City Hall is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays* from 9:00AM - 4:30PM (closed for lunch)**. We are located at 8099 County Highway 61. Our phone number is (218)372-3733. *office is closed for all Federal Holidays **Subject to change
Weekly News Article
For the week of January 20th Hello All, The snowmobilers are happy now with that fresh snow we received this past week. Even though it is a pain to shovel, it is really pretty.
There are at least three new voting precincts in Pine County that have gone to mail balloting this year. For those people living in Finlayson, Sturgeon Lake, and Kettle River Township and any others that would like to have more information about mail balloting, there will be instruction seminars on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 3 – 7 pm at the Finlayson City Hall, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 3 -7 pm at the Sturgeon Lake City Hall, and on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1 – 4 pm at the Kettle River Township Hall (77594 Co Hwy 61). If you have unregistered voters within your household, you will need to call Pine County and they will mail you a voter registration form. Or just stop in at the courthouse and register.
If you need to vote absentee ballot: For the Presidential Nomination Primary, the first day to vote early (absentee ballot) at the Pine County Courthouse is Friday, January 17, 2020 and the last day to vote early (absentee ballot) at the Pine County Courthouse is Monday, March 2, 2020. So, if you are not going to be able to vote on the 3rd of March you may stop in at the courthouse and get your vote in.
At the school: The Willow River Geography Bee was held January 15, 2020. Congratulations to 7th grader, Olivia Motz, who was the winner of the school level competition. Emily Jensen (8th grade) came in 2nd and Kennedy Partlow (7th grade) came in 3rd. Good job to all of those who participated. Congratulations to 7th grader Gabriel Sorenson for becoming the Willow River Spelling Bee Champion. He will go to Mountain Iron February 6th to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee against students from other schools. Good luck, Gabriel. The Knights of Columbus free throw contest is January 26th at 12 noon at the Tom Stine gymnasium, and the One Act Play is being performed on January 31st , 2020 at the Aakhus Auditorium at the Willow River School at 7 pm. The next PTO Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the High School Library. February 17th is an early release day at 12:30pm (make-up snow day), February 25th and 27th are spring conferences from 3:30 - 6:30 pm, March 2nd – 6th is spring break, and March 27th is the end of the third quarter. If you have teens who are interested in shooting Trap League this year please contact Tana Mack at the school soon and get on the list.
Star sent me some information about a meat raffle sponsored by the Willow River Commercial Club benefiting the Willow River Post Prom. It will be Saturday, January 25 at 6 pm at the Squirrel Cage.
St. Mary’s Church has some news: We welcome Fr. Francis Kabiru who will be here with our parish cluster for the next couple of months. Knights of Columbus meeting: January 26, which is the 4th Sunday of the month. The meeting will be at St. Isidore’s Church with Rosary at 6:30 pm and meeting to follow at 7 pm. For additional information, please contact Dale Riihiluoma at 218-389-6418. On January 23, and 30, which are on Thursdays, the Legion of Mary will be meeting at 9:30 am at St. Mary Center. Wednesday’s there is Eucharistic Adoration from 1 pm to 6 pm at St. Mary’s Church. Music Ministry Opportunity: At St. Mary’s for 8:30 am Mass every 2nd Sunday of the month, December through May. This can be individual or group to lead music Contact Micki (218) 273-6212.
On another note, for those of you in the state of Minnesota that are hooked up to city water, the service connection fee that the state charges is going up from fifty-three cents a month to eighty-one cents a month. You will see that reflected on your water bills starting January’s water bill. For those of you in Willow River that will be on the bill going out on January 31, 2020 for the January charges.
Thursdays at noon Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. is in charge of providing the delicious meals. A one-time registration is necessary to participate. Call 1-800-662-5711 ext 6899 to register. To receive a lunch, call the Moose Lake Kitchen at (218)485-4937 no later than 8 am on Thursday and lunch will be delivered shortly before noon. Served at the Kettle River Township Hall. 77594 County Hwy 61, Willow River. A contribution of $4 is asked for each meal.
*Menus are posted at the Willow River Post Office and LuLu's Laundromat. They are also published in the Star Gazette and the Evergreen.
City of Willow River
8099 County Hwy 61 PO Box 125 Willow River, MN 55795 (218)372-3733 firstname.lastname@example.org