New border crossing program unveiled at NW Angle

Under cloudy and eclipse-darkened skies, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol unveiled a new method of reporting in to the United States at the Northwest Angle on August 21, 2017.  In the first pilot program of its kind in the nation, travelers can now skip the videophone station at Jim’s Corner or Young’s Bay and…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

  Fishing is going excellent. Lots of fish of all sizes. Spinners with crawlers and pulling crankbaits in the mud in 28-31 ft still doing the best. Areas south of Garden Island great. Reefs on fire! Gold, glow, crayfish, and bright colors continue to fill coolers   Pike all over the lake, perch mixed in with…

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Kittson County farmers support local Fire Departments

Five local fire departments in Kittson County recently received some welcomed support from the Kittson County Soybean Growers. Fire departments throughout the state rely on the generous support of their residents, communities and organizations to assist in the purchase of new or updated equipment and trucks that enable them to provide only the best in…

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Bale fire in CRP field west of Strandquist, MN

A bale fire in CRP field west of Strandquist, MN, destroyed a baler, several hay bales, and parts of two fields, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The Karlstad Fire Department was on scene quickly and able to put the fire out before it caused more damage. The dry conditions across northwestern Minnesota prompted the MN…

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Robotics teams build on a bond Edina robotics team spends a weekend with GMR and Badger robotics teams

Coming up from the Twin Cities, specifically Edina, Annie Snyder, a member on the Edina Robotics team, known as team #1816 or the “Green Machine,” thought her trip up to rural northwest Minnesota, specifically to Greenbush-Middle River, was going to involve seeing a bunch of farm fields and sitting around talking about robotics the whole…

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Staying focused on the finish line

Last spring, BGMR Freeze Track runner Trey Nichols prepared to race in the 800 meter run at a meet in Mahnomen, Minn., on what his Coach John Lee called a perfect day in terms of temperature and wind to do something special– break the boys’ school record for the 800 meter run. “I said (to…

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East Grand Forks teen battles chronic condition

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a form of dysautonomia that affects one out of every on hundred teens, and the struggle is well known by Diane and Mark Lien and their son Justin of East Grand Forks. POTS is a form of orthostatic intolerance in which a person’s heart rate increases by at least…

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Gator girls conclude summer basketball season at Pacesetter “Sweet Sixteen” Basketball Championship

Some Gator girls’ basketball players concluded their summer basketball run with a trip to the Pacesetter “Sweet Sixteen” Basketball Championship– varsity-level tournament– at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6.  Four teams from each class took part in this tournament, meaning the Gator girls would have…

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More Allegations Of Sexual Abuse At East Grand Forks Treatment Center

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Greenbush Farmer’s Market opens for fifth season

Sitting on one of the tables at the Greenbush Farmer’s Market sat watermelon slices, but not the watery, juicy kind one often eats at a Fourth of July picnic. No, these watermelon slices, forming a complete circle and small enough to fit on a paper plate fit for a piece of cake, were made of…

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