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Moose Lake approves city water project

The Moose Lake City Council approved to move ahead with a plan to construct two new wells and a new wellhouse for the city's water supply at their regular meeting on January 8. The project, presented...

 

Everybody in Moose Lake and beyond knows Mary Ellen Dewey

My plan in going to Moose Lake for a boys basketball game on Thursday night was pretty simple. The subject of the story that would result was Mary Ellen Dewey. I didn't know much about Mary Ellen...

 

Barnum School talks reductions

The Barnum school board convened for a doubleheader on January 7, holding the board’s reorganizational meeting first which was then followed by its working meeting. Superintendent Mike McNulty presented some numbers on possible non-personnel...

 

Ken Nystrom to be inducted into Moose Lake Wall of Fame

Moose Lake High School will be inducting 1991 graduate Ken Nystrom into the Wall of Fame on Friday January 24, 2020 at 7:00 at the school between the girls’ junior varsity and varsity games. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and visit...

 

First baby of new year arrives

Nicole and Seth Goodnature of Sturgeon Lake are the proud parents of the first baby born at Mercy Hospital in 2020. Their daughter, Ellie Mae, was born at 6:43 p.m. on January 4, 2020, weighing 5 lbs, 10.3 oz. Dr. Maggie Neudecker, Gateway Family...

 

Moose Lake School Board finalizes positions and future meeting dates

Steven Blondo is set as the Chairperson of the board, approved at the Moose Lake School Board’s Reorganizational meeting on Monday, January 6. Jerry Pederson was approved as the Vice-Chairperson, and (although unable to attend the 3:30 meeting)...

 

Feasibility study needed to address high water

The next step in addressing the high water levels of Sturgeon Lake is to conduct a feasibility study. That was suggested by a citizen committee assembled to study the high water issue as well as Pine County Engineer Mark LeBrun and affirmed by...

 

$4,000 scholarship available for high school seniors

Scholarship “season” is underway at Lake Country Power. The rural electric co-op expects to award college scholarships valued at $4,000 each to more than 30 high school students in 2020. Scholarship recipients can qualify for up to $4,000 over fo...

 

Letters to Santa

Barnum Elementary School Mrs. MacDonald’s 1st Grade Class Dear Santa, Merry Christmas!? For Christmas I wont wats and a rc krr and a jiant pool. I hop I get a lot of presens. Blake W. Dear Santa, Haw are the ethis? I wot for Crismiss I wot Dodge...

 

Barnum School Board sets annual levy

The school levy is going up about $57,000 this year, as approved at the Barnum School Board meeting on December 17, and for a school district Barnum’s size, the levy is unusually small. Student representative to the school board and student...

 

Transportation co-op takes step forward

The board approved the transportation cooperative concept with Barnum at their regular meeting on December 16. The purpose of the transportation co-op will be to jointly use the resources of the Moose Lake and Barnum School Districts to the benefit...

 

Windemere Township Board of Supervisors Notes:

Shawn Jansen The Windemere Township Board of Supervisors passed the following measures at the regular meeting on December 12: - Allocated the second-half taxes payment of $168,000 to the Road and Bridge fund. - Approved the proposed 2020 budget...

 

Deficiencies found in Sturgeon Lake financial audit

The Sturgeon Lake City Council reviewed and accepted the findings of the 2018 audit report prepared by RSM. Councilmember Adam Langhorst presented the findings, first reporting that RSM issued an unqualified opinion. Sometimes called a clean audit, t...

 

Mahtowa holding community challenge

TJ’s Country Corner is proud to sponsor and team up with Twice Told Tales, Mahtowa Fire Department, and Mahtowa Township! There are three challenges with several team categories. Each challenge will require participants to complete items off of...

 

Letters to Santa

Moose Lake Elementary School Mrs. Hedin’s 1st Grade Class Dear Santa, My name is Jacoby Brigham. I have been very good. For Christmas I would like the too biggest nerf gun Santa are et min cookeies. Jacoby Dear Santa, My name is AJ Gallup. I have...

 

Barnum Schools face looming cuts

Barnum Schools is looking at $750,000 in potential budget cuts for the fiscal years of 2020 and 2021. The budget is still being analyzed, and the specifics of those cuts will be discussed in the coming weeks by school administrators. At the working...

 

Christmas Lane at Butkiewicz Family Farm

Enjoy a drive in the country to see the Christmas light display (for more then 40 years) at Butkiewicz Family Farm located at 6710 Butkiewicz Road in Kettle River. Lights will be on starting...

 

Sturgeon Lake changes voting procdures

Residents of the city of Sturgeon Lake will have to vote by mail or absentee ballot in 2020. The decision to change voting procedures was made in a split vote during a special meeting Monday, December 2. City councilor Adam Langhorst said it was...

 

The scoop on poop: biosolids and their use

David Ketchum is getting some help for his hay fields, but it’s not the typical fertilizer. A farmer who raises beef cattle in Windemere Township, Ketchum received approval in September from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to apply...

 

Improper use of fire hydrants can be dangerous

The city of Willow River will be taking steps to prevent unauthorized access to water from fire hydrants. The city council discussed the concerns with the practice at its regular meeting December 2. Fire chief Gerard Bennett said improperly opening...

 

An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas

Join your family and friends to usher in the magic of the holiday season with Agate Encores “An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas” on Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m. in the Moose Lake High School Auditorium. Vicki Fingalson, soprano, and Jeff...

 

Nurses speak up on hospital deal

The nurses of Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake made themselves heard at the most recent meeting of the hospital board on November 25. During the time for public comment, nurses from various departments...

 

The Nutcracker comes alive

Moose Lake freshman Amanina Sheetz will perform the leading student role of Clara in the Minnesota Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" on December 13 and 15 at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment...

 

Parents voice concerns on school not meeting goals

A group of concerned parents and citizens came to voice their concerns over goals in the World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) plan not being met at the recent school board meeting on November 26. Under...

 

Blue Santa Cops for Kids Toy Drive

The Moose Lake Police Department is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive with a toy drive aimed to help local families this holiday season. Last year the police department had "shop with a cop" but...

 

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