LaValla pleads guilty in GoFundMe theft case

Sentencing is scheduled for October 19 Retina LaValla, 29, of Baudette, will avoid a jury trial after pleading guilty last week to two charges of theft relating to a GoFundMe account she started last fall for the families of three boaters missing on Lake of the Woods. The trial was set to begin September 28…

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Kennedy Elevator burns down

The Kennedy Farmers Elevator burned to the ground early Wednesday morning. The fire marshal is determining the cause of the fire.  Flames were still visible in the rubble on Wednesday, as area fire departments monitored the site in four hour shifts. More details will be available in next week’s North Star News. 

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GMR School addresses Park Ave drainage issue

Based on board approval, the Greenbush-Middle River School District went forward on a project to attempt to resolve the drainage problem along Park Ave properties on the west edge of the Greenbush site property.   Discovering damaged drain tile in the area impacted by the drainage issue, Spruce Valley Corporation went forward with the work.…

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A price too high: One man’s story of heroin addiction

“Keith’s” story of addiction begins like so many others. At the age of 16, he started partying, hanging out with friends, seeing girls, he explained. First, it seemed like harmless fun —drinking a bit, smoking a little pot. But circumstances changed and Keith soon found himself living the life of a heroin addict. Keith told…

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Eddy and Betty Wolff celebrate 70 years of marriage

It was late in the fall of 1944 when two young people, Betty Turn of Hallock, Minn., and Eddy Wolff of Pelan, met for the first time.  They, along with two other friends, went on a blind date to Grand Forks, N.D.   The next spring Betty and Eddy became reacquainted at a dance in…

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Badger school board approves preliminary levy

At its September 12 meeting, the Badger school board certified the preliminary 2016 payable 2017 levy at the maximum amount, as recommended by Badger Superintendent Tom Jerome. The Badger Board made this decision after reviewing its Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) levy limitation and certification report.  This preliminary report shows an “insignificant”, according to Jerome,…

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Leadfoot Lanny NSRA Car Cruise makes a pit stop in Greenbush

Individuals part of the Fourteenth Annual Leadfoot Lanny NSRA Car Cruise and their classic antique vehicles made a pit stop in Greenbush, Minn., on Wednesday, September 14. They first stopped at the Troy Gjovik residence and then for something to eat along Main Street in Greenbush, filling the street with their different colors and models…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 09/19/2016

Still big schools of walleyes, saugers and bait roaming the middle section of Big Traverse Bay from west to east part of lake.  Use electronics to locate fish.  Most anglers pulling crankbaits with good success.  Anchored up and jigging with frozen shiners is becoming more successful as water cools.  Water temp on basin currently 62…

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The opioid epidemic:Community seminar address use, misuse and addiction among adolescents

A growing crisis surrounding regional drug use has prompted members of the community to open a dialogue addressing the dangers of substance abuse and which types of drugs are gaining local traction. Thursday, representatives from the East Grand Forks Police Department, Polk County Public Health and Sanford Health met to host a community seminar on…

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“We want to help”

The food shelf in Lake Bronson is called the “Care and Share Pantry.” Director Judy Moss says, “The message is: we want to help.” The pantry provides food through the food shelf, as well as other items a family might need. She adds that it’s not a hand-out, it’s “a step up.” As part of…

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Klobuchar Honors Life of Jacob Wetterling and Advocacy of Patty Wetterling on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke on the Senate floor today and honored the life of Jacob Wetterling. She also honored the advocacy of Patty Wetterling and the Wetterling family on behalf of missing and exploited children. 

“Patty Wetterling is a woman of unbelievable courage. Her son Jacob was kidnapped at gunpoint 27 years ago, and all that time she has kept the hope alive that he would be found,” said Klobuchar. “Patty Wetterling and her family for years have turned their grief into action. She has saved so many lives in Jacob’s memory. I just wanted to take the moment personally to recognize Patty for her strength and her courage and her grace.”

Klobuchar and Patty Wetterling have worked together on criminal justice issues and legislation related to missing children