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Mahtowa mourns loss of its best and "wurst" advocate for the community

For more than 40 years, Tom Bislow's smiling face could be seen behind the counter at TJ's Country Corner store in Mahtowa, a tiny town of 100 people located between Barnum and Carlton on Old Highway...

 

Athletic complex for Moose Lake School takes next step forward

The Moose Lake School Board passed a motion to send the plans for completing the athletic complex to the Minnesota Department of Education for Review and Comment at a special meeting of the board on...

 

New updates and projects discussed for Barnum Schools

The offices and the board room would be changed, a family bathroom would be added, and the roof replaced on the 1989 addition to Barnum Elementary, Superintendent Dave Bottem said during the working...

 

Horton obtains advanced lactation certification

Allison Horton, RN, Mercy Hospital, recently passed the examination of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant...

 

Willow River fire department receives new equipment, city discusses needed repairs

Willow River Fire Chief Gerard Bennett reported to the Willow River City Council Monday during the regular meeting that they received six pagers paid for with the Lions Club and private donations received recently. Bennett stated the pagers cost abou...

 

Windemere Township implements new purchasing policy and discusses attendance issues

Windemere Township is making progress implementing changes recommended by its first audit, which was conducted last year. The board approved a purchasing policy and a fund balance policy at a special meeting called on December 18. The purchasing...

 

How to Duo with Pushing Chain

The Moose Lake Public Library would like to invite you to a fun, relaxing evening of music on Thursday, February 14th @ 6:00 p.m. Invite your sweetheart, your favorite person, your neighbor, and come...

 

Inmate charged with attempted murder of MSOP employee

George Mack Jr., 42, an offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, was charged with a count of Attempted Murder and a count of Assault in the Fourth Degree in a Secure Treatment...

 

Arrest in Moose Lake for meth possession and stolen vehicle

A man was arrested last Thursday, January 28th, at the Days Inn in Moose Lake on drug and theft charges. Leroy Bradley has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, receiving...

 

Moose Lake School Board 4-2 vote passes 3-year contract with superintendent

The three-year contract for Superintendent Robert Indihar was approved with a 4-2 vote at the January 22 meeting of the Moose Lake School Board. Two previous votes, one for a three-year contract and...

 

Updates coming for Moose Lake Water & Light systems

Commissioner Keith Carlson was elected the chair of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission at the reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Mayor Ted Shaw was welcomed to the commission as a...

 

Financial Peace University provides hope to families in Moose Lake

More than 5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University (FPU). Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-lesson digital course provides families and individuals with pra...

 

Northwoods Credit Union members support local food shelves

Northwoods Credit Union ran a loan promotion this past holiday season with a generous twist. Members could earn up to 1% cash back on their new loans and had the option of donating part or all the cas...

 

Superintendent's Corner

The Moose Lake School Board has begun planning for a referendum this spring or summer to complete projects at the Moose Lake Community School that were not part of the final workplan funded by the 2014 referendum. Meetings have already been held...

 

Willow River wins second place at one act play sub-sections

Willow River placed second at the one act play sub-sections in Aitkin last Saturday with their original play "The Other Place." The cast gave a memorable and touching performance that secured them a...

 

Moose Lake city council addresses criminal statistics and icy sidewalks

Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm told the Moose Lake City Council that there were 40 felony cases in Moose Lake last year. “That’s a lot for a small town,” he told the council at the...

 

U-Haul trucks, trailers find a home at Classic 61 Sales & Storage

U-Haul Company of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Classic 61 Sales & Storage has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Barnum community. Classic 61 Sales & Storage...

 

Barnum school board considers banners to promote school

Barnum Schools Superintendent Dave Bottem presented an idea to the Barnum City Council on Monday, Jan. 14, about banners on the light poles in the city promoting the school. “It would be a good way...

 

Five Sisters reopens on Arrowhead Lane

It has been over four years since Jenny Moonen opened Five Sisters in Moose Lake on Folz Boulevard. She named the shop after the five sisters in her family. Now she has moved her business to a new...

 

Mayor and city council members sworn in

Three city council members were sworn in at the reorganizational meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Mayor Ted Shaw, Councilor Doug Juntunen and new council member Walter...

 

Hugs and hellos for heroes

The Willow River Early Childhood Program recently held their 5th Annual "Hugs and Hellos for Heroes" event. Mrs. Chas Balut, the Early Childhood Coordinator explained that this is the 5th year that...

 

Barnum considers multi-district classrooms

The Barnum School Board elected officers at the organizational meeting of the board on Wednesday, January 2. The new school board member, Beth Schatz, was welcomed to the board. Paul Coughlin was...

 

Cloquet conservationist made strides in urban forestry and pollinator habitats

In this second article about the 2018 Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) conservation awards, we introduce you to Bob Nelson of Cloquet, who was given the title of 2018 Urban...

 

New year, exciting plans

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it is already January and the year is 2019. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and had time to re-energize to get through the next few months of winter. Willow River Area School was busy over the holiday...

 

A freeze-dried scoop

Laurie Carlson of Holyoke was at loose ends after she finished renovating her cabin a couple of years ago. But then, she met someone that told her about freeze drying foods, and she found her new pass...

 

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