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The Family Safety Network has been providing victims of intimate partner/domestic violence and their families with advocacy and support services for more 26 years in Cass County. Its mission is to interrupt the cycle of violence and provide safe options and support to all victims. The work p…

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“From the fury of the Northmen, O Lord, deliver us.” These words were alleged to have been prayed in the churches of France during the Viking Age (793-1066). While no copy of such a prayer exists, it certainly was the sentiment lifted up from Christian altars in those fearful times.

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Every day at First Call 2-1-1, we receive calls from people in need of some of the basic necessities of life.  They may include food, clothing, help with electric/heat bill, a place to live or just someone to talk to about a difficult situation. We will gladly help connect you with the servi…

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The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the northern part of Hubbard County from Jan. 16-22.

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Q: I was driving on I-35 on a winter night when I saw emergency lights flashing ahead. I moved over and slowed down but when I approached the accident scene I found I was in the lane of the accident. From a distance I could not decipher what side of the road the lights were flashing. There w…

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Katelyn Edstrom’s Northland Community School eighth-grade homeroom class choose to provide Treats for the Troops as their annual service project. The class gathered non-perishable treats, toiletry items and small gifts. VFW Post 772 Auxiliary paid for the postage to mail packages to active d…

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Harry is an 11-month-old Russian Blue mix. This handsome boy is a cozy cat that is frequently found snuggled up in a basket with one or more of the other kitties. He’s a playful boy who likes to adventure around the room before taking a break to lay in the sun; he loves his chosen people and…

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Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning’s spring 2020 series begins at 1 p.m. March 3 at the Park Theatre in Park Rapids with Department of Natural Resources firefighting specialist Dan Carroll revealing techniques of Aerial Firefighting used to combat wildfires.

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to 357 incidents between Jan. 12-18, including the following:

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BEMIDJI — The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund is calling for funding proposals for programs and services that benefit women and girls within the 12 county Northwest Minnesota Foundation service area.  Counties served by NMF are Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahn…

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NISSWA — Five Friday night concerts are scheduled for the Spring 2020 Grassroots Concerts season at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.

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Residents are reminded to make sure that their rural address sign, commonly referred to as their “blue number sign,” is free of snow and ice.

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Several times each week Faith in Action volunteer Linda leaves home in her car to pick up a neighbor in the Hackensack, Backus or Pine River area and drive them to a doctor’s appointment, rehab or errands.

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BRAINERD — “Chronic Wasting Disease: The Future of Deer Hunting in Minnesota,” is the topic of the next Rosenmeier Center forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Vatican Comes to Duluth 2004 was an exhibit of Father Richard Kunst’s papal artifacts collection, believed to be the largest collection of papal memorabilia in North America. It featured manuscripts, clothing, relics, Swiss Guard items and other rarities connected to the papacy, canonize…

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Women’s shelter could open in Akeley next spring

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BEMIDJI — Thanks to the generosity of Beltrami Electric Cooperative members, the Beltrami Electric Cooperative (BEC) Trust Board for Operation Round Up met in January and awarded grants to 16 area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $21,390.06.

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The Great Gift Card Giveaway distribution ended Dec. 31 and the drawing of the winning numbers took place Jan. 8. Evie Campbell of Walker (left) won the top prize — a packet of $1,000 in local gift cards. Campbell, pictured with her son as they picked up their prize, got her red ticket from …

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BEMIDJI — Paul Bunyan Communications announces the winners of the fifth annual Pick-it Bowl Challenge, a free online contest for participants to pick the winners for the 2019-20 College Bowl games for a chance to win a credit on a Paul Bunyan Communications account.

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The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the northern part of Hubbard County from Jan. 6 to 15.

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The Backus American Legion presented a $2,000 donation to the Backus Fire and Rescue Jan. 11. These funds were donated by the SAL and Legion Post Charitable Gambling Program from the fish fry held in October.  Pictured are (from left) SAL Finance Officer John Wieber, former Legion Commander …

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Q: I have a questions regarding the auxiliary headlights on a truck with a plow. Are they a requirement? I purchased a plow for my truck recently and the lights that came with are not nearly as bright as the stock lights on my truck. My stock headlights actually work perfectly fine over the …

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There were many cotters’ sons who left the Old World for the New. Their departure did not mean a lack of love for parents or native land. They left because they had a desperate dream for a better life.

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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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Students from Rotary Interact were the guest speakers at the Jan. 16 Walker Rotary Club meeting. Pictured (left to right) are Advisor Kaitlin DeLorenzo, Rachel Pitt, Mackenzie Gross, Brittney Wolter and Justine Day.

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Editor’s note: This article is the first in a monthly series on the history of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longville leading up to the church’s centennial celebration June 13-14. The content for the series is taken from the book “Salem Lutheran Church: A Historical Tour,” 1920-1995 …

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Almost everyday you will see a semi on the road. They deliver everything from A through Z to our local post offices, warehouses, shops and stores.

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The Walker City Council moved one step closer to finalizing plans for a new public library that will replace the current structure that is eroding away and sinking.

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The Hubbard County SWCD presents the annual Grazing Workshop Jan. 29, starting with registration at 8:30 a.m., at the Guthrie Community Center, 44255 Rail Road, Guthrie. Call (218) 732-0121 by Jan. 24 for a reservation.

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Express Yourself Open Mic and Coffeehouse kicks back into gear Feb. 9. The popular open mic was previously on a weeknight but has been moved to Sunday afternoon for the convenience of concert-goers.

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“It’s really no big deal,” she said. You see, preparing meals and serving came naturally to the one who offered not only her services, but those of her husband. They were a team, you know.

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to 355 incidents between Jan. 5-11, including the following:

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Another winner has come forward in the Great Gift Card Giveaway, sponsored by the Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting. The winner of $500 local gift cards is Dayna Merten. The three winning numbers for this package were from Lakes Area Powersports, SuperOne Foods and …