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Mercy's first baby of 2018

Reagan Wendy Carlson, the first baby born at Mercy Hospital in 2018, is pictured with her parents, Breanna and Tony Carlson, and big brother, Sawyer, of Sandstone. Reagan was born at 9:37 p.m. on...

 

Sheriff Sergeant Kunz retires

Pine County Sheriff Sergeant Dan Kunz, center, was recognized by Sheriff Jeff Nelson, left, and Matt Ludwig, representing the county board on his retirement following 16 years of service to the...

 

Legion, Auxiliary need more members

Moose Lake Community School students Levi Skelton and Maddy Gamst were honored in a ceremony hosted by the Pederson-Maunula Post #379 of the American Legion on Monday, December 18, at the Moose Lake...

 

School welcomes commissioner

Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar spoke about the visit December 15 by Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius at the meeting of the school board on...

 

Principal placed on administrative leave

Tom Cawcutt, principal of Barnum Elementary School, was placed on paid administrative leave on Thursday, December 7, after a complaint was filed against him. The nature of the complaint was not...

 

Moose Lake levy raised 5%

The Moose Lake City Council passed a motion to raise the tax levy for 2018 by 5 percent, at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, December 13. City Administrator Tim Peterson reviewed the...

 

Local conservationists honored

Wendell and Elizabeth Lund of Blackhoof Township were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts held...

 

Library warns of scam

The Moose Lake Public Library sent out the following scam alert last week: Scam alert: There is a company operating under the name "Totes 2 Go" presenting an offer of free tote bags to libraries that is not what it seems. This company is using the...

 

Moose Tec sold to Genesis Tech

The Moose Lake Water and Light Commission sent out announcements to their Moose Tec customers that Moose Tec has been sold to Genesis Tech of Braham. The new owner will be taking over the business on...

 

School holds dedication ceremony

School officials, legislative representatives, county commissioners and representatives of Architectural Resources Inc. (ARI) and Boldt Construction, as well as staff and other contributors, and...

 

Locals help keep children warm this holiday season

"As my grandmother always said, idle hands are the devil's playground," quips Joyce Tabor as she helps fill two large boxes with custom knit sweaters and winter wear for children in Pine County. "I...

 

Moose Lodge demolished

Demolition began on the former Moose Lodge building on Folz Boulevard, Moose Lake, by Gobel Excavating on Tuesday, November 14. The city owns the property, said Moose Lake City Administrator Tim...

 

Historical Star-Gazette covers on display

Two special sections covers of the Moose Lake Star-Gazette were found when researchers were going through old issues of the newspaper to gather historical information. One of the covers is 110 years...

 

'The Year Without a Santa' to be performed

Barnum kicked off the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting in the city park on Sunday, November 26. Santa was on hand to hear Christmas wishes and those attending enjoyed hot dogs,...

 

Lilya's newfound fame

Danny Lilya, 16, a junior at Moose Lake High School, had a special honor recently. He was asked to speak at WE Day Minnesota on November 8 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul about his life and his...

 

Family serves in Papua New Guinea

Derek Johnson, a 1995 Barnum High School graduate, and his family's life journeys took them to Papua New Guinea last year, and there they have found their career home. The couple submitted a photo...

 

Feed mill to close

The Moose Lake Co-op Feed Mill will be closed at the end of the month. The news broke last week when a letter informed members and patrons that the nearly 100-year-old institution was going to be...

 

Local veteran recalls time of service

It has been 26 years since the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Though it was a short war, 700,000 American troops served in the Middle East to free Kuwait from the clutches of Iraq. American reserve troops...

 

'Operation Never Forgotten'

The marble head stone marker of Stanley A. Niezgocki, who is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake, will be replaced with a new marker in the spring. Mike Kosloski, owner of Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski...

 

Moose Lake road projects celebrated

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project supervisor Jim Sorenson; the Moose Lake City Council, Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm, Rep. Mike Sundin and a representative of...

 

Family works to bring Mackenzie home

Mackenzie Jarve of Kettle River and her boyfriend were returning from an event in Barnum on Monday, August 7, on County Road 6 when their vehicle slammed into the back of a stalled truck in their...

 

Lesson in fire safety

As part of Fire Prevention Week, a Moose Lake firefighter in full gear explains to Moose Lake elementary students last Wednesday that they don't have to be afraid if firefighters come to their house....

 

Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk

The ninth annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk draws 300 people to Carlton Saturday, October 14. Attendees walked a mile and a half loop through Carlton and returned to the high school to listen to...

 

Moose Lake Homecoming royalty crowned

Moose Lake Community School's Homecoming court is pictured following last week's coronation ceremony. Flanked by their court are King Ryan Barrett and Queen Josie Benzie. Pictured, from left: Keagan...

 

Willow River Homecoming royalty crowned

Willow River School's Homecoming court is pictured following last week's coronation ceremony. Queen Lindsay Peterson and King Thomas Gulso are flanked by their court. Pictured, from left: Laura...

 

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