12-year old Pearson bags a 6×6 bull elk

Karlstad resident Isabel Pearson had the experience of the lifetime last Saturday, taking down a big bull elk after having her name drawn in the state elk lottery. Isabel got her chance just 20 minutes into the hunt Saturday morning, September 9. She made the shot at 500 yards, taking down a 6×6 bull, roughly…

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Mystery of old pickup pulled from Rainy River will remain unsolved

Unless someone comes forward to claim ownership and ‘fess up as to how the vehicle ended up at the bottom of the Rainy River, it appears the story behind the old pickup pulled from the water on July 20 will remain a mystery. Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary Fish told the NLR that…

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GMR Board contemplating a site change in fourth grade class

To help cut into, at the time, a $400,000 deficit, the Greenbush-Middle River School Board approved moving all fourth grade students to the Middle River site and all fifth grade students to the Greenbush site during its May 15, 2017 meeting, after hearing input from the parents of these students.  Following a net drop of…

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Thousands Of Dollars Of Missing Equipment Sidelines EGF Band

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

As the water temperature continue to drop the walleyes have in turn put the feed bags on. Lots of shiners have made there way closer to shore and lighthouse gap for the spawn. Walleyes caught have full stomachs! Crankbaits still producing but spinners with crawlers or shiners and jigging with a shiner doing well. Big…

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East Grand Forks fares well in Grow Minnesota report

As announced last May, the Chamber and the East Grand Forks EDA partnered with Grow Minnesota!, a distinctive business retention and assistance program led by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Barry Wilfahrt of the Chamber and Paul Gorte of the EDA visited 13 EGF businesses during the summer.  The businesses reflect a cross-section of employers…

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MnDOT working on bicycle routes in NW Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is working on collecting input on regional bicycle routes in Northwest Minnesota that can be included in a Statewide Bicycle Network. The routes will be multijurisdictional and may include existing trails and roadways under the jurisdiction of the township, city, county and state. To be successful in this endeavor, we…

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The Grand Cities gear up for Potato Bowl festivities

It’s time for the Potato Bowl again, and all of Greater Grand Forks is gearing up for the occasion! The activities for the week include many happenings on the Grand Forks side, including the World’s Largest French Fry Feed and Fun-4-All and Fireworks Display on Thursday night, and several events on Saturday, including the two…

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“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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