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 By Shawn Jansen    News    February 11, 2016 

Heated meeting draws crowd

Residents packed the Windemere Town Hall for a contentious meeting of its board of supervisors Thursday, February 4. During the public input portion of the meeting, Delores Gockowski asked if the township would conduct an external audit. Chair Heidi...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 11, 2016 

Locals: Beware of 'MNsure trap'

This is the ongoing story of three couples finding themselves in what they term the "MNsure Trap." What they have in common is feeling bamboozled into state-paid premiums upon enrollment in a MNsure...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 11, 2016 

Building takes shape

Construction crews install wall panels of the new Moose Lake Community School building on County Road 10 last week. Shown are interior walls. Samples of the exterior walls are on display at the site...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 4, 2016

Victims report burglary in progress

On January 27, at approximately 4:50 a.m., the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an intruder being in a Wrenshall home. The victims could hear someone moving inside their residence and the sounds of what they described as...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 4, 2016

FDLTCC, Sappi partner on $350,000 job skills grant

A $350,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant was signed by Dr. Larry Anderson of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and Mike Shultz, the managing director of Sappi Fine Paper in...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 28, 2016

Winter proves hazardous

Snowfall and slick roads Monday, January 25, lead to numerous accidents throughout the day. This car slid off the roadway on Soo Hill (Highway 73-27) in Moose Lake and was stopped by the corner of...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 28, 2016

Man sentenced for murder

A Pine County man convicted of murder in October was officially sentenced in court on Friday. Robert Sam Raisch Jr. was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of James Shepardson. The sentence was the statutory maximum. County Attorney Reese...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    January 21, 2016

Heart attack likely cause of accident

On January 13 at about 10:30 a.m. a Pine County deputy was travelling north on Highway 23 between Askov and Bruno. The deputy observed a pickup travelling south on Highway 23 drifting into the northbound lane and then eventually off the road into...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 14, 2016

Scammers hit Moose Lake

A Moose Lake woman reported she had been the victim a scam at the meeting of the Carlton County TRIAD group on Wednesday, January 6. “I got a call at 8:30 in the morning from my grandson,” she...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 7, 2016

Four arrested for Sturgeon Lake armed burglary

Four people are facing several felony counts each following a burglary incident in Sturgeon Lake last week in which guns were drawn on the homeowners. The incident happened in the early morning hours...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 31, 2015

Burglary arrests made

A man is facing 19 charges in Pine County Court following his arrest on Sunday after a home burglary, in which a minor girl was in the home. On Tuesday, Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson charged...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 24, 2015

Traffic stop leads to arrests

Thomas Clifford Needham, 36, Moose Lake, and Kordell Joseph Defoe, 19, Cloquet, were arrested on December 11 at approximately 7 p.m. after a traffic stop at the 2500 block of Big Lake Road on the Fond...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    December 17, 2015

Fire claims Carlton business

A smoky haze hangs over the city of Carlton last Wednesday, December 9, as Arrowhead Cycle & ATV burns. Chestnut Avenue was blocked off during the blaze, with numerous departments...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 17, 2015

Willow River man facing drug charges

A Willow River man could face more than three years in prison following his conviction this last week on third degree possession of drugs-methamphetamine. Rodney Allen Opperud, 41, will be sentenced for the crime in March 2016. In November 2014,...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 17, 2015

Dairy Queen remodel nearing completion

Construction crews are busily changing the interior of the Moose Lake Dairy Queen restaurant, now that the exterior has been completed. "The work is being done by Cousins Construction," said owner...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 10, 2015

Townships question safety of biosolids

At the Carlton County Association of Township Officers (CCATO) meeting in late October several local township officers had strong questions and comments for Craig Lincoln, a Western Lake Superior Sanitation District (WLSSD) spokesman, after his...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    December 10, 2015

End possible for Pine, Kanabec partnership

Pine County commissioners will soon make a decision about the future of the Kanabec-Pine Health Board. At last week’s regular board meeting in Sandstone, Board Chair Stephen Hallan of Pine City reported to the board that “we have had some...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    December 3, 2015

Missing woman found deceased

On November 17 at approximately 2:40 p.m., a Pine County deputy, on patrol in Bremen Township, located a body in a drainage ditch along Maple Road. Investigators responded and recovered the body of an adult female. The body was transported to the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 3, 2015

Woman sentenced for shooting boyfriend

A Sturgeon Lake woman who originally was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four other serious counts after she allegedly shot a man during a domestic dispute on August 19, 2014, was sentenced last week. Karen Lynn Eaton, 38, of 23285...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    November 26, 2015

Willow River man dies in crash

On November 19 at 7:45 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 61 north of Swanson Road near Rutledge. The caller reported a pickup went off the road, hit some trees and the driver of the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 26, 2015

Community rallies behind Brune family

Life was normal for the Brune family. Six-year-old Austin and his sisters, Aurora, 4, and Anora, 3, were normal kids who liked to watch cartoons and play games on a handheld device. Life changed...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    November 19, 2015

Wanted Michigan man arrested in Carlton County

On Monday, November 16, Carlton County deputies learned from the Minnesota State Patrol that at approximately 7:10 a.m., one of their troopers encountered a vehicle speeding northbound on Interstate 35 south of the Mahtowa exit. The trooper...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 19, 2015

School building buyer explains business

Chad Ward, representing Restoration Services of Minnesota, Inc. (RSI), met with the Moose Lake School Board and the Moose Lake City Council in a meeting at the school on Tuesday, November 10....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 12, 2015

Sex trafficking a local, real problem

“Young girls and young boys are being lured into sex trafficking,” said Sue Hilliard of the Lake County Sex Trafficking Task Force to the Carlton County TRIAD and the Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Gr...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 12, 2015

Drunk driver sentenced for crash that killed teen

The Sandstone man who drove drunk and killed East Central senior Colton Nelson early this year was back in court on Friday to hear victim impact statements and the final sentencing against him. The judge sentenced Charlie Theodore Hendricks, 34, to 5...

 

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