Funding available for specialty crops

Organizations that benefit Minnesota fruit, vegetable, and other specialty crop producers can apply for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grants through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) by 4...

Northland Foundation Board of Trustees seeking new members

Press Release The Northland Foundation has announced that its Board of Trustees seeks to elect new trustees at its June 2020 meeting. Interested individuals living in northeastern Minnesota within the boundaries of the Foundation’s service area...

Deputy Neel passes away after entering hospice

The family of Ben Neel said farewell on the evening of Jan. 8, soon after the longtime Pine County deputy and K9 officer went into hospice care. Neel, 37, had been in a coma since early December,...

Safety hazards peaked during Great Lakes high water

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around Great Lakes structures and to be aware of safety hazards resulting from high water levels. Many accidents and incidents near harbor structures...

Moose Lake approves city water project

The Moose Lake City Council approved to move ahead with a plan to construct two new wells and a new wellhouse for the city's water supply at their regular meeting on January 8. The project, presented...

Everybody in Moose Lake and beyond knows Mary Ellen Dewey

My plan in going to Moose Lake for a boys basketball game on Thursday night was pretty simple. The subject of the story that would result was Mary Ellen Dewey. I didn't know much about Mary Ellen...

Barnum School talks reductions

The Barnum school board convened for a doubleheader on January 7, holding the board’s reorganizational meeting first which was then followed by its working meeting. Superintendent Mike McNulty presented some numbers on possible non-personnel...

Ken Nystrom to be inducted into Moose Lake Wall of Fame

Moose Lake High School will be inducting 1991 graduate Ken Nystrom into the Wall of Fame on Friday January 24, 2020 at 7:00 at the school between the girls’ junior varsity and varsity games. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and visit...

First baby of new year arrives

Nicole and Seth Goodnature of Sturgeon Lake are the proud parents of the first baby born at Mercy Hospital in 2020. Their daughter, Ellie Mae, was born at 6:43 p.m. on January 4, 2020, weighing 5 lbs, 10.3 oz. Dr. Maggie Neudecker, Gateway Family...

Rebels now 10-3 defeat Aitkin and Silver Bay

The Aitkin Gobblers were host to the three Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball teams on Tuesday, January 7. The Gobblers were 5-4 coming into the contest. The Aitkin team was taller than the...

Bombers squeeze past Huskies

The Barnum Bombers traveled south on January 9 to Isle to take on the Huskies. The Bombers put together a well-balanced game as several of the Bombers went into double digit scoring. The Bombers...

Lady Rebels down Panthers and Golden Bears

The Moose Lake/Willow River girls basketball team took on Onamia and Eveleth Gilbert this past week, winning both games to increase their record to 6-5. The Lady Rebels went up against Onamia Panthers on Monday, January 6. Ella Rhoades started out...

Bombers fly past Jaguars

The Barnum Bombers hosted the Jaguars of Hinckley-Finlayson on Monday, January 13. The Bombers opened up the night with some fast paced defense against the Jaguars and found room to score both from...

Lady Rebels ground the Rockets

Lady Rebels Hockey hosted the Rockets of Rochester on January 10. The Rebels secured the win 6-2. The Rebels took control of the puck early as they put together 21 shots on goal. The Rockets only...

San Diego unplugged

The aptly named Wiktionary offers this quote from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” I am leaving my amateur status in...

Ice vs. salt

As I reach for the salt shaker, I can hear my mom’s voice warning me not to put too much on my food. She was a nutritionist and knew that we all get more than enough sodium in today’s...

Understanding restraining orders

When a person feels threatened or harassed, they have the option of seeking a court order to keep the other person away from them. While the public tends to call all of these documents “restraining orders,” there are several different types of...

Watch for the lights: vehicle accidents

Question: I was driving on I-35 on a winter night when I saw emergency lights flashing ahead. I moved over and slowed down but when I approached the accident scene I found I was in the lane of the accident. From a distance I could not decipher what...

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