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Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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Moose Lake Superintendent Indihar retiring

The news of Superintendent Robert Indihar's retirement was announced at the Moose Lake school board meeting on January 21. Indihar, who has served the community for over twenty years, thanked the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 30, 2020

County Jail's days are numbered

After the yearly inspection by the State Corrections Inspector on January 9, 2020 of the Carlton County Jail facility and daily operations, the final report included plans to recommend to the Commissioner of Corrections that a Sunset Authorization...

 

Barnum School empowers admin to make cuts

With looming cuts on the horizon, the Barnum School board approved a resolution at their regular meeting on January 21 directing the administration to make reductions in programs and positions. The board unanimously approved the resolution which...

 

New rules for presidential primary election on March 3

Early voting is now open for the March 3 presidential primary election in Minnesota, and Pine County Auditor/Treasurer Kelly Schroeder wants the public to know that there will be a number of changes this year. “This election is very different than...

 

Mercy Board discusses scholarships, winter event

The Mercy Hospital board gathered Monday night, January 27 to hear a short presentation and discuss several items. Bryan Hunter, the Chief CRNA of Mercy Hospital’s Pain Management Clinic presented some details on various treatments and services...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 30, 2020

Minnesota dentists offering free dental care for over 2,000 children in need February 7 & 8

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on February 7 and 8, 2020. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has over 1,200 dental professionals volunteering at nearly 100 clinics across the...

 
 By Mike Gainor    News    January 30, 2020

Help judge the Highway 61 Film Festival in 2020

The Highway 61 Film Festival is seeking a few good judges to pick the festival winners in 2020. With scores of films submitted to the festival this year from filmmakers around the world, organizers are looking to send the very best ones to their...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 30, 2020

Master gardeners honored at awards night

Thirty-Five University of Minnesota Extension Pine County Master Gardeners volunteered 2,679 hours and put in 444 education hours in 2019. They were honored at their Awards Night and Dinner at Osprey...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    January 30, 2020

The future of recycling and doing our part

Two years ago, about this time, some serious waves crashed in our recycling circles leaving many frantic: China would no longer accept our reclaimed materials, plastics notably. In fact, they...

 

Is propping your feet on the dash illegal?

Question: I often see front seat passengers in vehicles with their feet on the dash. Is there a law that prohibits this? I can’t help to wonder what would happen in the event that the air bags deploy. Answer: There is no law that prohibits a...

 

Rebel boys rack up three big wins

The Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team (14-3) had three tough contests last week and swept all their games, as did the JV and C-team. On Tuesday, January 21, the bus took the team to play t...

 

Lady Rebels split a pair of games

The Lady Rebels took on the Greenway Raiders and the East Central Eagles this past week, splitting a pair of games. The Lady Rebels traveled to Greenway on Tuesday, January 21. Greenway hit the first...

 

Barnum's one act play

Barnum High School presented their one act play at sub-sections on January 25. Their play, "Shakespeare's Inferno," is a comedy featuring many famous Shakespearean characters who died in their...

 

Moose Lake's one act play takes second at sub-sections, moves on

At the one act play sub-sections held on January 25, Moose Lake took second place out of their group of contestants. They will progress to the next level of competition in Aitkin on February 1. This...

 
 By Submitted    Sports    January 30, 2020

Free throw contest winners heading to District level

Pictured are the winners of the Knights of Columbus Co. #4798 free throw contest held Sunday Jan. 26 in Willow River. They will be moving on to the District Level held noon Feb. 2 at Pine City...

 

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