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Articles from the May 2, 2019 edition

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 By Dan Reed    News    May 2, 2019

County Board moves to proceed with new jail

After several studies and countless meetings, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with final plans for a new jail construction. The size of the jail, the total cost of the project, the location of the building, and the means...

 

Difficult financial times continue to impact local dairy farmers

Dairy farmer Mark Konu of Moose Lake sold his Holstein dairy cows on Friday, April 26. He is just the latest one of the dairy farmers in Carlton County to stop producing milk. "It just wasn't...

 

Weather "May" be fair for fishing opener

In reality, Minnesota is the land of 11,842 lakes rather than merely 10,000. And, those lakes are festooned and pontooned by 813,976 registered boats. Only Florida has more than we do. This time of year, the minds of many Minnesotans are on ice out...

 

Barnum hires new Superintendent

The Barnum School Board voted to hire Mike McNulty as the new superintendent of the Barnum School District. McNulty, although having the same name as the Moose Lake Police Officer, is from the Le...

 

New Mercy CEO joins Board, discusses strategic plan

Mike Youso, the new CEO of Mercy Hospital, was present at the meeting of the Mercy Hospital Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22. Youso had begun his duties as CEO on April 2. Youso report...

 

Biggest losers win first place in competition

People from the area found success in a weight loss program called Duluze for the first 13 weeks of the year. Michelle and Greg Kenyon of Willow River are two of those people. "We read an ad about it...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 2, 2019

More counties added to spring burn restrictions

As warm and dry weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing,...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 2, 2019

Minnesota Online Counseling prepares to observe Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and this year the buzz in Minnesota and beyond is “online counseling.” Americans have integrated online and phone technology into every facet of their everyday lives. Minnesota Online Counseling (MOC) and other...

 

A symbol of remembrance

The American Legion Auxiliary from Post 379 Men and Women will be out with Poppies on May 10, so feel free to donate to this wonderful memorial. We will be at Art’s Cafe, Market Place, Moose Lake Post Office, Shopko, 1st National Bank, and Joe...

 

Moose Lake Public Library Corner

The Moose Lake Public Library is bringing new programming to the community, one fun activity at a time. We at the library love that you enjoy coming in to check out materials, but we’d love to make sure you know about what else we have to offer....

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    May 2, 2019

MLWR varsity baseball team struggles

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ baseball team started last week off up in Two Harbors on Tuesday, April 23. Two Harbors and the Rebels managed to get three hits. Ben Dewey slapped a double into the outfield, Danny Whited and Henry Ribich each...

 
 By Shawn Bode    Sports    May 2, 2019

Gamst and Skelton lead Rebels over Dragons

The MLWR softball Rebels defeated the Pine City Dragons in Pine City April 29 in 6 innings by the score of 14-0 pushing their record to 6 wins and 2 losses. Freshman Gabby Gamst tied a state record...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    May 2, 2019

MLWR junior high baseball team win three this week

MLWR’s junior high baseball team took an early lead over Cromwell-Wright on Tuesday, April 23, at Twilight Field defeating them 9-2 in the first game of the double-header. In the second game, the young Rebels scored eight runs in the fourth to...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 2, 2019

Track and Field: Duluth East Invitational

Only those that placed sixth or higher in each event are listed. Results are grouped by event and participants are listed by placement, name, and school. GIRLS 200 Meter Dash: #4 Skyla Thompson...

 

Superintendent Bill Peel's Report for Willow River School

We are on our final month of school, and I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. And what a successful year it was! I want to thank our wonderful staff, parents, guardians, and community members for their hard work and continued support. We...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Who let the dogs out?

I love dogs. Always have and probably always will. Certain dog owners on the other hand,not so much. Over the last couple of months, I’ve encountered six stray/loose dogs, all of them without identi...

 

Ask a Trooper

Question: I have a North Dakota Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) “Class A” permit. But my employer is in the Minnesota area. Can I legally drive on my “Class A” CDL permit in the state of Minnesota if I have a licensed CDL “Class A...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Painted into a Corner

We are ready to sell our home in the City and our contractor has us painted into a corner. Putting an Eagan home on the market is not new to us. We did it exactly six years ago and all went fine. At...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Community Opinions

Osten Berg, Moose Lake In late 2017, I sent an email to the Superintendent Indihar and the school board members expressing my concern about a lack of access for emergency vehicles to the rear of the school. The only response I received was from...

 

Spin me a tale

Tah'tini Ho'okan, otherwise known as Tini, is finding advantages to being in new quarters at 308 Elm Avenue (former Star Gazette office) since she moved Rainy Day Studios last June. "I have more foot...

 

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