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Verizon drops proposed cell tower in ML

A plan from Verizon to bring a cellular phone tower or small cell towers to Moose Lake has been dropped, reported Rick Adams, an independent telecommunications consultant for Verizon, to the Moose...

Barnum's old fire hall to be taken down

Barnum Fire Chief Corey Hurst reported that the new fire truck is scheduled to arrive the first week of December, at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The city council...

Carlton County Board sells Shaw Building for $1

After months of discussion over funding for the Carlton County Historical Society and a permanent home for the organization’s archives and programming, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners decided to sell the Shaw Building to the Society for...

Spring completion for sewer pond repair

Willow River’s secondary sewer pond repair, damaged from the 2016 flood, is nearly finished, minus the seeding and sodding, which will take place in the spring. Councilor Vickie Whitehouse described a recent delay and the potential completion at...

Three days. 8,000 cookies. A family tradition.

Sheets, plates and pans of cookies were everywhere in the log home of Paula Engstrom on the shore of Sand Lake Saturday, Nov. 17, as two families gathered for their annual three-day cookie baking...

Rebels open with a win

The Lady Rebels hockey team would host the Storm of North Shore on November 13 in their home opener. The Rebels began this season with a new coach, Chris Gamst, assisted by Amber Ketchmark, Josh...

Growing up a Boomer

Born in February of 1947. As a matter of fact, I was among the first batch of ‘Baby Boomers’. I grew up on the water in an old ramshackle house that was as close to the Missouri River that the...

I remember Harold

This was the second time in my life that I had the police call me about a friend close to me,this time being Harold Haapoja, dying unexpectedly, and they were seeking relatives to contact. I was stunned for a bit. I told the caller to give me a...

There's plenty to pass around

My heart needs a healthy dose of thankfulness. When I look into my interior world, it matches that of the exterior — cold, dreary and overall pretty bleak. I could use a defibrillator to jumpstart...

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