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

Oberstar Trail talks still active

Discussion of possibilities of implementing the James Oberstar Trail, a bike trail that is only theory as of now and is the missing segment of a trail connecting the Twin Cities to Duluth, took place at the last Pine County committee of the whole...

Moose Lake school bond fails to pass

After the voting poll closed at 8 pm Tuesday, May 14, and the ballots were tallied, the final count was 610 voted no and 382 said yes to Question 1 of the Moose Lake school bond referendum. Three...

Tragic loss in plane crash

Dr. Thomas Stillwell, 65, Plymouth, died in a plane crash near the Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport on Wednesday, May 8, as he was about to return to the Crystal Airport that afternoon in a heavy...

Sturgeon Lake city clerk resigns

At a special meeting on May 6, City Clerk Carole Lahti of Sturgeon Lake officially resigned and the council accepted her letter of resignation. City Treasurer Kathy Lake was appointed Deputy City...

Man arrested after attempting to disarm deputy

Joseph Jamros, a resident of Windemere Township in Pine County, was arrested on May 9 when he assaulted officers and attempted to grab one of their firearms while they were performing a welfare...

Barnum coaching debate at meeting

A group of concerned parents, family members and a coach attended the Barnum School Board working meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to talk to the board about the procedure that is to be followed if there...

Windemere debates road maintenance report

Windemere Township Treasurer Ron Mossberg attempted twice to give a report he prepared comparing road maintenance in-house operations to contracting out road work, during the regular Windemere Township meeting on May 9, but was stopped by the board...

Willow River Area Days needs new leadership

The future of Willow River Area Days is uncertain. Willow River Mayor Brent Switzer said in an interview Wednesday, May 8, that the Willow River Commercial Club notified the city by letter back in September of its decision to step down from...

Barnum's Superintendent retiring

Barnum Superintendent Dave Bottem will be retiring at the end of June after a 36-year career in Barnum and six years of being the elementary principal in Hinckley. "I won't have to get up at 4 a.m....

Rebels baseball team defeats Pine City

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels baseball team (5-5) hosted the South Ridge Panthers (7-2) on Tuesday, May 7. In the first inning, Henry Ribich and Cooper Bexell scored on a walk and a hit. The Panthers lead off hitter, Alias Tuominen, got to...

Rebels girls split tough games

The Rebels softball team started the week with a loss against the 9 win 3 loss Southridge Panthers by a score of 5-2. Panther pitcher Malania Madill scattered 7 Rebel hits, 2 of them solo home runs to pick up the win, while Lilli Skelton gave up 3...

Minnesota Movie Stars

Some people are born actors. If the part called for a larger than life, arrogant loud-mouth to play the role of a wrestler turned politician, one need look no farther than Jimmy Janos, better known...

Watch your waste

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but the morning routine outside sure has changed from just a month ago. No more does it seem to be solemn, dark, and still past 6:30 am. Far from it, in...

The role of U.S. Attorney General

The role of the U.S. Attorney General has been a hot topic of conversation recently with Attorney General Barr’s testimony before a Senate committee. This debate highlights the unique role of attorneys in the public sector. In the public sector,...

Ask a Trooper

Question: What is the law regarding fastening bike carriers and other items to the back of a vehicle which block the ability to read the rear license plate? Answer: It is illegal if any part of the taillight or license plate is blocked by a bike,...

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