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Native American Artists-in-Residence to Focus on Jingle Dress, Canoe Making and Quillwork Artists selected for 2021 program represent regional Ojibwe and Dakota nations

  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced today three recipients for the 2021 Native American Artist-in-Residence program. This is the sixth year of the program which is designed to help revitalize traditional forms of Native American art. Artists will serve a six-month paid residency to study the collections at MNHS and other institutions to aid…

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Highway 32 closed between Thief River Falls and St. Hilaire

  At the request of the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 32 between Pennington County Road 7 and County Road 3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. today, July 23. The eight-mile stretch of roadway will remain closed until further notice. The area has become extremely congested with people, campsites and…

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GMR FCCLA represents at National Conference

  Greenbush-Middle River FCCLA students Bella Burkel, Berlyn Burkel, and McKenna Bennett did some line dancing for about an hour at a dance studio in Nashville, Tenn. “We went with actually everyone from the state of Minnesota (to line dance), which wasn’t very many people,” Bella said, mentioning how it was one of the highlights…

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New Americans Integration Center hosting COVID-19 vaccinations Monday July 26 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  New Americans Integration Center hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic with partnership of Polk County Public Health at July 26th from 2.30pm-4.00pm. We encouraging the community to get the vaccine. Anyone who will take the vaccine we will provide free lunch. Registration Link https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appo…/en/reg/9369540521 Contact Information Phone Call :+1 (218) 693-9727 Email: [email protected] 1401 central Ave…

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Karlstad Summer-Rec completes return season

  Last summer, the baseball field next to the Tri-County School in Karlstad sat empty— devoid of any cheers or bat “tings.” No morning to early afternoon summer-rec baseball action was happening there in June and July. That was not the case this year, as summer-rec baseball returned in Karlstad after being cancelled the previous…

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City of East Grand Forks is currently in a “Drought Warning Phase”

  The City of East Grand Forks is currently in a “Drought Warning Phase” and is asking residents to voluntarily limit all non-essential water use. Non-essential uses would include lawn irrigation, car washing, swimming pool filling and power washing. Please contact the East Grand Forks Water and Light Department if you have any further questions.…

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Air quality alert issued due to wildfire smoke for Tuesday, July 20, through Thursday, July 22,

  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for northern, central, and southeast Minnesota, effective Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 22, at 6 a.m. The affected area includes Hibbing, International Falls, Bemidji, Roseau, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Brainerd, St. Cloud, the Twin Cities, Rochester, Mankato, and the tribal areas…

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Karlstad Compost Site receives recent improvements

  Just a minute or two drive away from the Karlstad city shop and water tower— through a wooded area— one will find three homes separated by cement blocks out in an open area. These homes don’t include a roof, tall walls, and are not inhabited most of the time by people. What are these…

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