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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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Flyovers honor COVID-19 frontline workers

Moose Lake was able to enjoy being a part of a statewide effort made by the National Guard to honor those on the COVID-19 frontlines. On Wednesday, May 13, pilots from the Minnesota National Guard's 1...

 

Moose Lake tentatively hires new police chief

Pending a background check and appropriate evaluations, a contract for Darren Juntunen to take the position as Moose Lake Police Chief was formally approved at the regular meeting of the council on...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 21, 2020

Carlton County approves limited hiring freeze

In response to the COVID-19 impact on the local economy and health, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a limited freeze on hiring with the County Board pledging to make a step-by-step study of each position before a new person is...

 
 By Airra Saunders    News    May 21, 2020

Paying homage to the veterans in our community

For many people, Memorial Day is a holiday that marks the beginning of the summer season, a holiday where we can get together with our families and friends and enjoy the three-day weekend. But for...

 
 By Press Release    Business    May 21, 2020

First National Bank of Moose Lake provides over $8 million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Since the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) launch in early April, FNBML has approved $8,163,000 in desperately needed liquidity for 69 businesses disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. FNBML provided...

 

Post Office nicknames the pandemic their "second Christmas"

The Moose Lake Post Office is experiencing an immense amount of business during this time of global pandemic crisis—“We have had at least five pallets of packages everyday,” shared an inside employee. Given the increase in mail and delivery at...

 

Sturgeon Lake approves bid to fix fire hall roof

The Sturgeon Lake city council accepted the bid by Beaver Roofing to make repairs to the fire hall roof to remedy numerous leak issues, at their regular meeting held remotely on May 12. The bid by...

 
 By Gene Johnson    Opinion    May 21, 2020

This too shall pass

Gene Johnson, Publisher Emeritus, Press Publications, White Bear Lake, MN Over the years I would rag on different issues over and over like keeping the countertops clean at home. These days it’s how to stay clear of the virus and how to keep our...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    May 21, 2020

How to handle the mental challenges of social distancing

Submitted The concept of “social distancing” was no doubt a mystery to millions of people prior to 2020. But in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that was first discovered in China in late 2019 but soon spread across the...

 

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