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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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Moose Lake School Board considers art murals, patio, and community gardens

Art teacher Tracy Kill and three students bought plans to the Moose Lake School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for murals on the walls in the school and an outdoor patio area outside the school. The mural...

 

SWCD: Working on positive changes

A wise woman, cultural anthropologist and author Margaret Mead, once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world." This describes what the Carlton...

 

Local pole building destroyed in fire

The temperature was about 15 below zero early in the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 26, when the Moose Lake Fire Department was paged out to a pole barn fire west of Moose Lake. “When we got close to the...

 

Willow River students show growth in winter benchmark testing

At the Willow River School Board meeting held on February 19, the results of the winter FastBridge testing reported modest to aggressive growth for both elementary and high school students of Willow...

 

Local piece of history returns home after 100 years

The concrete bank sign has been returned to its owner 100 years later. It is on display in the front entrance of the First National Bank on Elm Avenue in Moose Lake, just in time for the celebration...

 

Chance of colder temps but less snow in March forecast

The wind chill factor was developed by a fellow named Paul Siple back in the late 30's while on research assignment in Antarctica for the U.S government. We knew we'd be getting into WWII so Siple was assigned to develop winter gear and survival stra...

 

New electric meters coming May, electric car chargers in the works

The new electric meters in the water and light service area will be installed in May, it was said at the meeting of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “We will notify...

 

March FoodShare Campaign is under way at Moose Mart

The Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, or Moose Mart, is once again participating in the March FoodShare Campaign and needs help. “This grassroots food and fund drive brings together community...

 

Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood, donors needed

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. Type O blood is the most...

 

First ever Carlton County Local Food Fair on March 2

Carlton County will have its first local food fair on Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Carlton County Extension, the Carlton County Food & Nutrition Network & the United Way are collaborating to host this new...

 

Mahtowa Hosts Community Folk Dance

On Saturday March 2nd, 4pm-7pm, Salem’s Mahtowa Hall will light up with energy, hearkening to the days of old, as Salem Lutheran Church hosts a Community Folk Dance with Chilli Dinner. Music and calling will be provided by Northeast Minnesota’s...

 

Insurance tips if your water pipes froze and broke

You may have survived the recent extreme cold temperatures, but how about the water pipes in your home? Unfortunately, many Minnesotans had frozen pipes that burst and caused significant water damage to their homes. Water damage is one of the most co...

 

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us

I haven't been having a very good day. I know that's not a very uplifting opening for an editorial, but it's true. Between the frequent winter storms, wrangling varying aspects of my life, attempting...

 

Counseling Corner: Recognizing Depression In Seniors

Everyone feels sad at times. Numerous things in life can leave us feeling blue. For most of us, this is usually a passing emotion that diminishes with time but for some people this sadness can be severe, long-lasting and life-affecting. That's when...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    February 28, 2019

Rebels steamroll Rails but are unable to overcome Bluejackets' defense

The whistle-stop blew as the Rebels rolled into Proctor Tuesday, February 19. Getting off the bus, like it was a passenger train, they headed into Rail territory. This was to be a hotly contested even...

 

Laby Rebels win 2 out of 3, battle Pillager in overtime

The ML/WR Lady Rebels played 3 games this past week to finish off their regular season. Monday was a make-up game in Two Harbors, Pine City on Tuesday and Pillager on Thursday. First up was Two Harbors for the final conference game of the season. It...

 

6th Grade Lady Rebels head to annual tournament

On Saturday, February 23 the MLWR 6th grade girls basketball team headed north to Eveleth for the 19th annual John Fish Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament. This tournament brings in 16 teams from...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    February 28, 2019

7th Grade Rebel Boys place second at tourney

Moose Lake Willow River 7th grade boys basketball traveling team won 2nd place in a big tournament at St. John's University. It was an 8th grade tournament with teams from Pequot, Albany, St. Cloud,...

 

Moose Lake baits and catches a successful ice fishing contest

2019's 2nd annual Moose Lake ice fishing event on February 16 was a great success. Spectators and 141 fisherman stepped out onto Moose Head Lake Saturday afternoon to test their luck. With overnight...

 

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