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 By Staff Report    News    January 10, 2019

Special election to be held

Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special election for Tony Lourey’s vacated seat in the state senate to be held on February 5. Seven candidates filed in the race — four Republicans, two Democrats and a Legal Marijuana Now candidate. A Republican...

 

Wekseth racks up saves in the net

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team fell to North Shore on Tuesday, Dec. 18, by the score of 3-1. The Rebels scored once in the second period, on a goal by Abby Painovich, which was assisted by Michaela Belanger. The Rebels had 17 shots in...

 

Rebels outshot in the third period

The Moose Lake Area Rebels boys hockey team fell to Proctor 6-2 on Tuesday, Dec. 18. With the loss, the Rebels are now 1-6-1 on the season. The Rebels had one goal in the first and one in the second to stay within a goal of the Rails going into the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 20, 2018

Mikrot will read water meters in Willow River

Reading the water meters in the city of Willow River was a volunteer effort in the month of November. Four members of the community, including Councilor Vickie Whitehouse, Mayor Brent Switzer and City Water/Sewer Billing Clerk Kathi Bennett and her...

 

MLA girls' hockey takes a loss

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team fell to a tough Hibbing-Chisholm team 6-0 on Thursday, Dec. 13. Julia Jusczak got her in her first varsity action in goal this season, and faced 15 shots in the opening period, stopping 13 shots. Jo...

 

Boys' hockey ties with Ely

The Moose Lake Area Rebels boys hockey team tied Ely 3-3 in a home game on Friday. With the tie, the Rebels are now 1-5-1 on the season. Danny Whited was in net for the Rebels, stopping 29 of 32 shots in the game. The Rebels outshot Ely 43-32, which...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 13, 2018

Corrections employee arrested

Anne Chelin-Anderson, 57, Holyoke Township, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree and fourth degree by a correctional/secure treatment employee last April. The counts each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 13, 2018

Hermantown woman charged with third degree murder

Dawn Clemons, 39, Hermantown, was charged with one count of murder in the third degree after an incident on Aug. 5, 2018. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of twenty-fives years in prison and/or a $40,000 fine. The complaint stated that,...

 
 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...

 

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