LaValla sentenced to prison time following probation violation

Two years after she started a GoFundMe account for three missing boaters and was subsequently charged with theft for misappropriating a portion of the funds collected, Retina LaValla will serve time for that charge. LaValla, 30, formerly of Williams and most recently from Douglas, ND, appeared before Judge Donna Dixon in Lake of the Woods…

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STORM WATCH: Video Briefing From GF National Weather Service

 

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Mother & Son Facing Drug Charges In East Grand Forks

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DNR urges caution while burning fall yard debris

Northwestern and central Minnesota have elevated fire danger due to sparse rain, high winds and lack of humidity. This means that open burning may be restricted in certain counties. The Department of Natural Resources urges Minnesotans to use caution while burning yard waste or leaf piles outdoors and to check the burning permit website for…

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Klobuchar visits Kittson Memorial

Senator Amy Klobuchar visited the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock last Saturday. The stop was part of a two-day rural economy tour of northwestern Minnesota where Klobuchar heard from local businesses and farmers, including Burkel’s Turkey Farm in Badger and the Nelson farm in Oslo. For coverage of Klobuchar’s visit to Hallock, see the…

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Tri-Valley Head Start, Child & Family Programs “Great Apple Crunch” Food Day!

Minnesota farmers are in full swing come autumn, it is the perfect time to celebrate the products they grow and raise! Jami Nunn, Food & Nutrition Specialist has been working with the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy to promote Farm to Early Care in TVOC’s head start centers.   Throughout the year there has been…

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Badger board member suggests recording incoming phone threats

While reviewing the district’s crisis plan, Badger board member Curt Hauger asked Superintendent Tom Jerome if the district records incoming phone call conversations when they first come in. Jerome said the district does not. Hauger suggested that the district look into recording incoming phone conversations, specifically threats, coming into the school. He said the district…

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Dehnert is new pastor at Resurrection Community Church

Matt Dehnert is the new pastor for the Resurrection Community Church (RCC). Dehnert has been preaching at RCC since December, but it was in April 2017 when he and his family, and the church, made it official step for him to become the pastor. Dehnert was born in San Antonio, Texas but moved to West…

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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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