Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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Your vote counts

Primary elections are right around the corner — a few short days from publication date. Tuesday, August 14, don’t forget to cast your vote in the primary. What is the purpose of a primary...

 

Peace officers and mental health

“I think daily someone in our office deals with somebody that’s having some type of a mental health crisis, if you will, or needs some type of referral,” said Pine County Chief Deputy Paul Widenstrom in a recent interview. Mental health calls...

 

From behind the scenes to leading the parade, Riihilouma honored as grand marshal

Dale Riihiluoma has been the announcer of the Ma and Pa Kettle parade each year for all 33 years of its existence. However, he will not be announcing for this year's parade. He will be leading the...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 9, 2018

Dollar General opens on Hwy 61

Dollar General's newest store at 8091 County Hwy 61 in Willow River is now open! In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials...

 

Pebbles named Good Will Ambassador

Pebbles, the mascot of Ma and Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River on August 10-12, makes her home with 20 other donkeys at Save the Brays Donkey Rescue near Barnum. "Pebbles is quite the little star," said...

 
 By Shawn Bode    Sports    August 9, 2018

14U MLWR softball finishes up stellar season at nat'l tourney

The 14U Moose Lake/Willow River Bizzards softball team played in the North American Fastpitch Association Northern Nationals softball tournament the last weekend of July. The local youngsters...

 

New Founding Family Award

The Milczark family has been named the Founding Family of Ma and Pa Kettle Days this year. This is a new title awarded by the Ma and Pa Kettle Planning Committee. "The family of Etta and George has...

 

2018's Ma & Pa Kettle

Cindy and Alden Disterhaupt will be Ma and Pa Kettle at the big celebration in Kettle River this weekend. The couple has lived in Automba Township for their married lives and have been involved in...

 
 By Kate Crowley    Opinion    August 9, 2018

What the jet stream has to do with you

When it comes to the weather, we are currently the lucky ones, because we are in the area covered by a dip in the jet stream, keeping the very hot, humid weather to the south of us. Earlier in July,...

 

School supplies?

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." Moose Lake isn't New York City,...

 

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