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Sheriff addresses Moose Lake staffing

A notice on social media last week from the Moose Lake Police Department indicated that the office would no longer be “open on a daily basis.”

It was the sort of thing that can cause consternation in a community. In February, the city contracted with Carlton County for its law enforcement — a decision which meant disbanding its long-standing police department.

The contract between the city and Carlton County is still being negotiated, as the county works toward bringing aboard the four deputies agreed upon to cover the city.

But Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake told the Pine Knot on Tuesday t...