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 By Staff reports    News    December 18, 2014 

MLPD makes drug arrests

According to a Moose Lake Police Department complaint, an officer for the department, in conjunction with deputies from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, pulled over a stretch limousine traveling northbound on Interstate 35 in Carlton County on...

 
 By Mercy Hospital    News    December 18, 2014 

Hospital addition to open

Mercy Hospital will celebrate the completion of the first phase of its $38 million building and renovation project with an open house for its new addition. Area community members are invited to tour...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 18, 2014 

Fire temporarily shuts down store

A bakery worker who came to work early Sunday morning, December 14, found a cooler burning at MarketPlace Foods in Moose Lake and called the fire department. “The call came in at 3:58 a.m.,” said...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 18, 2014 

County-wide sales tax approved

As expected, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a ½ percent sales tax increase for all sales taxes collected in Carlton County. It is thought that with notification to the State of Minnesota the sales tax increase will begin...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 11, 2014

County taxpayers save with cheap oil

Mike Tardy, Carlton County highway engineer, reported to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners that the October bid letting for County State Aid Highway 6 from Barnum west to Highway 73 just north of Kettle River was 46 percent below estimates...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    December 11, 2014

Pine County website discussed

Pine County is considering improving its website but what to add and at what cost are still to be determined. The county website was the focus of the county board last Tuesday at its meeting in Sandstone. County Administrator David Minke said there...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 4, 2014

Tax impact to be lower than estimated

Property taxes for the new school will be 20 percent lower than it had previously been estimated, the Moose Lake School Board learned at a special meeting on Monday, December 1. Greg Crowe, the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 4, 2014

Second oil pipeline in county possible

Confirming rumors over the last few months, Enbridge Energy has set another round of public open houses to explain the second proposed oil pipeline to be built through Carlton County along the Sandpiper route. This second pipeline will replace an...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 4, 2014

Man faces kidnapping charges, again

A former Hinckley man who was accused of three counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping two years ago is in trouble with the law again. In late November, Jesse Michael Ericson, 48, and now of Harris, was accused of kidnapping another woman. The 2012...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 27, 2014

ALCO files bankruptcy

With 198 stores in 23 states and after 113 years in business, ALCO has announced it will close all its stores, including the one in Moose Lake. Signs announcing the store's closing were placed in and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 27, 2014

Upgrades may impact taxpayers

Costs for the boiler replacement project and smaller projects at the Barnum schools will be higher than it was first thought, Superintendent Dave Bottem announced to the Barnum School Board on...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 20, 2014

Mercy Hospital joins Wilderness Health

Nine regional health care providers joined and formed Wilderness Health, it was announced at a press conference at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth on Monday, November 17. "This is not a merger," said...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    November 13, 2014

Accidental shot kills hunter

Carlton County dispatch received a call at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, November 9 that a male had accidentally shot himself in his deer stand in rural Carlton County and was deceased. Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. The...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 13, 2014

State to pay sex offender who was raped in MSOP

The State of Minnesota will pay $203,000 to a sex offender who was raped while confined at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake. According to the Star Tribune and the Duluth News...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    November 6, 2014

Moose Lake School District voters: YES!

The Moose Lake $34.7 million school bond referendum passed by a vote of 1,409 yes and 863 no. Results are unofficial until canvassed. The Moose Lake School Board set the referendum after the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    November 6, 2014

VOTE RESULTS

The general election was held Tuesday, November 4. The following local race results are considered unofficial until certified by the State Canvassing Board. Carlton County Attorney (one open seat) Thom Pertler: 7,121 Dennis Genereau: 4,912 Write-in:...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    October 30, 2014

County approves sheriff contract

The Pine County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the sheriff contract during its regular meeting, but not without debate. In the end, the three-year contract with the city of Sandstone was approved unanimously. Still to be decided are...

 
 By Carlton County Public Health and Human Services    News    October 30, 2014

Risk of Ebola low, yet county preps

Although the risk of the spread of Ebola to Minnesota continues to remain low, Carlton County Public Health and Human Services has taken measures to prepare for potential Ebola cases by updating the county’s isolation and quarantine plan. Partners...

 
 By Colette Stadin    News    October 23, 2014

District faces historic school vote

With four failed referendums in the last decade, the most recent in the spring of 2013, Moose Lake School District voters being asked to foot the bill for a new school building is a familiar question...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    October 23, 2014

MSOP residents seek office

Sex offenders who are confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake are organizing a campaign to elect fellow offenders to city and county offices, an article in the Sta...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    October 23, 2014

Human remains likely part of historic burial site

Rumors of Al Capone slayings and missing person identification may have been laid to rest over the weekend at the site in Pine City where two bodies have been recently unearthed. Hamline anthropology...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    October 23, 2014

Moose Lake McDonald's now open

Moose Lake city officials attended the soft opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, October 15. The restaurant officially opened October 16. City...

 
 By Staff reports    News    October 16, 2014

Human remains discovered

At about 10 a.m., Monday, October 13, during an excavation for a basement on property on the east side of Pokegama Lake, skeletal remains were found. The skeleton was unearthed about three feet under...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 9, 2014

Pipeline postponed, prep continues

Word has come that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will study the viability of some other proposed routes for the Enbridge pipeline from the Dakotas to the Superior, Wisconsin, terminal. One proposed route adds over 80 miles to the...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    October 2, 2014

Hunter attacked by wounded bear

On Saturday, September 27 just after 3:30 a.m. the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a man had been attacked by a black bear northeast of the village of Duxbury in northern Pine County. The attack occurred over a mile from th...

 

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