No movement in Moose Lake on police future


January 26, 2024

Brady Slater

Roughly 100 people showed up at the Moose Lake Civic and Community Center to debate policing Wednesday.

City of Moose Lake staffers set out 100 chairs in city council chambers Wednesday for a public hearing on policing, and each one was needed to hold the crowd.

On tap: deciding whether to keep the city's police department intact, or disband it and contract with the Carlton County Sheriff's Office to provide the city's law enforcement.

"When you start taking anything away from the city, you're not going to get it back again," said Doug Probst, whose sentiment was shared throughout the hearing.

Temperatures rose in the room from the collective body heat, but tempers were nonexistent in what w...

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