by Otto Ringle
RICE LAKES — Recently the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and the 1855 Treaty Authority adopted Rights of Manoomin for on and off reservation protection of wild rice and the clean, fresh water resources and habitats in which it thrives.
DULUTH — A performance combining lute and voice at The College of St. Scholastica will feature recently discovered music that hasn’t been played in 350 years.
The Minnesota Women Veterans Initiative is now accepting applications for its annual Minnesota Women Veteran of the Year Award.
The sedan, family car, grocery-getter or four-door have long been a staple in most garages. Looking back over the last century we can see how they have changed in appearance, comfort, speed and technology.
The Cass County Land Department will conduct a tax-forfeit land sale of parcels valued at over $800,000 June 22, 9 a.m., at the courthouse in Walker.
BRAINERD — The life and music of one of the true legends of popular music, Bobby Vee, will be onstage at the Tornstrom Auditorium Friday when “Remembering Bobby Vee” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. As part of the Central Lakes College Community Performing Arts Center’s season, the show is as aut…
Orkdal is a peaceful valley by the sea, about 25 miles southwest of Trondheim. In the days of the Vikings, however, King Harald I Finehair (“Haarfagre”) fought a mighty battle with the people. Those he did not kill, he forced to serve him, including their king. He went on from there to conqu…
Miss Kitty is a chatty young lady who doesn’t like being told she can’t go somewhere. This explorative 2 year old loves to climb and snuggle with her people. Watch out when you open doors, she zooms out before you’d even know it! Do you have an exciting space for her to check out? Kabekona, …
Q: If you are stopped at an intersection at a red light and there is an emergency vehicle behind you should you go through the red light to let the vehicle pass?
One day as I took pause in conversation with another, they made a suggestion. They suggested that I was not to merely read 1 Cor. 13:1-13, but rather I was to pray to BE 1 Cor. 14:1-13.
Two years ago, in January 2017, Cass County accepted a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) grant with the goal of eliminating unnecessary and inappropriate use of secure detention for juveniles.
GRAND RAPIDS — Lake Country Power selected Caring For The Kids Community of Aurora, Minn., as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy Community Award.
A group of supporters called “Friends of Portage Brewing Company” has created a GoFundMe page to help Portage Brewing’s owners recover and rebuild after the Jan. 6 fire that destroyed the brewery.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans held a press conference Jan. 15 urging the new DFL House Majority and Gov. Tim Walz not to raise health care costs on Minnesotans by restoring the sick tax — a 2 percent tax levied on most patient services in Minnesota, including things like baby delive…
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank announces that food assistance is available to federal employees and their families that are missing paychecks due to the federal shutdown and are in need of food.
ST. PAUL — Rep. Sandy Layman, R-Cohasset, was officially sworn-in for her second term as a state representative Jan. 8 after taking the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol.
The first two people have come forward to claim their prizes in the Great Gift Card Giveaway. Renee McAllister won a $1,000 local gift package and Mick Arola won a $500 package. The 12 winning numbers were drawn Jan. 11 and packages can be claimed until Jan. 25. If there are gift card packa…
The Leech Lake Frostfest Committee announced Thurday that the second Leech Lake Frostfest scheduled for Feb. 9 is still happening, despite the loss of Portage Brewing Company to an early-morning fire Jan. 6.
Newly elected Hackensack city council members Bill Kennedy and Jim Schneider joined councilors Lee-Ann Marchwick an Janice Pfarr Jan. 7 for the first meeting of the new year.
Mary Beth Hanson started her political career as a Walker Council member while incumbents Mayor Jed Shaw and Councilor Jim Senenfelder continue to serve the public.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Jan. 4 to take up two cases that involve states using computer aided mapping to draw House of Representative districts that would benefit one party over another. These cases involve one state controlled by Republicans and one state controlled by Democrats.
The North Country Trail Association, Bill’s Base Camp and the BSU Outdoor Program Center will sponsor a program by Dan “Knotts” Binde of Lake Park Thursday in Bemidji.
VFW Auxiliary Post 772, representing members from Longville, Remer and Hackensack, donated $1,000 to the Veterans Home being built in Bemidji. The facility is planned to be completed in May 2021 and will house up to 72 veterans. Pictured are post members Laura Flohaug (left) and Patti Abbott…
Longville, Remer and Hackensack VFW Post 772 has donated $5,000 to the Veterans Home being built in Bemidji. The facility is planned to be completed in May 2021 and will house up to 72 veterans. Pictured are post members Dennis Zaske (left) and Bill Abbott (right) giving the check to Cass Co…
Carter Opheim’s goal 6:25 into overtime completed an incredible comeback for Park Rapids-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, who rallied back from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4 home win Saturday afternoon.
Area residents are invited to Benson’s in Walker Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to exchange ideas for creating a sustainable, ongoing community garden in Walker.
Little Lulu is looking for you! She’s a quiet girl that likes her space, until she figures you out. Her favorite activity is watching the world outside! Do you have a window ledge this 2 year old can spend her days snuggled on? Watch out! Abel’s coming your way! This spunky 6-month-old pup …
Trains are a good way to travel in Scandinavia. Not only do they run on time, but also the cost is reasonable. The government subsidizes them so that fewer automobiles will be needed.
Ice Bocce in Longville originated on a small pond many years ago in South Haven by Jeff and Judy Laudenbach. Craig and Amy Johnson, having experienced the “World’s Greatest Wonder On Ice,” introduced it to Longville in 2005 and it has been a Chamber-sponsored event ever since.
Walker Rotary guest speaker Paul Fairbanks, a Walker Area Community Center board member, gave an update on the facility and what it offers. Before getting into that, a few facts on Paul to show how fortunate we are to have him on the board with regards to knowledge, contacts, etc. He grew up…