East Grand Forks man facing six counts related to November 12 incident

Austin Daniel Gerszewski, 23 of East Grand Forks is facing six counts related to a weekend incident in which the vehicle he was driving struck several residences resulting in estimated damages in the tens of thousands of dollars. On Saturday, November 12, at approximately 5:19 pm, the East Grand Forks Police Department received numerous calls…

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Badger School receives 3-D printer

The Badger School District has another option when it comes to learning after earning a grant to purchase a new 3-D printer. Badger teacher and former robotics team advisor, Mike Coltom presented and talked about the new 3-D printer, including showing some parts made using it, at the Badger School Board November 14 meeting.   …

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River Walk Artists Gallery celebrates five years

A figure in the East Grand Forks art community will turn five years old this weekend, and is inviting the community to help celebrate. Saturday afternoon, the River Walk Artists Gallery will host a fifth anniversary party in celebration of its time in the Riverwalk Centre. “We want to celebrate the fact that this is…

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More than winning the sash and crown

Madison Truscinski competed in the Miss North Star Pageant in Middle River, her first Miss America Scholarship Pageant, in 2014, but didn’t win the title or first runner-up or second runner-up honors. A 20-year old Greenbush native, Truscinski learned humbleness from this experience, but also experienced some negative feelings. “I was not in it for…

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Lancaster residents pass operating levy

On November 8, Lancaster residents came to the polls and passed revoking and replacing the currently running Lancaster School District levy to expire in 2018 with an increased levy by a 295 (64.55%) to a 162 (35.45%) vote. The revoked levy provides $925.06 per pupil, and this approved levy will provide the district with $1,725.06…

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Englund receives Apple Pie Award for volunteering

Jim Englund is the recipient of this year’s Apple Pie Award for Kittson County. This award is given each year in recognition of a volunteer by the Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Senior Nutrition Program. Englund was chosen based on his 12 years of volunteering to deliver meals through the Meals on Wheels program. Del Swanson,…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Fishing continues to be steady with some hog walleyes reaching over 30″ boated.  Lots of fish all along south shore from the gap to Morris Point to Rocky Point.. 15-20 feet of water is seeing great action. Bring lots of bait. Walleyes, sauger, and perch in the mix.  Ice fishing looking good with numbers of…

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According to a press release from Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary Fish, on November 9, his office received a report that James Christian Voels, 53, of Blackbird Island, was missing. The reporting party stated that Voels was last heard from on October 30, 2016. On November 9, Chief Deputy Daryl Fish and Investigator…

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Public invited to voice thoughts on Greenbush’s Main Street revitalization

Imagine improved benches and flowerpots, brighter streetlights, or revamped storefronts on Main Street in Greenbush. These are just some early ideas brought up to the city in regards to a proposed Main Street revitalization. “It’s interesting because I’ve already had people contact me (and) say, ‘Hey, this would be neat or this would be neat,’”…

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Ripple Effect #297 Water Conservation: Our rivers are counting on you.

What if someone told you, you could only use 7 gallons of water per day?  What changes would you have to make?  Could you do it?  On average, residents use 50 to 100 gallons of water per day.  The World Health Organization recommends two gallons per person daily to meet the requirements of most people…

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