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Articles from the June 6, 2019 edition

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The end of an era

Tim Franklin's group of northern Minnesota print and digital news publications are now part of neighboring Northstar Media, Inc., a company owned by Gene and Carter Johnson. Titles sold include the...

 

Help arrives for Willow River Days

At the regular city council meeting on June 3, a representative of the Moose Lake Area Hockey Association announced that the association would like to help with Willow River Days. The city is required...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 6, 2019

Jail construction plans continue to unfold

A request for a proposal (RFP) for a new Carlton County Jail has been approved by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners as the new jail planning continues to unfold. The vote was 4-1 with Commissioner Tom Proulx voting nay. “This action by the...

 

Debate at Mercy board meeting

Finances were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Mercy board of directors on Wednesday, May 29. Chief Financial Officer spoke about cash buckets for cash on hand. There had been $10 million in th...

 

Remembering when tragedy struck close to home

On May 26, 1999, Katie Poirier, 19, was working alone at a convenience store in Moose Lake when she was abducted. Community members rallied in numbers to search for Katie and there was an outpouring...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    June 6, 2019

MS 150 more than a bike ride, it's a mission

This weekend Bob Nelson will bike his 27th MS 150. Nelson said biking started as something fun to do with his 12-year-old son, but it has turned into much more. The annual Bike MS: C.H. Robinson ride...

 

Barney Fife is coming to Barnum for Spring Fever Days

Do you remember one of America's favorite TV shows in the early 1960s, The Andy Griffith Show? And do you remember Barney Fife, the bumbling but dedicated deputy in that sleepy little town of...

 

Scam alert: don't be a victim!

In recent weeks several of our friends and neighbors in Moose Lake, Minnesota and other communities in the area have been targeted by hi-tech and fast talking scammers working online and on the phone to separate us from our hard earned money....

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 6, 2019

The Long Minnesota Goodbye

I heard a song the other day on one of the Twin Cites alternative radio stations. I was quite amused and intrigued. One of the first things my wife and I noticed when we first moved to northern...

 
 By Kate Crowley    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Going Nature's Way

Sometimes in this column, I write about topics that are global in scope, sometimes they are regional, and sometimes they are much closer to home. This month I am focusing on a very local subject and...

 

Ask a Trooper

Question: In my city, there is a double yellow line on the main roadway and yet some motorists cross both lines to park against oncoming traffic, many at dark with headlights on. Why is this allowed without warning or a ticket? Answer: A crash can...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 6, 2019

Track and Field: Section 7A Championships

Athletes from Barnum and Moose Lake-Willow River competed at the Section 7A Championships held on May 30 at UMD in Duluth. Those that placed in the two top of their event will move onto the state...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    June 6, 2019

Baseball section playoffs in Proctor and Nashwauk

The first round of section 7AA playoffs began on Tuesday, May 28, in Proctor. In the first game of the day, Duluth Marshall defeated Two Harbors’ Agates 18-0 in five innings. The Rebels’ first opponent was Crosby-Ironton (10-9). MLWR played C-I...

 

Barnum Dollars for Scholars Recipients

On May 14, Barnum students were awarded scholarships at Dollars for Scholars. The recipients were: Henry Collier, Max Salzer, Jacob Truman, Jessica Schatz, Alan Sebring, Meghan Liimatainen, Aaron Rimolde, Brandon Calverly, Shelby Bonneville, Britney...

 

A practice of peace and patience

Peace and Patience Textile Arts opened on a farm east of Moose Lake in mid-May. Sisters Jean Hendrickson (Peace) and Diane Piette (Patience) are multi-talented ladies and are offering classes to men...

 

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