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Woman life flighted to Duluth after snowmobile accident on Soo Line Trail

According to a fire department spokesperson, Lt. Steve Tranhaile, the Moose Lake Fire Department responded to a snowmobile accident on the Soo Line Trail on Saturday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. A female...

 

Moose Lake awarded additional funding for new trail

The City of Moose Lake was awarded a $300,000 grant from Safe Routes to School, it was announced at the meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday, March 13. That amount will be added to the...

 

Shopko closing

The Shopko Hometown store in Moose Lake will be closing, along with Shopko stores in other communities that had remained open after the corporation filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 15 this year. “I...

 

Sturgeon Lake city council seeks to improve fire hall, city hall

The Sturgeon Lake city council discussed possible improvements for the fire hall and city hall during its regular meeting on March 14. Fire Chief Mike Mikrot said the fire hall has numerous issues...

 

New windows for power plant, new meters for residents this spring

The Moose Lake Water and Light Commission approved a bid from NABO for the removal of asbestos around the windows in the power plant building at a cost of $7,250, at the monthly meeting of the...

 

Student and Family Resource Fair at Willow River

On Monday, March 25, Willow River Area School will be hosting a Student and Family Resource Fair to showcase area organizations that support the families of the school district. The event will kick off with an energetic presentation by guest...

 

Moose Lake Community School and Moose Lake Public Library Team Up for Fun Kids Event

On Thursday March 28, the kids at Moose Lake Community School will be attending a book reading featuring author Ryan J. Schroeder. Schroeder penned the book Colors of Minnesota. His book explores the state and the colors that envelope the Land of...

 

Local robotics teams head to Destination: Deep Space

Thunderous cheers and chants filled the DECC arena on Friday and Saturday last week for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Two regional tournaments were played simultaneously on either side of the arena...

 

MSOP inmate sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

George Mack, Jr., 42, an offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday, March 8, for the charge of Attempted Murder in a Secure Treatment...

 

Barnum begins search for new superintendent

A superintendent search has started, it was announced at the March 5 working meeting of the Barnum School Board. The current superintendent, Dave Bottem, is retiring. The board spoke about adding...

 

Local schools receive training for active shooter scenario

All of the schools in Carlton County have had ALICE training, Moose Lake Police Officer Jamie Jungers told the Carlton County TRIAD members at the meeting on Wednesday, March 6, at the Moose Lake Poli...

 

Barnum elementary talent show hosts full crowd

The talent was in and the crowd was there in full support on Friday, March 7th, for Barnum's elementary talent show. Proceeds for the event will help fund the annual trip to Wolf Ridge for the six...

 

Superintendent Report

We have built a great community school, thanks to the support of residents and a financial partnership with the State of Minnesota that reduced the cost to local taxpayers to replace our flood-damaged school. This new school will serve the needs of s...

 

Career Day makes a successful landing at Moose Lake High School

A plane flying over the forest dumping bright pink clouds of fire retardant was shown to Moose Lake High School students on a video by pilot Todd Olson during Career Day on Feb. 28. Olson was just...

 

Mercy Board addresses complaints of fellow board member on committee and hiring decisions

Board Member Sue Pederson took issue with several topics in the minutes of the Jan. 28 Mercy Board meeting when the minutes were to be approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting. “Kelly Goeb (the board c...

 

Report on water system and items for sale at Willow River city council meeting

The Willow River City Council meeting opened with a comment from Councilor Vickie Whitehouse that the alarm at the lift station was currently going off. John Mikrot, water and sewer operator, quickly...

 

Quilt show on April 13 at Depot

Seam Sisters Quilt Group is putting on a quilt show April 13, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Moose Lake Depot. This is not a juried show, just a chance to admire the local talent. If you are a...

 

Willow River School ski trip teaches students a way to enjoy winter

Skis, snow, and sunshine made the Willow River annual fourth, fifth, and sixth grade ski trip to Spirit Mountain a day to remember Thursday, February 28th. In their third year of the trip, the sixth...

 

The Gift Gallery opens in Barnum, celebrating local art and young artists

Wood burning artist and donkey rescuer Kym Garvey has opened The Gift Gallery in Barnum. "I have wanted to do this for some time," Garvey said in a recent interview. "I have been doing custom wood...

 

Agate Encores Community Concerts presents bold season finale on April 4th

Get your tickets and hold on to your seats! The final Agate Encores Community Concert of the season is quickly approaching on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. You won't want to miss this performance...

 

Moose Lake School Board considers art murals, patio, and community gardens

Art teacher Tracy Kill and three students bought plans to the Moose Lake School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for murals on the walls in the school and an outdoor patio area outside the school. The mural...

 

Local pole building destroyed in fire

The temperature was about 15 below zero early in the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 26, when the Moose Lake Fire Department was paged out to a pole barn fire west of Moose Lake. “When we got close to the...

 

Willow River students show growth in winter benchmark testing

At the Willow River School Board meeting held on February 19, the results of the winter FastBridge testing reported modest to aggressive growth for both elementary and high school students of Willow...

 

Local piece of history returns home after 100 years

The concrete bank sign has been returned to its owner 100 years later. It is on display in the front entrance of the First National Bank on Elm Avenue in Moose Lake, just in time for the celebration...

 

Chance of colder temps but less snow in March forecast

The wind chill factor was developed by a fellow named Paul Siple back in the late 30's while on research assignment in Antarctica for the U.S government. We knew we'd be getting into WWII so Siple was assigned to develop winter gear and survival stra...

 

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