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 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 — 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...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 3, 2016

Blue Cross counters with better deal

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with county employee health insurance costs. After their last meeting in which they decided to pursue health care coverage from HealthPartners at a first year savings of $340,000 in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 27, 2016

Oak Lake RVs to open Moose Lake location

A new business is coming to Moose Lake. The owners of Oak Lake RVs has bought the former auto auction building and grounds across from Shopko on County Road 10 and will be moving to the site in...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    October 27, 2016

Small Cities grant money available

“Grant monies are still available for single dwelling, multiple dwelling and businesses through the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership for Moose Lake properties,” stated Ed Zimny, Small Cities...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 20, 2016

County saves big on health insurance

A total of $340,000 a year will be saved from Carlton County employee health insurance premiums in action taken by the Carlton County commissioners at their October 11 meeting. HealthPartners was chosen tentatively, subject to union approval, as the...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 20, 2016

Massive propane tank travels through Moose

It was such an impressive sight it gathered bystanders, stopped traffic and caused conversations to begin among strangers. Early Tuesday afternoon, October 11, a massive propane tank, nearly one...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 13, 2016

Round-about proposed at intersection

Roberta Dwyer, project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), attended the Safe Routes to School meeting October 6, to discuss the intersection of Highway 73 and County Road...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 13, 2016

Barnard agrees to 30-year plea deal

Less than four months after appearing in Pine County Court on 58 counts of criminal sexual conduct, the former leader of an alleged cult in Pine County shocked most court observers by pleading guilty to two of the counts, which means he is facing 30...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 6, 2016

Local men jailed

A Rutledge man has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, a felony. On September 27, according to the complaint, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received a report from a bear hunter who employed Scottie...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 6, 2016

'Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour' stops in Moose

Staff members from U.S. Sen. Al Franken's office visited Moose Lake on Wednesday, September 28, for a listening session to learn about infrastructure needs of small communities in the area. "This is o...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 29, 2016

Forum addresses drug abuse

Approximately 150 concerned community members came to the Moose Lake Community Forum about heroin and opioid abuse at Moose Lake Community School on Tuesday, September 20. The speakers spoke of the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    September 22, 2016

Charges filed after men overdose on heroin

Two men were found unconscious near a business district in Hinckley last Friday due to heroin overdose. On Friday, September 16, Pine County deputies were dispatched to the Taco Bell in Hinckley due to reports of a male running around the parking...

 
 By Press reports    News    September 22, 2016

Moose Lake native in helicopter crash

Three crew members injured when a North Memorial Health Care ambulance helicopter crashed about 2:07 a.m. Saturday, September 17, north of the Alexandria Municpal Airport near the edge of Lake Winona have been identified. Among the crew members is...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 15, 2016

Carlton County jail eighth oldest in state

"Carlton County has the eighth oldest Class III (medium security) jail facility of the 84 jails in Minnesota, and is the oldest holding more than 35 inmates," Carlton County Sheriff's Office...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    September 15, 2016

A look inside new school

The Moose Lake School Board toured the new Moose Lake Community School building, which is under construction, during the working meeting of the board on Monday, September 12. Construction is expected...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    September 8, 2016

Man jailed following kidnapping incident

On August 29, a 26-year-old female and a 10-year-old female reported they had been picked up and threatened by Anthony John Machones, date of birth February 16, 1987. The 26-year-old female victim...

 

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