Lake of the Woods County Board honors outgoing commissioners

At their last regular meeting of the year, on December 29, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners honored outgoing board members Tom Hanson and Patty Beckel for their years of service to Lake of the Woods County. Pictured above is Hanson, second from right, with County Commissioners Buck Nordlof, Chairman Ken Moorman…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

On the main lake, Big Traverse Bay…  Ice fishing is in full swing and fishing is good. The key depth’s are 24 – 31 ft and glow red, pink and gold are good colors to start with.  Rattle spoons tipped with a minnow head or tail has been the best for the jigging line.  Use a plain…

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A passion for piano music

One of the meanings of debut  is “perform in public for the first time”. And, so it was for Trinity Clark, one of two soloists who performed during Tuesday evening’s Christmas concert on December 20, at the Greenbush-Middle River (GMR) school gymnasium. Calmly seating himself at the piano he proceeded to play his composition entitled,…

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Former Baudette woman arrested in North Dakota on kidnapping charges

Amber Noel Meikle, 47, of Moorhead, Minnesota and formerly a Lake of the Woods County resident, was arrested December 13 in Wahpeton, North Dakota on charges of felony kidnapping, as well as depriving another of custodial/parental rights. Meikle’s children were later located, alone in a motel room in Pensacola, Florida. Meikle was arrested and transferred…

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UPDATED: Altru Main Clinic Experiencing Major Structural Issue

  As of 2:35 p.m., Altru Main Clinic is experiencing a major structural issue which is currently being investigated. Staff and patients are immediately being relocated, and patients being redirected. All emergent patient needs previously scheduled at the Main Clinic will be redirected from Main Clinic to Urgent Care or Emergency Room. Safety of patients…

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Sorgaard and Rodahl to retire from Tri-County

At the Tri-County School Board’s regular meeting on December 21, the board accepted letters of retirement from Superintendent Dave Sorgaard and first grade teacher Mary Rodahl, and a letter of resignation from board member Corey Wikstrom. Sorgaard’s last day will be June 30, 2017. He has served in the combined role of superintendent/principal since July…

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“Vintage Plus” opens in Lancaster

On the corner of Third Street and Central Avenue in Lancaster, stands a white building, some paint chipped off its exterior, graced with the sign “Lancaster Centennial Hall- 1908” above its front doors. One will also see a black sign on the right side of the building’s front with the gold letters “Vintage Plus.” Walk…

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GMR honors board member Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson made the motion to adjourn the final meeting of his term as a Greenbush-Middle River School board member on December 19 in Greenbush, after not winning reelection this past November. Superintendent Tom Jerome recognized Robinson for his years of service. Since January 2013, Robinson has served the district as a board member, working…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Ice fishing is in full swing and remains excellent. The key depth’s are 20 – 25 ft and glow red or pink rattle spoons tipped with a minnow head or tail has been the best for the jigging line.  Use a plain hook or an ice jig with a live minnow for the dead stick.…

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Icy roads make hazardous driving conditions in northwestern Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (11:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in the Red River Valley area in northwestern Minnesota, due to icy roads caused by rain, wet snow, high winds and freezing temperatures. Along with the Red River Valley, the no travel advisory includes Highway 2 from Bagley to Grand Forks.…

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