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Celebrating a 100 years: Straight-line Surveying

Little has changed in 100 years in the world of surveys, said Ben Anderson, owner of Straightline Surveying in a recent interview. The business is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. "I'm...

 

Celebrating a 100 years: Hamlin Hansen Kosloski Funeral Home

It was 1919 when Robert and Mabel Hamlin came to Moose Lake and started an undertaker service. The business exists today as Hamlin Hansen Kosloski Funeral Home. A 100-year Anniversary Celebration...

 

Barnum Schools look to improve school climate

With the school year up and running, the Barnum School Board and staff discussed attending various workshops and conferences that are coming up, at the board working meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The...

 

Barnum rejects all bids

The Barnum City Council rejected the current bids for the new liquor store, community center and city hall complex at a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 23. Tim Meyer of the Meyer Group, the...

 

Electric vehicles are the future

Seven electric cars have been charged with the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission's new electric chargers, reported Superintendent Harlan Schmeling at the meeting of the commission on Tuesday,...

 

Memories in miniature

Memories of growing up in a farmhouse have been recreated by Margaret Kiehn of Moose Lake. She built a replica of that farmhouse and recreated miniature furniture just like the furniture that once...

 

Former Berube Auto Sales in Barnum has new owners

W. B. Auto Sales are the new owners of the former Berube Auto Sales in Barnum. Noe Bravo and Tim Williams have purchased the business and are selling vehicles on the site or by special order. Bravo...

 

Barnum welcomes new high school principal

Gregg Campbell has come home. He is the new high school principal for the Barnum School District. "I married into the Barnum School District and both of our children are students at the Barnum Element...

 

Final levy for Moose Lake School may go down

The levy for the Moose Lake School District will probably go down, reported Business Manager Kara Burn to the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 16. “The taxpayers will...

 

Barnum School sets maximum preliminary levy

The Barnum School Board set the 2019, payable 2020, preliminary levy at the maximum at the monthly meeting of the board on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The board will discuss the levy and budget at the Dec. 3...

 

Moose Lake sets preliminary tax levy

The Moose Lake City Council set the preliminary levy at a 2 percent increase at the meeting of the council on Wednesday, Sept. 11. City Administrator Tim Peterson explained that he recommended that...

 

Moose Lake School Board updates priorities and goals

The Moose Lake School Board discussed updating the Strategic Goals for the next three to five years at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The categories for goals are: Student...

 

Storage container ordinance at standstill in Barnum

No information was available about a change in the ordinance to ban storage containers within the city at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, Sept. 9, due to the absence of City Clerk...

 

A bona fide miracle

Dara Beal, 16, was in the fight of her life a year ago. Her liver failed and the doctors didn't think that she would survive a transplant. Dara is alive and doing very well today because her mother pl...

 

Using drones for public safety

Drones are proving valuable for many different uses, including public safety. Steve Van Kekerix, the Emergency Management Coordinator for Carlton County, brought a drone to the meeting of the Carlton...

 

Willow River discusses part-time position and fire department fundraiser

Two applications have been received for the part-time maintenance worker position, it was said at the meeting of the Willow River City Council on Tuesday, September 3. The applicants will be interview...

 

Local gymnastics studio is a big hit with the kids

It has been four months since Deb Briske and Todd Bradford opened the Catch and Release Tumble and Cheer Club in Moose Lake, and they have been very gratified to see their business explode with kids....

 

Moose Lake Golf Club celebrates 90 years

Back in 1929, three men came up with the idea of a golf course for the community. The Moose Lake Golf Club was formed, and its members are celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. According to...

 

Fellerer puts her painting talent on display

Art has been part of her life since Carla Fellerer was a child, and now she finally has a studio to display her paintings and where she can teach classes. "We rented this space in February and had to...

 

Mercy Hospital seeks partnership with larger health care system

The Mercy Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously to request proposals to partner with a larger health care system, at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, August 26. The proposals are...

 

The dangers of vaping

Minnesota's Department of Health is warning parents and teens about serious lung damage due to vaping, reported Amanda Casady of the American Lung Association at a program about e-cigarettes and...

 

Barnum's high school principal resigns

High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak has resigned, it was announced at the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, August 20. Kazmierczak also resigned from the position of head girls...

 

Moose Lake School transportation audit on the horizon

The Moose Lake School Board voted to sign an agreement with the Watson Consulting Group for a transportation audit at the meeting of the board on Monday, August 19. Before the board voted to accept...

 

Chamber of Commerce welcomes new director

Allison Jones began her duties as the new executive director for the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, August 19. Jones has been the program coordinator for the last five years at One...

 

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...

 

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