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Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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Remembering a Hero: Clarence "Swede" Nelson

The lusty, exhausting whistle of an incoming shell and its magnificent crash of a burst; The whining growl of a convoy of trucks; The thunderous boom of friendly artillery; Stacccatoed machine-gun...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 23, 2019

Negotiations stall between AFSCME & County Board

The contract with the union AFSCME Local 2750 expired December 31, 2018 and those Carlton County employees have been working without a contract since then. It appears health care funding for retirees has been the sticking point. Negotiations have...

 

Gas drive off leads to felony charges

Shawn Olthoff, 34, Moose Lake, was charged with six counts on May 6, 2019. The two felony counts were Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and Felony Receiving Stolen Property. Both carry a maximum sentence of five years and/or a...

 

Barnum's old fire hall demolished

The old Barnum Fire Hall is being demolished, it was reported to the Barnum City Council on Monday, May 13. A demolition permit had been obtained. The council approved hiring Tim Peterson as a...

 

Improvements made to Moose Lake city park

City Administrator Tim Peterson reported that many improvements have been made to the city park. First National Bank, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, had a crew of employees that assembled an...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 23, 2019

2nd Annual Carlton County Community Bike Ride

Community traditions are being made with this year's 2nd Annual Carlton County Community Bike Ride. This is a free event, taking place on June 9th, 2019 and begins at 11 AM at any of the four rest...

 
 By Shawn Bode    Sports    May 23, 2019

Rebels softball has a 3-1 week

The Rebels softball girls started the week with a nail biter at home against Aitkin. Down 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning, Rachel Christy tripled in Dallis Kukuk and scored on a Bella Meyer sacrifice fly to bring it to 4-3. Aitkin added one...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    May 23, 2019

MLWR baseball team takes on Virginia, Greenway, Duluth Marshall, and Mesabi East

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ baseball team was on the road three nights this week and had a home game Friday night. Monday, May 13, MLWR arrived at the Virginia sports complex to take on the five and four Blue Devils. It was senior night...

 
 By Submitted    Sports    May 23, 2019

Track and Field: Polar League Championships

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 100 Meter Dash: #1 Reese Miletich (Barnum) 400 Meter Dash: #6 Jocelyn Mundell (MLWR) 800 M...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Bitcoin

Was this the moment Bitcoin made us millionaires? The moment being last Sunday at six. For the past half-century, our household had generally reserved this time slot to watch the weekly news show,...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    Opinion    May 23, 2019

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Moose Lake Public Library for an Author Chat event along with Dean Hovey (author of the Pine County Mystery series) and Eric Bergman (author of Addie...

 

Top 20 Training and Restorative Practice at Willow River Area School

Next fall Willow River Area School will be entering its third year of implementing Top 20 Training; a Social-Emotional Learning program developed to improve the way we think, learn, and communicate. The first year we focused on training school...

 

Ask a Trooper

Question: When on a freeway and an emergency vehicle is approaching from the rear but not the same lane, is it the law to pull over and stop? Stopping on the freeway can be very dangerous. Answer: Minnesota state laws says that upon the immediate app...

 

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