Area Breaking News

Co-op Service West adds improvements

“I’m really happy with the way it turned out – very much so,” Heidi Sather, on-site manager of Co-op Service West, said.  “We’ve had a lot of compliments; people are very pleased with it.” Located at the former site of Jeff’s Super Service and Y Drive-In along State Highway 32, Co-op Service West opened for…

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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Tonight

The Cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks have scheduled citywide spraying for mosquitoes for tonight, Thursday, Aug. 16th.  East Grand Forks will spray from approximately 8:00 p.m. until midnight and Grand Forks from approximately 8:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.   The North Dakota Department of Health has identified a human West Nile virus…

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Annual Strathcona Fall Festival takes place on August 12

The sun shined and temperatures rose over 90 degrees for the annual Strathcona Fall Festival and Musical Variety Show that took place in Strathcona, Minn., on Sunday, August 12. The day began with church at 9 am, followed by the parade at 10:30 am. After the parade, a lunch was served beginning at 11:00 am…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Walleyes of all sizes still  being caught. Trophies being caught daily. Pulling spinners and jigging a crawler working well during lower light, crankbaits effective all day in the mud. 24 -32 feet. Reefs to the west producing lots of good fish. Some struggling to find saugers but others have found them schooled up in good…

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Locals participate in Sod House Theater production

Kittson County residents performed a musical production of “An Enemy of the People” together with Sod House Theater July 25-26 in Hallock. Local residents rehearsed with the group for three hours on Monday and Tuesday, leading up to the productions on Wednesday and Thursday. The musical was called a bluegrass-infused adaptation, of “An Enemy of…

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“She rang the bell— the sound of hope”

“I saw so many people that had it so much worse,” she remarked.  “I didn’t have time to feel sorry for myself.” Meet 56-year-old Ronna Seydel of rural Badger.  Her family includes  daughters Rondi of Badger, Raechel (Brent) Newgard of Edmore, N.D., Rebecca (Jon) Fleming of Appleton, Wisc., and four precious grandchildren. It will be…

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