Lauren Estling crowned Potato Day Queen

At the annual Potato Day festivities held in Williams last Saturday, Lauren Estling, daughter of Cory and Erin Estling of Williams, was crowned 2017 Potato Day Queen. Lauryn Nordine, daughter of Mike and Kathy Nordine of Roosevelt, was chosen runner up. Read more about last weekend’s Potato Day in this week’s Northern Light Region.

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Karlstad golfer scores hole in one

Brett Spilde scored a shot of a lifetime when he was out golfing on the nine hole Karlstad Golf course on October 5, 2017. Spilde was participating in a scramble with about 12 other guys. It was on Hole 5, with the sun in his eyes as Spilde faced west towards his goal, that he…

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GMR board approves moving fourth graders to Greenbush

At its October 16 regular  meeting, the Greenbush-Middle River School Board approved by a 4-3 vote to move the fourth grade class to Greenbush, with several board members citing the change in class demographics as a reason. Board members Shane Kilen (Chairperson), Carrie Jo Howard, Kurt Stenberg, and Brandon Kuznia voted in favor of this…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

The walleye bite remains strong!  Report is very similar to last weeks. Walleyes are staged in front of Pine Island, Graceton Beach and Zippel Bay in 18-30′.  Anglers sorting through a few small fish for every keeper.  Most anchored up with jig and shiner.  Pink, pink/white and gold have been the best colors. Reefs holding…

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Freeze football shut down by Storm

Photo by Brenda Adamek Back-up Quarterback Jaaks Spilde calls the play.After playing what Coach Tallum called a “tough” game against the Stephen-Argyle Storm for three and a half quarters in playoff game last season, the Freeze had another chance against the Storm in a regular season road game in Argyle, still in search of its…

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Search for new Karlstad City Clerk continues

The search for a new city clerk for Karlstad continues. At the city council meeting Wednesday, the current city clerk Sue Dufault informed the council that the candidate who had been interviewed and offered the position, declined. So the city council will begin the search again. With Dufault’s end date looming closer, she expressed concern…

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Area author promotes book and writing at GMR

While talking with Greenbush-Middle River fifth and sixth graders in the Greenbush site library, author Janice McAlpine explained what the hardest part of writing process is.  “It doesn’t matter what it is that you’re writing, as long as you pick up the pen and start because that’s the hardest part is getting started,” McAlpine said. …

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Cancer Awareness fundraiser to be held at the Crookston Eagles October 20: Cook-off, Auctions, Cake Competition, Kids’ Games, Free Will Taco Bar all Part of the Fun Event

The Crookston Eagles Club will be hosting an event on October 20th to raise money for cancer patients doctoring at the Crookston facilities of RiverView Health and Altru Clinic. All proceeds from the “Flamingos Flip & Flop for Cancer Awareness Event’’ will be donated to RiverView and Altru to be used by cancer patients to…

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Pumpkins for Parkinson’s wrapping up

The 2nd annual Pumpkins for Parkinson’s Grand Pumpkin Growing Contest/Fund Raiser is wrapping up another successful year. Four months after planting, the giant pumpkins were harvested and featured at the Weigh-in Celebration on Wednesday, October 4 at the Altru Family YMCA. Community teams and growers united to help us raise close to $9,000 to date,…

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Minnesota Commissioner of Education visits local schools

Not everyday can one shoot wiffle balls out of a robot and do the chicken dance all in the same day, but the Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius did just that the Greenbush school site. Also, not everyday does one get to meet the Commissioner of Education, but area school staff members and students…

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