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 By Ailene Croup    News    March 26, 2015 

Search for missing man continues

Kenneth Scott Kleppen, 22, has been missing since March 3 - three weeks. There was nothing unusual about Kleppen's routine the first few days of March. He and his sister shared an apartment in Sandsto...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 26, 2015 

Wappes sentenced for theft by swindle

Joanne Wappes, 63, of Cloquet was convicted of theft by swindle and sentenced on Friday, March 20 by Judge Robert Macaulay Jr. in Carlton County Court. Wappes had been an employee of Carlton County at the Carlton County Landfill and transfer station...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 26, 2015 

Drug court celebrates grand opening

Life began again for Chris on April 22, 2013, after he took advantage of the opportunity presented to him in drug court in Duluth. "That's the day that I consider my life started all over again," he t...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 19, 2015

Efforts continue to save Liberalis program

"This is a battle for our jobs," said Stasha Sickler, employee of Liberalis Womens Chemical Health Services based in Carlton, "and more importantly, this is a struggle to make sure a program that works for all those women we help is not sacrificed...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 19, 2015

Little Stores sold, will be renamed

TravelCenters of America is the new owner of Little Stores, purchased from the former Cloquet-based Best Oil Company. It is reported TravelCenters of America, based in Westlake, Ohio, will convert...

 
 By Press reports    News    March 19, 2015

Alcohol a factor in double fatal crash

The Minnesota State Patrol reports alcohol has been determined to be a factor in the March 5 late night crash on Highway 33 in Cloquet that claimed the lives of a nurse and police officer. According to the initial investigation, the vehicle driven...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 19, 2015

Drug arrests made

Christy Lee Brokerthayer, 35, Sturgeon Lake, and Clark Allan Broughton, 34, Willow River, were arrested at Brokerthayer’s residence on March 4 and each charged with three counts of possession of drugs in the fifth degree according to a Moose Lake P...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 12, 2015

MLPD makes drug arrests

Two people were arrested by Moose Lake police officers for possession of drugs in early March. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, on March 1, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Moose Lake police officer was contacted by a...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    March 12, 2015

Fire claims life

On March 7 at approximately midnight, the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a report of a structure fire on Hammond Road in Finlayson Township. Pine County deputies, as well as the Sandstone and Finlayson fire departments, responded to the...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 5, 2015

Wanted fugitive arrested in Brazil

The global search for one of America’s most wanted fugitives is over. On Friday, Victor Arden Barnard, 53, was arrested in Brazil. A 33-year-old woman, Maria Cristina Cajazeiras Liberato, a known Barnard follower who has lived in both Brazil and...

 
 By Press reports    News    March 5, 2015

Constitutionality of MSOP topic of trial

The trial about the constitutionality of retaining sex offenders at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake and St. Peter is in its fourth week at the federal courthouse in St. Paul, with U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank presiding. Th...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 26, 2015

Feed mill burns

An early morning fire on Thursday, February 19, took part of a long-time Finlayson business, Finlayson Ag & Hardware, but it remains open. The fire, reported around 3:19 a.m., destroyed the mill...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 26, 2015

Footprint for new Moose Lake school approved

Members of the Moose Lake School Board unanimously approved the latest footprint for the new school at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 17. "Now that's a 21st century school,"...

 
 By Ailene Croup    News    February 26, 2015

Band wants elk back

Michael Schrage, a wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band’s resource management division, requested verbal support from commissioners at Pine County’s regular board meeting last week. He asked them to support the Fond du Lac Band’s...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 19, 2015

Sandstone teen's life comes to tragic end

The local man suspected of driving intoxicated behind the wheel and killing another driver last week has been officially charged. Charles Theodore Hendricks, 34, of Sandstone, was charged on Friday wi...

 
 By Press reports    News    February 19, 2015

Cloquet woman dies in crash

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 24-year-old Cloquet woman is dead as the result of a February 10 crash in Carlton County. The woman, Autumn Martineau, was the passenger in a 1996 Toyota Camry traveling southbound on Highway 33. As the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 19, 2015

Anger, frustration at wolf control meeting

More than 50 farmers, loggers, rural residents, lawmakers and their representatives met in the basement hall at Gamper's, Moose Lake, to voice their frustration but also searching for answers to the fallout following the relisting of the gray wolf...

 
 By Pete Steen    News    February 19, 2015

Wall of Fame inductees announced

Moose Lake Community School's Wall of Fame will be inducting Janice Larson Razaq and the Triple Crown winners in the 2015 class. The induction ceremony will be held at approximately 7 p.m. in between...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    February 12, 2015

Following assault, assistance sought

Carlton County Sheriff's Office The Carlton County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public to identify a vehicle and the vehicle's owner relating to a sexual and physical assault that...

 
 News    February 12, 2015

Blaze destroys home

A home at 4326 Lee Road in Moose Lake Township is consumed by fire Sunday afternoon. The Moose Lake Police Department responded to the blaze about 4:30 p.m. with mutual aid from Kettle River and...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 12, 2015

Liberalis may close, future uncertain

"Liberalis is set to close," announced Dave Lee, director of Carlton County Health and Human Services, at the recent Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting. "The program continues to operate in the red and an aging building here in Carlton...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    February 5, 2015

Barnum man injured in crash

A 28-year-old Barnum man was in critical condition after the 2004 Hyundia Elantra sedan he was driving left the road at the 3200 block of County Road 104 in Carlton County and crashed into a tree. Carlton County Dispatch received the call at 1:10...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 5, 2015

County help to reduce Augustana's bonding costs

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners has called for a hearing on February 10 at 9 a.m. to give Carlton County residents the chance to comment on county bonding power being used to help Moose Lake's Augustana Mercy Care Center raise $6 million to...

 
 By Ailene Croup    News    February 5, 2015

Bankrupt Riverwood to receive $17,603 payment

The Pine County Board of Commissioners approved payment of $17,603.40 to the Riverwood Center bankruptcy trustee at last week’s regular meeting. Riverwood, which provided mental health counseling services for Pine and several other counties in the...

 
 News    January 29, 2015

Car crashes into motel

According to the Moose Lake Police Department, just after 2 p.m. on January 26, a 43-year-old male from Wisconsin was taken to Mercy Hospital after his vehicle accelerated out of the Holiday Gas...

 

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