Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

The fall bite is on!  Great fishing continues in 15-25 feet of water with a jig and a minnow all along south shore, Pine Island, Long Point, Zippel Bay and up north near Knight and Bridges and NW Point. In many cases, sort through fish to get keepers.  Bright colors or gold tipped with a…

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Noell opens pet grooming business

When Chrissy Noell of Badger found herself unemployed she said her thoughts brought her to wondering what could she do for herself and be of a service to others? About four years ago she apprenticed in dog grooming training at the former “Pampered Pets” in Warroad.  It was an experience she had greatly enjoyed, and…

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A passion for parks: Reid Huttunen steps in as EGF’s new parks and recreation director

The transition from fall to winter means a lot for the East Grand Forks parks and recreation department: putting ice in arenas, coordinating registration for winter sports and closing down the local campground. This year, the department will undergo a bigger transition as Reid Huttunen steps into his new role as parks and recreation director.…

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Promoting the Minnesota deer hunting culture

A group called “Save Minnesota Deer” started in Grand Rapids, Minn., in the winter of 1968-69 in an effort to save starving Minnesota deer. On June 30, 1980, this group grew to cover the entire state and became known as the Minnesota Deer Hunters’ Association (MDHA), and its mission expanded beyond just saving Minnesota deer.…

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Tessa Solo crowned Williams Potato Day Queen

Tessa Solo was crowned Potato Day Queen at the 63rd annual celebration of the event on Saturday, October 8 in Williams. Magen Pelland of Baudette was chosen runner-up.  Read more about Potato Day in this week’s Northern Light Region.

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 10/10/2016

Just like that another fall weekend goes by. Walleyes and saugers have the feed bag on! 15-25 feet of water with a jig and a minnow is the ticket. Hot colors are bright colors especially when its cloudy. Fish are being caught across the south shore with a good mix of charter and personal boats…

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Security highlights Greenbush school site changes

Anyone who tries to get through the back door by the wrestling room, the elementary wing door, or several other doors at the Greenbush-Middle River (Greenbush site) building, they may notice that they are all locked. This isn’t to keep the students in, but to control traffic coming in from the outside.  New Greenbush-Middle River…

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Temporary lane closures Oct. 10-14 on Highway 2 Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks

Motorists on Highway 2 in East Grand Forks will experience temporary lane closures on the Kennedy Bridge as crews conduct previously scheduled inspections Oct. 10-14. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to a single lane each day during regular business hours. Drivers are urged to slow down, eliminate distractions and obey all signs. A two-year…

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GMR kindergartners learning environment enhanced

A couple students sit at a desk and write fall seasonal words that hang in front of their eyes, including apple, apple tree, fall, leaves, acorn, and autumn. They not only copy the word, but also draw or color the corresponding photo. At another station, a couple other students sit on blue-colored cushioned seats with…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 10/03/2016

The fall bite is on.  Anglers are catching walleyes at many spots along the south shore including Long Point, Zippel Bay, Pine Island and the Lighthouse Gap. Key depths vary based on clarity of water and bait, but a good start is 20-24′. Jig and a minnow or frozen shiner is the go to with…

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