Area Breaking News

Karlstad discusses replacing moose as city mascot

At the regular city council meeting on May 7, the council discussed possibilities for changing Karlstad’s motto and mascot from “Moose Capital of the North” to something new. Moose are rarely seen around the area anymore, due to the unfortunate decline in moose population over the last several decades. According to the Karlstad Centennial book,…

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Karlstad native publishes book of poetry

Karlstad native Lonni Whitchurch has published a book of poetry “Send the Moon,” through the University of Arizona Poetry Department. Whitchurch, perhaps better know as Lonnette Johnson to the locals, grew up in Karlstad, graduating in 1969. Her parents were Lionel and Arbutus Johnson; her brother, Danny, owns North Star Auto in Karlstad. She then…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

The MN Fishing Opener was a success with strong numbers of walleyes and saugers caught. A jig and a frozen shiner was the ticket while anchored up. Lots of fish stacked in shallows. Lots of big girls mixed in with keeper walleyes and saugers. Anywhere from 10-20 feet holding fish. Water on the lake and…

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“Under the Northern Lights” performs at museum

“Under the Northern Lights” performed at Kittson County Historical Society in Lake Bronson on Thursday, May 3. The three-member group shared Scandinavian songs, stories, and history. Dr. Joan Paddock is a Minot, ND, native of Norwegian ancestry, who is a cultural presenter, conductor, and professor of music. Stina Fagertun is a cultural presenter and traditional…

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