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 By Bethany Helwig    Local News    May 21, 2020 

Flyovers honor COVID-19 frontline workers

Moose Lake was able to enjoy being a part of a statewide effort made by the National Guard to honor those on the COVID-19 frontlines. On Wednesday, May 13, pilots from the Minnesota National Guard's 1...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    Local News    May 21, 2020 

Moose Lake tentatively hires new police chief

Pending a background check and appropriate evaluations, a contract for Darren Juntunen to take the position as Moose Lake Police Chief was formally approved at the regular meeting of the council on...

 
 By Airra Saunders    Local News    May 21, 2020 

Post Office nicknames the pandemic their "second Christmas"

The Moose Lake Post Office is experiencing an immense amount of business during this time of global pandemic crisis—“We have had at least five pallets of packages everyday,” shared an inside employee. Given the increase in mail and delivery at...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    Local News    May 21, 2020 

Sturgeon Lake approves bid to fix fire hall roof

The Sturgeon Lake city council accepted the bid by Beaver Roofing to make repairs to the fire hall roof to remedy numerous leak issues, at their regular meeting held remotely on May 12. The bid by...

 

Surprise for Willow River seniors

Loud sirens, flashing lights, bright balloons, and lots of good wishes surprised Willow River seniors Friday night when they came to the football field to pick up their caps and gowns. School staff...

 

Barnum to host drive-in graduation

Barnum School’s current plan for commencement will be holding a drive-in ceremony at the high school on May 29 at 6 p.m., as discussed at the working board meeting on May 5. High School Principal Gr...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 14, 2020

Reminder: Celebration of students

Jillian Smith, Moose Lake Community School We miss you and we would really like to see all of your faces! On behalf of the Moose Lake Community School Staff (MLCSS), we would like to formally invite you to our Celebration of Students! Your hard...

 

Local heroes recognized with banners

Anyone driving around the Moose Lake area in the past few days has probably noticed some new banners and window clings that seemingly popped up overnight like dandelions. All display three short words...

 

Moose Lake High School needs new principal

Potential administrative changes were discussed at the most recent working meeting of the Moose Lake school board on April 27. With high school principal Billie Jo Steen taking over superintendent duties for the next school year, the board discussed...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Fund for local businesses

Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce The COVID-19 shutdown has affected our area businesses drastically. There are several businesses with their doors closed (though they desperately want to be open), others with their business models completely chang...

 

Library curbside service

Have a book you want to read? A magazine you’ve been wanting to get your hands on? A DVD you know will help pass the time in isolation? Give the library a call at 485-4424 between 9 am-12 pm, Monday-Friday. To more easily expedite the process,...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Celebration of students

Jillian Smith, Moose Lake Community School We miss you and we would really like to see all of your faces! On behalf of the Moose Lake Community School Staff (MLCSS), we would like to formally invite you to our Celebration of Students! Your hard...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Moose Run team achieves goal

Just over a week ago, the Moose Run organizers started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1,600 to buy banners and window cling that state “Heroes Work Here!” to be hung in various places in and around Moose Lake. They are happy to report that the...

 
 By Rebekah Lund    Local News    May 7, 2020

Heard on the street: pandemic perspectives

What do members of our community have to say about the current pandemic? This reporter hit the street to find out. Lisa W. (Food Service, Moose Lake School) What is the worst thing about the COVID-19 crisis for you personally? Time is dragging on,...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    May 7, 2020

Quarantine Poems

Here is yet another poem from one of the 10th graders at Barnum High School about our current stay-at-home order and the COVID-19 situation in general. We hope you find some entertainment or enlightenment in it. More will be featured next week....

 

Board appoints Steen as Moose Lake's superintendent

Billie Jo Steen's Superintendent contract for the 2020-2021 school year was approved at the regular Moose Lake school board meeting held remotely on April 20. Steen will take a special leave of absenc...

 

Celebrating Earth Day with tree hugs

Our students from Barnum High School celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd, by literally hugging trees and then sending the pictures to their Science and English teachers digitally. The idea came to...

 

New speed limit for ATVs on Soo Line Trail

On Wednesday, April 22, Carlton County erected speed limit signs limiting ATV speed on the Soo Line Trail from the intersection of the SLT and Halgren Road (next to I-35) heading west into Moose Lake. Carlton County hopes to post the Trail to the...

 

Willow River school board approves co-op committee in contested vote

The Willow River school board approved the Barnum-Moose Lake-Willow River School Board Cooperative Committee at their regular meeting held remotely on April 21. Prior to the committee being approved,...

 

Barnum Schools approve area co-op, talk levy

Barnum’s school board approved a Barnum-Moose Lake-Willow River School Board Cooperative Committee at their remote meeting on April 21. The co-op will consist of three board members and an alternate from each school that will get together and look...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    April 30, 2020

Quarantine Poems

Here are more poems from the 10th graders at Barnum High School about our current stay-at-home order and the COVID-19 situation in general. We hope you find some entertainment or enlightenment in them. More will be featured next week. I’m stuck at...

 

Locals do their part to clean up the community

The week of Earth Day 2020, Cheyanne Wilson, a Sturgeon Lake native, and her boyfriend Louie Roehl were encouraged to get out and pick up trash in their local neighborhood. "We wanted to find a way...

 

B&B Market makes generous donation to Moose Lake residents

Last week, workers from B&B Market delivered 45 bags of essential groceries to residents at Hillside Manor East, including meat, potatoes, bread, oranges, and of course a treat! They returned again...

 

Agate Days canceled

The Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce voted on Monday to cancel the annual Agate Days that was to be held July 18-19 this year due to safety concerns over the coronavirus. In an email announcement,...

 

Moose Run team raises funds to recognize essential workers

The 2020 Moose Run, which had been scheduled for May 2, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers of the Moose Run, no longer busy planning this year’s event, have decided to channel their energies in a new direction to meet a new...

 

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