Area News

Putting decades-old wood to good use

  Donated, rough cut hardwoods—walnut, maple, and cherry— sat in the back area of the Tri-County Industrial Arts classroom. It had sat there for about 40 plus years. Not stored in a very flat environment, these hardwood scraps had become warped. So, what could these warped, decades-old hardwood scraps possibly be used for? Tri-County School…

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Making “her”story while serving her community

  Just over six minutes into a story interview on February 12 at The Tribune with Sierrah Mooney, the loud noise of the fire siren went off a block west. Mooney instantly arose from her seat at the round table in the office, ran to the door, briefly fumbled with unlocking the door— locked from…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

  On the south end… A warm up triggered some nice walleyes and saugers up on Lake of the Woods this week. A mix of walleyes and saugers with some pike, perch, eelpout and tullibees being caught in 29-33 feet. Using a bait with rattles or vibration to attract fish is helpful. On the deadstick,…

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Pandemic doesn’t stop GMR Math League from solving problems

  Encountering and mastering material harder than one’s own homework equals enjoyment. For Greenbush-Middle River Math League senior Olivia Brazier that was the answer to what she enjoys about Math League. “It’s also a very rewarding program because, although this kind of math is taught in our, at least in our high school, most of…

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Water and Light Customers Asked to Reduce Consumption of Electricity

  East Grand Forks Water and Light has received a request from grid operators asking our customers to voluntarily reduce their consumption of electricity until Friday, February 19th to help the stability of power system. Extreme winter weather over a wide area has created severe strains on regional power systems. East Grand Forks Water and…

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Voting begins in MnDOT’s Name a Snowplow contest

  Voting is now open for the Name a Snowplow contest, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today. After receiving nearly 24,000 creative name submissions, MnDOT staff and leadership reviewed the list and selected 50 finalists for public voting. MnDOT focused on selecting names that were submitted frequently; names that would be easily identifiable and…

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Freeze athletics responds to winter postseason announcement

  The possibility of going to the state basketball tournament has been a dream of Freeze Girls’ Basketball senior Katie Longerbone since she was young. Going into this already unique season, the opportunity to capture such a dream seemed far. No plans for a state tournament had been made going into the season. Following a…

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Strathcona Ice Oval Races results

  Snowmobile racers braved the sub-zero temperatures for the fifty-fourth annual Strathcona Ice Oval Races in Strathcona, Minn., on February 13. Below are the final results from the day’s action. Results: 0-300 SM/includes SS 340 Fan: First: Tom Olson; Second: Honna Westlund; Third: Eric Martin; Fourth: Jake Cosley; Fifth: Marcus Iverson; Sixth: Logan Cosley; DNS:…

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