Local News

Catch the action at Morson Fish Derby

Ken Johnston

It promises to be a great catch!
The 8th Annual Live Release Morson Ice Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday.
The event gets underway at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Morson Hall.

Council debates getting smaller

Ken Johnston

The Town of Rainy River will continue to be governed by six councillors, at least for now.

Train speeds on rise

Ken Johnston

If you noticed the trains are going faster through Rainy River you are not imagining things.

Caregiver of the Year

Tanya Hasbargen
Lakewood Care Center

Karen Usiski, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minnesota, has been named the Minnesota Health & Housing Alliance’s District A “Caregiver of the Year.”

Adding variety to your garden through mail ordering

Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Gardening season is just around the corner so I always use the last few days of winter for some garden planning.

The masked marauder known as the Racoon

Al Lowe

Have you seen this animal? If you think you have, you are probably right, because it is hard to mistake it for anything else. The black mask, and the furry tail with several rings are the clear mark of the Raccoon, Procyon lotor.

Local church to host a barnival

Susan Douglas
Covenant Church

What’s a Barnival?
Remember the good ole days? If you grew up in Rainy River then perhaps you remember the Barnival. The word is derived from Carnival; “a festive occasion for show, or display for amusement and located in a large barn or building,” thus the name BARNIVAL.

Owls sweep Pelican Falls at home

Ken Johnston

It was a good day for Rainy River High School Sports teams last Tuesday. The junior and senior girls volleyball teams won as did the senior boys basketball team when Pelican Falls visited.

Improving the longevity

Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Cull cow prices are depressed because of a low demand. It has been proven that longer living cows give a greater economic return to the owner. Simply put, a cow must wean a number of calves to cover costs of raising or purchasing her as a replacement.

Roosters may have very ancient lineage

Al Lowe

Did you ever go to a poultry show? I mean a really big one, like the Royal Winter Fair or the CNE. If you ever get a chance, visit one of these displays of chickens. You will be amazed at the different kinds of ‘hens’ there are.

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