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Moose Lake approves plan to improve infrastructure

The Moose Lake City Council approved the Capital Improvement Plan but did not approve the Special Assessment Policy after public hearings on both issues at the meeting of the council on Wednesday,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 18, 2019

County Board holds hearing on new Barnum Garage funding

About a dozen citizens attended the hearing on funding a new Carlton County Transportation garage in Barnum on Tuesday, July 9, held during the regular meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners. The need for additional space at the Barnum...

 

Concerns rise with Sturgeon Lake's high water level

Concerns about the high water levels on Sturgeon Lake were brought up at the annual meeting of the Windemere Lakeshore and Landowners Association on Saturday, July 13, at Camp Miller. Jerry Blazevic...

 

Community building and liquor store plans move ahead

The plans for a new community building and liquor store are moving ahead, it was reported at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, July 8. In the absence of Mayor Jason Goodwin, Vice...

 

New administrator of Augustana settles into her role

Shawna Smith felt like she was coming home when she accepted the position of administrator of Augustana/Cassia Care in Moose Lake two months ago. “I was born and raised in Cromwell,” she said in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019

Commissioner of Minnesota DHS resigns

Former state senator Tony Lourey resigned on Monday as the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In January, Lourey resigned as state senator for the region to join Gov. Tim Walz’ cabinet. Just last Thursday, the top two deput...

 

Development coming to Sturgeon Lake

At the regular meeting of the Sturgeon Lake city council on July 11, Councilor Rick Lewis informed the council that he was working on a housing development project east of the Embassy on Green Leaf...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019

Nemadji warns of possible data breach

Nemadji, in Bruno, began issuing notices on July 8 of possible data breaches to impacted individuals. Nemadji works with healthcare facilities using their proprietary data-mining system to generate additional revenue for hospitals. One such client is...

 

The volunteer crisis

There has been a disturbing trend as of late in our small town communities. Events that once drew in crowds and fueled our local businesses are suffering and even being cancelled. There is no Willow R...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    July 18, 2019

The benefits of volunteering

The season of giving. When is it? Support likely ranges for a variety of times through the year, but I’d argue that the season never truly ends as giving is a deed that can, and should, be done all...

 

Ask a Trooper

Question: With the upcoming new hands free law that is effective August 1st, can a teen that is under 18 years old and has a driver’s permit or provisional driver’s license use their phone in hands-free mode? Answer: The new hands-free law does...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    July 18, 2019

Rebels are runner-ups at the Great Five State Championship games

Moose Lake Willow River Rebels' ninth grade boys basketball qualified June 23 to play in the Pacesetter Great Five State tournament held at the Target Center and Maple Grove High School on Saturday...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    July 18, 2019

MLWR 7th grade are consolation champions of Great Five States

The MLWR Rebels' seventh grade boys' basketball team qualified to play in the Pacesetter Great Five State Championship tournament on July 13 and 14 at the Target Center and Maple Grove High School....

 
 By Press Release    News    July 18, 2019

Songs of Hope to perform at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet

For the first time in its twenty-eight year history, the global Songs of Hope performance company will be performing in Cloquet, presenting a single, afternoon concert at the Encore Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. The...

 

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