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Willow River approves revised co-op agreement

At the May 15 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved the revised Moose Lake Willow River Rebels Sports Cooperative agreement. Board member David Prachar explained they have added corrections, made additions and subtractions, added...

 

Spring Fever Days Grand Marshals chosen

The Barnum Area Community Club is excited to announce 2018 Grand Marshal's of Spring Fever Days are Wayne and Rose Suronen. Wayne and Rose have been married over 17 years. Three children and 13...

 

Dollars for Scholars awards $31,050 to Moose Lake High School graduating seniors

On Tuesday, May 22, in the new Moose Lake Community School Auditorium, Moose Lake Dollars for Scholars awarded $31,050 in education scholarships to Moose Lake High School seniors who are planning to...

 

Rosie the Riveter receives her diploma

Rose Marie Jirovec was born in 1925, the daughter of Czechoslovakian parents, the youngest of seven. She grew up on a farm west of Willow River, walking two miles through the woods to attend class at...

 

Updated co-op agreement approved

The Moose Lake School Board approved the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels Cooperative Agreement at the monthly meeting on Monday, May 21. The agreement has been in the discussion and revision stages for...

 

Rhonda Skelton receives national rural health award

Rhonda Kay Skelton, RN, has been posthumously awarded the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Skelton served as the...

 

'Loving every mile'

Bikers should strap on their helmets and volunteers can roll up their sleeves: The Red Ribbon Ride is rolling into town. Beginning and ending at Camp Heartland Center in Willow River, and going into...

 

On the artistic side

The East Central Art Invitational was held Friday, May 4, at East Central School. Students from Willow River, Moose Lake, Mora, Hinckley-Finlayson, and East Central entered artwork for judging. That...

 

Honoring the legacy of the St. Croix

The 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, co-sponsored by Senators Walter Mondale of Minnesota and Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, coincides with the release of the new book, "St. Croix...

 

Volleyball practices will stay in Moose Lake

The Willow River School Board passed a motion to continue junior high volleyball practice in Moose Lake. Their decision was announced at the meeting of the Moose Lake-Willow River liaison committee...

 

Local athlete receives Courage Award

Danny Lilya, a junior at Moose Lake High School, was presented with the Minnesota Honors Courage Award at U. S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, April 29. According to information in a letter that Lilya...

 

Barnum seeks applicants for principal position for fall 2018

The Barnum School Board agreed by a motion to advertise for applications for an elementary principal at the monthly board meeting on Tuesday, April 17. The former elementary principal, Tom Cawcutt,...

 

Mural unveiled

Natalie Frohrip had a dream that became reality when artist Brian Olson of Duluth completed a mural at the Moose Lake Historical Society Museum in December and into January. The mural opened to the...

 

Answering the call to serve

An elderly man fell and broke his hip in mid-April. First responders came to help lift the man onto the stretcher brought by the ambulance. When the ambulance is called, the first responders come to...

 

Parents favor renewing Wright's contract

Two parents spoke in favor of keeping Dustin Wright as a basketball coach at Moose Lake's school board meeting on Monday, April 16. It was announced at the liaison meeting by Moose Lake Athletic...

 

No annexation without due remonstration

A letter to the township residents from the Moose Lake Township Board resulted in people packing the Moose Lake City Council chambers for a public hearing during the Moose Lake City Council meeting...

 

Moose Lake considers new franchise fee

The Moose Lake City Council is considering adopting a franchise fee on gas mains in the city, it was reported at the council's meeting on Wednesday, April 11. In a memorandum, City Administrator Tim...

 

Barnum student advances to state for History Day competition

Anna Wikstrom probably knows more about the Civil Rights Movement than many twice her age. Her research into it is leading her to compete at state level for what is called History Day. It all started...

 

Out of decay, sculpting beauty

It started with a walk on Wisconsin Point between husband and wife. Down the shoreline, Jennifer Szczyrbak spied out a chunk of driftwood perfect for her garden back home in Moose Lake. Her husband...

 

Barnum talks security

Last week, we addressed lockdown protocol and safety in the Moose Lake and Willow River schools. This week, we will take a look at Barnum’s. Superintendent Dave Bottem emphasized the fact that every situation is different — when a lockdown...

 

Football practices will be held at old school's baseball field

Both the boys and girls basketball varsity and junior varsity teams did well this season, Head Coaches Dustin Wright and Wes Cummins reported to the Moose Lake-Willow River Liaison committee at the...

 

Barnum elementary principal resigns

Editor’s Note: This statement was published by the Barnum Public Schools on Facebook on Friday, April 6. The Barnum Elementary Principal Tom Cawcutt was placed on a paid leave in January while allegations against him were investigated. As many of...

 

Old friends, new location

The new Thrifty White pharmacy at 60 Arrowhead Lane is spacious, with a large selection of over-the-counter items on display right inside the door. In a walk-through of the new building, manager...

 

Local districts talk security

Editor's note: Last weekend, Willow River School District sent a message to parents informing them of a possible threat against the school. Investigation determined these threats were unsubstantiated. Later that week, Moose Lake School went into lock...

 

Willow River revises 2018 budget

At the March 20 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved a revised 2018 budget and a $200,000 budget reduction for 2019. Superintendent/Elementary Principal Bill Peel explained the district will need to reduce spending for 2019 due...

 

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