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Moose Lake School Board committee reviews projects

The list of needed projects was discussed at the Moose Lake Facilities Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 5. The list includes: softball field, lawn mowing equipment, a new handicap accessible...

 

Barnum School Board talks RJM Park fixes

Improvements at the RJM Park, owned in partnership between the school and City, was the main topic of discussion at the working meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, June 4. The concrete...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 13, 2019 

Judge Stumme sworn in for Carlton County court

Rebekka Stumme was administered the oath of office by retired Judge Mark Munger during a ceremony at Fond du Lac Triblal and Community College on Friday, May 31. Stumme will preside as a judge in the...

 

New skeleton addition to Mercy

Anna Koski of the Diagnostic Imaging department at Mercy Hospital brought a skeleton to the Mercy/Augustana/Cassia Care Auxiliary meeting on June 3 to show the skeleton that had been purchased with...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Sports    June 13, 2019 

Moose Lake senior defends state championship title

Danny Lilya, a Moose Lake High School senior and graduate, won the state championship in shot put for the second year in a row and came in second in the discus throw at the state tournament on June 7...

 

Debate at Mercy board meeting

Finances were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Mercy board of directors on Wednesday, May 29. Chief Financial Officer spoke about cash buckets for cash on hand. There had been $10 million in th...

 

Remembering when tragedy struck close to home

On May 26, 1999, Katie Poirier, 19, was working alone at a convenience store in Moose Lake when she was abducted. Community members rallied in numbers to search for Katie and there was an outpouring...

 

A practice of peace and patience

Peace and Patience Textile Arts opened on a farm east of Moose Lake in mid-May. Sisters Jean Hendrickson (Peace) and Diane Piette (Patience) are multi-talented ladies and are offering classes to men...

 

Moose Lake School Board discusses bond vote

At the monthly meeting on May 20, the members of the Moose Lake School Board discussed the comments that they heard in the community before the vote on the bond referendum to Complete the Campus. “A...

 

New meters delayed

The installation of the new meters throughout the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission has been delayed until August, Superintendent Harlan Schmeling reported to the commissioners at the monthly...

 

Barnum School Board accepts resignations

The Barnum School Board acted on a light agenda at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The board accepted the resignations of Dustin Collelo, the girls varsity basketball coach, and Jodi Collelo,...

 

Author Chat

Three local authors spoke about their books and the writing process at an Author Chat held at the Moose Lake Public Library on Monday, May 20. Eric Bergman said that he grew up in Carlton and set his...

 

Remembering a Hero: Clarence "Swede" Nelson

The lusty, exhausting whistle of an incoming shell and its magnificent crash of a burst; The whining growl of a convoy of trucks; The thunderous boom of friendly artillery; Stacccatoed machine-gun...

 

Barnum's old fire hall demolished

The old Barnum Fire Hall is being demolished, it was reported to the Barnum City Council on Monday, May 13. A demolition permit had been obtained. The council approved hiring Tim Peterson as a...

 

Improvements made to Moose Lake city park

City Administrator Tim Peterson reported that many improvements have been made to the city park. First National Bank, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, had a crew of employees that assembled an...

 

Tragic loss in plane crash

Dr. Thomas Stillwell, 65, Plymouth, died in a plane crash near the Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport on Wednesday, May 8, as he was about to return to the Crystal Airport that afternoon in a heavy...

 

Barnum coaching debate at meeting

A group of concerned parents, family members and a coach attended the Barnum School Board working meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to talk to the board about the procedure that is to be followed if there...

 

Barnum's Superintendent retiring

Barnum Superintendent Dave Bottem will be retiring at the end of June after a 36-year career in Barnum and six years of being the elementary principal in Hinckley. "I won't have to get up at 4 a.m....

 

TJ's new owners will carry on the store's traditions

The fate of TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa spurred Glenn and Renee Gaffney to action after the sudden death of Tom Bislow late in January. The couple bought the store and took possession on April 17....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 9, 2019

Level 3 sex offender moving to Cloquet

Sheriff Kelly Lake told TRIAD members and the Elder Concerns group about sex offenders moving into the community at the monthly TRIAD meeting on Wednesday, May 1, at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center....

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    Sports    May 9, 2019

Pickleball comes to Moose Lake

Pickleball has started at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake. According to the USA Pickleball Association, pickleball is "a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong." Two...

 

Difficult financial times continue to impact local dairy farmers

Dairy farmer Mark Konu of Moose Lake sold his Holstein dairy cows on Friday, April 26. He is just the latest one of the dairy farmers in Carlton County to stop producing milk. "It just wasn't...

 

Barnum hires new Superintendent

The Barnum School Board voted to hire Mike McNulty as the new superintendent of the Barnum School District. McNulty, although having the same name as the Moose Lake Police Officer, is from the Le...

 

New Mercy CEO joins Board, discusses strategic plan

Mike Youso, the new CEO of Mercy Hospital, was present at the meeting of the Mercy Hospital Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22. Youso had begun his duties as CEO on April 2. Youso report...

 

Biggest losers win first place in competition

People from the area found success in a weight loss program called Duluze for the first 13 weeks of the year. Michelle and Greg Kenyon of Willow River are two of those people. "We read an ad about it...

 

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