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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CPR classes offered at RiverView

On Thursday, Feb. 9th, RiverView Health in Crookston is hosting a HeartSaver CPR Course as a part of its American Heart Association (AHA) Community Training Center. The course is being held at 6 PM in Meeting Room 4 at RiverView. The program is required for day care providers and others needing certification. The course includes…

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Snowmobile racing over the years

The first International-500 (I-500) snowmobile race took place in 1966.  Beginning just south of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 31, it ended at St. Paul, Minn., on February 3.    Although the lack of snow did cause the cancelation of the race a time or two over the years, it never dampened the spirits of…

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USXC race to travel through Kittson County Wednesday

Good snow cover in Kittson County means the United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing (USXC) Winnipeg to Willmar I-600 race will continue as planned for the first day of the race: Wednesday, February 8. Brian Nelson, USXC owner, announced Monday that the race route would be altered due to lack of snow south of Park Rapids.…

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Getting clarification on the Buffer Law

Around 60 landowners and farmers were in attendance at a public meeting held at Hallock City Hall on Tuesday, January 24, to address questions on the buffer law. The law requires all landowners to install a buffer of perennial vegetation of 16.5 feet on public ditches and 50 feet on public waterways. Tom Gile, a…

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Two car accident in Baudette causes minor injuries

Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called out shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 31 to a two-vehicle accident in East Baudette. According to Baudette Police Chief Brad Thoma, Kevin Scharfenkamp, 53, of Baudette, was driving a 2002 Dodge pickup east on Highway 11 near the Lake of the Woods County Law Enforcement Center when he…

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