Minnesota Department of Transportation will start spring weight restrictions starting March 22.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end winter truck weight increases and start spring truck weight restrictions in the north frost zone starting March 22. Spring load restrictions are already in place in all other frost zones. Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes and those state highways open to maximum 10-ton…

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Page 1 publications is looking for a reporter for its East Grand Forks office

Page 1 Publications, a group of weekly newspapers in Northwestern Minnesota, has an opening for a full time Reporter/Photographer at its headquarters in East Grand Forks. The position involves reporting on city council, school board and assorted feature stories. Great team-oriented working environment with opportunity for ongoing learning about community journalism. Contact Rollin Bergman, Publisher,…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Ice continues to be good with 24-27 inches in most areas.  As always, use a resort or outfitter road for safety as they are monitored daily.  Some resorts have pulled houses, some still have houses out.  Some ice roads closed, others still open.  Call ahead.  Bite has been great overall with many keepers among smaller…

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Kittson County passes resolution opposing buffer law

The Kittson County Board of Commissioners has joined the growing number of voices in opposition to the buffer strip legislation. In last week’s board meeting, the commissioners unanimously voted to approve a resolution opposing the buffer law. In the resolution, the board voices their concerns about the law in regard to landowners’ rights and asks…

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Stand Off near Tabor, MN ends; Coroner called to scene

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Grand Forks Police release Fentanyl advisory

On March 14, 2017, an eye dropper was seized from Michael Kotaska. The contents of the liquid inside of this eye dropper presumptively tested positive for Furanyl Fentanyl. Michael Kotaska was arrested for the possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance in Grand Forks County. Similar instances have been documented in the Fargo metro area…

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“A Touch of Spain” entertains at the Greenbush Public Library

Lively Spanish music and flamenco dancers were in the entertainment spotlight at the Greenbush Public Library on Wednesday forenoon, March 8, 2017. Performing were six very talented entertainers from the Twin Cities area known as “A Touch of Spain” Flamenco is a style of dancing that is strongly rhythmic and involves actions, as clapping the…

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Public speaks out on Dollar General rezoning application

Greenbush community members and business owners filled the Greenbush Community Center on Monday, March 6, to express their thoughts, questions, and opinions at a city public hearing. Why? They were there to attend a public hearing regarding a Dollar General rezoning application to rezone a property to use to construct one of its stores in…

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CHI LakeWood welcomes two new healthcare providers

The staff at CHI LakeWood Health is proud to welcome Larry Sokolic, MD, and Michelle Brown, NP-C, to its growing medical staff. “We are excited to add Larry Sokolic, MD, and Michelle Brown, NP-C, to our medical staff,” said Ben Koppelman, Interim President at CHI LakeWood Health.    “The recent additions to our staff will…

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Porter appointed sheriff of Kittson County

As young man, Steve Porter was just looking for a way to make a living and support his family, so he pursued a law enforcement career. Today, he still works in law enforcement, but the motives have changed from when he first started, as to why he remains in this career, becoming something more. “You…

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