Sather to not run for reelection

Brenda Sather has served on the Greenbush City Council for 10 years, 6 as a council member and 4 as the mayor— about to complete her second two-year term as mayor this year. At the city’s July 20 meeting via Zoom, she made the announcement that will not run for reelection this November, deciding to…

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Miss North Star will Stay!

Due to covid-19, the 2020 Miss Minnesota competition was canceled this summer. The competition will not be heId until June 2021. The Miss North Star committee is proud to announce the current Miss North Star O’Brien Stromsodt. Middle River will be representing the Northwest corner of Minnesota another year and competing in the Miss Minnesota…

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Covid claims another event: Heritage Days cancelled for the first time in 46 years

For the first time in 46 years EGF Heritage Village will not be celebrating Heritage Days. In a communication sent out July 22 the Heritage Foundation stated, “It was planned for August 8th, but for the safety of our community we thought it best to cancel our show. We will be back next year with…

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“Stranger in town” takes up residence in Badger

It was on June 26, 2020, when Badger residents first noticed there was a “stranger in town”. Making his presence known around town ever since, he’s become somewhat of a celebrity. Numerous photos have been taken of him including postings on Facebook. Last week I visited with residents Peggy and Orin Swart as well as…

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Dangerous Heat Today (7/24/2020) – Severe Storms Possible

Dangerous heat is expected this afternoon and evening. Severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail up to 1.5 inches, winds up to 70 mph, and localized flooding may develop this afternoon into this evening.

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BREAKING NEWS: East Grand Forks Car Fire

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Badger Board takes step towards two ballot funding questions

At its July 13 meeting, the Badger School Board approved hiring legal counsel and financial consulting services to prepare two ballot questions— one to extend its existing operating levy and, two, to renew its existing capital projects levy— for the upcoming November 3 election. District voters are not voting on a tax increase with either…

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Gov Walz issues Executive Order 20-81 requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses

Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81 As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social…

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GMR continues to mull over ballot funding questions

One or two questions on a ballot? That was a question being mulled over by the Greenbush-Middle River School Board at its July 9 work session, as it attempted to figure out what operating levy question(s) it wanted district residents to vote on this November. The board didn’t make any official decisions at this work…

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Meals on Wheels is valuable service in area: Volunteer deliverers needed in Karlstad

Karlstad “You get to meet all the people and see them every day.” Richard Wood “You get to visit with different ones.” Idell Klegstad “I like to check on them and make sure they’re okay.” Margaret Donaldson The staff at the Lutheran Social Services (LSS) meal site in Karlstad obviously find satisfaction in delivering meals,…

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