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Articles from the June 27, 2019 edition

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Passing the torch

The torch-bearer, volunteers, and officers from the Moose Lake Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office gathered at Veterans' Park just before noon on June 20 to prepare for the next l...

 

Deficit budget for Moose Lake 2019-20 school year

The Moose Lake School District will be operating on a deficit budget for the next school year, it was announced at the monthly meeting of the school board on Monday, June 17. “I knew that we would...

 

2019 Grand Marshal announced

Walter Lower II has been named the 2019 Grand Marshal of the Fourth of July parade by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Tia Grutkoski reported at a meeting of the chamber...

 

Lower family celebrates 100 years of movies

One hundred years ago, H. K. Lower opened the Strand Theatre on July 4, 1919 where the 4th Street Apartments are now located. It was built eight months after the 1918 fire on the ruins of his auto...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 27, 2019

Carlton County tax base continues to rise

Few Carlton County taxpayers attended the Local Boards of Review to contest, or at least ask questions, about their estimated market value for the buildings and land they own. Land values continue to improve with a typical 40 acre piece valued at...

 

Willow River school prepares for 2019-20 year

At the regular meeting of the Willow River School Board on June 18, the board approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget incorporates $2,000 for the playground for additional items no...

 

Burglary at TJ's in Mahtowa

On June 20, 2019 at approximately 5:45am, the clerk at TJ’s Country Corner store in downtown Mahtowa arrived at work to discover that the building had been burglarized sometime since closing the night before. Carlton County Sheriff’s Office...

 

Home total loss in fire

The Moose Lake Fire Department was called out to a fire on Saturday at 3:09 p.m. at a home at 94213 Highway 61, south of Moose Lake, for a vehicle fire in an attached garage, reported Captain Steve Tr...

 

Principal Kazmierczak hired as basketball coach

Brian Kazmierczak was hired as the girls’ basketball head coach at the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, June 18. The board discussed the method of evaluating the coaches. “It is...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 27, 2019

New Jail option to be presented in August

BKV, the consulting group handling the architectural and engineering design for the proposed new Carlton County Jail, will present their recommendations in early August. Three options are being considered and the costs and impact on County programs...

 

Moose Lake Junior Ambassador chosen for 2019-2020

Savannah Gamst, 17, has been chosen as the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassador for 2019-2020. She follows in the footsteps of her older sister, Mattie, who was a junior ambassador...

 

MLWR discusses having only one athletic director

There was discussion about having one athletic director instead of two at the meeting of the Moose Lake-Willow River Athletic Liaison on Wednesday, June 19. Moose Lake Athletic Director Tony Andres...

 

New website coming for Moose Lake Water & Light

A kick-off meeting was held to show customers the new power company page on the city’s website, it was said at the meeting of the commission on Tuesday, June 18. Once the page has been properly set...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 27, 2019

DNR asks motorists to "give turtles a brake"

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding motorists that turtles are crossing roads to nest this time of year. Motorists are asked to watch for them and, whenever possible, allow...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 27, 2019

The Face of Moose Lake/Willow River Sports

One rarely saw a game in Moose Lake/Willow without Al Rose on the sidelines. As a sports reporter, Al was always talking to the kids. Not necessarily taking sides for the home team, but talking up...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Money really does grow on trees

Ever heard the statement “Money doesn’t grow on trees”? I’m sure at some point or another, especially when just a little tike, all of us had someone make the comment to emphasize frugality....

 

Ask a Trooper

Question: I recently saw someone pulled over to the side on the freeway with a flat tire. I pulled over also to approach them. Was what I did illegal? Answer: This is legal as you were stopping on the freeway to offer assistance and this would fit...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    June 27, 2019

Rebels' freshmen take state title with overtime victory

In April, Moose Lake Willow River's ninth grade boys' basketball team won Region 4 Pacesetter playoffs in Willow River. That win qualified the school's team to play for the state title. On Sunday,...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    June 27, 2019

Rebels 9th graders win Minnesota Invitational Basketball championship

Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team played in the Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Basketball tournament held in the Maple Grove Middle School on Saturday, June 22. The other teams acceptin...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    June 27, 2019

Seventh grade Rebels qualify for Great Five-State tournament

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels' seventh grade boys' basketball team won the Region 4 tournament held in Willow River in April and qualified to play in the Pacesetter state tournament Sunday, June...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 27, 2019

Enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day

Independence Day is a holiday marked by fanfare and large parties, complete with barbecues, fireworks and parades. As fun as July 4th festivities typically are, injuries, particularly those involving fireworks, are a concern that celebrants should...

 

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