Articles from the May 24, 2018 edition

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Rosie the Riveter receives her diploma

Rose Marie Jirovec was born in 1925, the daughter of Czechoslovakian parents, the youngest of seven. She grew up on a farm west of Willow River, walking two miles through the woods to attend class at...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 24, 2018

Proposed power rate increase to be extended over years

The Moose Lake Power Commissioners discussed stretching out the proposed power rate increase over several years at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15. Instead of increasing the power rates by 15...

 

Updated co-op agreement approved

The Moose Lake School Board approved the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels Cooperative Agreement at the monthly meeting on Monday, May 21. The agreement has been in the discussion and revision stages for...

 

Rhonda Skelton receives national rural health award

Rhonda Kay Skelton, RN, has been posthumously awarded the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Skelton served as the...

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    May 24, 2018

Sturgeon Lake city council moves to 'advance the roads'

In lieu of spreading chloride over unpaved roads this summer, Sturgeon Lake city councilors voted to conduct a trial run of purple basalt at the intersection of Logan Drive and Cemetery Road....

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    May 24, 2018

Enbridge wins lawsuit in MN Tax Court

On Tuesday, May 15, Judge Joanne Turner ruled in favor of Enbridge’s lawsuit in the Minnesota Tax Court. In the ruling, the judge determined the pipelines were overvalued by $3.2 billion from 2012...

 

Rebels victorious over South Ridge and Virginia

Moose Lake Willow River varsity baseball team took on the Virginia Blue Devils on the Rebels home field Monday, May 14 defeating them 7-3. Remington Starck scored on a walk and an error in the first inning. The Rebels put up three runs in the fifth...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Raising your garden up a notch

We planted our first garden in Tamarack many years ago. After weeks of breaking through thick grasses, weeds and rocks, hauling truckloads of new soil and hours spent finally planting, we stood back...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    May 24, 2018

An Enemy of the People

Although Henrik Ibsen was a well-known playwright in the late 19th century, little would he imagine that in the 21st century his high-intensity drama “An Enemy of the People” would remain as...

 

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