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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...

 

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...

 

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