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 News    August 14, 2014 

Home lost to fire

The Moose Lake Fire Department responds to a fully engulfed structure fire, the Labathe residence, the afternoon of August 6 on Sturgeon Island Road in Windemere Township. With assistance from the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 14, 2014 

Voters: No to school project

Barnum School District residents voted not to pass the nearly $16.3 million school bond referendum in Tuesday’s election with a vote of 709 no and 343 yes votes. Results are unofficial until...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 14, 2014 

No tips policy causes concern

Local business owner Dave Lund held a public meeting at his restaurant, the Lazy Moose Grille, on Friday, August 8, to take comments from interested parties and to disseminate information regarding a...

 
 By Carlton County Extension    News    August 7, 2014

Butkiewicz' named Farm Family of Year

Each year the University of Minnesota and county Extension offices work together to recognize farm families across the state for their contribution to agriculture and their communities. This year the...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 7, 2014

Celebrating 30 years of Ma & Pa Kettle Days

It has been 30 years since community leaders came up with the idea of Ma and Pa Kettle Days, and the annual celebration continues this weekend, Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9, in Kettle...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Bear's Den in Bruno burns

The Bear's Den bar in Bruno suffers a total loss on the morning of Monday, July 28. Fire departments from Bruno, Askov, Willow River and Kerrick were called to the scene. The fire is currently under...

 
 By Mercy Hospital    News    July 31, 2014

Hospital addresses budget deficit

In response to a significant budget deficit, Mercy Hospital’s Board of Directors is considering reinstating a hospital levy in 2015 as an additional measure to the expense reductions already being implemented to address the shortfall. Mercy is...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    July 31, 2014

Two-vehicle crash causes injuries

On Sunday, July 27 at noon, Carlton County 911 received a call of a serious crash involving two vehicles on County Road 61 just south of the city of Moose Lake. An 87-year-old female, Phoebe Benson of Barnum, was traveling south on County Road 61 in...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly ordinance draws concern

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners is considering a new assembly ordinance to put in the teeth of enforcement for gatherings larger than 300 people in unincorporated, rural areas. Paul Gassert, county auditor and treasurer, is the point man...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 24, 2014

Settlement reached in sheriff's dept. lawsuit

A $29,000 settlement, plus legal fees, which Pine County Attorney John Carlson stated could reach over $100,000, was reached in a lawsuit regarding former Pine County Sheriff’s Department employee Anne Rasmusson and four Pine County employees. In...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 24, 2014

Local man facing felony charges

Lyn Franklin Jacobson, 30, Willow River, was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree, terroristic threats and endangerment of a child after an incident on July 13. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, a Moose...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 17, 2014

Man robs bank, locks keys in getaway car

Moshood Kayode Olad Alad Itabiyi, age 22, of Brooklyn Center was formally charged with aggravated robbery in the first degree and burglary in the third degree. Itabiyi is being held at Carlton County...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 17, 2014

45th annual Agate Days this weekend

Back in 1969, a truck load of dirt seeded with agates was dumped on Elm Avenue downtown, and a Gem and Mineral Show was set up in a tent between the bank and Lake Theater. That was 45 years ago. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 17, 2014

Preliminary concepts for new school presented

Two architects from ARI presented concept drawings of two versions of a new school to the Moose Lake School Board at an Ad Hoc Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 8. One concept was of a pre-K through...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    July 10, 2014

BARNUM BANK ROBBED

On July 10, 2014 at approximately 3:35 pm, the Northview Bank in Barnum, Minnesota reported that a black male walked into the bank, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from a teller. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office responded, along with...

 
 By Press reports    News    July 10, 2014

Man arrested for driving into deputy

A Brook Park man is facing two felony charges for an incident on July 4 in which he drove into a Pine County deputy while he was driving. Justin Roy Steiner, 31, of Brook Park, was charged with use of deadly force against a peace officer, fleeing a...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 3, 2014

Law enforcement continues search for bank robbery suspect

On June 25, at approximately 12:06 p.m., the Northview Bank, located at 8132 County Road 61, Willow River, was robbed. Pine County Chief Deputy Rick Giese said the sheriff's office was notified when...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    July 3, 2014

SWAT team attends Z.E.R.T. training

Some residents of Pine County are questioning Sheriff Robin Cole for taking part in a non-government training exercise in southern Minnesota last weekend. A total of four members of the Pine County SWAT team were in Morristown last weekend with...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 3, 2014

MLPD arrests woman for DWI, finds vehicle stolen

Tessa Marie Olson, 20, was arrested in Moose Lake for receiving stolen property, test refusal in the third degree, driving while impaired in the fourth degree and underage drinking and driving. A complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    June 26, 2014

BANK ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

On June 25, at approximately 12:06 p.m., the Northview Bank located at 8132 County Road 61, Willow River, was robbed. The robber is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot, 7 inches in...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 26, 2014

Seven injured in I-35 rollover

Seven people were injured in an accident on Interstate 35 in Pine County on Monday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Chantell Ladd, 40, of Rochester, was driving a 1997 Chevy Blazer when she went off the road in the northbound lane at...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 26, 2014

Moose Lake building comes down

Ted Philman, owner of Ted's Glass Service in Moose Lake wasn't the only person watching the building directly south of Market Place Foods' parking lot being demolished June 21. There were a number of...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 26, 2014

'Remembering Our Hometown Traditions'

To celebrate the city of Moose Lake’s 125th anniversary, “Remembering Our Hometown Traditions” is the theme of the 2014 Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. With numerous events scheduled...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 19, 2014

County board considers stronger assembly ordinance

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners is considering strengthening the assembly ordinance for gatherings of more than 300 people. This puts teeth in an ordinance that has been on the books for decades but never enforced. A $500 fee will be...

 
 By Linda Schaumburg    News    June 19, 2014

Future of post office uncertain

The U. S. Postal Service has scheduled a public meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Sturgeon Lake City Hall to discuss the future of the city post office. The announcement came at the end of the Sturgeon Lake City Council meeting...

 

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