“The Bug” rides again

  It was a “bug” of sorts that Thor Anderson’s great-great uncle, Ellsworth Meier, of Badger, had put together in the 60’s. By using a John Deere Lu engine off of a combine along with a transmission and frame from a Model A together he made a unique form of transportation. “In the mid-90’s, Corey…

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Remembrance event planned September 10

A community meal honoring local emergency service personnel will be held Sunday, September 10, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Karlstad Baptist Church. The meal served will be BBQ chicken and pork loin. A short program will take place at 1:30 p.m. to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. Karlstad…

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Farmer turned café owner

Slathered in sweet barbeque sauce, the ribs slide right off the rack on a plate filled by a baked potato, cut rippled carrots, and a fresh homemade bun.  After serving this meal, café waitress Barb Burkel said many people would be coming in today because of the ribs, a Friday special.  A bell rings as…

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Local author publishes first book

Luke Borsvold, a Thief River Falls native and current resident, has already accomplished what a lot of writers aim to do: write a successful book. Dead Company, the first in his fantasy/historical fiction series, captures the essence of humanity in the brutal Hundred Years’ War, but through animals rather than humans. Borsvold earned his Master’s…

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Valley Corn Maize opens for the season

The Valley Corn Maize opens this weekend at K&D Krueger Farms and Sons just outside of East Grand Forks. The theme for this year is Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, in celebration of the book’s 60th anniversary. The sponsors for the maze this year are CHS Ag Service, Northwest Grain, and Mid-Valley Grain.…

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Pilgrim Congregational in Williams will close in October

The Pastor and Congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ is in Williams, Minnesota is planning on holding the last service in its 102 year history on Sunday October 15th.   Before that, it is required to have a meeting to vote to suspend worship services, close as a corporation and dispose of its…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing

Fall temperatures are here and excellent fall fishing has come with it. Good numbers of walleyes moving closer to shorelines.  Walleyes in front of Lighthouse Gap increasing. Crankbaits and spinners with crawlers or shiners doing the best. Big schools of walleyes in no man’s land of Big Traverse Bay. Reefs producing well! Hammered gold, glow,…

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City of Greenbush orders feasibility report for 2018 water main project

The Greenbush City Council not only approved the assessment rate and hearing for a 2016 water main project, but also the ordering of the feasibility report for the 2018 water main project during its August 21, 2017 meeting. The 2018 improvement project is the first of five annual water main projects projected to run until…

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Be careful with fire this Labor Day Weekend: High fire danger exists in northwestern Minnesota

  As the busy Labor Day weekend approaches, drought conditions persist in northwestern Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking people to avoid burning and be extremely cautious when recreating and working in dry, grassy areas. “Local fire departments and DNR have recently responded to numerous fires,” said Adam Munstenteiger, Warroad area…

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Greenbush Implement reaches the end of an era

After 70 years of the Wollin family providing service to the local and surrounding area farming industry,  Thursday, August 24, 2017, marked the end of an era for Greenbush Implement when interested parties and onlookers gathered for the retirement auction sale at 164 Main Street South.  Steffes Group, Inc., of West Fargo, North Dakota, in…

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