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School board considers design for athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board heard three presentations from companies that could assist the school district with the proposed referendum, planning and design of the remainder of the athletic complex....

 

Special election for addt'l funds

The Moose Lake School Board decided, at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 17, to bring the concept of spending up to $3 million to complete the athletic field complex to the school district voters. T...

 

WR board OKs maintenance projects

At the July 17 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved several additional long term facilities maintenance bonding projects. At last month’s meeting, the board had approved two large projects: carpet installation for $25,000 and...

 

Old school sold, new projects ahead

Moose Lake Community School has some exciting news to announce. The sale of the old school has officially been completed! While this is exciting, it is bittersweet as many generations of families...

 

More fields needed to meet summer program needs

The Moose Lake School Board met with members of the organization that operates the summer baseball and softball programs to discuss the need for fields, at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday,...

 

School board discusses athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board discussed the athletic complex near the new school on Thursday, June 28, during a working meeting. City Administrator Tim Peterson met with the board to discuss two...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Barnum seeks applicants for principal position for fall 2018

The Barnum School Board agreed by a motion to advertise for applications for an elementary principal at the monthly board meeting on Tuesday, April 17. The former elementary principal, Tom Cawcutt,...

 

Parents favor renewing Wright's contract

Two parents spoke in favor of keeping Dustin Wright as a basketball coach at Moose Lake's school board meeting on Monday, April 16. It was announced at the liaison meeting by Moose Lake Athletic...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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