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Meal improvements for Willow River School

Changes are coming for meals at Willow River School for the 2019-20 year as approved at the regular meeting of the school board on July 16. Superintendent Bill Peel said one of the things most asked...

 

Windemere discusses Sturgeon Island Bridge

Residents filled the Windemere Township Hall July 16 to give the township board input on the fate of the Sturgeon Island Bridge, one of the few covered bridges remaining in Minnesota. First to present was Tom Wilson of Erickson Engineering, the firm...

 

Bike & Build rides through Moose Lake

Small groups of cyclists, spread out over a distance, could be seen passing through Moose Lake on July 18. From their cycling jerseys and formation, you might have thought you were witnessing a race...

 

Electric car chargers being installed near Moose Lake Municipal Liquor Store

The new energy efficient windows have been installed in the power plant and offices, it was said at the meeting of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission on Tuesday, July 16. The first quote for...

 

Barnum Schools prepare for upcoming year

The new superintendent, Mike McNulty, attended his first meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, July 16. The board reorganized and set the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m....

 

Local author Dean Hovey to release book in new series

Dean L. Hovey had a very productive season in Arizona, where he and his wife, Julie, spend the winter. "I wrote two and a half books," he said in a recent interview in Moose Lake. The couple also has...

 

Moose Lake approves plan to improve infrastructure

The Moose Lake City Council approved the Capital Improvement Plan but did not approve the Special Assessment Policy after public hearings on both issues at the meeting of the council on Wednesday,...

 

Concerns rise with Sturgeon Lake's high water level

Concerns about the high water levels on Sturgeon Lake were brought up at the annual meeting of the Windemere Lakeshore and Landowners Association on Saturday, July 13, at Camp Miller. Jerry Blazevic...

 

Community building and liquor store plans move ahead

The plans for a new community building and liquor store are moving ahead, it was reported at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Monday, July 8. In the absence of Mayor Jason Goodwin, Vice...

 

New administrator of Augustana settles into her role

Shawna Smith felt like she was coming home when she accepted the position of administrator of Augustana/Cassia Care in Moose Lake two months ago. “I was born and raised in Cromwell,” she said in...

 

Development coming to Sturgeon Lake

At the regular meeting of the Sturgeon Lake city council on July 11, Councilor Rick Lewis informed the council that he was working on a housing development project east of the Embassy on Green Leaf...

 

Agate Days is coming

The 50th Annual Agate Days will be celebrated in Moose Lake on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, with Art in the Park, a Gem and Mineral Show, free admission to the Moose Lake State Park and...

 

No Willow River Days this year

Willow River Days will not be held this year but plans are being made for bringing back the community celebration next year, it was said at the meeting of the Willow River City Council on Monday,...

 
 By Submitted    Local News    July 11, 2019

Moose Lake Public Library Corner

Hi friends! The Moose Lake Public Library is winding down with our summer reading program (the last date to claim reading prizes is July 19), but that doesn’t mean that summer activities are over here! On Thursday, July 18, join our...

 

Moose Lake resident creates the "Cargo Slide"

A frustrating feature for pickup truck owners is having to crawl on hands and knees to the front of the truck bed to retrieve an item. The Cargo Slide is the answer. "We always had a truck," said...

 

Facilities committee talks funding priorities

The Moose Lake School Facilities Committee reviewed the list of needs once again at a meeting on Thursday, June 27. The committee had prioritized the list at an earlier meeting. The top priorities...

 

Chickadee owners celebrate one year anniversary

Joe and Ashley Bonniwell of Sturgeon Lake celebrated one year of ownership of the Chickadee Coffeehouse and Deli in Barnum and showed appreciation of the support of their customers with a First...

 

Boss Mama Colleen Myhre

Colleen Myhre of Mahtowa is living her dream. She sings and plays a guitar in venues throughout the area three or four nights a week and is about to release her third CD. "It is what I love to do," sh...

 

Passing the torch

The torch-bearer, volunteers, and officers from the Moose Lake Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office gathered at Veterans' Park just before noon on June 20 to prepare for the next l...

 

Deficit budget for Moose Lake 2019-20 school year

The Moose Lake School District will be operating on a deficit budget for the next school year, it was announced at the monthly meeting of the school board on Monday, June 17. “I knew that we would...

 

2019 Grand Marshal announced

Walter Lower II has been named the 2019 Grand Marshal of the Fourth of July parade by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Tia Grutkoski reported at a meeting of the chamber...

 

Lower family celebrates 100 years of movies

One hundred years ago, H. K. Lower opened the Strand Theatre on July 4, 1919 where the 4th Street Apartments are now located. It was built eight months after the 1918 fire on the ruins of his auto...

 

Willow River school prepares for 2019-20 year

At the regular meeting of the Willow River School Board on June 18, the board approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget incorporates $2,000 for the playground for additional items no...

 

Burglary at TJ's in Mahtowa

On June 20, 2019 at approximately 5:45am, the clerk at TJ’s Country Corner store in downtown Mahtowa arrived at work to discover that the building had been burglarized sometime since closing the night before. Carlton County Sheriff’s Office...

 

Home total loss in fire

The Moose Lake Fire Department was called out to a fire on Saturday at 3:09 p.m. at a home at 94213 Highway 61, south of Moose Lake, for a vehicle fire in an attached garage, reported Captain Steve Tr...

 

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