July 21st, 2017 Severe Thunderstorm Potential

Severe thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening across the region. Details such as coverage, exact timing, and exact locations still uncertain. Main Impacts:  Hail up to 2 inches or greater, Winds up to 75 mph, Tornadoes, Localized heavy rainfall Hot and Muggy with heat index values approaching 100F across some areas. Stay Safe! Keep up…

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Sharon Miller – Roseau County’s 2017 Outstanding female Senior Citizen Volunteer

Greenbush resident Sharon Miller recalled the day she received a call from Joan Bertilrud. At the time Sharon was at the home of her daughter, Bonnie Kolden, in Hibbing, Minn.   She said her reaction to learning that she had been selected as the 2017 Roseau County Senior Citizen was, “What?  I’m embarrassed! There are…

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GMR looks into preliminary operating levy options

To date, the Greenbush-Middle River School District is aware of 16 students, who attended school in the district last year, not attending GMR this fall, Superintendent Tom Jerome announced at the district’s school board meeting in Middle River on July 17. “Sixteen students leaving right now will have an impact. Five students leaving has an…

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Breaking: LOW law enforcement investigates reports of a submerged pickup

Raw Footage of Recovery:   A dive team has arrived at the Wheelers Point Landing north of Baudette. They are assisting the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s office in investigating the discovery of what appears to be a pick-up in about 17 feet of water on the Rainy River. After the dive teams surfaced,…

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Tessany Blazek returns to Target Field for third time in Pitch, Hit and Run competition

Tessany Blazek is no stranger to the Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. In fact, on June 17, 2017, she made the south-bound trip for the third time. The first step in competition for Tessany began at the local level hosted by Kent Christian and the Gator…

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Helping one experience God’s presence and love

Besides going to school and swimming, Father George Noel spent much of his early years reading books, and in that sense, he said, he is still the same person today as he was as a 14-year-old boy. He told of one story to illustrate that. While attending seminary school at the Sacred Heart School of…

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Emergency Grazing of CRP Authorized

Because of the continuation of drought in Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota, USDA is extending emergency grazing of certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage. Any county within 150 miles of a Montana, South Dakota, or North Dakota, county approved for emergency grazing of CRP acreage, as indicated by the US Drought Monitor and CRP…

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Local youth step to the stage for another summer

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre (PFCT) touring director and actress Kailah Gordon didn’t have the theatrical opportunity she now provides to youth. “It’s really important to keep arts alive and to have that outlet option for children… To see the effect, the positive effect it has on children, really solidifies the fact that this (PFCT program)…

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Auto tour travels the historic Jefferson Highway

A 35-vehicle auto tour travelled through Kittson County last Thursday on the fourth and final day of a road trip on the northern half of the old Jefferson Highway. 62 members from the Lincoln Highway Association and the Jefferson Highway Association began the 1,000 mile tour in Denison, Iowa, on Monday, making their way north,…

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Karlstad native turns singer/songwriter

Marissa Steien is a local gal aiming for a global impact, which she knows can only be accomplished through God. Steien is a singer/songwriter, working on producing her own music. She is currently working on two songs that she hopes to get out soon: one during the summer and the second during the fall. “I’ve…

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