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 By Lois E Johnson    News    October 11, 2018 

Mercy Hospital considers transition to 501(c)(3) status

Mercy Hospital is going to be examining whether changing its status to a 501(c)(3) managed operation would be of benefit. In a press release dated Oct. 4, it was explained that the current board and...

 

Test scores are an emerging concern at Moose Lake Schools

When the Moose Lake School District was promoting the new school before people voted on the $34.7 million bond referendum, one reason given for a new school was that more students would come to Moose...

 

Fire! Fire!

That was the cry of the people as the flames swept in from the west, hurled by a 60-mile-an-hour wind, that afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12, 1918. Mothers were making supper, and fathers were out...

 

Changing history books, altering the future

Moose Lake Social Studies students learned about the migration routes of early man on Friday, Sept. 21, when they listened to Terry Kero, a former Moose Lake resident and author of the trilogy, "Walki...

 

Moose Lake native performs on stages across the world

Editor's Note: Prudence Johnson, singer, and Dan Chouinard, pianist, will be performing in a concert at the Moose Lake Community School auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. Johnson is a Moose Lake...

 

New device monitors abnormal heart activity

Dr. Sharon Gossett brought a new device for diagnosing issues with the heart to the monthly meeting of the Mercy Hospital board of directors. "The Confirm Loop Recorder is implanted in the body at an...

 

Year-long generator project 100% complete

The new generator has been tested and is functioning well, Superintendent Harlan Schmeling reported to the Moose Lake Power Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The year-long project is 100 percent comple...

 

Local author releases latest novel

Local author Dean Hovey just came out with another book, "Whistling Wings," the third book in the series that are set in an assisted living facility in Two Harbors. "In my first book, 'Whistling...

 

Preliminary budget approved, water rates will increase

The city approved the preliminary levy of zero to two percent increase in property taxes at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The council also passed a motion that the final...

 

'This changes everything'

The Moose Lake School District can get 60 percent off on the bond for the athletic complex improvements, Jodie Zesbaugh of Ehlers told the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday,...

 

Glimpse into 1918: Flu epidemic spreads

Editor’s Note: World War I was raging in Europe in 1918 but another threat to human life was starting to rear its head in September. The Spanish Influenza Pandemic started to spread throughout the...

 

Barnum board considers discontinuing candidate forum due to poor attendance

The Barnum school students got off to a good first day, Principals Brian Kazmierczak and Judy Vitito reported to the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. “There were lots...

 

Home Fire campaign provides smoke alarms

The members of the Carlton County TRIAD spoke about the free smoke alarm program from the American Red Cross at the monthly meeting on Sept. 5 in Wright. “They install the free smoke alarms in your...

 

Louvers to be installed at Moose Lake Power

The new engine for generating electricity is operable but it can’t draw enough cool, outside air, Superintendent Harlan Schmeling reported to the Moose Lake Power Commission at the monthly meeting...

 

New app at Barnum will report bullying

Students at the Barnum schools will be able to anonymously report bullying on a new app, reported High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak to the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 21. “Students ca...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Four-county health board awarded $2.1 mil grant

Commissioner Jan Malcolm of the Minnesota Department of Health visited Cloquet on Friday, Aug. 24, to announce that the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board was recently awarded a $2.1...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Keeping an eye out for scams

Frauds and Scams was the title of a presentation given by Deputy John Parenteau of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at the August 1 Carlton County TRIAD meeting. “These are the most common...

 

ICS chosen to assist new bond, plans for old school

The Moose Lake School Board chose ICS as the firm to assist the school district with the bond referendum information and completing the athletic field complex, at the meeting of the board on Monday,...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 23, 2018

Outstanding seniors

Male Winner: Joe Mogen Nominated By: Gary Peterson Joe was nominated for his work with many different organizations and programs in the Moose Lake community. He has volunteered with the Moose Lake...

 

Candidates file for local school boards

Candidates had to file to run for school boards by August 14. In Moose Lake, all of the incumbents, Julie Peterson, Steven Blondo and Kris Lyons, filed to run again. Kara Hubred and Kim Bohnsack also...

 

To extend city water line?

The Moose Lake City Council approved being able to process credit cards at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Credit cards can be used to pay city fees and other charges. City...

 

School board considers design for athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board heard three presentations from companies that could assist the school district with the proposed referendum, planning and design of the remainder of the athletic complex....

 

Introducing Agate Encores

Agate Encores Community Concerts is a new non-profit organization that has been formed in Moose Lake, and four concerts of professional entertainment will be presented locally. "This started a year...

 

From behind the scenes to leading the parade, Riihilouma honored as grand marshal

Dale Riihiluoma has been the announcer of the Ma and Pa Kettle parade each year for all 33 years of its existence. However, he will not be announcing for this year's parade. He will be leading the...

 

Pebbles named Good Will Ambassador

Pebbles, the mascot of Ma and Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River on August 10-12, makes her home with 20 other donkeys at Save the Brays Donkey Rescue near Barnum. "Pebbles is quite the little star," said...

 

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