Williams City Council member Shirley Turpin dies

Shirley Turpin, 82, Williams City Council member and the city’s Vice Mayor, died Monday, September 5 after a brief battle with an aggressive form of cancer. Turpin moved to Williams in 2010 and was elected to the Williams City Council in 2012. She was re-elected to the position in 2014, and was also appointed to…

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Putting Badger’s story on full display

Asked why she decided to spearhead the Badger Heritage Wall and Veterans Memorial, Sherri Kruger said this.  “About 15 years ago this community gave me a job here at the Badger School as a math teacher and seven years ago when life happens, they gave me a home, so I moved here now. And I…

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Greenbush native first year medical student received white coat

In an emotional event marking the beginning of her medical career Benita Behm of Greenbush, Minn., received her white coat marking the entering of medical school.  In total, 60 first year medical students received their white coats on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. The ceremony signified the…

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Muggli earns Eagle Scout honors

Dominick Muggli recently became an Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor Ceremony held August 27 at the Baudette American Legion. Domimick’s brother and parents area also heavily involved in the Boy Scout program. Read their story in next week’s Northern Light Region.

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New certified foot reflexogogist and massage therapist in Greenbush

Cheryl Solem’s career as a certified foot reflexologist and massage therapist began with the suggestion of a friend in Roseau. “When my friend and her husband were going to move out of state,” Cheryl commented, “she encouraged me to undergo training, become certified, and take over her clientele list when she left.” Today, she has…

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Highway 200 detour between Mahnomen and Roy Lake to be removed Friday: Project is still ongoing and remaining work will be done under traffic

The detour on Highway 200 between Mahnomen and Roy Lake is scheduled to be removed by the end of the day Friday, Sept. 2. Phase three of the project begins with the removal of the detour, and the remaining work will be done under traffic. A pilot car and flaggers will control traffic and motorists…

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Tri-County School makes top 500 list

Tri-County School was recently recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in America. Tri-County was honored to be selected as 315th in the nation in the category “Beating the Odds” which honors high schools that do outstanding work despite many students and families facing significant financial obstacles which can often…

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FATAL ACCIDENT VICITM’S NAME IS RELEASED

The Minnesota State Patrol is now reporting that the victim in this morning’s one-vehicle fatal accident north of Baudette on Highway 172 was David J. Wigness, age 22, of Hastings, MN.  According to their report, Wigness, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup and was south-bound on 172 when he ran off the road into…

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The cutting edge: How technology is shaping modern dentistry

In just 11 years of being a dentist, Peter McDonald has already seen significant changes in the industry. As technology continues to evolve, as does how teeth are cared for. At McDonald Dentistry in East Grand Forks, Peter and his colleagues are staying on the cutting edge of these changes, providing services with technology such…

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Border State Bank donates in honor of local entrepreneur of the year

It’s not every day in Northern Minnesota when one of your locals receives an award that is most recognized among the elite of entrepreneurs. Dennis Brazier, CEO of Central Boiler/Altoz, was recently named as a winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Upper Midwest. “EY has had a tremendous history in…

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