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Articles from the May 7, 2020 edition

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Moose Lake High School needs new principal

Potential administrative changes were discussed at the most recent working meeting of the Moose Lake school board on April 27. With high school principal Billie Jo Steen taking over superintendent duties for the next school year, the board discussed...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 7, 2020

Construction costs for Barnum Garage increase

Firm costs from McGough Construction (the firm hired by Carlton County to oversee the project) for the new Barnum Transportation Garage came in at $11.3 million at the Adjourned Meeting of the Carlton County Commissioners on April 27. This figure is...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Fund for local businesses

Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce The COVID-19 shutdown has affected our area businesses drastically. There are several businesses with their doors closed (though they desperately want to be open), others with their business models completely chang...

 

Library curbside service

Have a book you want to read? A magazine you’ve been wanting to get your hands on? A DVD you know will help pass the time in isolation? Give the library a call at 485-4424 between 9 am-12 pm, Monday-Friday. To more easily expedite the process,...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Celebration of students

Jillian Smith, Moose Lake Community School We miss you and we would really like to see all of your faces! On behalf of the Moose Lake Community School Staff (MLCSS), we would like to formally invite you to our Celebration of Students! Your hard...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Moose Run team achieves goal

Just over a week ago, the Moose Run organizers started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1,600 to buy banners and window cling that state “Heroes Work Here!” to be hung in various places in and around Moose Lake. They are happy to report that the...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 7, 2020

DNR seeks comments on Willow River Dam restoration project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through June 3 on an environmental assessment worksheet for the Willow River Dam restoration project in Pine County. The DNR proposes to replace the damaged Willow River Dam...

 
 By Rebekah Lund    Local News    May 7, 2020

Heard on the street: pandemic perspectives

What do members of our community have to say about the current pandemic? This reporter hit the street to find out. Lisa W. (Food Service, Moose Lake School) What is the worst thing about the COVID-19 crisis for you personally? Time is dragging on,...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Quarantine Poems

Here is yet another poem from one of 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 it. More will be featured next week....

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Until next time

“Goodbye.” Maybe it’s just me but it seems reserved for formal occasions with suits and ties or when the end just can't come soon enough. The saying goes “out with the old and in with the...

 
 By Kate Crowley    Opinion    May 7, 2020

May and dandelions

The month of May is the reward for Minnesotans who have made it through another winter. There truly is no other time of year that is more refreshing and uplifting. It begins subtly, with the swelling...

 
 By Submitted    Sports    May 7, 2020

The Lost Season

Rebels Sotfball Coach Mark Carlson Even with snow on the ground, there is always an air of expectation when the second week of March arrives and official softball practice can begin. Players arrive...

 

The journal of a nurse at a New York hospital

Editor's note: Jackie Christianson is a Pine City High School graduate who currently lives in Wisconsin. She is a nurse practitioner with ICU and ER experience. At the end of March, she flew to New...

 

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