Downward trend in small game hunting participation

The most recent small game hunter survey from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources revealed the fewest number of hunters pursuing species like grouse, waterfowl and squirrels since the DNR began keeping track of these figures in 1969....

Pine County conducting survey on outdoor recreation

The University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in cooperation with the Pine County Planning Department, is creating an Outdoor Recreation Plan for Pine County, scheduled to be complete in December of 2019. The team has released a...

Carlton County declares State of Emergency

At an Emergency Meeting on October 1, the Carlton County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency after heavy rains in the previous two days flooded southern Carlton County with 6+ inches....

Barnum Schools look to improve school climate

With the school year up and running, the Barnum School Board and staff discussed attending various workshops and conferences that are coming up, at the board working meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The...

Island Lake culvert project finally completed

The Island Lake culvert project in Windemere Township was completed Friday, September 27, according to Township Supervisor Pete Steen in a phone call Sunday. It was reported at the board of...

Pumpkin Run and Walk set for October 19

It's time to lace up your running shoes and register for northern Minnesota's oldest Halloween-themed race! Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting the 14th annual Pumpkin Run &...

Rebels defeat 5-0 Mora Mustangs

Moose Lake Willow River's football team traveled to Mora Friday night, October 4. The game was tied five times including at the end of regulation. Quarterback Mason Olson was 20-for-31 for 276...

ML/WR/Barnum runners compete at Swain Invitational

On Saturday, October 5, the Rebels cross country runners ran in the 69th Annual Swain Invitational. Once again, the course was a sloppy mess-which is, apparently, the way this year. Swain runs...

Bombers sweep Mercs

The Barnum Bombers took to the road on the 1st of October to head to McGregor to take on the Mercs. The first set would see the Bombers and the Mercs pretty well matched as neither team would run out...

Cardinals swoop down on Rebels

The Rebels volleyball team traveled to Cromwell-Wright on October 1 to take on the undefeated Cardinals. In the first set, the Cardinals took an early lead, forcing the Rebels to take a timeout. The...

Bombers beat Cardinals in 5 sets

The Barnum Bombers hosted the Cardinals of Cromwell-Wright on the 3rd of October. It would end up to be a long night as the Bombers and Cardinals both played with a number of long volleys. The first...

Celebrating a 100 years: Straight-line Surveying

Little has changed in 100 years in the world of surveys, said Ben Anderson, owner of Straightline Surveying in a recent interview. The business is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. "I'm...

Celebrating a 100 years: Hamlin Hansen Kosloski Funeral Home

It was 1919 when Robert and Mabel Hamlin came to Moose Lake and started an undertaker service. The business exists today as Hamlin Hansen Kosloski Funeral Home. A 100-year Anniversary Celebration...

Fall cleanup time

The leaves are rapidly changing colors and falling just as fast. With that comes the sign of the season to start fall cleanup, the sometimes behemoth task of raking up piles of leaves, giving the...

Throw down the gauntlet

Everyone has at least one seemingly impossible challenge on their bucket list or “eventual goals” list. You know the one I’m talking about. The one you daydream about, that you’d certainly...

Ask a Trooper

Question: Now that Minnesota’s hands free law is in effect it seems there are numerous vehicles pulled over on the shoulder with the driver talking or texting on the phone. This seems unsafe. Is it legal? And if not, what is the recommended...

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