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Cromwell looks forward to new restaurant

A new restaurant, Thom Finn's: The Eating House, is coming to Cromwell. Derek Nyberg and Brandon Eilers, residents of the town, launched their vision at Cromwell's Harvest Fest last weekend. The...

 

Barnum kicks off new mentoring program

New this year, Barnum High School started a mentoring program to help acclimate incoming seventh graders to the high school. Throughout the year, a group of trained 10th and 11th graders (the Bomb...

 

Historical coin collection on display at MLAHS

Editor's note: Following is a story of unearthing clues to Moose Lake's past. Todd Danelski tells of finding a treasure trove of relics, including rare coins, during the street reconstruction last...

 

New app at Barnum will report bullying

Students at the Barnum schools will be able to anonymously report bullying on a new app, reported High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak to the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 21. “Students ca...

 

TJ's Rat Rod Rendezvous turns 10

Mahtowa’s biggest event of the year will be happening this Saturday and Sunday in the area surrounding TJ’s store. The Rat Rod Rendezvous, which features shiny, classic cars on Saturday, September 1, and rusty, rough and tumble, rat rods on...

 

Willow River drafts emblem

At the August 21 Willow River school board meeting, the board discussed the potential creation of a district emblem that represents Willow River Area School as an academic organization. Peel...

 
 By Dan Reed    Local News    August 23, 2018

Moose Tracks jobs to move to Cloquet

Program changes for vocational services for people with disabilities are scheduled to result in the closure of the Moose Tracks program in Moose Lake in May 2019. It is anticipated services will be relocated to a Cloquet site. The MN Department of...

 

ICS chosen to assist new bond, plans for old school

The Moose Lake School Board chose ICS as the firm to assist the school district with the bond referendum information and completing the athletic field complex, at the meeting of the board on Monday,...

 

Candidates file for local school boards

Candidates had to file to run for school boards by August 14. In Moose Lake, all of the incumbents, Julie Peterson, Steven Blondo and Kris Lyons, filed to run again. Kara Hubred and Kim Bohnsack also...

 

To extend city water line?

The Moose Lake City Council approved being able to process credit cards at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Credit cards can be used to pay city fees and other charges. City...

 

Come one, come all!

Best. Fair. Ever. The theme for this year's Carlton County Fair promises to deliver a good time for attendees, which, historically, it has. The Carlton County Fair is a traditional event that many...

 

School board considers design for athletic complex

The Moose Lake School Board heard three presentations from companies that could assist the school district with the proposed referendum, planning and design of the remainder of the athletic complex....

 

Introducing Agate Encores

Agate Encores Community Concerts is a new non-profit organization that has been formed in Moose Lake, and four concerts of professional entertainment will be presented locally. "This started a year...

 

Peace officers and mental health

“I think daily someone in our office deals with somebody that’s having some type of a mental health crisis, if you will, or needs some type of referral,” said Pine County Chief Deputy Paul Widenstrom in a recent interview. Mental health calls...

 

From behind the scenes to leading the parade, Riihilouma honored as grand marshal

Dale Riihiluoma has been the announcer of the Ma and Pa Kettle parade each year for all 33 years of its existence. However, he will not be announcing for this year's parade. He will be leading the...

 

Pebbles named Good Will Ambassador

Pebbles, the mascot of Ma and Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River on August 10-12, makes her home with 20 other donkeys at Save the Brays Donkey Rescue near Barnum. "Pebbles is quite the little star," said...

 

New Founding Family Award

The Milczark family has been named the Founding Family of Ma and Pa Kettle Days this year. This is a new title awarded by the Ma and Pa Kettle Planning Committee. "The family of Etta and George has...

 

2018's Ma & Pa Kettle

Cindy and Alden Disterhaupt will be Ma and Pa Kettle at the big celebration in Kettle River this weekend. The couple has lived in Automba Township for their married lives and have been involved in...

 

Historical society roommates?

Representatives of the Moose Lake Area Historical Society and the Carlton County Historical Society, along with Carlton County representatives, met in Moose Lake on Tuesday, July 24, to discuss...

 

New, fully-automated driving range opens in Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake is home to a new, local business in the form of a driving range for golf enthusiasts. Divots, owned by Luke and Jackie Horton, and Luke's parents, LeeRay and Renee Horton, officially...

 

Special election for addt'l funds

The Moose Lake School Board decided, at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 17, to bring the concept of spending up to $3 million to complete the athletic field complex to the school district voters. T...

 

WR board OKs maintenance projects

At the July 17 Willow River school board meeting, the board approved several additional long term facilities maintenance bonding projects. At last month’s meeting, the board had approved two large projects: carpet installation for $25,000 and...

 

American Legion Posts 361 & 163 named WR grand marshals

"It's my honor to do this," Dennis O'Brien says to me after the Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post 361's monthly meeting. Dennis, or Denny as he introduces himself, is one member of Post 361....

 

Old school sold, new projects ahead

Moose Lake Community School has some exciting news to announce. The sale of the old school has officially been completed! While this is exciting, it is bittersweet as many generations of families...

 

Elm traffic to remain as it is now

The one-way traffic on Elm Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets will remain the same as it has been, it was decided at the Moose Lake City Council at the monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11....

 

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