Karlstad votes to sell property to Dollar General

The Karlstad City Council held a public hearing and special meeting on January 9, 2018; the purpose was to gather public input on selling property to the Overland Group. Of those who attended the meeting, few were opposed to selling the former Black Bear Grill site to the Overland Group for building a Dollar General…

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Couple meet on Swedish reality tv show

Nathan Younggren, from Hallock, Minn., married Victoria (Tori) Allen on New Years Eve, after meeting in a very unique way: on a Swedish reality TV show, Allt för Sverige, or “All for Sweden.” Allt för Sverige started in 2011 and is now on season seven. Both Younggren and Allen, an Indiana native, were encouraged to…

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Online auctions are growing business

“Now days, online auctions draw a larger public audience; there are several thousands that see it on the internet versus two to three hundred showing up on the average at a regular auction sale,” Al Sather of Greenbush, Minn., said. This last summer, Sather began a new job – as a sales representative for auctionblock.com…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

A nice bite continues with anglers catching all sizes of walleyes and saugers. Most of the action on the south shore is in 24-30′ of water. Daytime bite continues thanks to stained waters of LOW. There has been a good morning evening bite in 15-17′ as well. Resorts and outfitters keeping ice roads in good…

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GMR student travels over 8,000 miles to experience something new

Ever wonder what it be like to be thousands of miles and an ocean away from the only home you’ve ever known for more than a month?  Well, just ask Greenbush-Middle River senior student Kaiya Novacek, who spent from early July to December 2 this year in Papamoa, New Zealand, as part of a foreign…

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LeMoine opens flower and craft shop in Strandquist

Amanda LeMoine has opened up a floral shop at her home in Strandquist. LeMoine has worked three years previously as manager at HD Floral, now called Paul’s, in Thief River Falls and decided the time was right to open up her own shop. “It used to be that I just made stuff for personal friends…

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Grand Forks Police Department responds to 3 burglaries

On January 17, 2018 Officers of the Grand Forks Police Department responded to 3 burglaries that occurred today between the area of the 1500 block of Hammerling Dr. and the 1400 block of 14th Ave. South. These burglaries are similar in nature to those of the past several months that the public has been notified…

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White-out conditions contribute to Highway 72 accident

Blowing snow and poor visibility contributed to an accident at the intersection of Highway 72 and County Road 35 northeast of Baudette on Sunday, January 14 at around 10 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2011 Ford Flex, driven by Jessie Engstrom, 38, of Bagley, Minnesota, was traveling north on Highway 72. A…

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Crop Improvement Day is January 18

The 2018 Kittson County Crop Improvement Day is Thursday, January 18 at the Hallock City Hall. The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m.  Crop Improvement Day has something for everyone!  This will be a Crop Show where producers can display their crops, day-long educational programming, commercial booths where producers have an opportunity to visit…

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Karlstad Clinic one step closer to getting repairs

The first Karlstad City Council meeting of the year was called to order on January 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. and the first order of business was to have Jon Paul and Travis Pawlowski of Johnson Controls provide the council with another update on the Karlstad Clinic Repairs. According to Johnson Controls, the energy savings…

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