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Five Sisters reopens on Arrowhead Lane

It has been over four years since Jenny Moonen opened Five Sisters in Moose Lake on Folz Boulevard. She named the shop after the five sisters in her family. Now she has moved her business to a new...

 

Mayor and city council members sworn in

Three city council members were sworn in at the reorganizational meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Mayor Ted Shaw, Councilor Doug Juntunen and new council member Walter...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 17, 2019 

Shopko will remain open despite bankruptcy rumors

The Shopko Hometown Store in Moose Lake is not going to close, said Store Manager David Loose in an interview on Jan. 10. A press release dated Jan. 9 and published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 17, 2019 

Referendum decision will come next week

Lynn Dyer of ICS met with the Moose Lake School Board on Jan. 9 to prioritize the projects that have been listed from listening sessions with the board, the staff, the students and the community. The...

 

Barnum considers multi-district classrooms

The Barnum School Board elected officers at the organizational meeting of the board on Wednesday, January 2. The new school board member, Beth Schatz, was welcomed to the board. Paul Coughlin was...

 

A freeze-dried scoop

Laurie Carlson of Holyoke was at loose ends after she finished renovating her cabin a couple of years ago. But then, she met someone that told her about freeze drying foods, and she found her new pass...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 24, 2018

Proposed power rate increase to be extended over years

The Moose Lake Power Commissioners discussed stretching out the proposed power rate increase over several years at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15. Instead of increasing the power rates by 15...

 

Updated co-op agreement approved

The Moose Lake School Board approved the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels Cooperative Agreement at the monthly meeting on Monday, May 21. The agreement has been in the discussion and revision stages for...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 17, 2018

Moose Lake City Council approves rebate tax

The Moose Lake City Council approved the proposal to offer tax rebates to residents who build new homes in the city at the meeting of the council on Wednesday, May 9. The new Moose Lake EDA (Economic...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 10, 2018

Kettle River hones in on developing tourism

The Kettle River Planning and Zoning Commission discussed developing a plan that focuses on tourism at a meeting on Thursday, May 3. “The Soo Line Trail is a big selling point,” said Todd...

 

Honoring the legacy of the St. Croix

The 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, co-sponsored by Senators Walter Mondale of Minnesota and Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, coincides with the release of the new book, "St. Croix...

 

Volleyball practices will stay in Moose Lake

The Willow River School Board passed a motion to continue junior high volleyball practice in Moose Lake. Their decision was announced at the meeting of the Moose Lake-Willow River liaison committee...

 

Local athlete receives Courage Award

Danny Lilya, a junior at Moose Lake High School, was presented with the Minnesota Honors Courage Award at U. S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, April 29. According to information in a letter that Lilya...

 

Barnum seeks applicants for principal position for fall 2018

The Barnum School Board agreed by a motion to advertise for applications for an elementary principal at the monthly board meeting on Tuesday, April 17. The former elementary principal, Tom Cawcutt,...

 

Mural unveiled

Natalie Frohrip had a dream that became reality when artist Brian Olson of Duluth completed a mural at the Moose Lake Historical Society Museum in December and into January. The mural opened to the...

 

Answering the call to serve

An elderly man fell and broke his hip in mid-April. First responders came to help lift the man onto the stretcher brought by the ambulance. When the ambulance is called, the first responders come to...

 

Parents favor renewing Wright's contract

Two parents spoke in favor of keeping Dustin Wright as a basketball coach at Moose Lake's school board meeting on Monday, April 16. It was announced at the liaison meeting by Moose Lake Athletic...

 

No annexation without due remonstration

A letter to the township residents from the Moose Lake Township Board resulted in people packing the Moose Lake City Council chambers for a public hearing during the Moose Lake City Council meeting...

 

Moose Lake considers new franchise fee

The Moose Lake City Council is considering adopting a franchise fee on gas mains in the city, it was reported at the council's meeting on Wednesday, April 11. In a memorandum, City Administrator Tim...

 

Football practices will be held at old school's baseball field

Both the boys and girls basketball varsity and junior varsity teams did well this season, Head Coaches Dustin Wright and Wes Cummins reported to the Moose Lake-Willow River Liaison committee at the...

 

Old friends, new location

The new Thrifty White pharmacy at 60 Arrowhead Lane is spacious, with a large selection of over-the-counter items on display right inside the door. In a walk-through of the new building, manager...

 

March campaign against hunger

Moose Mart, the name of the store for the Moose Lake Food Shelf, is being remodeled. More space has allowed Moose Mart to grow. Soon patrons will be able to choose the items that they need, said...

 

Enrollment numbers affect Barnum's 2018-19 school budget

Resolutions were passed for the termination and nonrenewal of contracts for two probationary teachers, Kelly Copenhaver and Stephanie Bandelin, at the Barnum School Board meeting on Tuesday, March...

 

Bumps in the road

Concerns about the track were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, March 19. A plan for softball fields and other facilities at the athletic complex were also...

 

New neighbors on the block

Northwoods Credit Union of Cloquet is opening a new branch in Moose Lake on March 19. This is the first branch to be located outside of Cloquet. "Northwoods Credit Union has been in business since...

 

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