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Articles from the January 23, 2020 edition

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Council approves new fire hires

The Barnum City Council approved two hire recommendations made by Fire Chief Corey Hurst at their regular meeting on January 13 (council member Darrel Berry was absent). Prior to the hires it was announced Bruce Smith was retiring from the fire depar...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

Nearly 11 percent of Minnesotans are REAL ID ready

While more Minnesotans are now REAL ID ready, there are about 3.7 million Minnesota license holders who will need to decide if they need a REAL ID or other acceptable form of identification before the federal deadline of Oct. 1, 2020. Approximately...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

FROSTBITE: SERIOUS COLDWEATHER RISK

Cold weather conditions are the most common cause of frostbite, although direct contact with ice, frozen metal or very cold liquids can also lead to frostbite. Trench foot is a type of tissue damage b...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

Minnesota lakes and streams need a low-salt diet

As the snow and ice arrive, so does the recurring battle to manage paved surfaces. Salt – used to de-ice our paved surfaces – is commonly over-applied. We scatter an estimated 445,000 tons of chloride-laden salt in Minnesota each year. More than...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

New electronic monitoring law now in effect

Elderly and vulnerable adults now have the right to conduct electronic monitoring, such as with a camera or video streaming device, thanks to a law passed by the 2019 Legislature. The legislation was the most significant reform to state law for...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

Lifestyle choices may help glaucoma patients preserve eye sight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it...

 

It's time to salvage those New Year's resolutions

No, those New Year’s resolutions you made weren’t a bad idea. The fact that you haven’t been successful in reaching those goals may seem a problem, but the reality is that it’s also a very fixable problem. The middle of January is about when...

 

Driver's license, REAL ID, and enhanced DL

Question: Do I need to obtain the new Real ID and Driver’s License when my license expires? Answer: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) began issuing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID...

 

Rebels topple Duluth Marshall

The Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers boys' basketball team came to play in Willow River on Tuesday, January 14. The Rebels won all three games: C-team won 61-10, the Junior Varsity won 61-31 and the Varsit...

 

One act plays ready for competition

Sub-sections for the one act play competition will be occurring this weekend, with students from Barnum, Moose Lake, Willow River, and other local schools participating. Barnum High School will be...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    January 23, 2020

Bombers fall to the Warriors

The Barnum Bombers met the Warriors of Deer River in Barnum on January 20. The Warriors started out strong against the Bombers, shooting the long ball and landing several 3-point shots to jump to an...

 

Lady Rebels win one, lose one

The MLWR Lady Rebels played two games this past week and went 1 for 2. The Rebels played the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers in Duluth and Floodwood at home. The Lady Rebels started out well against the Hilltoppers. At one point, the score was 13-10,...

 

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