Area News

MCC Contemplates Building Improvements

Marshall County Central Schools of Newfolden/Viking is considering building plan options in an effort to accomodate more students, modernize and address safety issues. They are currently working with Widseth-Smith-Nolting, an architecture/engineering firm. In the school’s February 2020 newsletter, superintendent and elementary principal, Jeffrey Lund, presented information on the subject. He noted the district has seen…

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Flood Forecast Highlights Need for Flood Insurance Consideration

The Insurance Federation of Minnesota reminds property owners that Spring Flood season is fast approaching, which calls attention to the need for everyone to assess their possible need for Flood Insurance. “With last year’s heavy precipitation and a strong snow pack this winter, the soon to be released flood forecast is expected to be dire…

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Greenbush-Middle River FCCLA has much success at Region Competition

The FCCLA Region STAR Event Competition took place in Kelliher on January 29, 2020. From this event, the following Greenbush-Middle River students advanced to the FCCLA State Conference in Bloomington, Minn., on March 25-28: Morgan Reed, Berlyn Burkel, Audrey Gust, Honna Westlund, Katelyn Waage, McKenna Bennett, Chance Christian, Cole Blazek, Bella Burkel, Elizabeth Gust, Cassie…

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It’s all about cut and sew, cut and sew

The art of quilt making dates back to the early settlers … when times were tough and every salvageable piece of material was carefully used to make items for the purpose of keeping people warm. By the early 1900’s, quilting was changing from a necessary art into a creative one. One group of ladies who…

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35th Annual Lake Bronson Fishing Derby a Success

The Lake Bronson Lions Club hosted their 35th annual fishing derby at Lake Bronson State Park on Sunday, February 9. Two hundred twenty people registered for the competition on a beautiful winter day. Raffle winners were Carey Mortenson ($500.00), Vivian Hanson ($300.00) and Tanner Turn ($200.00). See the February 13th issue of the North Star…

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Sweethearts for 68 Years Plus

Interviewed at their beautiful home in Karlstad, Roy and Emojean Anderson smiled at each other and said to each other, “Go ahead,” several times when asked a question. They’ll have been married for 69 years on March 31, but their romance goes back further than that. Emojean (Koland) told of them being “high school sweethearts”…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

On the south end… A lot of nice walleyes and saugers caught this week up at Lake of the Woods. Many resorts traveling 16 – 22 miles out on the ice and most reports are very good. Lots of big walleyes this week. Ice conditions on LOW remain excellent. Jig one line and don’t be…

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