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Moose Lake loses police officers

Interim police chief Chad Pattison was granted special authority in Moose Lake after the three-member department saw the resignation of two of its officers last month.

Both officers resigned in the wake of a public hearing last month to determine if the city council would either maintain a force or disband the department and contract with the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office for the city’s law enforcement coverage.

The board will vote on the matter during its meeting at 4 p.m. Feb. 14.

In the meantime, city administrator Ellissa Owens explained that Pattison has been granted “scheduling authori...

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