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STATEWIDE SCHOOL CLOSINGS

With the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading, Governor Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of schools statewide. The executive order signed on March 15, authorized the closure of K-12...

 

Officer resigns from Moose Lake Police Department

The council accepted the resignation of Officer Jamie Jungers from the Moose Lake Police Department, during their regular meeting on March 11. Interim Chief Mike McNulty stated a number of...

 

Rock 'em, sock 'em robotics

Schools from around the region, country, and even Sweden converged on the DECC in Duluth on March 6-7 for the Lake Superior and Northern Lights Regionals of FIRST Robotics. This year, FIRST partnered...

 

Pot 'O Gold scavenger hunt to highlight local businesses

Put your detective hat on because Moose Lake local businesses will be having a scavenger hunt March 12-17. Start at Art’s Cafe to pick up your “Pot ‘O Gold passport” and then follow the clues...

 

Keeping an eye out for pedestrians

We’ve gotten a wave of warmer weather lately and the pedestrians have come out to enjoy it while it lasts (because with Minnesota, there’s bound to be another snowstorm around the corner). As one...

 

Grand reopening of Sonshine Closet next week

The Sonshine Closet in Moose Lake, located on Folz Blvd, will be celebrating their grand reopening over the week of March 10-14, presenting their new logo and store perks. "During the week of our...

 

Complaints against bar in Willow River

Pine County Sheriff Jeff Nelson paid the Willow River city council a visit at their regular meeting on March 2 to discuss several complaints law enforcement has received about a bar in the city stayin...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    March 5, 2020

New bill aims to wipe the medical assistance record clean

Senator Jason Rarick introduced a new bill to the Minnesota Senate on February 24 that would eliminate medical assistance welfare data for those who were newly placed on Medical Assistance (MA)...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    Sports    March 5, 2020

Frozen Moose hotly contested

Runners from across the state converged on Moose Lake for the Frozen Moose 2 mile, 5 mile, and 3 hour snowshoe and running events on February 29 at the Moose Lake Depot. Despite the chillier temps in...

 

Willow River School part of $1.5 million grant pool

Willow River School is one of nine districts that were awarded a Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant pool of $1.5 million over a two-year period, Superintendent Bill Peel announced at the...

 

Buddy's Corner fanfare

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their precious pets for our “Share the love!” compilation in Buddy’s Corner. When I first brought Buddy to work with me over a...

 

Snow and ice still hazardous on Moose Lake sidewalks

With Moose Lake covered in several layers of snow and ice, property and business owners were reminded to clear their sidewalks and fire hydrants at the regular meeting of the Moose Lake city council o...

 

Personnel policy stirs debate in Sturgeon Lake

Councilor Marsha Helfman presented a personnel policy at the Sturgeon Lake city council’s regular meeting on February 11. She requested the council read through and make comments on by the next...

 

Good deeds go a long way

The snow piles are high and the stress even higher for those of us in Minnesota that have to shovel it. For some, especially the elderly, having to clear a path from their house or around their...

 

Permit approved for Willow River dam project

Councilor Vickie Whitehouse informed the Willow River City Council at their regular meeting on February 3, that the permit for the dam project was reviewed by the Army Corps of Engineers and was appro...

 

Kettle River featured on Channel 8

The city of Kettle River is getting its time in the spotlight as one of the featured towns in a new Channel 8 documentary, This Town. The documentary will also feature Sandstone, Ball Club, and Grand...

 

Moose Lake's one act play takes second at sub-sections, moves on

At the one act play sub-sections held on January 25, Moose Lake took second place out of their group of contestants. They will progress to the next level of competition in Aitkin on February 1. This...

 

Moose Lake approves city water project

The Moose Lake City Council approved to move ahead with a plan to construct two new wells and a new wellhouse for the city's water supply at their regular meeting on January 8. The project, presented...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    January 2, 2020

2019 in review

JANUARY Jim and Barb Roth returned to Moose Lake to open Roth Chiropractic. The couple lived in Hawaii for a time before returning to the area for an ailing family member. Alan and Sharon Finifrock wo...

 

Nurses speak up on hospital deal

The nurses of Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake made themselves heard at the most recent meeting of the hospital board on November 25. During the time for public comment, nurses from various departments...

 

The Nutcracker comes alive

Moose Lake freshman Amanina Sheetz will perform the leading student role of Clara in the Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" on December 13 and 15 at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment...

 

Parents voice concerns on school not meeting goals

A group of concerned parents and citizens came to voice their concerns over goals in the World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) plan not being met at the recent school board meeting on November 26. Under...

 

Blue Santa Cops for Kids Toy Drive

The Moose Lake Police Department is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive with a toy drive aimed to help local families this holiday season. Last year the police department had "shop with a cop" but...

 

More utility tax cases end in refunds

Three more rulings were made in tax court cases in the continuing saga of utility companies seeking refunds for overpaying taxes. A number of energy and utility providers filed petitions contesting...

 

Barnum student heads to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Barnum senior Allison Began is headed to the Big Apple to participate in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She will join up with Spirit of America Dance Productions to perform amongst a...

 

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