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Concert coming to Moose Lake

Professional entertainment is coming to Moose Lake. Dusty Wilson of Moose Lake Brewing Company and Jeff Arnovich of Twin Ports Night Life were granted permission by the Moose Lake City Council at its...

 

Barnum debates replacing siren

The Barnum City Council discussed replacing the siren at the monthly meeting on Monday, April 8. In the discussion, it was said that, with pagers, a siren is no longer needed for firefighters to be...

 

Snow days forgiven, Barnum discusses leasing a school bus

Students in Minnesota schools won’t have to make up any days when the school was closed for cold and snow, Superintendent Dave Bottem told the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Ap...

 

Winter sports teams praised at MLWR Liasion meeting

The winter sports coaches presented their reports at the Moose Lake-Willow River Liaison meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at Willow River School. “It was a very nice season,” said Padrick Judd,...

 

Discussion on financial accounts and medical updates at Mercy board meeting

Questions about cash on hand and investments were asked by Silver Township representative Sue Pederson at the monthly meeting of the Mercy Hospital Board of Directors on Monday, March 25. The new...

 

Moose Lake Cooperative gives various donations to local entities

The Moose Lake Cooperative donated checks from unclaimed equity to three schools and several organizations. From left are Jim Sanders, former manager of the cooperative, and Kathy Neigum, representing...

 

Library Director settling into role at Moose Lake Public Library

Shelby Lonne-Rogentine is enjoying getting to know the local people since she began her new position of Library Director of the Moose Lake Public Library on Feb. 25. "The community has been really...

 

Moose Lake Motel, long time business of city, lost in fire

People were concerned when black smoke rose above the treetops in Moose Lake around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. The motel was on fire, it was learned. "The calls to 911 were around 11:30,"...

 

Transportation supervisor position spared from budget cuts at Moose Lake School Board meeting

No decision was made to cut staff when the Moose Lake School Board approved several budget cuts at the meeting of the board on Monday, March 18. The board meeting room was packed with people that...

 

Barnum prepares to build replacement community center, liquor store, city hall

The Barnum City Council passed a motion to hire the Meyer Group, an architectural firm from Duluth, to design a building that would replace the community center, the liquor store and the city hall, at...

 

Woman life flighted to Duluth after snowmobile accident on Soo Line Trail

According to a fire department spokesperson, Lt. Steve Tranhaile, the Moose Lake Fire Department responded to a snowmobile accident on the Soo Line Trail on Saturday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. A female...

 

Moose Lake awarded additional funding for new trail

The City of Moose Lake was awarded a $300,000 grant from Safe Routes to School, it was announced at the meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday, March 13. That amount will be added to the...

 

Shopko closing

The Shopko Hometown store in Moose Lake will be closing, along with Shopko stores in other communities that had remained open after the corporation filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 15 this year. “I...

 

New windows for power plant, new meters for residents this spring

The Moose Lake Water and Light Commission approved a bid from NABO for the removal of asbestos around the windows in the power plant building at a cost of $7,250, at the monthly meeting of the...

 

Barnum begins search for new superintendent

A superintendent search has started, it was announced at the March 5 working meeting of the Barnum School Board. The current superintendent, Dave Bottem, is retiring. The board spoke about adding...

 

Local schools receive training for active shooter scenario

All of the schools in Carlton County have had ALICE training, Moose Lake Police Officer Jamie Jungers told the Carlton County TRIAD members at the meeting on Wednesday, March 6, at the Moose Lake Poli...

 

Career Day makes a successful landing at Moose Lake High School

A plane flying over the forest dumping bright pink clouds of fire retardant was shown to Moose Lake High School students on a video by pilot Todd Olson during Career Day on Feb. 28. Olson was just...

 

Mercy Board addresses complaints of fellow board member on committee and hiring decisions

Board Member Sue Pederson took issue with several topics in the minutes of the Jan. 28 Mercy Board meeting when the minutes were to be approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting. “Kelly Goeb (the board c...

 

The Gift Gallery opens in Barnum, celebrating local art and young artists

Wood burning artist and donkey rescuer Kym Garvey has opened The Gift Gallery in Barnum. "I have wanted to do this for some time," Garvey said in a recent interview. "I have been doing custom wood...

 

Moose Lake School Board considers art murals, patio, and community gardens

Art teacher Tracy Kill and three students bought plans to the Moose Lake School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for murals on the walls in the school and an outdoor patio area outside the school. The mural...

 

Local pole building destroyed in fire

The temperature was about 15 below zero early in the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 26, when the Moose Lake Fire Department was paged out to a pole barn fire west of Moose Lake. “When we got close to the...

 

Local piece of history returns home after 100 years

The concrete bank sign has been returned to its owner 100 years later. It is on display in the front entrance of the First National Bank on Elm Avenue in Moose Lake, just in time for the celebration...

 

New electric meters coming May, electric car chargers in the works

The new electric meters in the water and light service area will be installed in May, it was said at the meeting of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “We will notify...

 

March FoodShare Campaign is under way at Moose Mart

The Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, or Moose Mart, is once again participating in the March FoodShare Campaign and needs help. “This grassroots food and fund drive brings together community...

 

Moose Lake city council discusses options for Knollwood Drive water main and historical society addition

Three options are possible for Knollwood Drive, Engineer Matthew Bolf of SEH reported to the Moose Lake City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13. No city water has ever been installed to the...

 

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