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Nurses speak up on hospital deal

The nurses of Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake made themselves heard at the most recent meeting of the hospital board on November 25. During the time for public comment, nurses from various departments...

 

The Nutcracker comes alive

Moose Lake freshman Amanina Sheetz will perform the leading student role of Clara in the Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" on December 13 and 15 at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment...

 

Parents voice concerns on school not meeting goals

A group of concerned parents and citizens came to voice their concerns over goals in the World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) plan not being met at the recent school board meeting on November 26. Under...

 

Blue Santa Cops for Kids Toy Drive

The Moose Lake Police Department is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive with a toy drive aimed to help local families this holiday season. Last year the police department had "shop with a cop" but...

 

Barnum student heads to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Barnum senior Allison Began is headed to the Big Apple to participate in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She will join up with Spirit of America Dance Productions to perform amongst a...

 

How to Cook a Turkey

Mrs. Unzen’s Class Colbie: I get a turkey from the store then I stuff the turkey, then I put it in a pan and put it in the oven at 350° for 6 hours. I serve it with mashed potatoes gravy, cranberries, cheesy beans. My favorite part is the pumpkin...

 

2020 Census needs takers to hit the streets

About 500 locals will be needed in Carlton County for the 2020 Census, and the Census Bureau is offering incentives to get those needed boots on the ground. Peter Alexander, a representative for the...

 

Moose Lake High School's first foreign exchange student returns for a visit

Lutz Sannig of Germany, Moose Lake High School's first foreign exchange student, recently returned to the area for a reunion with the Class of 1961. In August of 1960, the American Field Service...

 

Barnum Schools transportation audit is a go

Bethany Helwig Barnum Schools’ transportation will be undergoing an audit after the board passed a motion hiring Watson Consulting Group to conduct the audit. The board agreed to the audit after a...

 

Sonshine Community Services donates to area charities

This year Sonshine Community Services is donating $1,200 to the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf and $300 to the local Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by the Sturgeon Lake Area Lions Club. Sonshine Community...

 

Peel approved for 3 more years as Willow River's superintendent

William Peel will serve as Willow River superintendent for another three years. The 2020-23 contract was approved by the school board at its regular meeting Tuesday, November 19, following his closed session evaluation. The district received a clean...

 

Council considers police department budget changes

Moose Lake’s city council will be looking into options to reduce costs at the police department. Councilor Walter Lower III brought up his concerns over the current budget at the regular city...

 

Moose Lake Motel to be demolished

The Moose Lake Motel, a long time business on Arrowhead Lane, will be demolished before the end of the year. The motel has been sitting empty and blocked off since March of this year when a fire left...

 

School Board to keep status quo

The Moose Lake School Board did not take any decisive action regarding the one-acre piece of property near the old school building. At the special meeting of the board on November 12, Superintendent...

 

Moose Lake Public Library Corner

Hi friends! In typical Minnesota fashion, the pretty fall leaves and crisp air quickly turned snowy and freezing. We might as well make the most of it, because I think it’s here to stay a while. Feel free to check out our new books, DVDs, and audio...

 

Legion, Auxiliary invite veterans to join

With celebrations of Veterans Day still fresh in our minds, the American Legion and Auxiliary have put out the call for veterans and active military alike to apply for membership with the recent...

 

Help wanted with Christmas lights

Help is needed to put up the Christmas lights in Willow River, it was said at the council meeting on Monday, Nov. 4. It was asked that if people want to help put up the lights in town, they need to ca...

 

Superintendent's Corner

I know I can not speak for the other school superintendents on their school's weather policy, but I know I share their concern when it comes to student safety. Since we have moved into November and it is Minnesota, the weather has changed. First,...

 

Old school remains in limbo

People in the community have expressed concern about the old Moose Lake school. There has been no activity at the school for some time. "We have a great plan for the property," said Craig Anderson of...

 

Use of deadly force ruled justified

The use of deadly force by Sergeant Wornygora in the process of executing a warrant for the arrest of Shawn Olthoff was ruled necessary, justified and authorized by law. The incident was investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension...

 

Agate Encores brings world music to Moose Lake

Imagine yourself in the heart of Paris sipping coffee and listening to the strolling accordionist. Or how about in a club in Argentina dancing the Tango? Now see yourself sitting in our beautiful Moose Lake Community School auditorium and hearing...

 

A lively bit of music

Music has been a passion of Ted Eastman's all of his life, and now it is his saving grace. "I was 6 when my dad started giving me accordion lessons," he said in a recent interview. "I was 8 when I sta...

 

Student population affects Moose Lake School funding

The Moose Lake School Board discussed the student population at the school and the various groups within the population at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, Oct. 21. “We had 31 percent of...

 

New meters this week

The new meters will begin to be installed the week of Oct. 28, reported Superintendent Harlan Schmeling at the meeting of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 22. “The...

 

Collecting gifts for Tree of Hope 2019

Since 1990 the aviation community has been collecting and distributing toys to hospitals across Minnesota. It is difficult for a child to be hospitalized anytime, but more so over the holidays. As one hospital spokesperson stated, “these gifts make...

 

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