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Carlton County talks Tobacco 21 ordinance with Moose Lake

Meghann Levitt of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services met with the Moose Lake city council to give information about the new ordinance, Tobacco 21, that is being written to raise the age...

 

Barnum approves project for County garage hook up

The Barnum City Council agreed to allow Carlton County to hook water and sewer lines from the county garage, located a mile south of Barnum, to the city’s sewer and water system at the meeting of th...

 

Bolin Named Warden at MCF-Willow River/Moose Lake

On August 15, an installation ceremony was held for William Bolin, the new Warden of Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)-Willow River/Moose Lake. Bolin said that he plans to meet with the offenders...

 

Moose Lake denies rezoning request

Eight residents near a triangle of property containing three lots were opposed to a new development on that property at a hearing during the Moose Lake Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, Aug....

 

Living History Walk at Riverside Cemetery

It is said that there is a lot of history buried in the cemetery. Hear some of that history on Saturday, August 24, at 1 p.m. as six actors portraying notables from Moose Lake’s past stand next to...

 

New car chargers activated and ready

The new car chargers were activated Aug. 14, said Superintendent Harlan Schmeling to the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission at its meeting Aug. 13. The monthly meeting was held a week earlier than...

 

Carlton County Fair Preview

It's the 129th Annual Carlton County Fair this weekend, August 15-18, at the fairgrounds in Barnum. As always, a number of events will be taking place throughout the fair in addition to the regular at...

 

Moose Lake fills school board vacancy

Ben Anderson was selected from among five candidates interviewed by the Moose Lake School Board on Wednesday, August 8 to fill the open seat on the board. The seat became vacant after the resignation...

 

Youth to showcase a year of 4-H learning at Carlton County Fair

From Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 18, more than 120 youth from Carlton County will showcase the learning and achievements they have accomplished in 4-H at the Carlton County Fair. 4-H at Minnesota county fairs are not just fun annual...

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event to be held in Willow River

On Saturday August 17, 2019 from 9 a.m.—2 p.m., the Pine County Solid Waste Department will be holding a household hazardous collection event at the Pine County Highway Garage, 8165 Hwy. 61, Willow River. Please note this event is taking place at...

 

Highway 210 project delayed

The Highway 210 project though Cromwell is unable to be delivered in 2020 as planned, and MnDOT staff will attend the Cromwell City Council meeting Aug. 21 to give an update and field any questions. The project is now scheduled to be constructed in...

 

Efforts in motion to preserve the covered Sturgeon Island bridge

The Windemere Township Board of Supervisors decided at its August 8 meeting to allow a committee interested in preserving the covered Sturgeon Island bridge to submit an application requesting it be placed on the National Register of Historic...

 

BCA releases update on officer-involved shooting

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) recently released the identities of the individuals involved in the officer-involved shooting from July 29, in the Hillside Terraces Mobile Home Park in Moose Lake. Sergeant Jason Warnygora of the Carlton...

 

Ma & Pa Kettle Days

New events have been added to a full weekend of fun during Ma and Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River, August 8-11. Events making their debut this year include bingo, a barbeque cook-off, "Paint and...

 

Willow River campground considered for ATV use

A representative from the DNR brought up a proposition concerning the campground at the regular meeting of the Willow River City Council on August 5. Mary Straka from the DNR informed the council...

 

Introducing 2019's Ma & Pa Kettle

Gary and Judy Marsyla have been named Ma and Pa Kettle for the Ma and Pa Kettle Days parade this year. A sub-committee chooses the grand marshal and Ma and Pa Kettle each year. Their son, Dean, who...

 

Grand Marshal announced for Ma & Pa Kettle Days

Marcia Sarvela has been named grand marshal of the Ma and Pa Kettle Days parade. "A committee goes through many names," explained Morgan Yeats, one of the organizers of Ma and Pa Kettle Days. "They...

 

Making art one brush stroke at a time

Donna LaBeau of Moose Lake liked to draw when she was a child but it wasn't until years later that she developed her artistic talent. "I liked to draw when I was kid," she said in a recent interview...

 

Vacancy on Moose Lake School Board

The Moose Lake School Board accepted the resignation of Board Member Jamie Jungers at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday, July 22. Jungers’ resignation is effective August 8, it was said....

 

Officer-involved shooting in ML mobile home park

One person was injured in an officer-involved shooting Monday in Moose Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Law enforcement officials were...

 

Little Free Library opens

A new free library is now available at the home of Mark and Heidi Anderson in the Kasper addition of Moose Lake. The library was donated by Alpha Delta Kappa and built by Jim Anderson. Books for...

 

Rocky Run Stables visits Barnum and Moose Lake

Students and staff got up close to a pair of therapy miniature horses, Gracie and Maggie, that stopped by Barnum Elementary and Mini Moose Lodge on July 26. Rocky Run Stables is part of Pet Partners,...

 

Sturgeon Lake local faces burglary charges

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing felony charges after incidents on July 23. Richard Joseph Zuk, 41, is being charged with 1st degree burglary, 2nd degree burglary, terroristic threats, and drug possessio...

 

Barnum School District needs five reading, math tutors for 2019-20 school year

The Barnum School District needs four literacy tutors and one math tutor for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation,...

 

Superintendent McNulty ready for Barnum Schools

The new superintendent for the Barnum School District, Mike McNulty, is no stranger to the northwoods. "I grew up in Hoyt Lakes and lived there until I left for college," he said in a recent...

 

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