Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

County sends request for disaster relief

Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a formal request to the State of Minnesota for losses suffered in the September 30, 2019 flood waters; $165,950 of impact is claimed by the County and five townships. Preliminary estimates are that 75%...

More utility tax cases end in refunds

Three more rulings were made in tax court cases in the continuing saga of utility companies seeking refunds for overpaying taxes. A number of energy and utility providers filed petitions contesting...

Kids and thin ice – a dangerous holiday combo

As excited as they are about the holiday season, many kids are equally curious when it comes to the ice. Talking with children about ice safety now will help them stay safe during this festive time. “We want families to get out on the ice and...

Nurses speak up on hospital deal

The nurses of Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake made themselves heard at the most recent meeting of the hospital board on November 25. During the time for public comment, nurses from various departments...

The Nutcracker comes alive

Moose Lake freshman Amanina Sheetz will perform the leading student role of Clara in the Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" on December 13 and 15 at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment...

Parents voice concerns on school not meeting goals

A group of concerned parents and citizens came to voice their concerns over goals in the World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) plan not being met at the recent school board meeting on November 26. Under...

Blue Santa Cops for Kids Toy Drive

The Moose Lake Police Department is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive with a toy drive aimed to help local families this holiday season. Last year the police department had "shop with a cop" but...

ML/WR Lady Rebels tackle Jaguars

The ML/WR Lady Rebels defeated the Hinkley-Finlayson Jaguars in their first game of the 2019-2020 season, 75-59. Rebels' Natalie Mikrot only needed 26 points to join the ML/WR Rebels 1000 point club...

How our perspective on snow changes

Snowbound. Invalid. Those are two words that came to mind this morning as I looked out the window from bed at the dollops of snow covering the branches of the red pines. It was a beautiful scene, but...

Preparing teens for getting behind the wheel

Question: I have a 15 year old son and we just signed him up for driver’s training and I was told that a State Trooper provides a presentation for the parents and new drivers. Can you explain what this presentation consists of and is this...

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