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Cell tower goes up in Sturgeon Lake

At the regular city council meeting held on April 13, Mayor Todd Danelski stated he had received a number of questions from property owners concerning the construction of the new cell tower. Council...

 

Moose Lake School approves budget cuts

At a special meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Tuesday, April 9, a number of potential cuts were approved. The bus supervisor and English teacher positions, which had previously been up in...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    April 11, 2019

Construction season is nigh

On April 4, MnDOT Engineer Duane Hill announced the construction projects scheduled for the year in District 1, which encompasses the northeast region of Minnesota including, Pine, Carlton, and St....

 

The sound of music

Agate Encores closed out their 2018/2019 season with a memorable performance by the UMD Faculty Quintet on Thursday, April 4, in the Moose Lake School auditorium. During the intermission of the...

 

The Seam Sisters built a community piece by piece with love and joy

At Joe Jitters, four very upbeat and friendly women gathered over coffee to talk shop about their upcoming Seam Sisters Quilt Show. They represent the planning committee but there are over twenty...

 

Improvements coming to Willow River School, LifeSmarts team heading to nationals

Various plans for improvements and renovations were discussed at the Willow River School Board's regular meeting on March 19. Quotes for an addition onto the bus garage were approved, with Rob Sahlen...

 

Sturgeon Lake city council seeks to improve fire hall, city hall

The Sturgeon Lake city council discussed possible improvements for the fire hall and city hall during its regular meeting on March 14. Fire Chief Mike Mikrot said the fire hall has numerous issues...

 

Women's History Month and empowering women

The second I start talking about women empowerment, I know there is a selection of people that will immediately tune out or even turn away from this editorial with disgust. Some of you may think...

 

Local robotics teams head to Destination: Deep Space

Thunderous cheers and chants filled the DECC arena on Friday and Saturday last week for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Two regional tournaments were played simultaneously on either side of the arena...

 

Barnum elementary talent show hosts full crowd

The talent was in and the crowd was there in full support on Friday, March 7th, for Barnum's elementary talent show. Proceeds for the event will help fund the annual trip to Wolf Ridge for the six...

 

Be the person that makes a difference in someone's life

I recently had the opportunity to attend the robotics competition at the DECC featuring robots created exclusively by high school students. It was exciting and interesting, but more importantly, it...

 

Report on water system and items for sale at Willow River city council meeting

The Willow River City Council meeting opened with a comment from Councilor Vickie Whitehouse that the alarm at the lift station was currently going off. John Mikrot, water and sewer operator, quickly...

 

Willow River students show growth in winter benchmark testing

At the Willow River School Board meeting held on February 19, the results of the winter FastBridge testing reported modest to aggressive growth for both elementary and high school students of Willow...

 

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us

I haven't been having a very good day. I know that's not a very uplifting opening for an editorial, but it's true. Between the frequent winter storms, wrangling varying aspects of my life, attempting...

 

Heated debate erupts during Sturgeon Lake City Council meeting

During Sturgeon’s Lake regular city council meeting, Councilor Rick Lewis raised questions about the work being done by city worker Scott Helfman and appropriate pay for his efforts. The issue was r...

 

Bringing the family together one board game at a time

I consider myself to be a tech enthusiast. I play video games, love movies, build computers, and even worked as tech support for a time. And yet I feel a sense of disquiet when I see young children...

 

Will you be my Valentine? I heart you.

When I was initially preparing to write my editorial, I thought I might do something on the history of Valentine's Day considering the date this edition comes out. Upon further research, however, and...

 

A fallen warrior's legacy and those left behind

For eight and a half years I worked in a prosecutor's office. Every day I went through police reports, reading what local officers have to deal with on a daily basis. A friend of mine is a K-9...

 

Willow River wins second place at one act play sub-sections

Willow River placed second at the one act play sub-sections in Aitkin last Saturday with their original play "The Other Place." The cast gave a memorable and touching performance that secured them a...

 

And so it begins...

Big life changes don't come often. At least that's what I used to think based on my own experience. Sure, I had moved a number of times with my family, most of my sisters are now married and have...

 

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