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Concert coming to Moose Lake

Professional entertainment is coming to Moose Lake. Dusty Wilson of Moose Lake Brewing Company and Jeff Arnovich of Twin Ports Night Life were granted permission by the Moose Lake City Council at its...

 

Cell tower goes up in Sturgeon Lake

At the regular city council meeting held on April 13, Mayor Todd Danelski stated he had received a number of questions from property owners concerning the construction of the new cell tower. Council...

 

Barnum debates replacing siren

The Barnum City Council discussed replacing the siren at the monthly meeting on Monday, April 8. In the discussion, it was said that, with pagers, a siren is no longer needed for firefighters to be...

 

Get ready to run on May 4th

Every year the organizers of the Moose Run try to improve on previous years’ performances and continue to make this a well-organized and anticipated event in our community. This year, physical...

 

New meters to be installed starting mid-May

Moose Lake Water & Light will be replacing approximately 400 meters and all of the off peak equipment in their service area starting mid-May, 2019, and continuing for 6 to 8 weeks. These new meters will allow meter readings to be sent directly into...

 

The Sutter Brothers coming to Moose Lake Public Library

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Sons and Daughters of the Northern Lights with The Sutter Brothers, a free 50-minute program being offered for adult audiences on Monday, April 29, 6:00 p.m. at the Moose Lake Public Library. The...

 

Northwestern's Men's Chorus to perform in Moose Lake

The Univeristy of Northwestern Varsity Men’s Chorus presents their 2019 Spring Tour at the following Moose Lake, MN location: Saturday, April 27, 7:00 pm at Moose Lake Covenant Church, 700 5th Street, Moose Lake. The Varsity Men’s Chorus, with...

 

Moose Lake School approves budget cuts

At a special meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Tuesday, April 9, a number of potential cuts were approved. The bus supervisor and English teacher positions, which had previously been up in...

 

The sound of music

Agate Encores closed out their 2018/2019 season with a memorable performance by the UMD Faculty Quintet on Thursday, April 4, in the Moose Lake School auditorium. During the intermission of the...

 

Moose Lake School launches website on referendum

Moose Lake Community School launched a new website on March 29 to provide residents with information about the school’s referendum questions on the May 14 ballot. “CompleteOurCampus.org is the best place to learn about the needs of our students a...

 

Snow days forgiven, Barnum discusses leasing a school bus

Students in Minnesota schools won’t have to make up any days when the school was closed for cold and snow, Superintendent Dave Bottem told the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Ap...

 

Willow River considers allowing livestock within city limits

The city of Willow River will take up the issue of whether or not to allow the raising of livestock, specifically chickens, within city limits at its May meeting. A resident couple asked the council to consider the issue at its regular meeting...

 

Winter sports teams praised at MLWR Liasion meeting

The winter sports coaches presented their reports at the Moose Lake-Willow River Liaison meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at Willow River School. “It was a very nice season,” said Padrick Judd,...

 

Discussion on financial accounts and medical updates at Mercy board meeting

Questions about cash on hand and investments were asked by Silver Township representative Sue Pederson at the monthly meeting of the Mercy Hospital Board of Directors on Monday, March 25. The new...

 

Moose Lake Cooperative gives various donations to local entities

The Moose Lake Cooperative donated checks from unclaimed equity to three schools and several organizations. From left are Jim Sanders, former manager of the cooperative, and Kathy Neigum, representing...

 

Words hold power for Willow River students

Words have the power to unlock doors or destroy lives. That's the message presenter Eric Samuel Timm brought to Willow River Area Schools students Monday, March 25th in a funny, fast paced, sometimes...

 

Readathon at Willow River recognizes readers

A February celebration of reading involved Willow River Elementary students in a Readathon that raised money for the Willow River Parent Teacher Organization to purchase all the school supplies for...

 

The Seam Sisters built a community piece by piece with love and joy

At Joe Jitters, four very upbeat and friendly women gathered over coffee to talk shop about their upcoming Seam Sisters Quilt Show. They represent the planning committee but there are over twenty...

 

Improvements coming to Willow River School, LifeSmarts team heading to nationals

Various plans for improvements and renovations were discussed at the Willow River School Board's regular meeting on March 19. Quotes for an addition onto the bus garage were approved, with Rob Sahlen...

 

Windemere Township Supervisor Kirkeby resigns

The Windemere Township Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Supervisor Dale Kirkeby at its regular meeting Thursday, April 14. Board Chair Pete Steen said Kirkeby submitted his resignation, effective immediately, just before the meeting....

 

Library Director settling into role at Moose Lake Public Library

Shelby Lonne-Rogentine is enjoying getting to know the local people since she began her new position of Library Director of the Moose Lake Public Library on Feb. 25. "The community has been really...

 

Windemere discusses new comprehensive plan

The Windemere Township Board of Supervisors accepted delivery of the comprehensive plan at their March 14 meeting, though they were not willing to go so far as to adopt the plan as it was presented. Cindy Carlson, a resident who worked on the plan...

 

Moose Lake Motel, long time business of city, lost in fire

People were concerned when black smoke rose above the treetops in Moose Lake around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. The motel was on fire, it was learned. "The calls to 911 were around 11:30,"...

 

Transportation supervisor position spared from budget cuts at Moose Lake School Board meeting

No decision was made to cut staff when the Moose Lake School Board approved several budget cuts at the meeting of the board on Monday, March 18. The board meeting room was packed with people that...

 

Barnum prepares to build replacement community center, liquor store, city hall

The Barnum City Council passed a motion to hire the Meyer Group, an architectural firm from Duluth, to design a building that would replace the community center, the liquor store and the city hall, at...

 

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