Topping Off ceremony postponed

A “Topping Off” ceremony scheduled for tomorrow at East Grand Forks Senior High School has been postponed. The event, meant to commemorate the completion of the structural phase of Senior High’s addition and remodel, will not take place at 10 a.m. Friday as originally planned due to weather conditions. A new date has yet to…

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Mekash hits 1,000 points

Three minutes and 20 seconds. That’s all it took for Gator junior Carly Mekash to score six points on three made baskets, the third one bringing a roar from the Gator crowd. That sixth point not only gave the Gators a 6-0 lead, but also gave Mekash 1,000 points in her high school basketball career…

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Local schools plan Christmas programs

‘Tis the season for the chance to hear some excellent music and see local talent perform, thanks to our local schools. Mark your calendars for these upcoming programs: Tri-County School Tri-County Elementary: Friday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. Tri-County High School Band and Chorus: Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Heritage Christian School: Friday, December…

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EGF PD advises no travel in city

Winter hit East Grand Forks last night as the first storm of the season dropped 10.5 inches of snow.  Blizzard conditions persist in the Red River Valley and at 10:00 am The East Grand Forks Police Department sent out a press release advising no travel. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks. expects winds of 30 to…

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GF/EGF Chamber hosts program honoring EGF Mayor Lynn Stauss

Thursday night the GF/EGF Chamber hosted a program at the EGF Eagles club honoring retiring Mayor Lynn Stauss for his 21 years of public service. Chamber Chair John Oncken hosted the event and Mayor Brown (Grand Forks) EGF City Council President Mark Olstad, and EGF Mayor-Elect Steve Gander talked recounted Mayor Stauss’s accomplishments followed by…

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Donkey Basketball coming to the Swamp

If you’re looking for some good family entertainment, mark December 3 on your calendars as the BGMR Boys Basketball Team will be hosting a DonkeyBall Basketball Night.  In conjunction with Dairyland Donkey Basketball, the boys basketball team will showcase 4 teams who will be playing basketball on Donkeys!  So far the following BGMR staff members have…

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Putting on confidence

Leslie Sondreal may put makeup on people as a business, but considers this job as something more beyond the makeup—a way to build confidence.  “You have to love what you see in the mirror when you wash off your makeup,” Sondreal said. “You have to still be confident with who you are.”  Sondreal started “Shut…

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This Saturday: Santa Day and Holiday of Lights

Karlstad and Lancaster are ready to kick off the holiday season with Santa Days, Shop Local, and Light Up the Park events. Karlstad Santa Day: Saturday, December 3 Santa will be will be stopping at the Tri-County School around 2 p.m. and all children are invited to come and have their picture taken with the…

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Increased valuations triggered by housing sales

Homeowners around Karlstad were surprised to see significant increases on their proposed property valuations from Kittson County last week.  While the valuations included typical adjustments from the county, the factor that caused the biggest increase: housing sales in Karlstad.  Kittson County Assessor Marian Paulson said the county received an order from the State Board of…

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North Wind Trading Post opens in Williams

A new business has opened its doors in Williams, as the North Wind Trading Post, housed in the former Northern Light office building, opened for business on November 12. The business, specializing in handmade items, framed photographs and painting, retro candy and more, is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read…

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