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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 th...

 

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...

 

Moose Lake fills school board vacancy

Ben Anderson was selected from among five candidates interviewed by the Moose Lake School Board on Wednesday, August 8 to fill the open seat on the board. The seat became vacant after the resignation...

 

TRIAD discusses space needs

The county’s space needs, including the jail, were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Carlton County TRIAD at the Moose Lake Police Department on Wednesday, August 7. Moose Lake Police Chief Br...

 

Ma & Pa Kettle Days

New events have been added to a full weekend of fun during Ma and Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River, August 8-11. Events making their debut this year include bingo, a barbeque cook-off, "Paint and...

 

Introducing 2019's Ma & Pa Kettle

Gary and Judy Marsyla have been named Ma and Pa Kettle for the Ma and Pa Kettle Days parade this year. A sub-committee chooses the grand marshal and Ma and Pa Kettle each year. Their son, Dean, who...

 

Grand Marshal announced for Ma & Pa Kettle Days

Marcia Sarvela has been named grand marshal of the Ma and Pa Kettle Days parade. "A committee goes through many names," explained Morgan Yeats, one of the organizers of Ma and Pa Kettle Days. "They...

 

Making art one brush stroke at a time

Donna LaBeau of Moose Lake liked to draw when she was a child but it wasn't until years later that she developed her artistic talent. "I liked to draw when I was kid," she said in a recent interview...

 

Vacancy on Moose Lake School Board

The Moose Lake School Board accepted the resignation of Board Member Jamie Jungers at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, July 22. Jungers’ resignation is effective August 8, it was said....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 1, 2019

Veteran honored at Target Field

Adrian Filipiak, 83, a Split Rock Township native, was honored at Target Field during the flag-raising ceremony on Sunday, July 21, as a veteran of the United States Navy. Right after the ceremony,...

 

MLWR Cooperative talks ticket prices and space issues

The two school boards in the Moose Lake-Willow River Cooperative Athletic Program discussed athletic fees and ticket prices at their liaison meeting at the Moose Lake school on Monday, July 22. Moose...

 

Superintendent McNulty ready for Barnum Schools

The new superintendent for the Barnum School District, Mike McNulty, is no stranger to the northwoods. "I grew up in Hoyt Lakes and lived there until I left for college," he said in a recent...

 

Electric car chargers being installed near Moose Lake Municipal Liquor Store

The new energy efficient windows have been installed in the power plant and offices, it was said at the meeting of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission on Tuesday, July 16. The first quote for...

 

Barnum Schools prepare for upcoming year

The new superintendent, Mike McNulty, attended his first meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, July 16. The board reorganized and set the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m....

 

Local author Dean Hovey to release book in new series

Dean L. Hovey had a very productive season in Arizona, where he and his wife, Julie, spend the winter. "I wrote two and a half books," he said in a recent interview in Moose Lake. The couple also has...

 

Moose Lake approves plan to improve infrastructure

The Moose Lake City Council approved the Capital Improvement Plan but did not approve the Special Assessment Policy after public hearings on both issues at the meeting of the council on Wednesday,...

 

Concerns rise with Sturgeon Lake's high water level

Concerns about the high water levels on Sturgeon Lake were brought up at the annual meeting of the Windemere Lakeshore and Landowners Association on Saturday, July 13, at Camp Miller. Jerry Blazevic...

 

Community building and liquor store plans move ahead

The plans for a new community building and liquor store are moving ahead, it was reported at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, July 8. In the absence of Mayor Jason Goodwin, Vice...

 

New administrator of Augustana settles into her role

Shawna Smith felt like she was coming home when she accepted the position of administrator of Augustana/Cassia Care in Moose Lake two months ago. “I was born and raised in Cromwell,” she said in...

 

Agate Days is coming

The 50th Annual Agate Days will be celebrated in Moose Lake on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, with Art in the Park, a Gem and Mineral Show, free admission to the Moose Lake State Park and...

 

No Willow River Days this year

Willow River Days will not be held this year but plans are being made for bringing back the community celebration next year, it was said at the meeting of the Willow River City Council on Monday,...

 

Moose Lake resident creates the "Cargo Slide"

A frustrating feature for pickup truck owners is having to crawl on hands and knees to the front of the truck bed to retrieve an item. The Cargo Slide is the answer. "We always had a truck," said...

 

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