Kennedy’s water tower likely frozen

Frigid temps have been lingering in NW MN all week, and now, are likely the cause of the water tower freezing up in the City of Kennedy.  The issue was discovered shortly after midnight, early Friday morning, by Kennedy’s Mayor Todd Truedson. After trouble-shooting for an hour or two, the city opted to switch over…

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New warning siren now in use in Greenbush

During a thunderstorm on June 29, 2016,  lightning struck Greenbush’s warning siren, putting it out of commission for good. Located on a pole back of Northern Repair, it had withstood the “test of time” since the early 1980’s. December 9, 2016, a new Federal Signal 130 Rotating siren was activated.  Mounted on a pole alongside…

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Burbot caught on Lake of the Woods is state record

It’s official – a Minnesota resident holds the state record for a fish species with a much maligned appearance and many names including freshwater ling, lawyer, eelpout and burbot. Brent Getzler of Roosevelt is the new record holder of a 19-pound, 10-ounce burbot taken from the Minnesota waters of Lake of the Woods. “When photos…

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Making a difference together in the life of a child

The Badger school currently has two local ladies involved in the Foster Grandparent program.  Founded in 1965, it is one of several programs sponsored by the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc., a non-profit community action agency. Barb Holum of Badger, Minn.,  became involved with the Foster Grandparent program at the Badger School in January 2015. What…

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Northern Lights Figure Skating Club to host 25th International Skating Competition this weekend

  The Northern Star International Skating Competition will be held this weekend in East Grand Forks. This competition involves anywhere between 170-190 Individual Skaters that compete in 6 different events that are determined between the skater, parent and individual coach. Events include: Free Skate, Compulsory, Short Program, Spins, Solo Dance and Dramatic and Light Entertainment Showcase…

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Page 1 Publications partners with iNewZ

Page 1 publications, Inc. is excited to announce we’re now an iNewZ partner! Beginning Monday, January 30 we’ll be brining you online, local video news reports from across the region. We’ve joined forces with 20 radio stations and 5 newspapers to bring you local, video news reports first. We’ll have the largest staff of reporters…

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Still no resolution on carnival vendor

The carnival vendor who stiffed the 2012 Kittson County Fair and others is still evading paying his due. Edwin Reinke, owner of Minnesota Magic Midway,  had agreed to pay $40,000 in restitution, but has made no payments in the year since. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (AGO) sued Minnesota’s Magic Midway (MMM), owned by Edwin…

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City council hears from MnDOT on overlay project

Road construction is coming to Karlstad this fall. Representatives from the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation (MnDOT) presented plans at the city council meeting on January 3 for a highway overlay project, set to begin in September 2017. The project will begin at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 59. Work on Highway 11 will…

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Badger and Greenbush-Middle River nominate their AAA Award winners

Badger High School nominated Olivia Monsrud and Jared Davy, and Greenbush-Middle River High School nominated Danielle Hoyer and Skyler Forst for their respective schools’ Academics, Arts, and Athletics (AAA) Award. Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, the AAA Award honors high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in fine arts.…

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Brenda Sather sworn in as new Greenbush Mayor

Growing up in Greenbush, graduating from Greenbush High School in 1985, and raising her six children and watching them graduate high school in the same town, Brenda Sather said she is committed to the City of Greenbush. She will now have chance to show that as the town’s new mayor, officially sworn in on Wednesday,…

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