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Articles from the June 20, 2019 edition

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Staff changes for library

Library Director Shelby Rotengaine was hired full-time after two resignations of library staff at the Moose Lake City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 12. Another person will also be hired as a...

 

Barnum considers storage containers

Charles Young met with the Barnum City Council on June 10 once again to request that he be able to place storage containers on his business property on the east side of Barnum in the Industrial Park....

 
 By Dan Reed    Local News    June 20, 2019

Hearing on July 9 for funding a new Barnum Shop

A new/renovated shop building is needed at the Carlton County Transportation Center in Barnum with estimates running as high as $10 million for renovation/addition construction. At the June 11 Regular Session of the Carlton County Commissioners, the...

 

Sturgeon Lake rejects road salt bid, considers options

The Sturgeon Lake City Council rejected a bid from Scott Williams for hauling salt and sand on roads in the city during the winter months, at the meeting of the council on Thursday, June 13. The bid f...

 

Island Lake outlet project to finally move ahead

The Windemere Township Board reached decisions on some long-standing issues at its regular meeting on Thursday, June 13. Supervisors voted to take ownership of the easement for the Island Lake outlet, along with its future maintenance. The decision...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 20, 2019

Carlton County files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors

On June 14, Carlton County filed a lawsuit in federal district court against six of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers—including Purdue Pharma, Cephalon, Inc., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and the three largest distributors of...

 

Talks of NBC News special focused on Pine County's Project RISE

Discussion with NBC News has been taking place, according to Probation Director Terry Fawcett, about the work that Pine County has been doing with their truancy initiative, Project RISE. Fawcett told the county board on June 4 that the news program...

 

United Country Real Estate | Banning Junction Real Estate Celebrates 35 Years in Business

A local real estate company is celebrating 35 years in business this year. Brother-sister duo Natalie Cowart and Tom Jensen are second generation brokers/owners of UCRE | Banning Junction Real Estate, which was previously owned and operated by their...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 20, 2019

Storage Pro expands reach with U-Haul Dealership

U-Haul Company of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Storage Pro Inc. has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Cloquet community. Storage Pro at 1208 Hwy. 33 S. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving...

 

My hero goes by "Dad"

This past weekend my sisters and I went on a hike with my father then later treated him to a movie and dinner for Father’s Day. The whole time he was acting like a dad—wanting to pay for...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    June 20, 2019

The beauty of trees

If you’re like me, late spring and early summer are a favorite time of the year. It’s comfortable to be out of the house and opportunities abound during such a mild season. It’s a treat to get...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    June 20, 2019

Rebels win Osseo championship

Moose Lake Willow River seventh grade boys' basketball team won the championship trophies on Saturday, June 15, in the Osseo Senior High School Gymnasium. The Rebels played MN Heat 7 Bengston...

 

Barnum's Commencement

Press Release Barnum High School Commencement exercises were held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. The high school band, under the direction of Jeff Gilbertson, played the processional and recessional for the 2019...

 

American Ninja Warrior

Moose Lake will be able to watch one of its own, David Moonen, 22, compete on the popular television show American Ninja Warrior. Moonen, a 2015 graduate of Moose Lake High School, recently participat...

 

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