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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...

 

National Novel Writing Month

It’s that time of year once again when I send out a group e-mail to my family that basically says, “If I don’t respond to your texts or messages, I’m not dead. I’m just writing. Please...

 

Rebels fall in playoffs against Cardinals

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels traveled to Cromwell to face the Cardinals for the second round of playoffs on October 23, and lost 1-3. MLWR 25 - 23 Cromwell MLWR 15 - 25 Cromwell MLWR 17 - 25...

 

Decorated to thrill

At this time of year, it's common to see houses and lawns decorated with carved pumpkins, gravestones, fake spider webs, and all manner of Halloween decorations. There are casual homeowners with one...

 

Marketplace breaks ground for addition

Marketplace Foods in Moose Lake began breaking ground for a new addition to the local grocery store. The store plans on adding about 8,000 square feet to the current building. According to Manager...

 

Making the climb

This past weekend I was both pit crew and runner during the Wild Duluth races. It always amazing me what people can do when they put their mind to it. That was evident once again as I watched runners...

 

Rebels win first round of playoffs against Lions

The Rebels hosted the Lakeview Christian Academy Lions on October 21 for the first round of volleyball playoffs. The Rebels started off the first set with a strong lead which they were able to...

 

Rebels face Bulldogs at home

On October 15 the Rebels hosted the Carlton Bulldogs, last year's section 7A champions, for their final match of the season before playoffs. Before the game started, a moment of silence was held for J...

 

First National Bank celebrates 100 years

Over the past year, First National Bank of Moose Lake has been celebrating its 100 year anniversary with contributions to the community. Staff helped put together new picnic tables for the city park,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Fated rivals: Rebels v. Bombers

The MLWR Rebels hosted the Barnum Bombers on September 24 for a Thursday night of long-standing rivalry volleyball play. The Bombers took the first point in the first set, but the Rebels were quick...

 

Bombers take Cook County in 5

The Barnum Bombers hosted the Cook County Vikings on September 26 for five sets of volleyball. The first set win was secured by the Bombers 25-18. However, the Vikings took the lead in the second set...

 

Questions of safety and discipline

It was anything but a normal meeting of the Willow River School Board on September 17. A number of parents attended and the board listened in a somber mood as two parents gave heart-wrenching,...

 

Rebels unable to catch Mustangs

On September 17, the Rebels hosted the Mora Mustangs for three sets of volleyball action. In the first set, the Mustangs took the early lead, but with a lot of hustling from the Rebels and a spike by...

 

Rebels take on South Ridge Panthers

On September 19, the Rebels hosted the South Ridge Panthers for three intense sets of volleyball. The Rebels started the first set displaying much more cohesive teamwork than their previous match agai...

 

Growing up in the wake of Columbine

When I was in second grade at a school in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I remember a young boy about my age being taken out of school in handcuffs. It was in the wake of the Columbine shooting in 1999....

 

The education results are in

The results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) and alternate assessment Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAs) for the 2018-2019 school year have been released to the public....

 

Potential for further housing development in Sturgeon Lake

The regular meeting of the Sturgeon Lake City Council on September 12 began with an interesting proposal brought forward by Tanner Kranz, a developer who recently purchased 13 acres of land in the...

 

Tigers pounce on Rebels

The Rebels hosted the Cherry Tigers on September 16, falling to the Tigers in shutout game 0-3. While it was apparent the Tigers had some communication issues on the court, the ferocity of their...

 

Lumberjacks chop Rebels' winning streak

The Rebels hosted the Cloquet Lumberjacks on September 10, for a game of three sets dominated by the Lumberjacks who won 0-3. The Lumberjacks started out the first set with a short serving streak ende...

 

Indomitable spirit

Okay, I’m talking about volleyball again; or rather, the things at a volleyball game that don’t necessarily go into the sports articles. If you’ve ever gone to a sporting event, you know that th...

 

Rebels defeat Vikings 3-2

The Rebels won 3-2 against the Cook County Vikings during their first home game of the season on September 5. During the first set, the Rebels took an early lead which they managed to keep for the...

 

A change in policy to combat abuse of the system

If you look to the left of my editorial, you’ll notice a new policy going into effect regarding paid endorsement letters. This decision was made in response to the increase of mass endorsement...

 

Moose Lake police chief on administrative leave

Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm is currently on paid administrative leave, as confirmed by City Administrator Tim Peterson in a phone interview. The city declined to comment on the reason for...

 

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