East Grand Forks Coronavirus Victim Talks About Her Battle With The Virus

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Area Ag Businesses Striving Through Difficult Times

It’s spring – the time of year when anyone involved in agriculture is gearing up for the coming season. This spring, with its cold, wet weather and the COVID-19 concerns will bring special challenges. In order to get some perspective on the current concerns of those involved in agriculture, the North Star News contacted representatives…

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Firemen collect masks

Linda Andersen [email protected] In response to a homemade mask drive initiated by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, several firemen were on duty at the fire hall in Karlstad to collect donated masks this past Saturday, April 25. Three area sewers, Carol Sollund, Barb Braff and Avis Sele, helped the endeavor by contributing…

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Bemidji Man Facing Felony Drug Charge In East Grand Forks

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East Grand Forks Man Facing Drug Trafficking Charge & More

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LifeCare Greenbush Manor works to protect residents during pandemic

Earlier this month, LifeCare Greenbush Manor residents communicated with their families, but not in person. Instead they wrote messages to them in marker on whiteboards. For example, Gerald Burkel wrote the following message: “To all my family— Miss you all so much! Waiting for the day we can all be together again! Love, Dad/Grandpa”. LifeCare…

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MSHSL officially calls spring sports out

In response to Executive Order 20-41 issued today by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League, under direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has declared, effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during the spring season have been cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. The decision of the League is…

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Minnesota schools will not re-open this school year

A day after announcing a statewide strategy for widespread testing, Governor Tim Walz today outlined next steps for the COVID-19 response in Minnesota. The Governor extended distance learning through the end of the school year, announced a plan for up to 100,000 workers to safely return to their jobs, and explained the different factors determining…

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Financial donations needed to help meet community food needs

The HC Community Care Center & Food Pantry needs our community’s help. Since Covid-19 began impacting the greater Grand Forks area in March, the HC Community Care Center & Food Pantry, along with other local pantries, has been striving to meet our community’s changing need for food assistance. Our Care Center typically provides food for…

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United Free Lutheran holds Easter Sunday Worship service in church parking lot

It was a first for United Free Lutheran in Greenbush when their Easter Sunday worship service was held in the church parking lot on April 12. A blue sky dotted with billowy white clouds added to the beauty of this special day. “I first heard about the idea of a drive-in service from my former…

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