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Old school remains in limbo

People in the community have expressed concern about the old Moose Lake school. There has been no activity at the school for some time. "We have a great plan for the property," said Craig Anderson of...

 

Use of deadly force ruled justified

The use of deadly force by Sergeant Wornygora in the process of executing a warrant for the arrest of Shawn Olthoff was ruled necessary, justified and authorized by law. The incident was investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension...

 

Agate Encores brings world music to Moose Lake

Imagine yourself in the heart of Paris sipping coffee and listening to the strolling accordionist. Or how about in a club in Argentina dancing the Tango? Now see yourself sitting in our beautiful Moose Lake Community School auditorium and hearing...

 

A lively bit of music

Music has been a passion of Ted Eastman's all of his life, and now it is his saving grace. "I was 6 when my dad started giving me accordion lessons," he said in a recent interview. "I was 8 when I sta...

 

Student population affects Moose Lake School funding

The Moose Lake School Board discussed the student population at the school and the various groups within the population at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, Oct. 21. “We had 31 percent of...

 

New meters this week

The new meters will begin to be installed the week of Oct. 28, reported Superintendent Harlan Schmeling at the meeting of the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 22. “The...

 

Collecting gifts for Tree of Hope 2019

Since 1990 the aviation community has been collecting and distributing toys to hospitals across Minnesota. It is difficult for a child to be hospitalized anytime, but more so over the holidays. As one hospital spokesperson stated, “these gifts make...

 

Decorated to thrill

At this time of year, it's common to see houses and lawns decorated with carved pumpkins, gravestones, fake spider webs, and all manner of Halloween decorations. There are casual homeowners with one...

 

Charges filed for Cloquet shooting

A 45-year-old man from Minneapolis was shot on October 18 during a funeral at Fond du Lac Head Start in Cloquet. Shelby Boswell, a 28-year-old also from Minneapolis, was taken into custody at the scene and is being held at the Carlton County Jail....

 

Sturgeon Lake on the rise

High water levels have been encroaching on Sturgeon Lake lakeshore owners' property, eating away shoreline this year after two heavy rain events. "A lot of people are affected," said Scott Quittem, a...

 

Storage containers allowed in Barnum

The Barnum City Council passed an ordinance to allow containers for storage in areas zoned C-2, at the meeting of the council on Monday, Oct. 14. Charles Young, the owner of a storage business on...

 

Audit report reviewed for Barnum Schools

The Barnum School Board accepted the audit report at the meeting of the board on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Andrew Grice from the auditing firm of BergenKDV presented the report. The report stated that 55...

 

Moose Lake concert season opens October 27

Join Agate Encores Community Concerts at the Moose Lake area high school on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. as we open our new season with a performance by the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra (TPWO). The school’s auditorium will be filled with over 60...

 

Local piano teacher Regina Garvey retires after 40 years

A humble legacy has ended in our community. Regi Garvey has been teaching piano in Moose Lake for over 40 years. She has brought the magic of music to hundreds of children in the community. Her...

 

Lake property owners fighting high water levels

“I have a moat around my house right now,” Scott Quittem of Windemere Township told the township board at their meeting October 10. He is a landowner on Sturgeon Lake, which he said has had rising water levels the last three years. He questioned...

 

Moose Lake remembers the Fires of 1918

People that attended the 101st Fires of 1918 Commemoration at the Soo Line Event Center on Saturday learned how the Village of Moose Lake and the surviving people in the area rebuilt after the fires s...

 

Francise fee coming for infrastructure improvements

The Moose Lake City Council discussed the franchise fee that will be added to electric bills to cover the cost of street and water and sewer replacements instead of assessments at the meeting of the...

 

Replacement of Willow River dam delayed

Replacement of the Willow River dam has been delayed for a year, the Willow River City Council learned after receiving a letter from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources early in October....

 

More discussion on housing project in Sturgeon Lake

Tanner Krauz met with the Sturgeon Lake City Council once again to give more information about his housing project at the meeting of the council on Thursday, Oct. 10. Krauz explained that he owns 13...

 

St. Luke's Urologist to visit patients at Gateway Clinic

Dr. Matthew Emme with St. Luke’s Urology Associates will start seeing patients on a monthly basis at Gateway Family Health Clinic on Friday, October 18. Dr. Emme joined St. Luke’s Urology Associates in 2006 and is board certified by the American...

 

Carlton County declares State of Emergency

At an Emergency Meeting on October 1, the Carlton County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency after heavy rains in the previous two days flooded southern Carlton County with 6+ inches. Heaviest...

 

Barnum Schools look to improve school climate

With the school year up and running, the Barnum School Board and staff discussed attending various workshops and conferences that are coming up, at the board working meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The...

 

Island Lake culvert project finally completed

The Island Lake culvert project in Windemere Township was completed Friday, September 27, according to Township Supervisor Pete Steen in a phone call Sunday. It was reported at the board of supervisor...

 

Pumpkin Run and Walk set for October 19

It's time to lace up your running shoes and register for northern Minnesota's oldest Halloween-themed race! Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting the 14th annual Pumpkin Run & W...

 

Barnum rejects all bids

The Barnum City Council rejected the current bids for the new liquor store, community center and city hall complex at a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 23. Tim Meyer of the Meyer Group, the...

 

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