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 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....

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 24, 2016

Rayburn, Killerud testify on Medical Assistance estate claim issue

Finlayson resident Rick Rayburn sat beside Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, in St. Paul March 14 testifying to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing. Rayburn told the committee how he and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 17, 2016

Construction on schedule

Construction of the new school is right on schedule, Mike Gassert of Boldt Construction, the construction managers, told the Moose Lake School Board at a working meeting on Monday, March 14. The...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    March 17, 2016

No external audit for Windemere

The Windemere Township board will not be requesting an external audit. The request was voted down, 15 for and 17 against, at the township’s annual meeting Tuesday, March 8. The township approved a 5 percent increase to the road and bridge fund, whi...

 
 By MnDOT    News    March 10, 2016

MnDOT to raise speed limit on Hwy. 210

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will raise the speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph on Highway 210 in Carlton and Aitkin counties sometime late next week. The speed limit will increase from the junction of Highway 169 to Interstate...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    March 10, 2016

Vehicles being ransacked in area

Willow River city councilors were alerted at Monday night’s regular meeting that vehicles are being ransacked in the Willow River area. Councilor Chris Ketchmark said his garage was also entered and gas was stolen. Councilor Sheldon Johnson said...

 
 By MnDOT    News    March 3, 2016

Moose Lake road work meeting set

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has scheduled a public meeting regarding a transportation improvement project in Moose Lake. The project includes resurfacing and accessibility improvements on Highways 27, 73 and 289 and new turn la...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 3, 2016

Collaborative accounting plan revealed

"We have met and have a plan," Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert reported at the February 22 adjourned session of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners. "The Restorative Justice and truancy programs will be supervised by the county...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 25, 2016

Unaware MA recipients appeal DHS estate claims

C.M. Swanson This is Part Three in a three article series regarding claims set by the state on personal assets of Medical Assistance (MA) recipients in the 55-65 age group who enrolled in the health c...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 25, 2016

Man wanted for brutal assault

One man is in custody and another remains at large after a very serious assault on January 16 in Cloquet. Craig Andre Askew, 24, was charged with first-degree assault in court in Carlton County on Tuesday, February 16. Patrick Charles Lussier, 28,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 18, 2016

Making sense of MNsure

C.M. Swanson Part Two of a three article series This is the continuing story of three married couples, all in or nearing retirement age, each pondering their next moves in their search for mandatory...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    February 11, 2016

Heated meeting draws crowd

Residents packed the Windemere Town Hall for a contentious meeting of its board of supervisors Thursday, February 4. During the public input portion of the meeting, Delores Gockowski asked if the township would conduct an external audit. Chair Heidi...

 

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