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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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Board appoints Steen as Moose Lake's superintendent

Billie Jo Steen's Superintendent contract for the 2020-2021 school year was approved at the regular Moose Lake school board meeting held remotely on April 20. Steen will take a special leave of absenc...

 

Celebrating Earth Day with tree hugs

Our students from Barnum High School celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd, by literally hugging trees and then sending the pictures to their Science and English teachers digitally. The idea came to...

 

New speed limit for ATVs on Soo Line Trail

On Wednesday, April 22, Carlton County erected speed limit signs limiting ATV speed on the Soo Line Trail from the intersection of the SLT and Halgren Road (next to I-35) heading west into Moose Lake. Carlton County hopes to post the Trail to the...

 

Willow River school board approves co-op committee in contested vote

The Willow River school board approved the Barnum-Moose Lake-Willow River School Board Cooperative Committee at their regular meeting held remotely on April 21. Prior to the committee being approved,...

 

Barnum Schools approve area co-op, talk levy

Barnum’s school board approved a Barnum-Moose Lake-Willow River School Board Cooperative Committee at their remote meeting on April 21. The co-op will consist of three board members and an alternate from each school that will get together and look...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 30, 2020

COVID-19 cases in corrections facilities continue to climb

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County has climbed to 53, with over half of those cases coming from the Department of Corrections (DOC) facility in Moose Lake. According to the DOC, 29 patients at the facility have...

 

COVID-19 News Briefs

Distance learning continues. As ordered by Governor Walz, distance learning will continue through the end of the current school year. Loosening of business restrictions. Governor Walz laid out a plan to gradually loosen restrictions on businesses...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    April 30, 2020

Quarantine Poems

Here are more poems from the 10th graders at Barnum High School about our current stay-at-home order and the COVID-19 situation in general. We hope you find some entertainment or enlightenment in them. More will be featured next week. I’m stuck at...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Tips to stay sane and healthy during the pandemic

Submission by Cheryl Smetana McHugh, LICSW, Executive Director of Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. I was surprised at my own reaction when I heard Governor Walz extend the school closure for the rest of this school year as I had totally been...

 

Locals do their part to clean up the community

The week of Earth Day 2020, Cheyanne Wilson, a Sturgeon Lake native, and her boyfriend Louie Roehl were encouraged to get out and pick up trash in their local neighborhood. "We wanted to find a way...

 

B&B Market makes generous donation to Moose Lake residents

Last week, workers from B&B Market delivered 45 bags of essential groceries to residents at Hillside Manor East, including meat, potatoes, bread, oranges, and of course a treat! They returned again...

 

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