Two Badger FCCLA students shadow legislators at State Capitol

    Badger FCCLA State Officer Kennedy Truscinski and Area Officer Alex Ylitalo traveled to the State Capitol in St Paul to shadow legislators on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Kennedy met with Senator Paul Utke of District 2, northwestern Minnesota, while Alex partnered with Rep. Tama Theis from central Minnesota. Kennedy and Alex toured the…

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Jensen installed as pastor of First Lutheran

First Lutheran Church in Karlstad has a new pastor: Pastor Caitlin Jensen. Jensen began serving the church in February. Jensen was raised in San Jose, Cali., and attended California Lutheran University where she studied English and music. She felt called to be a pastor since fourth grade, but as she got older, she fluctuated between…

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Winter Storm Threat Friday and Friday Night

A wintery and wet storm system will begin to move into the area Friday and continue into Saturday. There is the potential for some heavy snow accumulations, mainly in the Devils Lake and Sheyenne River Basins. Temperatures will be near the freezing mark, and some rain may mix in and/or there could be melting on…

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Board votes down annexation and for city of Middle River to acquire school building

Greenbush-Middle River district resident David Thompson gave two “solutions” during his presentation titled “Value of a Vote” at a listening session. Board member Laurie Stromsodt made a motion to pass these two solutions: allow district land in Marshall County to be annexed out of the Greenbush-Middle River School District, and to allow the City of…

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KMHC “committed” to Karlstad Clinic

Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center is in Karlstad to stay. So was the message from CEO Ashley Rivera and Director of Admissions Marla Hanson to the Karlstad City Council at the regular meeting on March 12. “The commitment from Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center is as strong as it’s ever been,” Rivera said. “We are committed to…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Fishing reports all over the board this week. Some anglers filling the bucket, while others getting just enough for dinner.  Lots of little fish to sort through with a lot of small fish in the system.  Some trophy eyes showing up again this week.  Electronics very helpful. Resorts are out in 24-33′ and continue to make final…

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EGF DRUG BUST: Allegedly, Extra Money Turned Into Habit

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Author Cameron visits the Karlstad Library

Author Scott Cameron visited the Karlstad Library on March 7 as part of a tour of the Northwest Regional Libraries for the debut of his book: In Absentia: Selected Poems 1991-2017. Cameron was born and raised in Red Lake Falls, MN, in a family of nine children. From there, he studied at UND; the University…

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Auxiliary recognizes members for 50 years of membership

In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, the American Legion Auxiliary in Karlstad is recognizing four of its members who have held continuous membership for 50 years or more. The four women are: Mereece Borneman, Doris Olson, Evelyn Stallock, and Evelyn Spangrud. Of those women, Evelyn Spangrud has been a member for 56 years,…

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Deadline for ice house removal is March 19

The deadline for anglers to remove fish houses from lakes in Minnesota is approaching quickly, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Removal dates are determined by an east-west line formed by U.S. Highway 10, east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway…

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