rat rods pictured were featured during...

 

Students move in

After much anticipation, students and staff are finally able to move in to the new Moose Lake Community School building on County Road 10. Above, the School-Age Care children are all smiles in their...

 

Ted Eastman leads community band to success

Ted Eastman found a new challenge when he took over as the Moose Lake Area Community Band director in January this year. The success of the summer concerts in the park confirms he is doing the right...

 

Elementary students score high in MCAs

Most of the summer projects have been completed or are nearing completion, Superintendent Dave Bottem reported to the Barnum School Board at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 15. “The...

 

'Bling's the Thing'

With a theme of "Bling's the Thing in 2017," the 127th annual Carlton County Fair was held August 17-20 in Barnum. The highly anticipated event was packed with activities, including produce and hobby...

 

Darby Hollis receives Eagle Scout rank

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in which Darby Hollis of Moose Lake received his Eagle Scout rank and award was held Thursday, August 10. For his project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, he...

 

Beautique now open in Moose

A new salon has opened in Moose Lake. Beautique opened its doors August 1 and clients have been enjoying the newly remodeled building. Beautique is located on Elm Avenue between the library and the...

 

Fun in Kettle River

Kettle River celebrated the 33rd annual Ma & Pa Kettle Days last weekend. Pictured, Sydnee Mikrot is crowned Miss Kettle River during Friday's pageant; first runner-up was Edea Leino and second...

 

Horsin' around

Riata Klejeski, just 90 pounds and 11 years old, rides her 1,100 pound horse, Slys Sunny Bunny, this past weekend at the Hinckley Fall Horse Show. Riata is from Barnum....

 

Communities gather

Communities across the nation gather for National Night Out August 1, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make...

 

Celebrating 33 years of Ma & Pa Kettle Days

Jerome Tomczak, a lifelong resident of rural Kettle River, has been chosen as the grand marshal of the Ma & Pa Kettle Days parade. The parade will be in Kettle River on Saturday, August 12, at 11...

 

Grans named Ma and Pa Kettle

Janice and John Gran are following in his parents' footsteps as Ma and Pa Kettle in the Ma & Pa Kettle Days parade on Saturday. "My parents, Harriet and Walter Gran, were Ma and Pa Kettle in...

 

Crazy Corn Day

Noah, 9, chows down on a cob of corn at Crazy Corn Day at Marketplace Foods on Saturday. The annual event is held in support of the Junior Ambassador Scholarship Fund....

 

Board approves facility updates

At a special Willow River school board meeting July 27, the board considered and approved all proposals listed in the agenda regarding facility updates. The proposals passed included structural...

 

School-owned building goes to high bidder

Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar gave an update on the construction of the new school on Monday, July 31, in a telephone interview. For the athletic fields, the track will be...

 

Schools plan open house events

With the start of the 2017-18 school year right around the corner, the schools are busy planning open house events. They are as follows. - Barnum Public Schools' open house will be held Wednesday, August 30. The elementary open house is set for 4-6...

 

All smiles in Willow River

Willow River Area Days is a hit over the weekend.The 2017 royalty is, front: Little Miss Willow River Lilli Engleson, princes Olivia Motz, Ayla Wheeler, Bristol Dobosenski and Sophia Petty. Back:...

 

Barnum school updates under way

The Barnum school board dealt with a light agenda on Tuesday, July 18, before closing the meeting near the end for the superintendent evaluation. Superintendent Dave Bottem reported a TV studio will b...

 

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...

 

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