Tri-County Spring Play

April 13, 2021

  The Tri-County Spring play, The “Scandalous Scheme at the Sweet Shoppe” by Cheri Maxson, was held on April 8th and 9th under the direction of Laurie Lofstrom and Camille Wollin. It was set in the 1920’s during the time of jazz, ragtime, flappers and lots of gangster fun. Big Harry Deal and his thugs…

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Polk County Public Health Director, Sarah Reese, talks National Public Health Week, COVID-19

April 9, 2021

  Polk County Public Health Director, Sarah Reese, talks National Public Health Week, COVID-19 vaccine, and guidance to follow after getting vaccinated.

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UMN Crookston Announces New Comprehensive Alcohol Educational Program and Policy

April 9, 2021

  The University of Minnesota Crookston has unveiled a new transformational campus alcohol policy. The policy is intended to be a comprehensive educational strategy informed by theory and research to help educate UMN Crookston students on how to make healthy decisions related to alcohol. “This is a key component in a comprehensive alcohol education program…

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Senator Amy Klobuchar listens to Northwest Minnesota superintendents’ concerns

April 9, 2021

  Greenbush-Middle River Superintendent Larry Guggisberg had the chance to address some of his school’s concerns during a conference call between him, several other Northwest Minnesota school superintendents and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Each of the superintendents, including Chris Mills from Stephen-Argyle Central School, Mike Kolness from East Grand Forks Public Schools, Lance Bagstad…

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Gators can’t contain Vikings, journey comes to an end in state semifinals

April 8, 2021

  Coming off the bench, Aven Augustson made two consecutive three-pointers to cut a nine-point deficit to three, at 21-24, with 4:17 remaining in the first half of the Gators’ state semifinal game versus the Hayfield Vikings. A Zac Blawat board and layup drew the Gators to within three again, at 23-26, with 3:38 left…

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UMN Crookston’s Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society cleared 35 acres of bushland habitat in Roseau County

April 8, 2021

  The University of Minnesota Crookston’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society along with faculty, staff and other students cleared over 35 acres of bushland habitat in the Palmville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Roseau County last month. “It’s the labs that provide the hands-on learning experience that convinced me to come to Crookston,” said…

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Karlstad summer-rec baseball beginning to take shape

April 8, 2021

  When the City of Karlstad arrived at the summer-rec agenda item at its April 5 meeting, Mayor Dale Nelson said, “(It) looks like we’re going to be off and running. That’s good.” The city made various approvals to ensure the summer-rec baseball program could move forward this year after having to cancel last year…

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GMR Knowledge Bowl team makes a little history: Wins region for first time since approximately 1990, advances to state

April 8, 2021

  Greenbush-Middle River Knowledge Bowl senior Olivia Brazier said she was shaking during the final 10 questions of her team’s Region meet on March 10. But then she did the math in her head, trying to figure out her team’s lead, and her mindset changed. “That’s what kind of got me through is just figuring…

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More counties added to spring burn restrictions

April 7, 2021

  As fire season deepens and expands, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Cass (south) and Crow Wing. The state will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste in these counties until the restrictions are lifted. Restrictions remain in place for: Anoka, Becker,…

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GMR School Board officially makes cuts (full story)

April 7, 2021

  Admitting in part that the board should have taken this action sooner, GMR School Board member Brandon Kuznia said that the board was about to do what the public overall was asking for: more cuts. At a March 29 special board meeting, the GMR School Board officially made $396,485 in cuts— including a revenue…

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