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Terry Mac Howard, 68

Terry Mac Howard passed away Friday morning, December 3rd at Sanford Hospital in Fargo surrounded by his family. He had been battling metastatic melanoma for almost two years. He wanted that part of his life to remain private and as a family, we honored that request. We never thought for a moment that he wouldn’t…

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Alan Lee Storbakken, 70

Alan Lee Storbakken, 70 of Champlin, MN passed away peacefully one year ago on December 10, 2020. He was born November 30th, 1950 in Grand Forks, ND to Arne & Clarice (Fournier) Storbakken. He graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High in 1969. He graduated from Detroit Lakes Technical College in Architectural Drafting & Graphic…

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Phyllis Arlene Grundtner, 73

Phyllis Arlene Grundtner, Age 73, of West St. Paul, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 7, 1948, in Hallock, Minnesota to Kjalmer Nels and Pearl Isabel (nee Anderson) Larson. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 51 years, Tom; children, Michele (Scott) Shepard and Tim (Amy)…

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Eldonna Marie Grahn, 78

Eldonna Marie Grahn, Karlstad, MN, passed away peacefully on November 24, in Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo, ND after a short struggle with infection and kidney failure. Eldonna was born October 05, 1945 in Lake Bronson, MN to Olof and Viola Grahn. She grew up in Lake Bronson graduating from Lake Bronson High School in…

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Russell Dick, 64

Russell Dick, age 64, of Elk River. Passed away surrounded by family on November 30, 2021. Born December 13, 1956 in Minneapolis to William and Carol Dick. He grew up in Brooklyn Center, MN learning the trades from his father, grandfather and shop teachers at Park Center High School. After graduating in 1975 he started…

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Arlene M. Berry, 78

Arlene M. Berry, 78, of East Grand Forks, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks. Arlene Marie Gunderson was born August 16, 1943 in Thief River Falls to the late Torkel and Ragna (Hofstad) Gunderson.  She grew up in Oklee, MN and graduated from high school there in 1961. She…

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Efrem Novacek honored for years of service to wrestling

  Efrem Novacek’s official run as a Gator Assistant Wrestling Coach came to an end when this season’s Gator Wrestling team opened its season with practice last week, but not before he created many memories, relationships, and recognitions along his 32-year journey. At a ceremony in Benson, Minn., on October 30, 2021, Novacek earned a…

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Homemade for the Holiday Vendor Show returns to Karlstad

  A young dog sled musher Eva Robinson from Cavalier, N.D., will be at the Karlstad Eagles on December 11. She will be selling her dog biscuits at this event, one that also will feature a lunch for purchase. The proceeds from these mentioned sales will go to Robinson, as she aims to race in…

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Misti Koop spotlighted in Empire Theatre Company’s Holiday Show

  The Empire Theatre Company in Grand Forks is hoping to start a new tradition this holiday season with the homegrown Holiday Show, complete with professional singers, dancers, and musicians from the area. And who better to spotlight than professional musical performer, Misti Koop? Misti grew up on stages in East Grand Forks and Grand…

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