268 registered at Lake Bronson Fishing Derby

The 33rd annual Lake Bronson Lions Club Fishing Derby was held on a cold windy day, Sunday, February 11, on Lake Bronson. 201 adults and 67 children registered and came to ice fish, despite the -21 windchill. Prize money was awarded for top walleye, angled Northern, Speared Northern, and Angled Perch. For details, see this…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Finally warmer temperatures to begin on Tuesday. With subzero weather, fishing was challenging so working every fish was crucial. Electronics key. Resorts fishing in deep mud in 30-33′ while some in shallower 24-27′. A rattle on jigging lure and a minnow on a plain hook on dead stick rod effective. Gold, pink, and other glow colors best.  Pike…

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Reichelts reach 65th Wedding Anniversary milestone

For sixty-five years Leona and Vernon Reichelt have walked hand-in-hand; side-by-side… The son of  Bennie and Selma (Johnson) Reichelt,  Vernon will turn 87 years old in May and has three sisters. The family lived on a farm in the Duxby area north of Badger. Vernon attended the Duxby school through the eighth grade and commented…

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Three Facing Charges In East Grand Forks Drug Bust

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Glad turns 4H project into online business

According to Alecsys Glad, soap has been around for ages and is as common as mud, but, she likes to make her own with a bit of a twist. Glad, a Lancaster native, has been making soap for a few years. She started it as a 4H project during high school and has been hooked…

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UPDATE: Pick-up truck crashes into Roosevelt City Hall

  The Roseau County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information on an incident that occurred on Tuesday when a pickup crashed into the City Hall in Roosevelt. The accident occurred on February 6, at approximately 2:23 p.m. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Mike Paul Hansen of Cold Springs, Minnesota was driving a Chevrolet truck…

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Lake Bronson Fishing Derby planned Feb. 11

The Lake Bronson Lions Club will be hosting its 33nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Bronson State Park. Anglers can register at the Visitors Center. Minnows will be available at the Bronson Market in Lake Bronson, beginning at 6 a.m. and closing…

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Sisters finish top two in GMR Spelling Bee

Six students had misspelled a word in the Greenbush-Middle River spelling bee on January 26, leaving two students remaining to face off for first place honors. It just so happened these two spellers both reside under the same roof: sisters Elizabeth and Audrey Gust. Their mom and GMR teacher Mara Gust sat in the audience…

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The 51st annual Strathcona Snowmobile Races scheduled for February 10

Yes, that’s right! It’s been 51 years since that 1968 snowmobile race that started it all. The small town of Strathcona, Minnesota, has held annual snowmobile races in February every year since that time, never missing a single one! And the tradition continues this year for the 51st Anniversary Races. The 51st Anniversary Strathcona Ice…

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Local heroes featured in Little Minnesota book

When authors Deane and Jill Johnson were doing research for their first book, Little Minnesota: 100 Towns Around 100, they were astounded by the number of men who had died in World War II from very small towns like Strandquist who had lost seven men. Because that number seemed so disproportionate to the numbers from…

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