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Articles from the March 12, 2020 edition

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Rock 'em, sock 'em robotics

Schools from around the region, country, and even Sweden converged on the DECC in Duluth on March 6-7 for the Lake Superior and Northern Lights Regionals of FIRST Robotics. This year, FIRST partnered...

 

Barnum Schools and community discuss alternative cuts

With the Barnum school district facing big financial cuts for the upcoming school year, representatives from the Barnum community and from Barnum schools met on March 4 to discuss the future of the schools, come up with alternative cuts to...

 

Pot 'O Gold scavenger hunt to highlight local businesses

Put your detective hat on because Moose Lake local businesses will be having a scavenger hunt March 12-17. Start at Art’s Cafe to pick up your “Pot ‘O Gold passport” and then follow the clues...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 12, 2020

Local MN Extension program reorganizes

Changes unfolding in the Carlton County Extension Program were laid out in a six month updated report presented by acting supervisor Donna Lekander at the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 3. The Extension Program has been under intense...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 12, 2020

Triple homicide in Cloquet

A Cloquet man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing a 20-month-old child and the child’s mother, who was 13 weeks pregnant. The Carlton County Attorney’s Office filed three counts of second degree murder against Sheldon James...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

Pine County offering backyard compost bins and rain barrels

Are you looking to conserve resources and help the environment? Pine County is partnering with the Recycling Association of Minnesota this spring to provide a sale of home compost bins ($66+tax) and rain barrels ($79+tax). Orders can be placed...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

March 13 is Text Our Snowbirds Day in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Demographic Center is celebrating Text Our Snowbirds Day on March 13. The public’s participation is encouraged, to help raise awareness of census response guidelines for people who have multiple residences. Minnesota is home to...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

Shot fired at Black Bear Casino, one deceased

On March 9, 2020, Carlton County Communications received a 911 call reporting a person with a hand gun followed by a report of a shot being fired inside the Seven Fires Steakhouse at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Law Enforcement Officers from sev...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

First presumptive case of coronavirus in Minnesota

Kristen Ehresman Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division Minnesota Department of Health An older adult resident of Ramsey County recently traveled on a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 case. The patient began to de...

 

Keeping an eye out for pedestrians

We’ve gotten a wave of warmer weather lately and the pedestrians have come out to enjoy it while it lasts (because with Minnesota, there’s bound to be another snowstorm around the corner). As one...

 

What is the open bottle law in Minnesota?

Question: Can you explain what is considered an open bottle violation here in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota law says that it is a crime for a person to drink or consume an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle when the vehicle is upon a street or...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    March 12, 2020

More to recycling: energy, economy, environment

Reduce, reuse, recycle. A common idiom lending itself to be heard and stated so much that you probably give it little actual thought and instead just let it go in one ear and out the other. I know for...

 

Rebels' season ends with loss to Pierz at UMD

Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team played their first Section 7AA playoff game at home against Pillager. Pillager had a winning record of 16-11 and were ranked at 65 in the Minnesota state...

 

Local guide catches students' interest with fishing trip

Sunshine, fishing lines, and grubs made it a perfect day for ice fishing on Sturgeon Lake with about 35 Willow River sixth graders and a handful of high school students. Local fishing guide Tony...

 

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