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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 27, 2017 

Major roadwork to begin soon

Moose Lake's long-awaited major road construction project will take place this construction season. The project calls for a new road surface from the city to the north and south freeway entrances,...

 

After 5 hour search, missing child found

On April 14, the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing child near the 1700 block of South Finn Road in Lakeview Township. The caller reported a missing 6-year-old child that was last seen around 2:30 p.m. near a wood line...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 20, 2017

Shield616 provides protective gear to officers

It was an active shooter call at a Planned Parenthood clinic that brought attention to the need for all law enforcement officers to have armor gear to protect them from rifle rounds. One officer was...

 

Eden Prairie man drowns in Bob Lake

On April 6 at approximately 6:19 p.m. authorities from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that a 67-year-old male from Eden Prairie hadn’t been in contact with his family for a period of time. The male, identified as...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 6, 2017

Game camera photos lead to burglary charges

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing three felony charges for second degree burglary and a third degree felony burglary charge for a theft reported last October on Dobosenski Road. According to the charging...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 6, 2017

Dog rescued from icy waters

Moose Lake firefighters rescued a dog from the icy waters of Island Lake on Saturday, April 1. "We received a call on Saturday afternoon and responded to the scene," said Fire Chief Jim Michalski....

 
 By Press reports    News    April 6, 2017

Bear's Den burglarized

The Pine County Sheriff's Office posted the following note and accompanying photos on its Facebook page Tuesdsay: On March 25, the Bear's Den in Bruno was burglarized. Extensive damage was sustained...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 30, 2017

Hope Lutheran Church burglarized

Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake was burglarized on Monday, March 27, at approximately 7:30 a.m. According to Bryce Bogenholm, the Moose Lake Police Chief, a caretaker came to the church and saw...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 30, 2017

State revenue, utility providers go to mediation

Carlton County Commissioner Gary Peterson and county assessor Kyle Holmes attended an Enbridge presentation in Floodwood March 3 concerning Enbridge’s litigation with the Minnesota Department of Revenue over the level of property taxes paid by the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 23, 2017

Moose Lake man arrested again

A Moose Lake man with four open felony cases against him, and out on bail, has been charged with five new counts. Nathan Jay Schwarz, 35, was charged in Pine County court last week on five new felony counts for an incident at Grand Casino Hinckley....

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 16, 2017

Loun sentenced to 40 years

"A beautiful little boy who loved to tease and play ... and had a big smile on his face." "Just pure joy to be with ... you lit up my life." "A little conductor in the sky, wailing on his horn for...

 

I-35 wrong-way driver arrested

On Saturday, March 11, just before 3 a.m., Carlton County dispatch received numerous calls in regard to a wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in Carlton County. The callers first reported the vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane of I-35...

 

School construction progresses

Construction on the new Moose Lake Community School building on County Road 10 continues. The above photo was taken via drone Sunday, March 5. The projected completion date remains on schedule for...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    March 9, 2017

Countywide zoning raises concerns

A public hearing was held Tuesday, February 21, on the adoption of the Pine County Comprehensive plan which is meant to be a roadmap for the county until 2030. Concerns over the county’s recommendation to implement countywide zoning in the areas...

 

Sewer pond repair options discussed

At the February 6 Willow River City Council meeting, Mark Lundgren, environmental engineer at MSA Professional Services, briefly discussed options for repairing the sewer ponds that were damaged during last summer’s flooding. He explained that MSA...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 2, 2017

Local man faces burglary charge

A 35-year-old Moose Lake man has been charged with third degree burglary, felony theft and felony motor vehicle theft in Pine County. On February 10, the Minnesota State Patrol pursued Nathan Jay Schwarz and another occupant of a vehicle while they...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 23, 2017

Public input sought on roadwork

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners set March 7, 6-7 p.m., at the transportation building (1630 County Road 61, Carlton) for a hearing to receive public input for new additions to a dedicated list of county road reconstruction projects. These...

 

Canister transfer station possible

At the February 6 Willow River City Council meeting, Caleb Anderson, Pine County land and resource manager, discussed a potential one-year waste disposal pilot project with the council to help...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    February 16, 2017

Welcome Chaos, PCSO's new K9

A new pup named Chaos has been purchased by the Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO). Chaos is a year old Belgian Malinois, a special breed imported from a company called Jinopo in the Czech Republic...

 

Funds short for athletic fields

At the working meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, February 13, board members were disappointed to learn bids came in higher than anticipated for finishing the new athletic fields....

 

Debate continues: Appoint or elect auditor/treasurer?

Pine County is currently seeking special legislation which would allow the county board to select the county auditor/treasurer instead of keeping the position elected. The bill, SF 592, authored by state Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, and HF 655 by s...

 

Four sent to prison for Sturgeon Lake home invasion

Gabriel Lee Rocha of St. Paul was sent to prison for 75 months for leading a December 28, 2015, home invasion in Sturgeon Lake. Rocha has four prior felony convictions and is also serving prison time...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 2, 2017

Cult leader, sex offender appealing sentence

Less than three months after agreeing to a plea deal to serve 30 years in prison, former cult leader and convicted sex offender Victor Arden Barnard is now appealing his sentence to the Court of Appeals. On Tuesday, January 24, Barnard’s court-appo...

 

Child killed in crash

On Friday, January 20, just before 7:30 a.m., Carlton County dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries on County Road 3 in Twin Lakes Township, just east of the railroad tracks. Angela Loven, 42, from Esko, lost control of...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 26, 2017

Coalition: 'Let us off the merry-go-round'

One would think if a bill is passed by state legislators and signed into law by the governor, a sense of completion would occur. Not so for the grass roots coalition lobbying for change regarding the...

 

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