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After 39 years, T&M Athletics to close

After 39 "wonderful" years in sporting goods retail, Tom Brabec will close the doors of T&M Athletics in Willow River this spring. It will be like saying goodbye to a longtime friend. "This store was...

 

Bridal Gowns Through the Ages

Maddie Stewart models one of 17 bridal gowns shown at Bridal Gowns Through the Ages at the Soo Line Event Center on Sunday. This beaded dress with the long train was Sue Manisto's dream come true...

 

Wall of Fame induction held

Ronald Hillstrom and Kathy Fredricksen are inducted into the Moose Lake Community School Wall of Fame February 9. Hillstrom taught at Moose Lake School for over 30 years in the English department....

 

One Heartland: 25 years helping youth

Do you remember going to summer camp? It's a tradition full of fond memories for many. Thanks to One Heartland, for the last 25 years, camp has become an option for young people who would never have...

 

Willow River winter royalty

Willow River Area School Snow Week royalty was crowned Monday during a coronation ceremony held at the school. The court includes: Bella Meyer (2017 princess), Emma Fjosne, Ellie Newman, Abi...

 

Moose Lake winter royalty

Moose Lake Community School SnoDaze royalty was crowned Tuesday during a coronation ceremony held at the school. The court includes: Levi Schoenrock, Remington Stark, Kade Danelski, David Webb,...

 

Local one-act plays advance in competition

Willow River students took first place in the Subsection 7A One-Act Play contest held Saturday, January 27, at Moose Lake Community School. Students from Barnum took second place and the students...

 

Fredricksen, Hillstrom to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Moose Lake Community School will induct Kathy Fredricksen and Ronald Hillstrom into the Wall of Fame on February 9 at approximately 7 p.m. between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games...

 

Facilities Committee discusses athletic complex

The athletic complex at the new Moose Lake Community School, the old school and problems that still need to be resolved at the new school were all topics at the meeting of the Moose Lake School...

 

Barnum students state-bound

On Wednesday, January 17, 12 Barnum High School students headed to the regional Business Professionals of America (BPA) Conference in Grand Rapids. In this leading Career and Technical Student...

 

Willow's Snow Week candidates named

Willow River High School will celebrate Snow Week February 5-9. Pictured, royalty candidates are, from left: Abi Pedersen, Ellie Neumann, Emma Fjosne, Louie Kliniski, Olivia Loew, Brody Motz, Aaron...

 

Air quality top priority in arena improvements

A new electric Olympia ice resurfacer was delivered to Riverside Arena in Moose Lake on Tuesday, January 9. The new machine is the last of three upgrades to Riverside Arena in the past year to...

 

Federated to buy fertilizer plant

Federated Co-ops, Inc. is going to buy the fertilizer plant in Moose Lake, CEO Mike McMahon announced on Tuesday, January 2. “We got a lot of feedback from the community saying that we should have...

 

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...

 

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