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 By Press reports    News    June 23, 2016 

Man charged in Barnum kidnapping

According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. the sheriff's office received a report of a burglary/kidnapping in the city of Barnum. Upon responding, deputies learned a...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    June 23, 2016 

Former cult leader in Pine County Jail

The former leader of an alleged cult that was once based just west of Finlayson finally appeared in a Pine County courtroom on Monday morning, after spending the past year in a Brazilian jail. Victor...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    June 23, 2016 

Strong storms slam area Sunday

Area electric companies were busy restoring power earlier this week when a storm cell hit Sunday evening packing 70 mph winds, according to the warnings from the National Weather Service. The winds...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 23, 2016 

Hands-on training

Flames soar as firefighters from the Moose Lake, Kettle River and Carlton fire departments practice hosing down a propane tank fire at a training on Wednesday, June 15, at the Moose Lake Emergency...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 16, 2016

City official faces criminal sexual contact charges

Former legislative candidate and city planner/community development director for the city of Pine City, Nathan Lawrence Johnson, 38, was arrested on two felony counts of criminal sexual contact and tw...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 9, 2016

Gov. Dayton signs Omnibus bill

Sunday night a tight knit group of activists in rural Minnesota broke out sparkling grape juice and chocolate cake in a victory celebration. Rick and Rose Rayburn, Scott and Ellen Killerud, Robert...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 9, 2016

City administrator hired

The Moose Lake City Council met Thursday, June 2, and had a short discussion regarding their choice of Tim Peterson, currently employed by the city of Proctor, as the new Moose Lake city...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 2, 2016

Carlton County bond refinancing to save money

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners authorized refinancing of two bonds used to build the Carlton County Health and Human Services building in Cloquet at their meeting on May 23. “The time is right to do this,” commented Paul Gassert,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 2, 2016

Funding Pine County roads discussed

A special committee of the whole meeting of the Pine County Board of Commissioners was held at Pokegama Town Hall on Tuesday, May 24, to kick off the annual roads tour. Discussion was held regarding local county road projects and funding options incl...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 26, 2016

Bill terminates MA estate claims

Though it was after 11 p.m., Pine County resident Rick Rayburn was well pleased with Monday night's telephone call from Sen. Tony Lourey (D). "He called when they were still voting!" said Rayburn....

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    May 26, 2016

City in negotiations with administrator prospect

The Moose Lake City Council interviewed three candidates for the city administrator position May 11. They are currently in negotiations with one of the prospects, though the name has not been...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 19, 2016

Lt. Governor hears local concerns

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith stopped in Kettle River on Friday, May 13, on her way to the Governor's Fishing Opener in McGregor. Smith listened to people from Kettle River, Moose Lake and...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    May 19, 2016

ATVs to be allowed on county roads

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) users will soon be able to drive their vehicles on Pine County roads. On Tuesday, during the regular monthly meeting in Pine City, the board of commissioners unanimously approved the new ordinance. The only thing left for...

 
 By Moose Lake Police Department    News    May 12, 2016

MLPD on lookout for burglary suspect

On Saturday morning at 0230 hours a Moose Lake officer on patrol noticed a lock tampered with at the Moose Lake Florist. He investigated and found entry had been made into the flower shop as well as...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 12, 2016

Environmental concerns focus of hearings

About a dozen environmental activists and tribal band members turned out at the Black Bear Convention Center for the May 5 evening "Public Information and Environmental Document Scoping Meeting" scheduled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 5, 2016

School construction on schedule

The new school construction is on schedule and just slightly over budget, it was reported to the Moose Lake School Board at a working meeting on Monday, May 2. Mike Gassert of Boldt Construction, the...

 
 By The Mercy Foundation    News    May 5, 2016

$1 million goal reached

The Mercy Foundation recently surpassed its $1 million goal in its Well Within Reach multi-year hospital building campaign. This milestone caps the foundation's major fundraising campaign two years...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 21, 2016

Limited profit in recycling business

Recycling has changed in Carlton County. The change was noted by county residents in March when it was learned Riverside Recycling in Cloquet was closed permanently. Riverside Recycling is a private...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 14, 2016

Man faces charge of soliciting child

A Sandstone man is facing a felony charge of soliciting a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct following an undercover operation in Hinckley. Darrel David Klar, 52, was charged in March with the offense. According to...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 14, 2016

Breakdown slows school construction

The breakdown of the big crane's motor has delayed the installation of exterior wall panels for the elementary wing of the new school, Brian Durand of Boldt Construction told the Moose Lake School...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 7, 2016

Support for disarming MA estate liens grows

Late last year, Rick and Rose Rayburn, Scott and Sue Killerud and Robert and Julie Gelle, all of Pine County, unearthed a gruesome fact for many Minnesotans between ages 55-65. Over 80,000 people in...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 7, 2016

Young Austin's wish granted

Thanks to Make-A-Wish Minnesota, Moose Lake first-grader Austin Thompson, 7, and his family will soon head to Disney World. Austin was surprised with the news Tuesday, March 29, in his first grade...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 7, 2016

Medications or food? Many face tough choices

Cutting medications in half to make them last longer, making a choice between medications and food - those are some of the problems facing people on expensive medications, said several people at the d...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 31, 2016

School board meets Jake, the robot

The Moose Lake School Board met Jake, the robot, and the students from the robotics club that had entered the recent FIRST Robotics competition, at the monthly board meeting on Monday, March 21. "We n...

 
 By Brent William Henry    News    March 31, 2016

Rebels Pep Club busy promoting school spirit

The Willow River School Rebels Pep Club opened up the Tuesday, March 15, Willow River school board meeting with a presentation listing all the activities they have completed over the last few months....

 

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