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Articles from the February 27, 2020 edition

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Barnum school board tables personnel cuts

The Barnum school board held its regular meeting Tuesday night, February 18 in the high school’s auditorium. The board took action on several non-personnel reductions, while tabling personnel cuts in lieu of a community meeting on March 4. The...

 

Willow River School part of $1.5 million grant pool

Willow River School is one of nine districts that were awarded a Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant pool of $1.5 million over a two-year period, Superintendent Bill Peel announced at the...

 

Presidential Primary Q&A

When will the presidential nomination primary take place? March 3, 2020. Will all parties participate in the presidential nomination primary? No, only major parties will participate. Two major parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the...

 

March is "Food Share" Month

All food and money donated from March 1 through April 12, 2020 to the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf will be matched by Minnesota FoodShare. The Moose Lake Area Food Shelf offers monthly food access to families in the Northern Pine and Southern Carlton...

 

How you can benefit from having a pet

Pets have been kept for centuries. Statistics from various sources indicate North Americans own millions of dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Pets' affable nature and loving looks are en...

 

Agate Encores' final concert of season

You don’t need the “Luck of the Irish” to catch an exciting concert by Ring of Kerry, a foot tapping, bursting-with-energy Irish music group, that will perform here in Moose Lake! You just need to be sure YOU are in the audience as Agate...

 

Turkey hunting licenses on sale March 1

Turkey hunters can buy their licenses for the spring 2020 season starting Sunday, March 1. Licenses may be purchased online, by telephone 888-665-4236 or in person wherever hunting and fishing...

 

Mercy invites community to program on meal planning

Press Release Mercy Hospital invites community members to a free program on the benefits of meal planning. Meal Planning & Prepping 101 will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 in Mercy’s Board Room. Led by Lifestyle Coach Amanda...

 

Pine County Solicits Surveys for the North Pine Transfer Station

Surveys are being solicited to guide the County Solid Waste Department on future improvements at the North Pine Transfer Station. The North Pine Transfer Station, located at 85174 County Highway 61, Willow River was opened in July of 2019. The...

 

Rebels over Jaguars 79-46: Senior Night

Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team had one contest this past week with the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars on Tuesday, February 18. It was Senior Night for the Rebels. Senior basketball players...

 

Willow River holds "Hugs and Hellos for Heroes"

The Willow River Early Childhood Program recently held their 6th Annual "Hugs and Hellos for Heroes" event. Mrs. Chas Balut, the Early Childhood Coordinator, shared that this is the 6th year the...

 

Lady Rebels win 1 out of 3, ranked 4th seed

Peggy Granquist The Moose Lake/Willow River Lady Rebels played three games this past week, going 1 for 3. Last Monday the Rebels took on Proctor. The girls started out well, playing tough defense, and causing turnovers. Proctor had a 7-2 lead when...

 

Buddy's Corner fanfare

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their precious pets for our “Share the love!” compilation in Buddy’s Corner. When I first brought Buddy to work with me over a...

 

Has the number of DWI arrests declined?

Question: I read somewhere that the number of DWI arrests had declined recently? Is this true? What about non-alcohol related DWI arrests? Answer: While alcohol-related DWI incidents have dropped over the past 10 years in Minnesota, controlled...

 

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