Retracing footsteps

  Having a deep interest in genealogy found Kathy Redin of Ramsey, New Jersey, retracing the footsteps of her grandfather, Carl T. Franson and family members, recently.   Born in 1892, the 1895 Territorial Census tells of Franson residing in Warren, Minn.  He graduated from Bachelor of Accounts, North Star College in 1910 in Warren,…

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MPO seeks public input

Update to bike and pedestrian plan underway The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking input from locals on how to best improve pedestrian paths throughout the two communities. A public input meeting is scheduled to be held Monday, and is one of several in the process of identifying the issues and…

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Eighth Annual Trails to Treatments Cancer Benefit and Ride Labor Day Weekend

The Trails to Treatments Cancer Benefit and Ride will take place in the City of Middle River, with all activities located in or beginning in town. You don’t have to be a cowboy to join the efforts of the North Country Horsemen and Saddle Club in this, their largest fundraiser of the year. So many…

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Fingers found In The Red River State Recreational Area Identified

The East Grand Forks Police have received DNA results from the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension forensic science laboratory in reference to the human fingers that were discovered in the Red River State recreational area on 5/26/2016. DNA results indicate that the fingers match DNA taken from a 23 year old male. The 23 year…

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Klobuchar visits Får North Spirits

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar visited rural Hallock, more specifically micro-distiller Får North Spirits, as part of her two-day “Minnesota Works” Workforce Development Tour, August 16 and 17. Besides sampling some of Får North Spirit’s whiskey and rum on that August 17 visit, Klobuchar met with its co-founders and owners and couple, Michael Swanson and Cheri…

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Gators take a trip across the pond

    If someone told you that he or she saw a cow up close, what would you say or do? A person living around northwest Minnesota may dismiss the comment, seeing cows on farms or at the county fairs up close quite often. Now, how about if someone told you they saw a bunch…

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Lake of the Woods “Pay It Forward” Fishing Extravaganza Seeks Healing for Veterans

Baudette, MN  (August 18, 2016)  Lake of the Woods Tourism announces the third annual “Pay It Forward” veteran’s event  set for August 25-28, 2016.   Pay It Forward is a 3 night / 2 day fishing extravaganza bringing 60 injured and disabled veterans to Lake of the Woods to honor, recognize and celebrate their efforts and…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Walleye fishing continues to be good as the walleyes have the feed bags on.  Water temps starting to slowly cool.  Drifting with spinners, anchoring and jigging, and downrigging crankbaits all were successful depending upon the location.  28-32 feet still holding fish four miles out of Lighthouse Gap.  Jig and minnow has been good. Gold, pink,…

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Underwood looks to build off past successes

  New GMR Principal begins August 1 As an Atlanta native and avid baseball fan, Michael Underwood enjoys cheering on the Atlanta Braves. In July this year, he and his family finished a 5300-mile road trip, going through 18 states over 23 days and attending four Major League Baseball games over six days during that…

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Sen. Klobuchar visits Northland, talks jobs for veterans

  A bill aimed to create more job opportunities for military veterans recently passed in legislature, and  local leaders are ready to get the ball rolling on reform. Tuesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar visited Northland Community and Technical College to discuss the  Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act, legislation that aims to streamline medical education for veterans…

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