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 By Staff Report    News    November 22, 2018

Spring completion for sewer pond repair

Willow River’s secondary sewer pond repair, damaged from the 2016 flood, is nearly finished, minus the seeding and sodding, which will take place in the spring. Councilor Vickie Whitehouse described a recent delay and the potential completion at...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 15, 2018

Road concerns raised in Windemere

Based on recommendations from the township’s first ever audit, the Windemere Township Board of Supervisors agreed to move $400,000 from the general fund to the township’s investment portfolio for better interest earnings. Treasurer Ron Mossberg r...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 8, 2018

Search continues for missing hunter

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) organized a search party Tuesday morning at the Askov Community Center for David Peltier, age 59, who was hunting in the Nemadji State Forest Saturday. The Sheriff’s Office was notified he was missing late...

 

Victim-survivor shares impact statement at Jeffers' sentencing

Paul R. Jeffers, 64, Moose Lake, was sentenced to 144 months (12 years) in prison on Friday, August 31 for Criminal Sexual Assault in the First Degree. In the initial complaint on Dec. 12, 2017, it stated that Jeffers had engaged in sexual...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 23, 2018

95 visits to the fair (and counting)

Faye Hecker Griffin was recognized at the Carlton County Fair on Friday, Aug. 17, during the Outstanding Senior Citizens program as having attended 95 Carlton County Fairs in her lifetime. "She...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 16, 2018

North Pine Government Center breaking ground in Sandstone on Aug. 21

The North Pine Government Center Project (NPGC) is now within the desired budget, and a groundbreaking will be held in Sandstone on August 21. The details, including bids and materials, were discussed at the regular Pine County Board meeting on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 16, 2018

Gateway Family Health Clinic in ML introduces new tele-psychiatry service

A new tele-psychiatric medication management service is coming August 15 to the Gateway Family Health Clinic located at the Pine Healthcare Campus in Sandstone and at Gateway Clinic in Moose Lake....

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 26, 2018

Break-in at Banning Junction

A break-in occurred at the Banning Junction C-store early Sunday morning, July 22. The individual who broke in took an ATM containing over $5,500 in cash and damaged property in doing so. Owners of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 19, 2018

Friends of Animals in Cloquet, to close doors indefinitely

The Friends of Animals Humane Society based out of Cloquet announced on July 11 that it would be closing its doors no later than August 5. Over the last year and half, “there were several contributing factors,” the society posted to Facebook....

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 31, 2018

Sturgeon Lake resident arrested after pipe bomb found on property

After an investigation, Christopher Roberts, 31, of Sturgeon Lake, and Clarissa Lind, 24, of Cloquet, were arrested and face felony charges in Pine County. According to the complaint: On May 23, Pine County officers conducted a search in Roberts’ S...

 
 By Staff Report    Legal    April 26, 2018

Fatal shooting in Progress Township, suspect in custody

After a shooting incident in Progress Township of Carlton County on Friday, April 20, a 57-year-old male is dead. James Francis Montano, 32, of Bayfield, Wisc. has been arrested and is in custody at Carlton County Jail. He is facing charges of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 12, 2018

Demonstrators opposed to Line 3 protest on Enbridge property

A group of protestors, reportedly associated with the group Catholic Workers Movement, trespassed into the pipeyard in Automba Towship on Monday, April 9, to protest the proposed Enbridge Line 3...

 

Barnum talks security

Last week, we addressed lockdown protocol and safety in the Moose Lake and Willow River schools. This week, we will take a look at Barnum’s. Superintendent Dave Bottem emphasized the fact that every situation is different — when a lockdown...

 

Local districts talk security

Editor's note: Last weekend, Willow River School District sent a message to parents informing them of a possible threat against the school. Investigation determined these threats were unsubstantiated. Later that week, Moose Lake School went into lock...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 5, 2018

Animal Humane Society relocates 41 dogs

In a press release dated March 30, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office stated that it had received a call from an agent with the Animal Human Society in Golden Valley regarding the complaint about 20...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 29, 2018

Pine Co. out of home placements source of concern

Out of home placements remain a big concern in Pine County. Terry Fawcett, probation director, gave his annual report to the county board last week, which showed an increase in costs of the program. Overall, the Health and Human Services budget for...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    March 8, 2018

MLWR girls end season in first round of playoffs

The Moose Lake-Willow River girls basketball team ended their season last Thursday with an opening round loss in the playoffs. The Rebels lost to Crosby-Ironton by the score of 91-60. The Lady Rebels ended their season with a record of 8-19. The...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    March 8, 2018

Rebel boys outpace EC Eagles

This past Tuesday, the Moose Lake-Willow River boys' basketball team beat East Central by the score of 84-55. The Rebels led the entire game leaving the first half with score of 39-27. The Rebels put...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 1, 2018

Traffic stop leads to seven felony charges

Joseph Peacock, 33, of Carlton is facing seven felony charges, a misdemeanor and two gross misdemeanors after a traffic stop revealed possession of drugs and stolen firearms. Peacock was stopped by a state trooper on February 5 near Henriette. The...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 1, 2018

Man charged in string of laundromat burglaries

After eight different burglaries at area laundromats, a Duluth male is being charged with 16 felony counts and a misdemeanor. Nathaniel Veit, 35, faces multiple charges of second and third degree burglary, as well as fifth degree drug possession,...

 
 By Staff reports    Sports    March 1, 2018

Rebels boys fall to Rails

The Moose Lake/Willow River boys basketball team played against the Proctor Rails February 20 and lost 77-42. This loss brings the Rebels' record on the season to 14-11. The Rails went into the half...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 8, 2018

Moose Lake man facing criminal sexual conduct charges

Paul Jeffers, 64, Moose Lake, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree on December 12, 2017. Each count is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in pris...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Lindgren sentenced

Scott Kendrick Lindgren, 21, Cloquet, was sentenced to 50 months in prison on Tuesday, January 30, for kidnapping, assault and threats of violence. There were numerous charges against Lindgren in three files. He was arrested on August 1, 2016, and...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Moose Lake man facing felony burglary charges

Daniel Adam Brown, 37, of Moose Lake was arrested on two felony charges related to burglary. On January 8, a Pine County deputy responded to a report from Hinckley-Finlayson High School. An employee noticed a garage service door had been tampered...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

MLPD makes drug arrest

Jeremy Lee Castle, 36, Grand Rapids, was arrested on January 26 in Moose Lake and charged with five counts: drugs, first degree – sale - 17 grams or more – cocaine or meth within a 90-day period, a felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a felo...

 

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