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

Cloquet City Hall transfer to County on track

“Our goal continues to be a building for County occupancy with little cost to the County taxpayer,” observed County Coordinator Dennis Genereau at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting on February 5. “Cloquet officials still say...

Government shutdown impacts contractors including Mercy Hospital

The government shutdown may affect Mercy Hospital, CEO Mike Delfs told the Board of Directors at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. This was Delfs’ last board meeting. He is taking a position in...

Memorial Blood Centers Issues Urgent Appeal for Donors of All Blood Types

Due to severe weather, the nation is facing a dangerously low supply of all blood types. This means: There is just a 1-day supply of many blood types. There are not enough donations scheduled to make up for the weather-related reduction in...

Traci LeBrun announces candidacy for vacated District 11B House seat

Traci LeBrun, of Pine City, announced her candidacy for Jason Rarick's vacated State Representative House seat. Rarick was elected as Senator for District 11, replacing the vacated senate seat by...

Fouth Annual Beekeeping Workshop at FDLTCC

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, is hosting a day-long workshop called "Beekeeping and More!" on Saturday, February 16,...

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows

There have been more than 25 crashes so far this winter involving vehicles and state snowplows. With winter far from over, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snow removal...

Fond du Lac TCC hosting author reading and music event

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting “Reclaiming the Narrative: An Evening of Story, Song, and The Arts,” featuring a book reading and signing by an award-winning author plus a rap music performance on Friday, February 15, 2019,...

Mahtowa mourns loss of its best and "wurst" advocate for the community

For more than 40 years, Tom Bislow's smiling face could be seen behind the counter at TJ's Country Corner store in Mahtowa, a tiny town of 100 people located between Barnum and Carlton on Old Highway...

Athletic complex for Moose Lake School takes next step forward

The Moose Lake School Board passed a motion to send the plans for completing the athletic complex to the Minnesota Department of Education for Review and Comment at a special meeting of the board on...

New updates and projects discussed for Barnum Schools

The offices and the board room would be changed, a family bathroom would be added, and the roof replaced on the 1989 addition to Barnum Elementary, Superintendent Dave Bottem said during the working...

Horton obtains advanced lactation certification

Allison Horton, RN, Mercy Hospital, recently passed the examination of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant...

Willow River fire department receives new equipment, city discusses needed repairs

Willow River Fire Chief Gerard Bennett reported to the Willow River City Council Monday during the regular meeting that they received six pagers paid for with the Lions Club and private donations received recently. Bennett stated the pagers cost...

Windemere Township implements new purchasing policy and discusses attendance issues

Windemere Township is making progress implementing changes recommended by its first audit, which was conducted last year. The board approved a purchasing policy and a fund balance policy at a special meeting called on December 18. The purchasing...

How to Duo with Pushing Chain

The Moose Lake Public Library would like to invite you to a fun, relaxing evening of music on Thursday, February 14th @ 6:00 p.m. Invite your sweetheart, your favorite person, your neighbor, and come...

Lady Bombers sail past Vikings

After a long bus ride to Grand Marais the Bombers of Barnum would take on the Vikings of Cook County on the 8th of February. Jordyn Marine and Mallory Agurkis would lead the Bombers in scoring in the...

Bomber boys take Vikings by storm

The Barnum Bombers would travel to Cook County in Grand Marais to take on the Vikings on the 8th of February. The Bombers Ryan Weller would start the scoring for the Bombers with a nice outside shot...

Venezuela

I recently acquired some information regarding the very complex situation currently going on in Venezuela. My theory is Trump will invade because of two reasons: #1. It will be a "distraction" which...

Will you be my Valentine? I heart you.

When I was initially preparing to write my editorial, I thought I might do something on the history of Valentine's Day considering the date this edition comes out. Upon further research, however,...

Judge's View

The recent Polar Vortex resulted in quite a few calls inquiring whether the courthouse was open for business. We were, and I am very thankful that heated seats were included in my last vehicle purchase. But the decision process for closing a...

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