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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MCC 100 Year All School Reunion planned for NewFest

It is another season of harvest, another Labor Day season, followed by another Newfest season. You are invited as we come together to celebrate community, friends, family, and 100 years of Marshall County Central graduations. September 8 – 10, 2017 are this year’s dates. The Third Annual Newfolden Fire Department Grinding Wheel Trail Run Friday,…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

A hint of fall in the air with some low 40’s air temps this week.  Excellent walleye fishing continues with limits the norm. Lots of fish of all sizes but a spike in walleyes over 28″ as of recent. Spinners with crawlers and shiners filling coolers and pulling crankbaits in the mud in 28-34 ft…

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Hunters should note errors in printed hunting regulations handbook and map

Hunters should be aware of several errors in printed copies of the 2017 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook and in the fold-out deer season map that accompanies the regulations booklet.  In the fold-out map, correct information is as follows: In central and northwestern Minnesota, deer permit areas (DPA) have 500 permits to harvest antlerless…

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Badger School hires a high school special education teacher

  The Badger School District doesn’t have to advertise for a high school special education teaching position any longer. They officially hired Ashley Haman for the job, pending a Billings, Mont., school district accepting her resignation, at the August 14 Badger regular board meeting. Following the meeting the district did receive word from the Billings…

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GMR School Board to passes two levies for November ballot

Supported by all its members, the Greenbush-Middle River School Board decided to pursue putting both a $400,000 capital project levy and a $400,000 operating levy on a November ballot this year at its August 21 regular meeting. The board voted on and unanimously approved this decision during a special meeting on Thursday, August 24 at…

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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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