Area News

Middle River to host 46th Annual Goose Festival, September 25, 26 and 27

The community of Middle River, Minn., announces its 46th Annual Goose Festival, to be held September 25, 26 and 27. This year’s theme is “Can’t Mask Our Pride”. On Saturday, September 26, the Goose Festival Parade runs through town at 12:30 pm. To register a parade entry, please contact Tishara at 218-222-3928 or text 218-689-4076.…

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Local veteran gets a shot of enjoyment

Karlstad native Doug Thompson,72, hasn’t went bear hunting since 1993, successfully getting a bear on this hunt. Thompson has a shot at getting another bear, as part of a hunting opportunity for veterans. Thompson talked briefly about his service to his country and also this hunting opportunity. A 1966 Karlstad High School graduate, Thompson was…

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Roseau County schools adjust to rising COVID case rate levels: False positives later identified

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 Minnesota Department of Health published their weekly 14-day Case Rate for Minnesota Counties which cover the period from August 16, 2020 through August 29, 2020. Roseau County’s Case Rate rose to 10.99. According to the State of Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan Guidelines, this indicates that Roseau County Schools may stay…

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Wikstrom and Kraulik on November 3 ballot for District 1 County Commissioner

Three candidates filed for the District 1 County Commissioner postion— each on the August 11 primary ballot. Two candidates came away from the primary with the most votes and earned their way onto the November 3 general election ballot. Incumbent Corey Wikstrom and non-incumbents Nathan Kraulik and Brian Anderson were on the primary ballot. According…

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Greenbush Area Friends of the Library continues to give: Recognizes and says goodbye to one of its members

Greenbush-Middle River School Elementary students, kindergarten through sixth grade, will each get at least one book per month to go home with this upcoming school year. This opportunity comes thanks to an area group making another donation in the spirit of reading— the Greenbush Area Friends of the Library (GAFL). Judy Pulczinski, a GAFL officer,…

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Dariann Leigh to perform at Newfest

Lifelong Karlstad native and country music artist Dariann Leigh (a.k.a. Dariann Wikstrom) was traveling back and forth between Nashville and Karlstad before the pandemic. By coincidence, she actually just returned home to Karlstad right before the pandemic hit and hasn’t returned to Nashville since. “I’m hoping to move there (to Nashville) soon,” Dariann said, “but…

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Badger man sentenced for second degree murder

On August 31, Badger man Angelo Oluf Borreson, 57, was sentenced to second degree murder in Roseau County District Court for fatally shooting Angela Marie Wynne, 51, of Badger. According to court documents, Borreson will serve 180 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility for felony second degree murder without intent while committing a felony, a…

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Badger School approves Return to Learn Plan

The Badger School Board approved going to in-person learning back at its August 10, 2020 regular board meeting. This set the district officially on its path to providing in-person learning to begin the 2020-21 school year on September 8— its first in-person learning since March 17, 2020. The district took another step towards preparing itself…

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DNR stresses boating safety for Labor Day weekend and beyond

Deadliest year in nearly a decade As Minnesotans continue to enjoy the outdoors and boating in record numbers, the Department of Natural Resources encourages people to stay safe. Unfortunately, this year has been the deadliest boating season in nearly a decade, indicating there’s more work to do. DNR conservation officers expect the state’s waters to…

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