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Barnum board considers discontinuing candidate forum due to poor attendance

The Barnum school students got off to a good first day, Principals Brian Kazmierczak and Judy Vitito reported to the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. “There were lots...

Recovery Month highlights need for community services

September is National Recovery Month and Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed September 2018 Recovery Month in Minnesota, highlighting the fact that people can and do recover from substance use disorders and mental illness. People were admitted to...

Home Fire campaign provides smoke alarms

The members of the Carlton County TRIAD spoke about the free smoke alarm program from the American Red Cross at the monthly meeting on Sept. 5 in Wright. “They install the free smoke alarms in your...

Willow River waits on water balance test

At the September 4 Willow River City Council meeting, Councilor Vicki Whitehouse gave an update on the ongoing sewer pond repairs. She stated they are in the middle of performing a water balance test on the secondary pond which was damaged by heavy...

Pine County enters preliminary budget talks

Pine County’s personnel costs seem to be driving the 2019 budget. The Pine County commissioners have been reviewing proposed budgets submitted by the various departments for 2019 over the past few weeks. Predictably, salary and insurance costs...

Cromwell looks forward to new restaurant

A new restaurant, Thom Finn's: The Eating House, is coming to Cromwell. Derek Nyberg and Brandon Eilers, residents of the town, launched their vision at Cromwell's Harvest Fest last weekend. The...

Barnum kicks off new mentoring program

New this year, Barnum High School started a mentoring program to help acclimate incoming seventh graders to the high school. Throughout the year, a group of trained 10th and 11th graders (the Bomb...

MLWRB cross country off and running

The Moose Lake-Willow River-Barnum (MLWRB) Cross Country team are off and running. They competed in their second official meet at the GNK Titan Invitational in Coleraine. It was a beautiful day for...

Rebels win football home opener

The MLWR football team notched their first win of the season beating class 3A Virginia Blue Devils 26-12 in front of a nice crowd of Rebel fans. The Rebels started the game on offense and marched the...

Bombers fall to Panthers

The Barnum Bombers volleyball team was on the road again September 4, making the drive to South Ridge to take on the Panthers. The Panthers started out the night with relative ease, jumping out to...

Enjoying some winter in summer and fall

It's that time of year when local farmers' markets are overflowing with every imaginable kind of vegetable. Like going to the grocery store when you're famished, shopping at the market can be an...

Movin' on

An old cliché I used in my traveling days in the 60s comes from a country western tune. I would say to Bart or Wiggy or one of my many other hitch-hiking buddies, “Like Hank Snow, I’m movin...

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