Lancaster residents pass operating levy

On November 8, Lancaster residents came to the polls and passed revoking and replacing the currently running Lancaster School District levy to expire in 2018 with an increased levy by a 295 (64.55%) to a 162 (35.45%) vote. The revoked levy provides $925.06 per pupil, and this approved levy will provide the district with $1,725.06…

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Englund receives Apple Pie Award for volunteering

Jim Englund is the recipient of this year’s Apple Pie Award for Kittson County. This award is given each year in recognition of a volunteer by the Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Senior Nutrition Program. Englund was chosen based on his 12 years of volunteering to deliver meals through the Meals on Wheels program. Del Swanson,…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Fishing continues to be steady with some hog walleyes reaching over 30″ boated.  Lots of fish all along south shore from the gap to Morris Point to Rocky Point.. 15-20 feet of water is seeing great action. Bring lots of bait. Walleyes, sauger, and perch in the mix.  Ice fishing looking good with numbers of…

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BLACKBIRD ISLAND MAN FOUND DEAD AFTER BEING REPORTED AS MISSING

According to a press release from Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary Fish, on November 9, his office received a report that James Christian Voels, 53, of Blackbird Island, was missing. The reporting party stated that Voels was last heard from on October 30, 2016. On November 9, Chief Deputy Daryl Fish and Investigator…

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Public invited to voice thoughts on Greenbush’s Main Street revitalization

Imagine improved benches and flowerpots, brighter streetlights, or revamped storefronts on Main Street in Greenbush. These are just some early ideas brought up to the city in regards to a proposed Main Street revitalization. “It’s interesting because I’ve already had people contact me (and) say, ‘Hey, this would be neat or this would be neat,’”…

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Ripple Effect #297 Water Conservation: Our rivers are counting on you.

What if someone told you, you could only use 7 gallons of water per day?  What changes would you have to make?  Could you do it?  On average, residents use 50 to 100 gallons of water per day.  The World Health Organization recommends two gallons per person daily to meet the requirements of most people…

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GMR thespians to showcase Peter and the Star Catcher

Many know the story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up with his “Lost Boys” by his side, and his rival Captain Hook, the pirate with one hand. Did anyone ever wonder how these two characters came to be who they are, how they both came to live on Neverland, how Peter became…

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Karlstad Fire Dept plans to expand

At Monday’s city council meeting, Karlstad Fire Chief Jeremy Folland continued the discussion with the council on plans to expand the fire hall. The discussion had begun at the city’s budget meeting on October 26. Plans are not solidified yet, but the Karlstad Fire Department (KFD) was given the go ahead to begin laying the…

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Find voting results at website developed by Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has developed a website with election information. Things you will find on the site include: Register to Vote, Find Your Polling Place, Vote Early by Absentee, Get Informed, Election Dates, Election Results and Frequently Asked Questions. For this information and more, please visit http://mnvotesinfo.sos.state.mn.us/

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Excellent fall fishing continues.  Lots of fish in front of the gap and Pine Island.  Anglers have been catching walleyes, saugers, and perch in 15-20 feet on the lake. Action has been hot with anglers going through a lot of bait and catching good numbers of walleyes and saugers.  Spots along the entire south shore…

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