County Auditor/Treasurer becomes an appointive position

With little public input the Carlton County Commissioners unanimously voted to change the Office of Auditor/Treasurer from elected to appointed. Clarence Badger of rural Cloquet was the only one to address the County Board during the hearing and...

Changes continue at County Extension Service

Longtime head of the Minnesota Extension Service in Carlton County, Troy Salzer, has left and is now employed in St. Louis County, handling Extension Services education for farmers and guiding 4-H activities. At present he has no by-products...

Carlton County talks Tobacco 21 ordinance with Moose Lake

Meghann Levitt of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services met with the Moose Lake city council to give information about the new ordinance, Tobacco 21, that is being written to raise the age...

Barnum approves project for County garage hook up

The Barnum City Council agreed to allow Carlton County to hook water and sewer lines from the county garage, located a mile south of Barnum, to the city’s sewer and water system at the meeting of...

Bolin Named Warden at MCF-Willow River/Moose Lake

On August 15, an installation ceremony was held for William Bolin, the new Warden of Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)-Willow River/Moose Lake. Bolin said that he plans to meet with the offenders...

Moose Lake denies rezoning request

Eight residents near a triangle of property containing three lots were opposed to a new development on that property at a hearing during the Moose Lake Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, Aug....

Living History Walk at Riverside Cemetery

It is said that there is a lot of history buried in the cemetery. Hear some of that history on Saturday, August 24, at 1 p.m. as six actors portraying notables from Moose Lake’s past stand next to...

New car chargers activated and ready

The new car chargers were activated Aug. 14, said Superintendent Harlan Schmeling to the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission at its meeting Aug. 13. The monthly meeting was held a week earlier than...

The "Buddy Effect"

When I first started working at the Star Gazette, I told my coworkers about my dog Buddy and was quickly encouraged to bring him into the office. I never imagined he'd end up becoming the office...

Doggie DNA

I am a fraud. When you see me bent over with a plastic baggie in hand, don’t mistake me for a responsible pet owner who picks up after his dog. As a matter-of-fact, I long ago perfected the art of...

Ask a Trooper

Question: I’m writing to you to ask a question regarding whether or not you might know where the signal that I can only assume is the method to tell current “smarter” cars what the speed limit is on the road or highway they are currently...

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