Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Strong walleye fishing continues around the lake! Most anglers still using a jig and a minnow but some reports long lining cranks in the shallows with good success catching walleyes with some smallmouth bass mixed in.  Also some success with crawler harnesses.  15-25 feet during the day and sliding up into 10-15 feet for the…

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Kick’n Up Kountry celebrates 15 years

Kick’n Up Kountry will hold its fifteenth annual music festival at Wagon Wheel Ridge, Karlstad, MN. The event will be held Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9. Kicking off the festival on Wednesday night will be the bands 32 Below and Rustic. Headlining events include Walker Hayes on Thursday, and Sawyer Brown on Friday.…

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Badger School Board approves security upgrade

The Badger School Board took a step towards upgrading the school building’s video surveillance system by approving a bid from Wright Locksmith and Security out of Warroad at its May 14 meeting. Requesting board approval to move forward on this upgrade, Badger Superintendent Tom Jerome said the idea behind it is to provide tighter access…

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Train-Semi Collision In East Grand Forks

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Wildfire threatens home, livestock Kittson

Fueled by high winds and dry grass, a wildfire burned over 1,200 acres north of Orleans and across the Canadian border last Tuesday, May 15. The fire began in Clow Township, north of Orleans, and immediately threatened a homestead and livestock. Lancaster Fire Chief Casey Faken said they got the page around noon on Tuesday.…

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Lancaster to graduate 15 on Friday

Lancaster School’s Ninety-Eighth Commencement will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 5 p.m. The Class President is Madeline Olson; Vice-President is Gaige Martin; Secretary/Treasurer is Madlyn Anderson. Student Council Representatives are Jared Masloski and Katie Wilwant. The class motto is “A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it’s…

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Badger and GMR School Districts recognized as among best high schools in the state and nation

US News and World Report has recognized Greenbush Middle River High School and the Badger High School among the best high schools in the state of Minnesota as well as the United States in the prestigious 2018 US News and World Report annual ranking of high schools. The US News and World Report released its…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Great fishing continues with good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught from Rocky Point, Long Point, Zippel Bay, Pine Island, Knight Island and in the basin!  A jig and a frozen shiner is the ticket while anchored up in 15-23 feet during the day. Some fish are sliding up into 10-13 feet for a evening bite.…

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Memorial Day services planned

Karlstad The Karlstad area Memorial Day Service will be held at the Tri-County School Auditorium on Monday, May 28, 2018, at 9 a.m. Jean Walker of Warren, Minn., will deliver the address. Following the program at the school, will be the parade to the cemetery for the graveside prayer and decoration of the graves. Immediately…

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GMR Robotics reclaims state title, Badger finishes fourth

Tears shed down Greenbush-Middle River senior Emily Tarala’s face following the final match at both last year and this year’s Minnesota State High School League State Tournament, but for two different reasons. After capturing their first state title in 2016, Tarala and the Gators fell one win short of a second straight title at the…

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