Remembering a veteran

Lois E. Johnson Veterans Day, or Armistice Day as it was originally called, began on November 11, 1918, when the fighting in The Great War, later to become World War I, ended. The Armistice was...

Moose Lake man killed in crash

A fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 just north of North Branch led to the closing of the freeway for several hours, along with a brief search for one of the drivers. Moose Lake resident Joeffre Kolosky died as a result of the crash....

Female offender programming to be explored for new jail

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pursue Minnesota Legislative approval for the ability to levy a ½% sales tax, contingent on local voter approval, to build a new Carlton County Jail. The Minnesota Legislature has...

Grant money available for prevention of wolf attacks

New money is available to Minnesota livestock producers to help prevent wolf attacks. A total of $60,000 will be awarded through the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants. Applications are due January 31, 2020, to the Minnesota Department of...

Old school remains in limbo

People in the community have expressed concern about the old Moose Lake school. There has been no activity at the school for some time. "We have a great plan for the property," said Craig Anderson...

Use of deadly force ruled justified

The use of deadly force by Sergeant Wornygora in the process of executing a warrant for the arrest of Shawn Olthoff was ruled necessary, justified and authorized by law. The incident was investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension...

Agate Encores brings world music to Moose Lake

Imagine yourself in the heart of Paris sipping coffee and listening to the strolling accordionist. Or how about in a club in Argentina dancing the Tango? Now see yourself sitting in our beautiful Moose Lake Community School auditorium and hearing...

A lively bit of music

Music has been a passion of Ted Eastman's all of his life, and now it is his saving grace. "I was 6 when my dad started giving me accordion lessons," he said in a recent interview. "I was 8 when I...

Rebels headed to state AA playoffs

The Rebels dominated the Mesabi East Giants in the Section 7AA finals at the Esko Sports Complex on Halloween winning 36-8. Quarterback Mason Olson passed for 156 yards and the team rushed for 251...

It's a pawesome time at Liberty K9

It was a dog lover's dream visiting Liberty K9, a dog training business in Barnum. When entering the home of Jenny Orn-a dog trainer and veteran-a group of four friendly dogs came to greet me at the...

Don't lead the leaves to water

The leaves have taken a toll with all the wind and rain lately. In turn, the crinkly debris is riddled all over and the decision to collect or ignore is beginning to be internally debated. Whatever...

Let's talk about trees

The gardening season is over. The perennials have been cut back, and the pots put away. In the vegetable gardens, potatoes have been dug, carrots pulled up, and squash vines added to the compost...

Ask a Trooper

Question: In light of the fact that most drivers exceed the posted speed limit, especially on interstate freeways, will I get a citation for obstructing traffic if I drive the speed limit?  This is especially a concern in and around the Twin...

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