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 By Dan Reed    News    February 21, 2019

Sheriff, County Attorney first in the state

"Our Sheriff and County Attorney have made history,' explained County Coordinator Dennis Genereau. "This is the first time in Minnesota history when a County's law enforcement leaders are both women....

 

Governor Walz Issues Writ of Special Election to Fill House District 11B Vacancy

On February 14, Governor Tim Walz issued a writ of special election to fill a vacancy in the office of State Representative for House District 11B in Kanabec and Pine Counties. The candidate filing period was February 15-19. The candidate withdrawal...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 21, 2019

Holmes, Thell testify at hearing for utility tax abatement legislation

Commissioner Mark Thell and Assessor Kyle Holmes spoke to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 12 about their appearance at a hearing at the State Legislature in support of State of...

 

Moose Lake city council discusses options for Knollwood Drive water main and historical society addition

Three options are possible for Knollwood Drive, Engineer Matthew Bolf of SEH reported to the Moose Lake City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13. No city water has ever been installed to the...

 

Heated debate erupts during Sturgeon Lake City Council meeting

During Sturgeon’s Lake regular city council meeting, Councilor Rick Lewis raised questions about the work being done by city worker Scott Helfman and appropriate pay for his efforts. The issue was r...

 

Bid accepted to demolish Barnum's former fire hall

The bid was awarded to Dave Gerard Excavating to demolish the former fire hall in Barnum at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, Feb. 11. Gerard had won a previous bid but the bid had to...

 

Update on Windemere road project, flood plain ordinance changes

A report about the Palon Road project was presented by Thomas Wilson of Erickson Engineering at the Windemere Township Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14. The rebuilding and paving project was...

 

School districts across Minnesota to celebrate school bus drivers on Feb. 27

Thousands of hardworking school bus drivers safely transport more than 760,000 students to and from school each day across the state. To recognize this important profession, Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed Wednesday, Feb. 27, as School Bus Driver...

 
 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...

 

Mercy Hospital offers new program for patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

Mercy Hospital now offers a supervised exercise therapy program for people with symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD is a condition resulting from the narrowing or hardening of blood...

 

Financial advice and scam warnings available for seniors

People with financial problems have a place to turn to for help. Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling can help people take control of their debts. That’s the message that Sarah Garramone...

 

My friends are in their 70s

I grew up in South Dakota where everything seemed to lag behind the rest of the country. To this day, South Dakotans are proud to claim the distinction of being “stuck in the fifties.” The sixties...

 

Bringing the family together one board game at a time

I consider myself to be a tech enthusiast. I play video games, love movies, build computers, and even worked as tech support for a time. And yet I feel a sense of disquiet when I see young children...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    February 21, 2019

Rebel boys improve season record to 17-5 with win over Barnum

Moose Lake Willow Rebels improved their season record to 17-5 with a win over Barnum. The Rebels played suffocating defense to stop the Bombers, 57-42, in the Barnum gym Friday night, February 15....

 

Lady Rebels fall to Rangers but take down Bombers

Moose Lake/Willow River split a pair of games this past week. Monday took the Lady Rebels to Crosby-Ironton and Thursday was the cross-town rival Barnum in Moose Lake. The Rangers took control of thei...

 

Man faces charges of criminal sexual conduct

A Wright man is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct with juveniles. Robert Laurence Besch, 48, was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Carlton County District Court on Feb. 7. According to the criminal complaint,...

 

Jason Rarick officially sworn in as the Minnesota Senator for Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis Counties

Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis County residents once again have a voice in the Minnesota Senate, as newly-elected Senator Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) officially took the oath of office...

 

Significant BNSF train derailment near Cloquet

On February 16, at approximately 5pm, CST, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Emergency Management Office was alerted by a BNSF Railroad representative of a train derailment that occurred southeast of Brookston, Minnesota—within Fond...

 

MCGA launches first-ever statewide scholarship for future ag leaders

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its first-ever statewide scholarship for college students aspiring to become future agricultural leaders. MCGA will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to college students who are cur...

 

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....

 

Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don't Quit!® fitness center from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils

Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign....

 

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