Borneman appointed Karlstad’s new mayor

Mitch Borneman is Karlstad’s new mayor. Borneman was appointed at Monday’s city council meeting by a vote of 3-1.  Borneman fills a vacancy created when previous Mayor Nick Amb resigned as of January 1, leaving just under two years remaining in the term.  At the meeting, the council considered two candidates who had submitted letters…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Sonar units are big right now as a trend of suspended fish has started with walleyes 10-15 feet below the ice. A good bite in the main basin, combo walleyes / saugers. Working every fish is a must! The anglers working a jigging spoon with a rattle and a dead stick are doing better than…

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Heggedal couple selected as Roseau County’s Emerging Leaders

Jakob and Kaley Heggedal, Greenbush, are Roseau County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Alumni of the program from the county nominated them to take part in the program because of their involvement in their community.  Jakob is a third generation farmer on a family farm that has approximately 3,000 acres. Their…

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Klobuchar, Cornyn Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seniors from Neglect and Financial Exploitation Passes Judiciary Committee:The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act would help crack down on elder abuse by strengthening oversight and accountability for guardians and conservators

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that their bipartisan legislation to protect seniors from neglect and financial exploitation has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act would help crack down on…

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Would-be travellers now have one more way to check road conditions: cameras on snow plows.

Snowplows around Minnesota are starting to be equipped with “plow cams,” thanks to a new initiative by the Minn. Dept. of Transportation (MnDOT). The cameras upload the images to the MnDOT road condition website: hb.511mn.org, where drivers can view them to get a glimpse of area roads. TJ Melchur, Public Affairs Coordinator for NW Minn.…

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Snow, reduced visibility to blame for two accidents Monday

Two separate accidents on Monday morning within the city of Williams resulted in several injuries. Shortly after 6:00 a.m., a 2016 Volvo semi-tractor (no trailer), driven by Dan Joseph Meeks, 38, of Saint Marys, GA, was eastbound on Highway 11 when it was rear ended by a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Jason Allan…

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Greenbush-Badger Lions make donation for sight-testing machine

At the January 19, 2017, supper meeting of the Greenbush-Badger Lions club, a presentation was given by Jo Christian, Northwest Community Action Early Head Start manager.  Christian spoke about the need for a sight-testing machine to improve the testing of Head Start students with vision problems. According to information received, The “Spot Screener” is a…

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Ice Fishing Derby at Lake Bronson Sunday

The Lake Bronson Lions Club will be hosting its 32nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Sunday, February 12, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Bronson State Park. Anglers can register at the Visitors Center. Minnows will be available at the Bronson Market in Lake Bronson, beginning at 6 a.m. and closing…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Resorts are on the move to stay on fish. The bite has been good overall. Working every fish is a must! The anglers working a jigging spoon with a rattle and a dead stick are being rewarded.  Key depth is 29-31 ft and best colors continue to be glow red, pink and gold on jigging…

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GMR Board discusses district expenses and cost savings

Greenbush-Middle River elementary teacher Molly Rustad questioned why the board was examining just the expenses for one of the district school building’s– the Middle River one– and not both. Board members and Superintendent Tom Jerome both responded at the January 23, 2017 meeting in Middle River. Referencing a report in The Tribune from the December…

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