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 By Staff reports    News    July 21, 2016 

Moose Lake man facing child solicitation charges

A Moose Lake man is in Pine County Jail facing two felony charges after sending sexual solicitations to his stepdaughter's 14-year-old friend via text messages and in person. According to the Pine...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 21, 2016 

Community pulls together

All-day rains on Monday, July 11, following rains the week before, added up to 10 inches or more that fell over the region, resulting in high water in the rivers and lakes that flooded shorelines and...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 14, 2016

FIGHTING FLOODWATERS

Though Tuesday afternoon provided clear skies and welcome sunshine, it did not stop the threat of rising rivers and lakes. Storms throughout the regions Sunday and Monday filled water sources to...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    July 14, 2016

Bruno teen drowns in Kettle River

A drowning occurred in the Kettle River at Banning State Park, west of Askov, on Wednesday, July 6. The victim, 15-year-old Dustin Compton of Bruno, was swimming with friends when the accident...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 14, 2016

Moose Lake Agate Days this weekend

Gary Pitoscia and Roger Biebl of the Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club are gearing up for another big show this weekend at the Moose Lake Community School gym and outside in the elementary parking...

 
 News    July 7, 2016

Two arrested for Cromwell robbery

On Sunday evening, July 3, at approximately 9 p.m., the Carlton County Sheriff's Office received a report of a robbery involving a handgun near the Cromwell Pavilion in the city of Cromwell. The...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 7, 2016

Carlton County rehires HHS Director Dave Lee

In an unexpected move, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at their meeting June 27 rehired Dave Lee to his old position as director of the Carlton County Health and Human Services. Lee had been hired and worked for one month as the Public...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    June 30, 2016

Man injured in motorcycle crash

On June 17 at 10:47 a.m., Carlton County 911 received a call of a motorcycle accident at the intersection of County Road 10 and Sand Lake Road in Moose Lake Township. Matthew David Carlson, 24, of Sturgeon Lake was traveling southbound on County...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    June 30, 2016

Vehicle stolen from Silver Township

On Sunday, June 26, the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle stolen from Carlson Road in Silver Township (west of Moose Lake). The vehicle was taken from the owner’s driveway during the night. It is a 2003...

 
 By Press reports    News    June 23, 2016

Man charged in Barnum kidnapping

According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. the sheriff's office received a report of a burglary/kidnapping in the city of Barnum. Upon responding, deputies learned a...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    June 23, 2016

Former cult leader in Pine County Jail

The former leader of an alleged cult that was once based just west of Finlayson finally appeared in a Pine County courtroom on Monday morning, after spending the past year in a Brazilian jail. Victor...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    June 23, 2016

Strong storms slam area Sunday

Area electric companies were busy restoring power earlier this week when a storm cell hit Sunday evening packing 70 mph winds, according to the warnings from the National Weather Service. The winds...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 23, 2016

Hands-on training

Flames soar as firefighters from the Moose Lake, Kettle River and Carlton fire departments practice hosing down a propane tank fire at a training on Wednesday, June 15, at the Moose Lake Emergency...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 16, 2016

City official faces criminal sexual contact charges

Former legislative candidate and city planner/community development director for the city of Pine City, Nathan Lawrence Johnson, 38, was arrested on two felony counts of criminal sexual contact and tw...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 9, 2016

Gov. Dayton signs Omnibus bill

Sunday night a tight knit group of activists in rural Minnesota broke out sparkling grape juice and chocolate cake in a victory celebration. Rick and Rose Rayburn, Scott and Ellen Killerud, Robert...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 9, 2016

City administrator hired

The Moose Lake City Council met Thursday, June 2, and had a short discussion regarding their choice of Tim Peterson, currently employed by the city of Proctor, as the new Moose Lake city...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 2, 2016

Carlton County bond refinancing to save money

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners authorized refinancing of two bonds used to build the Carlton County Health and Human Services building in Cloquet at their meeting on May 23. “The time is right to do this,” commented Paul Gassert,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 2, 2016

Funding Pine County roads discussed

A special committee of the whole meeting of the Pine County Board of Commissioners was held at Pokegama Town Hall on Tuesday, May 24, to kick off the annual roads tour. Discussion was held regarding local county road projects and funding options incl...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 26, 2016

Bill terminates MA estate claims

Though it was after 11 p.m., Pine County resident Rick Rayburn was well pleased with Monday night's telephone call from Sen. Tony Lourey (D). "He called when they were still voting!" said Rayburn....

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    May 26, 2016

City in negotiations with administrator prospect

The Moose Lake City Council interviewed three candidates for the city administrator position May 11. They are currently in negotiations with one of the prospects, though the name has not been...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 19, 2016

Lt. Governor hears local concerns

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith stopped in Kettle River on Friday, May 13, on her way to the Governor's Fishing Opener in McGregor. Smith listened to people from Kettle River, Moose Lake and...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    May 19, 2016

ATVs to be allowed on county roads

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) users will soon be able to drive their vehicles on Pine County roads. On Tuesday, during the regular monthly meeting in Pine City, the board of commissioners unanimously approved the new ordinance. The only thing left for...

 
 By Moose Lake Police Department    News    May 12, 2016

MLPD on lookout for burglary suspect

On Saturday morning at 0230 hours a Moose Lake officer on patrol noticed a lock tampered with at the Moose Lake Florist. He investigated and found entry had been made into the flower shop as well as...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 12, 2016

Environmental concerns focus of hearings

About a dozen environmental activists and tribal band members turned out at the Black Bear Convention Center for the May 5 evening "Public Information and Environmental Document Scoping Meeting" scheduled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 5, 2016

School construction on schedule

The new school construction is on schedule and just slightly over budget, it was reported to the Moose Lake School Board at a working meeting on Monday, May 2. Mike Gassert of Boldt Construction, the...

 

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