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Barnum Schools face looming cuts

Barnum Schools is looking at $750,000 in potential budget cuts for the fiscal years of 2020 and 2021. The budget is still being analyzed, and the specifics of those cuts will be discussed in the coming weeks by school administrators. At the working...

 

Christmas Lane at Butkiewicz Family Farm

Enjoy a drive in the country to see the Christmas light display (for more then 40 years) at Butkiewicz Family Farm located at 6710 Butkiewicz Road in Kettle River. Lights will be on starting...

 

Sturgeon Lake changes voting procdures

Residents of the city of Sturgeon Lake will have to vote by mail or absentee ballot in 2020. The decision to change voting procedures was made in a split vote during a special meeting Monday, December 2. City councilor Adam Langhorst said it was...

 

The scoop on poop: biosolids and their use

David Ketchum is getting some help for his hay fields, but it’s not the typical fertilizer. A farmer who raises beef cattle in Windemere Township, Ketchum received approval in September from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to apply...

 

Improper use of fire hydrants can be dangerous

The city of Willow River will be taking steps to prevent unauthorized access to water from fire hydrants. The city council discussed the concerns with the practice at its regular meeting December 2. Fire chief Gerard Bennett said improperly opening...

 

An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas

Join your family and friends to usher in the magic of the holiday season with Agate Encores “An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas” on Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m. in the Moose Lake High School Auditorium. Vicki Fingalson, soprano, and Jeff...

 

Family Pathways Domestic Violence Program now available in Carlton County

Imagine feeling desperate to tell someone about the abuse you and your child are suffering at home but feel like you’ll be judged…or worse…not believed. You have no idea what help is available to you, and frankly, are scared to move forward alo...

 

Mikrot makes 1000th point, Rebels play 3 teams

Last week was long and tough for the Lady Rebels, not to mention emotional. Last Tuesday, the Rebels played Mesabi East in Moose Lake. The team knew it would be a tough game going in as they had to ma...

 
 By Irishdew    Sports    December 12, 2019

Rebel Hoopsters defeat Virginia and Pillager

For the first contest of the year, the Moose Lake Willow River Rebels boys' basketball team traveled to Virginia. The Virginia Blue Devils were big and tall. This year's Rebel team has a depth of tale...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    December 12, 2019

Lady Bombers take first victory

The Lady Bombers basketball team has been struggling this season as many members chose not to return. With a younger and less experienced team, the Lady Bombers took their first victory of the season...

 

Ice is here: choose your salt carefully

Well, I guess we’ll jump right into the February season with all this snow dumped on us. Talk about dramatic weather sweeping through. Hopefully everyone’s snowblowers were ready to tackle the...

 

What to do in the event of a vehicle accident

Question: What should a person do if they are involved in a crash? Answer: The State Patrol alone has handled over 41,000 so far this year, so it’s important to know what to do immediately after one happens. Each crash is different and the person...

 

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