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Bolin Named Warden at MCF-Willow River/Moose Lake

On August 15, an installation ceremony was held for William Bolin, the new Warden of Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)-Willow River/Moose Lake. Bolin said that he plans to meet with the offenders...

 

BCA releases update on officer-involved shooting

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) recently released the identities of the individuals involved in the officer-involved shooting from July 29, in the Hillside Terraces Mobile Home Park in Moose Lake. Sergeant Jason Warnygora of the Carlton...

 

Sturgeon Lake local faces burglary charges

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing felony charges after incidents on July 23. Richard Joseph Zuk, 41, is being charged with 1st degree burglary, 2nd degree burglary, terroristic threats, and drug possessio...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 25, 2019

Pine County hosts collaborative fishing event

Pine County Probation Supervisor Kevin Glass says he “took the fishing pole and cast it” by organizing an afternoon of fishing on Sturgeon Lake for 17 youth on Monday. Participating students and their friends attend school in the East Central,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019

Commissioner of Minnesota DHS resigns

Former state senator Tony Lourey resigned on Monday as the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In January, Lourey resigned as state senator for the region to join Gov. Tim Walz’ cabinet. Just last Thursday, the top two deput...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019

Nemadji warns of possible data breach

Nemadji, in Bruno, began issuing notices on July 8 of possible data breaches to impacted individuals. Nemadji works with healthcare facilities using their proprietary data-mining system to generate additional revenue for hospitals. One such client is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Dedication at Lakeside Cemetery

A dedication ceremony will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery on Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 pm, to honor early pioneers Isaak and Maria Walli. They made a generous donation of land in 1906 to the Lakeside Community to serve as a final resting place...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 6, 2019

Track and Field: Section 7A Championships

Athletes from Barnum and Moose Lake-Willow River competed at the Section 7A Championships held on May 30 at UMD in Duluth. Those that placed in the two top of their event will move onto the state...

 

Barnum Dollars for Scholars Recipients

On May 14, Barnum students were awarded scholarships at Dollars for Scholars. The recipients were: Henry Collier, Max Salzer, Jacob Truman, Jessica Schatz, Alan Sebring, Meghan Liimatainen, Aaron Rimolde, Brandon Calverly, Shelby Bonneville, Britney...

 

Corrections employee sentenced

Anne Marie Chelin-Anderson, 57, Holyoke, was sentence to 90 days in jail on May 23 by Judge Robert Macaulay in the Carlton County Court. The sentence was stayed with conditions. Chelin-Anderson had...

 

Assault at MSOP against counselor

Justin Church has been charged with felony Fourth Degree Assault for an incident that occurred on May 9 at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake. The maximum possible sentence for the charge is two years jail time and/or a...

 

Gas drive off leads to felony charges

Shawn Olthoff, 34, Moose Lake, was charged with six counts on May 6, 2019. The two felony counts were Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and Felony Receiving Stolen Property. Both carry a maximum sentence of five years and/or a...

 

Man arrested after attempting to disarm deputy

Joseph Jamros, a resident of Windemere Township in Pine County, was arrested on May 9 when he assaulted officers and attempted to grab one of their firearms while they were performing a welfare...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 16, 2019

Oberstar Trail talks still active

Discussion of possibilities of implementing the James Oberstar Trail, a bike trail that is only theory as of now and is the missing segment of a trail connecting the Twin Cities to Duluth, took place at the last Pine County committee of the whole...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 2, 2019

Track and Field: Duluth East Invitational

Only those that placed sixth or higher in each event are listed. Results are grouped by event and participants are listed by placement, name, and school. GIRLS 200 Meter Dash: #4 Skyla Thompson...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 25, 2019

Conservation officer dies in line of duty

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer, Eugene Wynn, 43, of Pine City, has died in the line of duty following an incident Friday, April 19, on Cross Lake in Pine City....

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 18, 2019

Vehicles, including a squad car, hit with debris dropped off I-35 bridge in Hinckley

Juveniles were responsible for dropping eggs and branches onto vehicles from the I-35 bridge in Hinckley the morning of Thursday, April 11. A call came in to the Pine County Sheriff’s Department at about 4 a.m. on the morning of April 11. A semi...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2019

DOC employee charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

Ashley Youngberg, 29, Barnum, has been charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree for the sexual exploitation in the Department of Corrections facility in Moose Lake. The...

 

MSOP inmate sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

George Mack, Jr., 42, an offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday, March 8, for the charge of Attempted Murder in a Secure Treatment...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 21, 2019

Three pipeline protestors arrested for felony damage to property

On February 6, three individuals were arrested in Twin Lakes Township for extensive damage done to various vehicles at a pipeline job site. Shawn Etsitty, Edgar Morelos Pelayo, and Harvey Goodsky were each charged with felony first degree criminal...

 

Special Election for District 11B House seat coming up on March 19

Candidates have filed for the vacated District 11B House of Representatives seat after Jason Rarick went on to win the District 11 State Senate seat in a special election on Tuesday, February 5. Rarick won with 52 percent of the 15,623 votes cast....

 

Inmate charged with attempted murder of MSOP employee

George Mack Jr., 42, an offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, was charged with a count of Attempted Murder and a count of Assault in the Fourth Degree in a Secure Treatment...

 

Arrest in Moose Lake for meth possession and stolen vehicle

A man was arrested last Thursday, January 28th, at the Days Inn in Moose Lake on drug and theft charges. Leroy Bradley has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, receiving...

 

District 11 State Senate seat goes to Jason Rarick

While the crowd gathered at the Rarick election headquarters in Banning Junction, cheering on statements made by President Trump during his State of the Union Address, Senate District 11 candidate...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 24, 2019

Over $5,000 worth stolen in Willow River burglary

Two people were charged in relation to a burglary in Willow River in which over $5,000 of items were stolen from a garage. On Jan. 11, Pine County authorities charged Kevin Zachary Potter, 30, and...

 

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