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Issue in Willow school's water bill

At the June 19 Willow River school board meeting, the board discussed options for spending the remaining construction Long Term Facilities Maintenance (LTFM) and Health and Safety funds. Superintendent Bill Peel noted there is currently $267,800 in L...

 

A great way to start your day

About 1,000 adults and children started their Saturday, June 23 the right way: with a great breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes, a chance to visit old and new friends and neighbors in the...

 

Peterson accepts Grand Marshal

Larry Peterson has accepted the nomination as grand marshal of the Fourth of July parade in Moose Lake. Peterson has been a member and has volunteered in community organizations for 35 to 40 years,...

 

Community garden proposed

Vicki Radzak of the Age to Age program proposed setting up a community garden near the bus garage to the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, June 25. “We are looking at the next grant period starting...

 

Barnum Trap members head to national competition

Two members of the trap shooting club approached the Barnum School Board to ask about attending the National competition in Mason, Michigan, in July, at the meeting of the board on Tuesday, June 19....

 

Kerrick bar joins ranks of 'good ole 23'

Although selling real estate is Tom and Jamie Jensen's passion, owning a bar "is in the blood". They have gotten the North Pine Saloon in Kerrick up and running in just a couple months. Tom said...

 

Celebrating 100 years of the American Legion

Nearly a century ago, at the end of World War I, an organization was created that would focus on service to veterans. The American Legion was first conceived of in Paris during November of 1918,...

 

Happy retirement to 3 of ML's finest

As the year has come to an end at Moose Lake Community School, we are sad to see three of our finest elementary teachers retiring. Trish Rodysill, Ann Haugen and Heidi Anderson have almost 100 years...

 

Safety audit of school proves to be positive

Theft of a large amount of copper wire, gas stolen from a school bus, and a stolen driver’s license were some of the thefts that Moose Lake Police Chief reported at a meeting of the Carlton County...

 

A tribute to vision - the past, future

Area residents are invited to attend a special program to dedicate the new 1918 Fire Memorial Pavilion at the Automba community park on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. Automba, located in western...

 

Graduation celebration

Barnum High School Commencement exercises were held on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. The high school band, under the direction of Jeff Gilbertson, played the processional and recessional for the 2018 graduates. The high...

 

A 'better place now but it is still there'

After spending hours working in the yard at his Moose Lake home, Tim Caroline of Moose Lake came into the house on Thursday, May 31, and checked his email. One of the emails told the news that a...

 

Scholarships awarded to Willow River students

Willow River High School Commencement for the Class of 2018 was held on Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm in the Tom Stine Gymnasium. The Willow River Choir and Band performed under the direction of Mr. Dylan Fuglestad. Junior escorts were Madeleine Olson...

 

Blacklock accepts George Morrison Award

Craig Blacklock was presented with the 2018 George Morrison Award at a ceremony at WDSE-TV in Duluth on Wednesday, May 23, by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council for his latest book, "St. Croix and...

 

Willow River approves revised co-op agreement

At the May 15 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved the revised Moose Lake Willow River Rebels Sports Cooperative agreement. Board member David Prachar explained they have added corrections, made additions and subtractions, added...

 

Spring Fever Days Grand Marshals chosen

The Barnum Area Community Club is excited to announce 2018 Grand Marshal's of Spring Fever Days are Wayne and Rose Suronen. Wayne and Rose have been married over 17 years. Three children and 13...

 

Dollars for Scholars awards $31,050 to Moose Lake High School graduating seniors

On Tuesday, May 22, in the new Moose Lake Community School Auditorium, Moose Lake Dollars for Scholars awarded $31,050 in education scholarships to Moose Lake High School seniors who are planning to...

 

Rosie the Riveter receives her diploma

Rose Marie Jirovec was born in 1925, the daughter of Czechoslovakian parents, the youngest of seven. She grew up on a farm west of Willow River, walking two miles through the woods to attend class at...

 

Updated co-op agreement approved

The Moose Lake School Board approved the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels Cooperative Agreement at the monthly meeting on Monday, May 21. The agreement has been in the discussion and revision stages for...

 

Rhonda Skelton receives national rural health award

Rhonda Kay Skelton, RN, has been posthumously awarded the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Skelton served as the...

 

'Loving every mile'

Bikers should strap on their helmets and volunteers can roll up their sleeves: The Red Ribbon Ride is rolling into town. Beginning and ending at Camp Heartland Center in Willow River, and going into...

 

On the artistic side

The East Central Art Invitational was held Friday, May 4, at East Central School. Students from Willow River, Moose Lake, Mora, Hinckley-Finlayson, and East Central entered artwork for judging. That...

 

Honoring the legacy of the St. Croix

The 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, co-sponsored by Senators Walter Mondale of Minnesota and Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, coincides with the release of the new book, "St. Croix...

 

Volleyball practices will stay in Moose Lake

The Willow River School Board passed a motion to continue junior high volleyball practice in Moose Lake. Their decision was announced at the meeting of the Moose Lake-Willow River liaison committee...

 

Local athlete receives Courage Award

Danny Lilya, a junior at Moose Lake High School, was presented with the Minnesota Honors Courage Award at U. S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, April 29. According to information in a letter that Lilya...

 

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