Greenbush Halloween party set for Sunday, October 30

This year’s forty-fourth Halloween Party is set to take place Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Greenbush Public School gym.  Children of all ages are invited to come and enjoy a family friendly, fun atmosphere in a safe environment.    The party will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Costume judging begins at 3:15 p.m.…

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November is peak month for deer-vehicle crashes

Motorists should watch for deer in November, which is the peak time for deer-vehicle crashes in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The main reason for the increase in vehicle crashes is that the deer mating season occurs in November. Increased deer movement coupled with a reduction in daylight hours increase drivers’…

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GMR School Board Meeting: No guarantees with levy

During a listening session at the October 17 Greenbush-Middle River school board meeting, district resident and parent Mary Stauffenecker asked the board if the operating levy on this year’s November 8 ballot passes, could it guarantee that both buildings would remain open.  The operating levy she’s referring to would provide the district, if approved, with…

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GMR students take part in “See You at the Pole” event

On Wednesday morning, September 28, 2016, 17 GMR students and six adults gathered around the flagpole on GMR High school campus in conjunction with the See You at the Pole event. They prayed for fellow students, teachers and administration, families, communities, and our nation. Sharla Kilen commented, “The students were appreciative of (Greenbush-Middle River) Principal…

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Lancaster referendum vote this November

Lancaster school district residents will have more than a vote for president or state representatives and senators when they visit the polls on November 8. At its August 16 meeting, the Lancaster School Board approved giving district residents the opportunity to vote for revoking one of the three district currently running operating levies that provides…

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Book Drive for soldiers

Once again this year, the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will be collecting books for “Stories for Soldiers.” The books will be collected and then shipped off to two different Minnesota National Guard Units that will be stationed overseas in Iraq over the holiday season. The purpose is to offer our Minnesota soldiers the…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

The fall bite is on!  Great fishing continues in 15-25 feet of water with a jig and a minnow all along south shore, Pine Island, Long Point, Zippel Bay and up north near Knight and Bridges and NW Point. In many cases, sort through fish to get keepers.  Bright colors or gold tipped with a…

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Noell opens pet grooming business

When Chrissy Noell of Badger found herself unemployed she said her thoughts brought her to wondering what could she do for herself and be of a service to others? About four years ago she apprenticed in dog grooming training at the former “Pampered Pets” in Warroad.  It was an experience she had greatly enjoyed, and…

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A passion for parks: Reid Huttunen steps in as EGF’s new parks and recreation director

The transition from fall to winter means a lot for the East Grand Forks parks and recreation department: putting ice in arenas, coordinating registration for winter sports and closing down the local campground. This year, the department will undergo a bigger transition as Reid Huttunen steps into his new role as parks and recreation director.…

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Promoting the Minnesota deer hunting culture

A group called “Save Minnesota Deer” started in Grand Rapids, Minn., in the winter of 1968-69 in an effort to save starving Minnesota deer. On June 30, 1980, this group grew to cover the entire state and became known as the Minnesota Deer Hunters’ Association (MDHA), and its mission expanded beyond just saving Minnesota deer.…

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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