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 By Dan Reed    News    October 3, 2019

Excise tax approved

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved continuing the $20 excise tax at their Adjourned meeting on September 23 after a hearing where only one comment was made from the public. Reporter and Automba Township Chair Dan Reed supported more...

 

Barnum rejects all bids

The Barnum City Council rejected the current bids for the new liquor store, community center and city hall complex at a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 23. Tim Meyer of the Meyer Group, the...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    October 3, 2019

Culverts: Hidden in plain view

Several weeks ago, the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsored a tour of the Nemadji Watershed to highlight the parts of a watershed and how they work together. Stops...

 

Electric vehicles are the future

Seven electric cars have been charged with the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission's new electric chargers, reported Superintendent Harlan Schmeling at the meeting of the commission on Tuesday,...

 
 By Kim Metz    News    October 3, 2019

Controlling an invasive species: Buckthorn

Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive shrub or small tree that is rapidly taking over our natural areas and crowding out native species. There are two kinds in Minnesota: Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus...

 

Warm spells may outnumber cold snaps in October

Every now and then online, I stumble across a picture of a bald TV reporter from the early 70's I recognize and it takes a few seconds to realize it is Dennis Anderson before he got his first toupee. I remember his first day with the rug. Weatherman...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 3, 2019

County Seat Theater presents "Hilda's Yard"

'Hilda's Yard' by Canadian playwright Norm Foster will open this Friday at the County Seat Theater. It's an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck. Newly on their own since their...

 

Willow River Schools need reading tutors

Willow River schools still need two literacy tutors for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. The need is urgent and area residents are encouraged to apply now to begin helping students in October. B...

 

Autumn is here

I was hopeful a couple weeks ago that we would have an autumn with lots of bright red and orange leaves. One prognostication said that because we had so much rain this summer, the colors would be...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Walk in the woods

Fall is my favorite time of the year, or at least it’s a tie for first alongside Spring. The weather is favorable and the pestering insects are well suppressed thanks to the mild temps. All this...

 

Ask a Trooper

Question: I hear you mention TZD and how law enforcement works with them. Can you explain what TZD is? Answer: TZD is an initiative and stands for Towards Zero Deaths. Minnesota’s TZD program was launched in 2003 by the Minnesota Departments of...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    October 3, 2019

Bombers squeak past the Bluestreaks

Barnum football would again host the battle on the gridiron, welcoming the Chisholm Bluestreaks onto the Bomber field on September 27. The Bluestreaks won the coin toss and chose to kick off to the...

 

Fated rivals: Rebels v. Bombers

The MLWR Rebels hosted the Barnum Bombers on September 24 for a Thursday night of long-standing rivalry volleyball play. The Bombers took the first point in the first set, but the Rebels were quick...

 

Cross country runs the Griak

Saturday, September 28th, the ML/WR/Barnum Rebel varsity cross country runners participated in the Roy Griak Invitational held at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis, hosted by the University of Minnesota. “Griak” is a college meet that invite...

 

Bombers take Cook County in 5

The Barnum Bombers hosted the Cook County Vikings on September 26 for five sets of volleyball. The first set win was secured by the Bombers 25-18. However, the Vikings took the lead in the second set...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    October 3, 2019

Rebels take first loss against Eskomos

Moose Lake Willow River's varsity homecoming football game was played in Willow River against conference rivals, the Esko Eskomos on Friday night, September 26. Blake Juhl and Logan Orvedahl each ran...

 

Memories in miniature

Memories of growing up in a farmhouse have been recreated by Margaret Kiehn of Moose Lake. She built a replica of that farmhouse and recreated miniature furniture just like the furniture that once...

 

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