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World War II vet reflects on time in service

Morris Gjessing of Moose Lake was just 15 when the news came over the radio that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. "We would listen to Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on the...

 

Enrollment in Barnum is dropping

The enrollment at the Barnum Schools is dropping. Superintendent Dave Bottem reported at recent school board meeting that the families aren’t moving out of the school district, there are just less...

 

Moose Lake School looking at future needs

Two staff members of ICS, the firm that is assisting with planning the proposal for the athletic complex, Early Childhood playground and completing other needs at the Moose Lake Community School met...

 

Moose Lake purchases new squad vehicles

The Moose Lake City Council approved the purchase of two squad vehicles at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Sergeant Mike McNulty, who reported to the council as Chief Bryce...

 

Kettle River refurbishes water tower

Refurbishing the water tower in Kettle River is underway. Bernadine Reed, the city clerk, reported that work on the tower began the week of Oct. 15. “They cleaned the inside and coated it with an...

 

Age to Age starts up in Barnum

Age to Age is coming to Barnum. Lynn Haglin, vice president, and Jan Amys, program associate, met with members of the Barnum community on Thursday, Oct. 11, to explain about the Northland...

 

MCA math scores in ML take a 'dive'

The data from last spring MCA tests were presented to the Moose Lake School Board at the monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. “Unfortunately, we didn’t meet the goals for math and reading,” said...

 

Shield616 equips MLPD

All the officers at the Moose Lake Police Department have now been equipped with gear that will protect them from rifle fire. A presentation was made of four sets of gear from Shield616 on Thursday,...

 

Local woman traverses MN parks, finds comfort and companionship

Eleanor Eskuri was grieving after the death her husband, Archie, when she started to walk in the state parks in 2008. She completed walking in each of Minnesota's 72 state parks on August 22 this...

 

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...

 

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