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 By Lois E Johnson    News    January 3, 2019

Power Commission extends quote deadline for window replacement

The Moose Lake Power Commission once again discussed the quotes for replacing the windows in the power plant at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Only one quote had been received....

 

Coming home

Jim Roth has come home. Roth and his wife, Barb, have opened Roth Chiropractic in Moose Lake. "I grew up in Sturgeon Lake and graduated from high school in Willow River in 1977," he said in a recent...

 

School taxes in Barnum remain low

The school taxes in Barnum have gone down, it was reported at the working meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, Dec. 4, during the Truth in Taxation report. “The taxes have gone down by...

 

County's GIS system saves time and money

Damages in the City of Moose Lake and Carlton County from the June 2012 flood took months of work to catalogue, it was reported at the Carlton County TRIAD meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Moose L...

 

Vacant hospital board seat filled

The Mercy Hospital Board of Directors accepted a letter of resignation from CEO Mike Delfs at its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 17. In the letter, dated Dec. 11, Delfs had written, “It is with a...

 

2019 Barnum levy approved

The Barnum School Board set the levy at $733,166.04, which is a 1.67 percent drop from last year’s levy of $749,590.59, at the monthly meeting of the board on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The board also approv...

 

Moose Lake 2019 tax levy sees 2% increase

The Moose Lake City Council discussed the Small Area Land Plan at the monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The plan for the school district property had been shown to the public at a presentation...

 

ICS recommends referendum

Lynn Dyer and Kevin Warmuth of ICS met with the Moose Lake School Board to once again narrow down the list of facilities that is needed to finish the athletic complex at the Moose Lake school on...

 

Rebuilding after the fire, pt. 2

Editor’s Note: The devastating forest fire of Oct. 12, 1918, destroyed Kettle River and Moose Lake. The rebuilding process began the following year, as reported in the pages of the Star-Gazette....

 

Commercial, housing development in store for Moose Lake

The Small Area Plan for the remainder of the land owned by the Moose Lake School District was presented to 15 members of the public and city and school officials at a special meeting on Thursday,...

 

Athletic complex will need parking, playground

The grass on the new football practice field inside the track needs another year to grow, reported Moose Lake Superintendent Robert Indihar at the meeting of the Liaison Committee, made up of represen...

 

Rebuilding after the fire

Editor’s Note: The devastating forest fire of Oct. 12, 1918, destroyed Kettle River and Moose Lake. The rebuilding process began the following year, as reported in the pages of the Star-Gazette. Jan...

 

Pain management program is an asset

No one was elected from the City of Barnum to serve on the Mercy Hospital Board of Directors, it was said at a meeting of the board on Monday, Nov. 27. “There were three people who received two...

 

Consultants give report to ML school

The results of the staff, students, school board and community meetings were presented to the Moose Lake School Board by ICS staff at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, Nov. 19. The school...

 

Power Commission updated on new power provider

Plans to switch over to a new power provider were discussed at the meeting of the Moose Lake Power Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Jessica Darling of AEP, the company that will be supplying power to...

 

Use of e-cigarettes, dress code discussed

The use of e-cigarettes and the dress code were two areas of concern that the Student Council representative, Henry Collier, brought to the Barnum School Board at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. “T...

 

Verizon drops proposed cell tower in ML

A plan from Verizon to bring a cellular phone tower or small cell towers to Moose Lake has been dropped, reported Rick Adams, an independent telecommunications consultant for Verizon, to the Moose...

 

Barnum's old fire hall to be taken down

Barnum Fire Chief Corey Hurst reported that the new fire truck is scheduled to arrive the first week of December, at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The city council...

 

Three days. 8,000 cookies. A family tradition.

Sheets, plates and pans of cookies were everywhere in the log home of Paula Engstrom on the shore of Sand Lake Saturday, Nov. 17, as two families gathered for their annual three-day cookie baking...

 

Uptick in drug overdose fatalities

There has been an unusual number of drug overdose fatalities on reservations, reported Tony Bastien, investigator for the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Carlton County...

 

Mercy Hospital board discusses single payer healthcare

Mercy Hospital CEO Mike Delfs spoke about the candidates in the upcoming election and his concerns about their promotions of changing the health insurance system at the meeting of the Mercy Hospital...

 

Despite initial trepidation over MCA scores, ML resident regains confidence

Byron Kuster of Moose Lake was very concerned about the low MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) scores at the Moose Lake Community School that came out in early October. The tests were given in...

 

Love for dance, love for life

Fun and great exercise, that's what Ernie and Verna Olson of Moose Lake have been teaching in dance the last few years. "It keeps us busy and keeps us moving," said Verna in an interview in their...

 

Glimpse into 1918: Armistice Day

Despite a large portion of northeastern Minnesota having been destroyed by a devastating forest fire on Oct. 12, people still rejoiced when the Armistice ending the Great War on the 11th hour of the 1...

 

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