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Hackensack is looking for a new design that will become the town’s logo and be used on future banners, marketing materials and more.

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If anyone should seriously suggest that Norsemen once set up camp in North Dakota’s Turtle Mountains, the anticipated response would be, “You’ve got to be joking.” But before you draw your final conclusions, you should hear what John Molberg wrote in his book entitled Vikings!

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Walker Rotary recently invited a representative from Twin Metals Minnesota to clarify and bring us up to date on underground mining of copper, nickel and platinum in northern Minnesota. Dave Ullrich said no sensitive areas will be compromised. The site is 9 miles south of Ely and 11 miles no…

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First Call 2-1-1 is your first stop for help and referral. We can connect you to more than 40,000 services.  Whether you’re looking for a phone number to a specific agency, help locating a specific service, or you need to be connected to counseling or health services.

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Predictability. It’s a good word. The small town in which I grew up offers all of that and more. My best guess is that your small town offers the likes of this, too.

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The Cass County Board met Sept. 3 at the courthouse to further the agenda of the people regarding the Land Use Ordinance; service contracts; a second quarter report from the Longville Ambulance Subordinate Service District; and a Conservation Partners Legacy grant application, to name a few topics.

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Synagogue destroyed by fire

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After taking a month to study the city’s  proposed 2020 budget, the Hackensack council unanimously approved the budget with a 2.5 percent across the board increase.

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The City on the Bay Toastmasters Club newly appointed its officers for 2019. Pictured are (from left) Jerecho Worth, VP Education; Kristin Holly, VP Public Relations; Patty Nadeau, secretary; Chad Nelson, sergeant at arms; Jennifer Strickland, treasurer; Becky Toso, president; and Amy Efta, …

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A group of medical freedom advocates took to the streets in Park Rapids Aug. 31 to participate in a peaceful demonstration to draw attention to the desire to maintain medical freedom. Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccinations (MMAMV), a nationwide movement that is taking a stand against …

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Leech Lake Area will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Cass Lake Unit, which obtained their charter to open a site in Cass Lake in 1999, on Saturday from 5 p.m. to dusk at the grassy area near the club, 208 Central Ave., Cass Lake.

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The Walker Lions Club donated a park bench in memory of Walker’s Ambassador Lion Willard Arends. Pictured with the newly-installed bench are (from left) Treasurer Carl Berg, Secretary Sherry Kiisa and President Gary Walworth.

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Many small towns in Minnesota and all across America have something that is unique to them. For instance, Pequot Lakes has a bobber water tower, Darwin the largest ball of twine, and there are Paul Bunyan statues in Akeley and Bemidji. Federal Dam has the dam,of course, but it also has anoth…

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“Growing Up In Walker” — what a great idea! The old photographs on Facebook of those good old days sure bring back memories!

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PARK RAPIDS — The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents Bob Dennistoun: “The Alternative to Silence,” Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Park Theatre.

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to 463 incidents between  Aug. 25 to 31, including the following:

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Are you looking for the animal shelters in your area? What is the number to MN Snap (Animal Control Service)? Is there a spay and neuter service in your county?

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The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the northern part of Hubbard County from Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

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“Kan du glemme gamle Norge?”  (“Can you forget old Norway?”) This song is still sung by the children of immigrants who have never seen the shores of that far north land. But what was “old Norway” like?

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“Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners” is an unforgettable drama/comedy about an aging Midwestern matriarch, Violet, who goes to hilarious lengths to keep up her family’s perfect veneer.  It’s a smart and funny celebration of Midwestern suburban life with powerful and timely themes of gen…

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BACKUS — The victim of an ATV crash in the Spider Lake Recreational Area of the Foot Hills State Forest has been identified as Sherri Weikert of Kimball.

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A silent auction, games and raffle will be held Sept. 19 for the family of Anni Davis of Nevis at the Lucky Moose Bar and Grill, 441 Walker Bay Blvd., Walker.

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Meet Parker! He’s a handsome 10-month-old lab mix that enjoys the company of others. This happy boy is always smiling and wants to be your BFF! Adults describe him as a golden retriever in a black lab’s body. Fetch is the name of the game, however, he’s still uncertain about bodies of water.…

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The Hackensack Lending Library, where you don’t need a library card to check out a book, closed another successful summer season with 3,558 visitors and 1,910 books checked out.

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“Doc’s Lodge,” is not just a picture book about one of the first mom and pop resorts on Leech Lake, but a story about the family who built the Stony Point resort and the new friends who played a vital role in them coming to Walker.

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BACKUS — A 54-year-old Kimball woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in an ATV crash in the Spider Lake Recreational Area of the Foot Hills State Forest.

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Spencer-Ross American Legion Post 134 of Walker will be conducting a flag ceremony for the public to attend at the Veterans Podium on the north lawn of the Cass County Courthouse Sept. 11.

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Most of us at one time or another have taken our furry little friend for a ride in the car. I personally have my little fuzz ball with me whenever I can. She loves to go with us and is a great little traveler.

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The Pilot-Independent is accepting nature, landscape or other photos that showcase the Leech Lake area to use in The Source 2020.