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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...

 

Peace officers and mental health

“I think daily someone in our office deals with somebody that’s having some type of a mental health crisis, if you will, or needs some type of referral,” said Pine County Chief Deputy Paul Widenstrom in a recent interview. Mental health calls...

 

From behind the scenes to leading the parade, Riihilouma honored as grand marshal

Dale Riihiluoma has been the announcer of the Ma and Pa Kettle parade each year for all 33 years of its existence. However, he will not be announcing for this year's parade. He will be leading the...

 

Pebbles named Good Will Ambassador

Pebbles, the mascot of Ma and Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River on August 10-12, makes her home with 20 other donkeys at Save the Brays Donkey Rescue near Barnum. "Pebbles is quite the little star," said...

 

New Founding Family Award

The Milczark family has been named the Founding Family of Ma and Pa Kettle Days this year. This is a new title awarded by the Ma and Pa Kettle Planning Committee. "The family of Etta and George has...

 

2018's Ma & Pa Kettle

Cindy and Alden Disterhaupt will be Ma and Pa Kettle at the big celebration in Kettle River this weekend. The couple has lived in Automba Township for their married lives and have been involved in...

 

Historical society roommates?

Representatives of the Moose Lake Area Historical Society and the Carlton County Historical Society, along with Carlton County representatives, met in Moose Lake on Tuesday, July 24, to discuss...

 

New, fully-automated driving range opens in Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake is home to a new, local business in the form of a driving range for golf enthusiasts. Divots, owned by Luke and Jackie Horton, and Luke's parents, LeeRay and Renee Horton, officially...

 

Special election for addt'l funds

The Moose Lake School Board decided, at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 17, to bring the concept of spending up to $3 million to complete the athletic field complex to the school district voters. T...

 

WR board OKs maintenance projects

At the July 17 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved several additional long term facilities maintenance bonding projects. At last month’s meeting, the board had approved two large projects: carpet installation for $25,000 and...

 

American Legion Posts 361 & 163 named WR grand marshals

"It's my honor to do this," Dennis O'Brien says to me after the Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post 361's monthly meeting. Dennis, or Denny as he introduces himself, is one member of Post 361....

 

Old school sold, new projects ahead

Moose Lake Community School has some exciting news to announce. The sale of the old school has officially been completed! While this is exciting, it is bittersweet as many generations of families...

 

Elm traffic to remain as it is now

The one-way traffic on Elm Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets will remain the same as it has been, it was decided at the Moose Lake City Council at the monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11....

 

More fields needed to meet summer program needs

The Moose Lake School Board met with members of the organization that operates the summer baseball and softball programs to discuss the need for fields, at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday,...

 

Area youth connect at first annual day-camp

Last week, the Kerrick Community Center (located in the former Kerrick Community Church) hosted CAMP CONNECT, its first annual day-camp for area youth. The mission was to highlight the connection...

 

Art in the Park growth

The 18th annual Art in the Park event took place in the Moose Lake City Park this past Saturday. "The event keeps growing every year," said Courtney Oetterer, one of the event's organizers. "This...

 

1918 Red Cross house dedicated

The Red Cross house, the home of 1918 Fire survivors Alfred and Jansina Johnson of Kettle River, was dedicated at a ceremony at the Soo Line Event Center on Sunday, July 1, by the Moose Lake Historica...

 

Triple Crown recognition

A new Triple Crown sign was unveiled on July 4 in Moose Lake to honor the girls volleyball, basketball and softball teams that won the state championships in all three sports during the 1981-1982...

 

Shield616 provides gear to law enforcement

Sergeant Mike McNulty of the Moose Lake Police Department was one of the law enforcement officers presented with set of protective gear that will stop rifle rounds at a ceremony in Carlton on...

 

School board discusses athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board discussed the athletic complex near the new school on Thursday, June 28, during a working meeting. City Administrator Tim Peterson met with the board to discuss two...

 

Barnum teen publishes first novel

It's been no ordinary spring for 17-year-old Tiffany Lonetto, published author of "No Ordinary Summer." "It's something I never even would have dreamed of," she said during a recent interview. Maybe...

 

Home consumed in flames

Danielle Johnson was at work at Art's Café when she got a call on Tuesday, June 26, just before 11 a.m. "It was a call that I never want to get again," she said in an interview at their camper on...

 

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