Border Bank donates to new Gator Football Scoreboard

September 25, 2020

Last fall, the scoreboard at Rocket Field, home of the Gator Football team, experienced a “major malfunction” thanks to some shorted out parts, Badger Dean of Students Stacey Warne explained. Speaking with Border Bank President Christine Modahl last winter, the school asked her if Border Bank would be interested in sponsoring or donating to the…

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Volleyball and football will compete in October

September 25, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors today approved a reconsideration placement of fall activities, a decision that brings football and volleyball back to the fall season. The plan, which fits within COVID-19 guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health, will have an approved football season beginning on Sept. 28 with the first…

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Karlstad Community Birthday/Anniversary Calendar returns

September 25, 2020

The Karlstad Community Birthday/Anniversary Calendar has been published and used as a fundraiser for many, many years. Circle 2 of the Karlstad Hospital Guild published and sold the calendar for many years. The Hospital Guild then turned the calendar over to the Karlstad Lions Club in 2001. The Lions have been publishing the calendar for…

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Badger welcomes two new teachers to its staff

September 25, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, this 2020-21 school year brought its share of newness as students and staff members walked through the doors for the first time. It has also brought some newness unrelated to COVID in the form of teachers. This school year, Badger School welcomes two new teachers to its staff, including Patience Thompson and…

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Middle River to host 46th Annual Goose Festival, September 25, 26 and 27

September 18, 2020

The community of Middle River, Minn., announces its 46th Annual Goose Festival, to be held September 25, 26 and 27. This year’s theme is “Can’t Mask Our Pride”. On Saturday, September 26, the Goose Festival Parade runs through town at 12:30 pm. To register a parade entry, please contact Tishara at 218-222-3928 or text 218-689-4076.…

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Local veteran gets a shot of enjoyment

September 17, 2020

Karlstad native Doug Thompson,72, hasn’t went bear hunting since 1993, successfully getting a bear on this hunt. Thompson has a shot at getting another bear, as part of a hunting opportunity for veterans. Thompson talked briefly about his service to his country and also this hunting opportunity. A 1966 Karlstad High School graduate, Thompson was…

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Roseau County schools adjust to rising COVID case rate levels: False positives later identified

September 17, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 Minnesota Department of Health published their weekly 14-day Case Rate for Minnesota Counties which cover the period from August 16, 2020 through August 29, 2020. Roseau County’s Case Rate rose to 10.99. According to the State of Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan Guidelines, this indicates that Roseau County Schools may stay…

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Wikstrom and Kraulik on November 3 ballot for District 1 County Commissioner

September 11, 2020

Three candidates filed for the District 1 County Commissioner postion— each on the August 11 primary ballot. Two candidates came away from the primary with the most votes and earned their way onto the November 3 general election ballot. Incumbent Corey Wikstrom and non-incumbents Nathan Kraulik and Brian Anderson were on the primary ballot. According…

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Greenbush Area Friends of the Library continues to give: Recognizes and says goodbye to one of its members

September 11, 2020

Greenbush-Middle River School Elementary students, kindergarten through sixth grade, will each get at least one book per month to go home with this upcoming school year. This opportunity comes thanks to an area group making another donation in the spirit of reading— the Greenbush Area Friends of the Library (GAFL). Judy Pulczinski, a GAFL officer,…

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Dariann Leigh to perform at Newfest

September 10, 2020

Lifelong Karlstad native and country music artist Dariann Leigh (a.k.a. Dariann Wikstrom) was traveling back and forth between Nashville and Karlstad before the pandemic. By coincidence, she actually just returned home to Karlstad right before the pandemic hit and hasn’t returned to Nashville since. “I’m hoping to move there (to Nashville) soon,” Dariann said, “but…

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