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 By Dan Reed    Local News    October 10, 2019 

Carlton County declares State of Emergency

At an Emergency Meeting on October 1, the Carlton County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency after heavy rains in the previous two days flooded southern Carlton County with 6+ inches. Heaviest...

 

Barnum Schools look to improve school climate

With the school year up and running, the Barnum School Board and staff discussed attending various workshops and conferences that are coming up, at the board working meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The...

 

Island Lake culvert project finally completed

The Island Lake culvert project in Windemere Township was completed Friday, September 27, according to Township Supervisor Pete Steen in a phone call Sunday. It was reported at the board of supervisor...

 

Pumpkin Run and Walk set for October 19

It's time to lace up your running shoes and register for northern Minnesota's oldest Halloween-themed race! Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting the 14th annual Pumpkin Run & W...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Questions of safety and discipline

It was anything but a normal meeting of the Willow River School Board on September 17. A number of parents attended and the board listened in a somber mood as two parents gave heart-wrenching,...

 

Willow River man charged with vehicular homicide

On September 18, formal charges were filed against the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident on September 16 in the Kettle River. Preston Paul Prokasky of Willow River was charged by the...

 

Barnum welcomes new high school principal

Gregg Campbell has come home. He is the new high school principal for the Barnum School District. "I married into the Barnum School District and both of our children are students at the Barnum Element...

 

Final levy for Moose Lake School may go down

The levy for the Moose Lake School District will probably go down, reported Business Manager Kara Burn to the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 16. “The taxpayers will...

 

Barnum School sets maximum preliminary levy

The Barnum School Board set the 2019, payable 2020, preliminary levy at the maximum at the monthly meeting of the board on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The board will discuss the levy and budget at the Dec. 3...

 

The education results are in

The results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) and alternate assessment Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAs) for the 2018-2019 school year have been released to the public....

 

Moose Lake sets preliminary tax levy

The Moose Lake City Council set the preliminary levy at a 2 percent increase at the meeting of the council on Wednesday, Sept. 11. City Administrator Tim Peterson explained that he recommended that...

 

Potential for further housing development in Sturgeon Lake

The regular meeting of the Sturgeon Lake City Council on September 12 began with an interesting proposal brought forward by Tanner Kranz, a developer who recently purchased 13 acres of land in the...

 

Moose Lake School Board updates priorities and goals

The Moose Lake School Board discussed updating the Strategic Goals for the next three to five years at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The categories for goals are: Student...

 

Storage container ordinance at standstill in Barnum

No information was available about a change in the ordinance to ban storage containers within the city at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, Sept. 9, due to the absence of City Clerk...

 

A bona fide miracle

Dara Beal, 16, was in the fight of her life a year ago. Her liver failed and the doctors didn't think that she would survive a transplant. Dara is alive and doing very well today because her mother pl...

 

Willow River discusses part-time position and fire department fundraiser

Two applications have been received for the part-time maintenance worker position, it was said at the meeting of the Willow River City Council on Tuesday, September 3. The applicants will be interview...

 

Moose Lake police chief on administrative leave

Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm is currently on paid administrative leave, as confirmed by City Administrator Tim Peterson in a phone interview. The city declined to comment on the reason for...

 

Andres joins group as publisher

The newly expanded Northstar Media and Kanabec Publications has a new leader. Jeff Andres of Cambridge is the new group publisher overseeing seven newspapers, two shoppers, a monthly magazine,...

 

Fellerer puts her painting talent on display

Art has been part of her life since Carla Fellerer was a child, and now she finally has a studio to display her paintings and where she can teach classes. "We rented this space in February and had to...

 

Mercy Hospital seeks partnership with larger health care system

The Mercy Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously to request proposals to partner with a larger health care system, at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, August 26. The proposals are...

 

The dangers of vaping

Minnesota's Department of Health is warning parents and teens about serious lung damage due to vaping, reported Amanda Casady of the American Lung Association at a program about e-cigarettes and...

 

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