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 By Staff reports    News    January 19, 2017 

Barnard assaulted in prison, hospitalized

A Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson, Sarah Fitzgerald, confirmed that Victor Arden Barnard, 55, former cult leader from Finlayson, was victim of an assault by another inmate in the state correctional facility in Rush City, where...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    January 19, 2017 

Pine rolls out comprehensive plan

Water quality, agriculture and Internet access are among the concerns to be addressed by county policy over the next 15 years. These issues and more came up as the Pine County Board of Commissioners...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 19, 2017 

Moose Lake mayor, councilors sworn in

Ted Shaw was sworn in as mayor to serve another two-year term, and Kris Huso and Greg Sarvela were sworn in as councilors at the reorganizational meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday,...

 
 By Traci Lebrun    News    January 12, 2017

Murderer gets max sentence

Traci LeBrun Pine County Prosecuting Attorney, Reese Frederickson, and defense attorneys for Jonathan Michael Loun reached a plea agreement on Thursday, January 5. Loun, 32, of Hinckley, plead guilty...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 12, 2017

School construction on schedule

Construction of the new school in Moose Lake is on schedule, and the building will be completed in the spring, construction managers from Boldt Construction reported. "In the spring, the finishing...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 5, 2017

Court: MSOP is constitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit overturned the district court's finding that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is unconstitutional. In June 2015, District Court Judge Donovan Frank ruled the MSOP is in need of major...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 5, 2017

Grass roots coalition wins 13-month battle

Thousands of Minnesotans have cause to celebrate a freedom recently won on their behalf by a grass roots coalition who believed they could fight the government and win. On December 20, 2016, the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 29, 2016

Man arrested in fatal shooting

Wayne Joseph Bosto, 33, of Cloquet appeared in court in Carlton County on Tuesday, December 27. He was charged with second degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bail was set at $1...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 29, 2016

Church burglar jailed

A 42-year-old Moose Lake man is in jail following the December 18 burglary of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloverdale. According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) complaint, the morning of...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    December 29, 2016

Major flood restoration project complete

A major erosion control project has been completed this November in Sturgeon Lake. The project was a result of the 2012 floods of the Moose Horn and Kettle Rivers and the devastation caused to...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 22, 2016

Enbridge continues permitting process

Enbridge Pipeline has applied for a Certificate of Need and a route permit from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to construct a replacement pipeline in a new corridor for the old Line 3 pipeline that runs through Carlton County from...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 22, 2016

Moose Lake levy to increase 6 percent

The Moose Lake City Council approved a levy increase of 6 percent β€” $531,865 β€” at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, December 14. That amounts to a $60 tax increase per year on a...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 22, 2016

School board reviews athletic field bids

The Moose Lake School Board reviewed bids for finishing the athletic fields at the working board meeting on Monday, December 19. No decision was made to accept or reject the bids during the later...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 15, 2016

Should outdoor sports be moved to Moose Lake?

At the December 6 meeting of the Moose Lake/Willow River sports liaison, Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar spoke about moving all outdoor sports to Moose Lake when the new...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    December 15, 2016

Two Pine County positions cut

In September, the Pine County Board stated the preliminary budget was out of balance by approximately $1.6 million and they would need to make adjustments to department budgets to ensure the budget is near the approximate $1 million levy amount. At...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 8, 2016

Feds, state duke it out over estate claims

Is your personal estate safe from a state lien upon your demise? The answer may be more complicated than you think. Thousands of Minnesota residents between 55 and 65 were unwittingly routed to the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 8, 2016

County to remain with Blue Cross

Finally, it’s final β€” for a year. After at least two months of study on insurance options, Carlton County Coordinator Dennis Genereau announced at the meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on November 28 that Blue Cross Blue Shield...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    December 8, 2016

Mills recount efforts suspended

Republican candidate for the U.S. Representative District 8 seat, Stewart Mills, has suspended his recount effort against democratic incumbent Rick Nolan. On Tuesday, November 29, Mills filed for a recount request with Secretary of State Steve Simon...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    December 1, 2016

Mills calls for recount

Stewart Mills, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative District 8 seat, is calling for a vote recount against Democratic incumbent Rick Nolan. Mills' top reason for requesting a recount is the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 1, 2016

Safe Routes group plans for future

The final plan recommendation for safe walking and biking routes to the new Moose Lake school building was presented to the Safe Routes to School group at the November 21 meeting. It was the last...

 
 By Press reports    News    November 24, 2016

Winter arrives in full force

A winter storm, the first of the season, slammed the region Friday. With rain turned ice and near whiteout conditions reported at times, numerous vehicle accidents occured. Though plows were out in full-force, the Minnesota Department of...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 17, 2016

Welfare fraud linked to drug epidemic

Welfare fraud is the other side of the drug problem, said Osten Berg of Moose Lake at the meeting of TRIAD and Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Group on Wednesday, November 2, at the Fond du Lac Tribal Cent...

 
 By Byron Kuster    News    November 17, 2016

Lift stations to be replaced

The Moose Lake Windemere Sanitary Sewer District (MLWSSD) is replacing its main lift station located at the intersection of Highway 61 and Coffee Lake Road. The project started November 2 and should...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 10, 2016

County decides on HealthPartners

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners are expected to pick HealthPartners for county employee health coverage at a major cost savings with little change in benefits. Final approval cannot be accepted until the seven unions involved vote in favor...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    November 3, 2016

Barnard's victims' lives changed forever

Victor Arden Barnard, 55, will likely live the rest of his life in prison following his sentencing on Friday, in which he was sentenced to 30 years. A little over two weeks ago, Barnard shocked most...

 

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