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Author Chat

Three local authors spoke about their books and the writing process at an Author Chat held at the Moose Lake Public Library on Monday, May 20. Eric Bergman said that he grew up in Carlton and set his...

 

Remembering a Hero: Clarence "Swede" Nelson

The lusty, exhausting whistle of an incoming shell and its magnificent crash of a burst; The whining growl of a convoy of trucks; The thunderous boom of friendly artillery; Stacccatoed machine-gun...

 

Gas drive off leads to felony charges

Shawn Olthoff, 34, Moose Lake, was charged with six counts on May 6, 2019. The two felony counts were Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and Felony Receiving Stolen Property. Both carry a maximum sentence of five years and/or a...

 

Barnum's old fire hall demolished

The old Barnum Fire Hall is being demolished, it was reported to the Barnum City Council on Monday, May 13. A demolition permit had been obtained. The council approved hiring Tim Peterson as a...

 

Improvements made to Moose Lake city park

City Administrator Tim Peterson reported that many improvements have been made to the city park. First National Bank, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, had a crew of employees that assembled an...

 

Top 20 Training and Restorative Practice at Willow River Area School

Next fall Willow River Area School will be entering its third year of implementing Top 20 Training; a Social-Emotional Learning program developed to improve the way we think, learn, and communicate. The first year we focused on training school...

 

Moose Lake school bond fails to pass

After the voting poll closed at 8 pm Tuesday, May 14, and the ballots were tallied, the final count was 610 voted no and 382 said yes to Question 1 of the Moose Lake school bond referendum. Three ball...

 

Tragic loss in plane crash

Dr. Thomas Stillwell, 65, Plymouth, died in a plane crash near the Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport on Wednesday, May 8, as he was about to return to the Crystal Airport that afternoon in a heavy...

 

Sturgeon Lake city clerk resigns

At a special meeting on May 6, City Clerk Carole Lahti of Sturgeon Lake officially resigned and the council accepted her letter of resignation. City Treasurer Kathy Lake was appointed Deputy City Cler...

 

Man arrested after attempting to disarm deputy

Joseph Jamros, a resident of Windemere Township in Pine County, was arrested on May 9 when he assaulted officers and attempted to grab one of their firearms while they were performing a welfare...

 

Barnum coaching debate at meeting

A group of concerned parents, family members and a coach attended the Barnum School Board working meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to talk to the board about the procedure that is to be followed if there...

 

Windemere debates road maintenance report

Windemere Township Treasurer Ron Mossberg attempted twice to give a report he prepared comparing road maintenance in-house operations to contracting out road work, during the regular Windemere Township meeting on May 9, but was stopped by the board...

 

Willow River Area Days needs new leadership

The future of Willow River Area Days is uncertain. Willow River Mayor Brent Switzer said in an interview Wednesday, May 8, that the Willow River Commercial Club notified the city by letter back in September of its decision to step down from...

 

Barnum's Superintendent retiring

Barnum Superintendent Dave Bottem will be retiring at the end of June after a 36-year career in Barnum and six years of being the elementary principal in Hinckley. "I won't have to get up at 4 a.m....

 

A great day for running

Although Saturday, May 4th started out foggy and overcast in Moose Lake, the sun came out for the start of the Moose Run 5k/10k creating ideal running conditions. A total of 270 walkers, joggers, and...

 

TJ's new owners will carry on the store's traditions

The fate of TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa spurred Glenn and Renee Gaffney to action after the sudden death of Tom Bislow late in January. The couple bought the store and took possession on April 17....

 

Willow River discusses low funds

City Clerk Diane Nelson cautioned the city council that funds are low in the city’s checking account at Willow River’s regular meeting on May 6. “Our checking account is taking a hit,” she sta...

 

Moose Lake student wins first place in art competition

Charis Blacklock, a senior at Moose Lake High School, recently won the 8th District Congressional Art Competition with her submission of "Birds Nest," a water color portrait. The U.S. House of...

 

Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wirework with Faith Clover

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wirework with Faith Clover, a free, 90-minute program being offered for ages 14 and older on Friday, May 17, 1:00 p.m. at the Moose Lake Public Library Luffarslöjd is...

 

Difficult financial times continue to impact local dairy farmers

Dairy farmer Mark Konu of Moose Lake sold his Holstein dairy cows on Friday, April 26. He is just the latest one of the dairy farmers in Carlton County to stop producing milk. "It just wasn't...

 

Barnum hires new Superintendent

The Barnum School Board voted to hire Mike McNulty as the new superintendent of the Barnum School District. McNulty, although having the same name as the Moose Lake Police Officer, is from the Le...

 

New Mercy CEO joins Board, discusses strategic plan

Mike Youso, the new CEO of Mercy Hospital, was present at the meeting of the Mercy Hospital Board at its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22. Youso had begun his duties as CEO on April 2. Youso report...

 

Biggest losers win first place in competition

People from the area found success in a weight loss program called Duluze for the first 13 weeks of the year. Michelle and Greg Kenyon of Willow River are two of those people. "We read an ad about it...

 

A symbol of remembrance

The American Legion Auxiliary from Post 379 Men and Women will be out with Poppies on May 10, so feel free to donate to this wonderful memorial. We will be at Art’s Cafe, Market Place, Moose Lake Post Office, Shopko, 1st National Bank, and Joe...

 

Moose Lake Public Library Corner

The Moose Lake Public Library is bringing new programming to the community, one fun activity at a time. We at the library love that you enjoy coming in to check out materials, but we’d love to make sure you know about what else we have to offer....

 

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