Roll-over accident leaves driver pinned

A roll-over accident Wednesday night left the driver pinned underneath the vehicle. 20-year-old Tierney Knapp from Lancaster, MN, was travelling southbound on Highway 75, south of Humboldt, when she lost control of the 1997 Ford pick-up she was driving. The pickup rolled over, ejecting the driver, and then pinning her underneath. Knapp was taken to…

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Finding the value of antiques

Mark Moran, an antique appraiser on the Prairie Public series “Antique Road Show”, presented “What’s it Worth” at the Greenbush Public Library on Friday, February 10, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Those interested in receiving appraisals of their antique(s) were asked to make advanced reservations.  It was reported that about 30 people took advantage of this…

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Milestone Race

Wind, grey skies, and 20-degree temperatures didn’t stop people from coming to the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Strathcona Cup Race for snowmobilers. Sporting winter coats, snow pants, and snow boots, people stood and others sat in their vehicles parked around the fence outlining the one-third mile snowmobile track in Strathcona on Saturday, February 11.  Snowmobile…

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Peterson Statement on Food Labels to Reduce Consumer Confusion, Food Waste

WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today made the following statement on a new voluntary labeling effort to streamline date labeling on food packaging.  “It is a positive step when stakeholders can come together to benefit consumers. This voluntary label will help clear up consumer confusion around date labels on food and…

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270 participate in Ice Fishing Derby

At last year’s Lake Bronson Ice Fishing Derby, people had to brave a blizzard. At this year’s event, ice houses and vehicles scattered across the lake on a sunny day with temperatures in the 20’s, even up to 30.  As Pattijo Schmiedeberg, an organizer of the event, said it was a “gorgeous” day for the…

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Borneman appointed Karlstad’s new mayor

Mitch Borneman is Karlstad’s new mayor. Borneman was appointed at Monday’s city council meeting by a vote of 3-1.  Borneman fills a vacancy created when previous Mayor Nick Amb resigned as of January 1, leaving just under two years remaining in the term.  At the meeting, the council considered two candidates who had submitted letters…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Sonar units are big right now as a trend of suspended fish has started with walleyes 10-15 feet below the ice. A good bite in the main basin, combo walleyes / saugers. Working every fish is a must! The anglers working a jigging spoon with a rattle and a dead stick are doing better than…

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Heggedal couple selected as Roseau County’s Emerging Leaders

Jakob and Kaley Heggedal, Greenbush, are Roseau County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Alumni of the program from the county nominated them to take part in the program because of their involvement in their community.  Jakob is a third generation farmer on a family farm that has approximately 3,000 acres. Their…

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Klobuchar, Cornyn Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seniors from Neglect and Financial Exploitation Passes Judiciary Committee:The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act would help crack down on elder abuse by strengthening oversight and accountability for guardians and conservators

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that their bipartisan legislation to protect seniors from neglect and financial exploitation has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act would help crack down on…

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Would-be travellers now have one more way to check road conditions: cameras on snow plows.

Snowplows around Minnesota are starting to be equipped with “plow cams,” thanks to a new initiative by the Minn. Dept. of Transportation (MnDOT). The cameras upload the images to the MnDOT road condition website: hb.511mn.org, where drivers can view them to get a glimpse of area roads. TJ Melchur, Public Affairs Coordinator for NW Minn.…

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