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Career Day makes a successful landing at Moose Lake High School

A plane flying over the forest dumping bright pink clouds of fire retardant was shown to Moose Lake High School students on a video by pilot Todd Olson during Career Day on Feb. 28. Olson was just...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    March 7, 2019

2020 Census is coming

The goal of “counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place” is now underway through 2020 Census outreach and promotion efforts. Jim Accurso, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, highlighted the importance of public...

 

Mercy Board addresses complaints of fellow board member on committee and hiring decisions

Board Member Sue Pederson took issue with several topics in the minutes of the Jan. 28 Mercy Board meeting when the minutes were to be approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting. “Kelly Goeb (the board c...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 7, 2019

Salt stockpile for County roads is down

This has been one of our old style winters with lots of snow and at times high winds. Locals complain of the inconvenience of it all – slippery roads, poor snow plow service, and high heating bills...

 

Report on water system and items for sale at Willow River city council meeting

The Willow River City Council meeting opened with a comment from Councilor Vickie Whitehouse that the alarm at the lift station was currently going off. John Mikrot, water and sewer operator, quickly...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 7, 2019

State report puts focus on hospital patient safety

The 15th annual Adverse Health Event Report was issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on March 1. The report lists the occurrences of 29 reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers in the last...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 7, 2019

Grants aim to get more people hunting and fishing

Application deadline April 4 Groups that help people become hunters or anglers – or keep on hunting or fishing – can apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Minnesota’s hunting and fishing tradition is still...

 

Quilt show on April 13 at Depot

Seam Sisters Quilt Group is putting on a quilt show April 13, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Moose Lake Depot. This is not a juried show, just a chance to admire the local talent. If you are a...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 7, 2019

S. S. Badger State

Hop on a cruise ship on the west coast of the United States and take it up to Alaska before heading to Hawaii. Sounds like fun, yes? Then head back to where it all started, to Amtrak, and look for...

 

Moose Lake girls 12UB hockey heading to state

The Moose Lake 12UB girl's hockey team has been hitting the ice hard all season! Led by Head Coach Mike Hartl and assistant coaches Travis Ludwig and Joel Ribich, the team has been ranked the number...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    March 7, 2019

Pine City takes down Rebels, Rebels over Rush City 60-35

Pine City, with an impressive record of 21-3, paid a visit to the Willow River gym Tuesday, February 26. The Dragons were out to prove their record was for real. They started fast and did not slow down. The half-time score was Dragons 36, Rebels 14....

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 7, 2019

Patriots sink Bombers

The 11-15 Lady Bombers started their section 7AA tournament run heading to Pequot Lakes to take on the 16-10 Patriots. The Patriots, coached by Bomber Alumni Katrina Moody (Newman), took the early...

 
 By Shawn Bode    Sports    March 7, 2019

Rebels 6th grade boys sweep at Cloquet

The MLWR 6th grade Rebel boys finished their Great Northwest League season 18-0 after winning a tourney in Cloquet to finish out a snowy February. This pushed their record overall to 29-0. The...

 

Lady Rebels fall to Aitkin in Section playoff game

MLWR fell to the Aitkin Gobblers in the their playoff game this past week. Charis Blacklock scored the first two points for the Rebels, but that is all MLWR could muster up for the first 8 minutes of the first half. Blackock hit the next 4 points...

 

Willow River School ski trip teaches students a way to enjoy winter

Skis, snow, and sunshine made the Willow River annual fourth, fifth, and sixth grade ski trip to Spirit Mountain a day to remember Thursday, February 28th. In their third year of the trip, the sixth...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 7, 2019

Hundreds of Youth Urge Minnesota Lawmakers to Tackle Tobacco Addiction

Nearly 400 youth and adult advocates from across Minnesota rallied on February 27 at the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to address tobacco addiction and “Keep Lungs Loud.” Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 60...

 

The Gift Gallery opens in Barnum, celebrating local art and young artists

Wood burning artist and donkey rescuer Kym Garvey has opened The Gift Gallery in Barnum. "I have wanted to do this for some time," Garvey said in a recent interview. "I have been doing custom wood...

 

Agate Encores Community Concerts presents bold season finale on April 4th

Get your tickets and hold on to your seats! The final Agate Encores Community Concert of the season is quickly approaching on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. You won't want to miss this performance...

 

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