Klobuchar visits Får North Spirits

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar visited rural Hallock, more specifically micro-distiller Får North Spirits, as part of her two-day “Minnesota Works” Workforce Development Tour, August 16 and 17. Besides sampling some of Får North Spirit’s whiskey and rum on that August 17 visit, Klobuchar met with its co-founders and owners and couple, Michael Swanson and Cheri…

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Gators take a trip across the pond

    If someone told you that he or she saw a cow up close, what would you say or do? A person living around northwest Minnesota may dismiss the comment, seeing cows on farms or at the county fairs up close quite often. Now, how about if someone told you they saw a bunch…

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Lake of the Woods “Pay It Forward” Fishing Extravaganza Seeks Healing for Veterans

Baudette, MN  (August 18, 2016)  Lake of the Woods Tourism announces the third annual “Pay It Forward” veteran’s event  set for August 25-28, 2016.   Pay It Forward is a 3 night / 2 day fishing extravaganza bringing 60 injured and disabled veterans to Lake of the Woods to honor, recognize and celebrate their efforts and…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Walleye fishing continues to be good as the walleyes have the feed bags on.  Water temps starting to slowly cool.  Drifting with spinners, anchoring and jigging, and downrigging crankbaits all were successful depending upon the location.  28-32 feet still holding fish four miles out of Lighthouse Gap.  Jig and minnow has been good. Gold, pink,…

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Underwood looks to build off past successes

  New GMR Principal begins August 1 As an Atlanta native and avid baseball fan, Michael Underwood enjoys cheering on the Atlanta Braves. In July this year, he and his family finished a 5300-mile road trip, going through 18 states over 23 days and attending four Major League Baseball games over six days during that…

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Sen. Klobuchar visits Northland, talks jobs for veterans

  A bill aimed to create more job opportunities for military veterans recently passed in legislature, and  local leaders are ready to get the ball rolling on reform. Tuesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar visited Northland Community and Technical College to discuss the  Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act, legislation that aims to streamline medical education for veterans…

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Hunting dates to remember

  Friday, Aug. 12: Bear baiting start date Friday, Aug. 19: Prairie chicken hunt lottery deadline; Camp Ripley archery hunt application deadline Thursday, Sept. 1: Hunting seasons open for bear, snipe and rail, mourning dove and crow Saturday, Sept. 3: Early Canada goose season opens Thursday, Sept. 8: Antlerless deer and special hunt lottery deadline Saturday,…

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Greenbush Farmer’s Market returns for fourth season

  Have you ever seen a zucchini shaped as a small pumpkin? If visiting the Greenbush Farmer’s Market at the Greenbush Community Shelter, one would have seen this amongst other produce and baked and canned items last Thursday, August 4. The Greenbush Farmer’s Market opened that day for its fourth season of providing more than…

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Badger District hires third grade teacher, continues search for two other positions

The Badger School District had three positions to fill heading into its August 2 regular meeting. It came out of the meeting with just two positions to fill after  the board approved the hiring of Katie Schaan for the third grade teaching position. Previously working for the Roseau School District, including time as a long-term…

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