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The survivors speak

Lillian Baakari Sebring Kettle River, age 6 months Her mother, Lillian Elizabeth Baakari, was just six months old at the time of the 1918 fire, said Judy Madsen of Kettle River. Her grandparents,...

 
 By Dan Reed    Local News    October 4, 2018

Cromwell-Wright School breaks ground for tech addition

Ground breaking for a $5+ million Industrial Technology Addition to the Cromwell-Wright School occurred September 21 with a strong presence from area labor leaders and Cromwell-Wright area citizens....

 

Changing history books, altering the future

Moose Lake Social Studies students learned about the migration routes of early man on Friday, Sept. 21, when they listened to Terry Kero, a former Moose Lake resident and author of the trilogy, "Walki...

 

Moose Lake native performs on stages across the world

Editor's Note: Prudence Johnson, singer, and Dan Chouinard, pianist, will be performing in a concert at the Moose Lake Community School auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. Johnson is a Moose Lake...

 

Pushing Chain comes to Moose Lake

Pushing Chain is Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. They have been playing together for 20 years, almost seven as Pushing Chain, and Sorrows Always Swim is their...

 

Arts education gives students a reason to celebrate!

As our students begin the school year it is important for us to remember the impact of education in our schools, homes and communities. For decades, research has shown that when students participate in the arts as a part of their education, they go...

 

Willow River approves maximum levy

At the September 18 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved the maximum for all levy categories for 2018 payable 2019. "We want to remain flexible in case we have a change ... so I...

 

Local author releases latest novel

Local author Dean Hovey just came out with another book, "Whistling Wings," the third book in the series that are set in an assisted living facility in Two Harbors. "In my first book, 'Whistling...

 

'This changes everything'

The Moose Lake School District can get 60 percent off on the bond for the athletic complex improvements, Jodie Zesbaugh of Ehlers told the Moose Lake School Board at its monthly meeting on Monday,...

 

Good Neighbor Award presented to local man

A Great River Energy line technician, was recently recognized for his efforts when he acted quickly and decisively to save a dog's life last October. Ralph Skoglund was working with crews in Moose...

 

Cromwell looks forward to new restaurant

A new restaurant, Thom Finn's: The Eating House, is coming to Cromwell. Derek Nyberg and Brandon Eilers, residents of the town, launched their vision at Cromwell's Harvest Fest last weekend. The...

 

Barnum kicks off new mentoring program

New this year, Barnum High School started a mentoring program to help acclimate incoming seventh graders to the high school. Throughout the year, a group of trained 10th and 11th graders (the Bomb...

 

Historical coin collection on display at MLAHS

Editor's note: Following is a story of unearthing clues to Moose Lake's past. Todd Danelski tells of finding a treasure trove of relics, including rare coins, during the street reconstruction last...

 

New app at Barnum will report bullying

Students at the Barnum schools will be able to anonymously report bullying on a new app, reported High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak to the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 21. “Students ca...

 

TJ's Rat Rod Rendezvous turns 10

Mahtowa’s biggest event of the year will be happening this Saturday and Sunday in the area surrounding TJ’s store. The Rat Rod Rendezvous, which features shiny, classic cars on Saturday, September 1, and rusty, rough and tumble, rat rods on...

 

Willow River drafts emblem

At the August 21 Willow River school board meeting, the board discussed the potential creation of a district emblem that represents Willow River Area School as an academic organization. Peel...

 
 By Dan Reed    Local News    August 23, 2018

Moose Tracks jobs to move to Cloquet

Program changes for vocational services for people with disabilities are scheduled to result in the closure of the Moose Tracks program in Moose Lake in May 2019. It is anticipated services will be relocated to a Cloquet site. The MN Department of...

 

ICS chosen to assist new bond, plans for old school

The Moose Lake School Board chose ICS as the firm to assist the school district with the bond referendum information and completing the athletic field complex, at the meeting of the board on Monday,...

 

Candidates file for local school boards

Candidates had to file to run for school boards by August 14. In Moose Lake, all of the incumbents, Julie Peterson, Steven Blondo and Kris Lyons, filed to run again. Kara Hubred and Kim Bohnsack also...

 

To extend city water line?

The Moose Lake City Council approved being able to process credit cards at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Credit cards can be used to pay city fees and other charges. City...

 

Come one, come all!

Best. Fair. Ever. The theme for this year's Carlton County Fair promises to deliver a good time for attendees, which, historically, it has. The Carlton County Fair is a traditional event that many...

 

School board considers design for athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board heard three presentations from companies that could assist the school district with the proposed referendum, planning and design of the remainder of the athletic complex....

 

Introducing Agate Encores

Agate Encores Community Concerts is a new non-profit organization that has been formed in Moose Lake, and four concerts of professional entertainment will be presented locally. "This started a year...

 

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