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No annexation without due remonstration

A letter to the township residents from the Moose Lake Township Board resulted in people packing the Moose Lake City Council chambers for a public hearing during the Moose Lake City Council meeting...

 

Moose Lake considers new franchise fee

The Moose Lake City Council is considering adopting a franchise fee on gas mains in the city, it was reported at the council's meeting on Wednesday, April 11. In a memorandum, City Administrator Tim...

 

Barnum student advances to state for History Day competition

Anna Wikstrom probably knows more about the Civil Rights Movement than many twice her age. Her research into it is leading her to compete at state level for what is called History Day. It all started...

 

Out of decay, sculpting beauty

It started with a walk on Wisconsin Point between husband and wife. Down the shoreline, Jennifer Szczyrbak spied out a chunk of driftwood perfect for her garden back home in Moose Lake. Her husband...

 

Barnum talks security

Last week, we addressed lockdown protocol and safety in the Moose Lake and Willow River schools. This week, we will take a look at Barnum’s. Superintendent Dave Bottem emphasized the fact that every situation is different — when a lockdown...

 

Football practices will be held at old school's baseball field

Both the boys and girls basketball varsity and junior varsity teams did well this season, Head Coaches Dustin Wright and Wes Cummins reported to the Moose Lake-Willow River Liaison committee at the...

 

Barnum elementary principal resigns

Editor’s Note: This statement was published by the Barnum Public Schools on Facebook on Friday, April 6. The Barnum Elementary Principal Tom Cawcutt was placed on a paid leave in January while allegations against him were investigated. As many of...

 

Old friends, new location

The new Thrifty White pharmacy at 60 Arrowhead Lane is spacious, with a large selection of over-the-counter items on display right inside the door. In a walk-through of the new building, manager...

 

Local districts talk security

Editor's note: Last weekend, Willow River School District sent a message to parents informing them of a possible threat against the school. Investigation determined these threats were unsubstantiated. Later that week, Moose Lake School went into lock...

 

Willow River revises 2018 budget

At the March 20 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved a revised 2018 budget and a $200,000 budget reduction for 2019. Superintendent/Elementary Principal Bill Peel explained the district will need to reduce spending for 2019 due...

 

March campaign against hunger

Moose Mart, the name of the store for the Moose Lake Food Shelf, is being remodeled. More space has allowed Moose Mart to grow. Soon patrons will be able to choose the items that they need, said...

 

Enrollment numbers affect Barnum's 2018-19 school budget

Resolutions were passed for the termination and nonrenewal of contracts for two probationary teachers, Kelly Copenhaver and Stephanie Bandelin, at the Barnum School Board meeting on Tuesday, March...

 

Barnum students earn recognition at BPA conference

Twelve students from Barnum participated in the annual Minnesota Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, March 8-10. During the school year, approximately...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    March 29, 2018

Scientists recognized

Barnum Science Fair Results First place winners Grade 4: Kaitlyn Rudloff Grade 5: Lily Newman Grade 6: Cayden Grimm Second place winners Grade 4: Lucy Franek Grade 5: Warren Halverson Grade 6: Levi...

 

Bumps in the road

Concerns about the track were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, March 19. A plan for softball fields and other facilities at the athletic complex were also...

 

'We won't remain silent'

Paul has 17 names written on a piece of paper in his pocket. He may not know them personally, but he’s standing in the frigid March sun with no coat as a tribute to them, he says. Robin is with...

 

Science rules

Barnum hosted their annual Science Fair on Friday, March 16....

 

New neighbors on the block

Northwoods Credit Union of Cloquet is opening a new branch in Moose Lake on March 19. This is the first branch to be located outside of Cloquet. "Northwoods Credit Union has been in business since...

 

A newer face in a familiar place

Travis Magdzas is glad to be back in the area he knows since he joined the Moose Lake Police Department as a full-time officer in mid-February. "It's always been a dream of mine to work in the area wh...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    March 15, 2018

Community Club gives back

Barnum Community Club donated $500 to each of the following programs in February and March: Barnum Elementary Robotics, Barnum High School Robotics, Barnum Impact JO Volleyball Team, Barnum Post...

 

"Life is good again"

A dance at the Carlton County Fair in August 2016 brought two special people together and resulted in the marriage of Rainbow Trout, 85, and Shining Star, 91, also known as Keith Trout and Teresa...

 

Amping up entrance security in Willow River

At the February 20 Willow River school board meeting, the board updated Policy 903, which covers visitors to school district buildings and sites. One of the main changes dealt with keeping better track of visitors for safety reasons. According to...

 

Barnum cuts $200,000 from school budget

The Barnum School Board agreed to cut $200,000 from next school year’s budget, at the monthly meeting of the board on Tuesday, Feb. 21. That cut had been recommended by the Finance Committee....

 

Offer for purchase of old school accepted

The Moose Lake School Board accepted an offer from Phoenix Companies to purchase the old school at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 20. Superintendent Robert Indihar told the board...

 

'Silent Hunters'

The Extension Community Connect class "Silent Hunters" is presented by the Audubon Center of the North Woods February 22 at the Carlton County Transportation Building. Live owls were brought in for...

 

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