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LLBO recognized for their use of solar

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe was recently recognized by the Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, for their implementation of solar power across the reservation. According to Environmental Deputy Director of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Brandy Toft, the Band has been installing solar heating units in low-income homes since 2008, and in…

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First National Bank of Bagley/Fosston makes donation

The First National Bank of Bagley/Fosston made a $10,000 donation to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota. The donation will be used for the Sanford Bagley ambulance service, to ensure swift response to patients across Clearwater County. Pictured in the photo are (l-r): Cole Young, Sanford Health Foundation development officer, and Lester Liljedahl, President/CEO of…

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Caucuses tomorrow, primary next week

Pre-registration for voting in Minnesota’s presidential nomination primary has closed, but voter registration can still take place in person on Super Tuesday, March 3. Precinct caucuses will be held tomorrow evening. To find your precinct location, visit the caucus finder on the Secretary of State’s website. The precinct caucuses will not hold a straw poll…

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Two men arrested after bust in Polk County

Two men were arrested in Polk County after a search warrant found drugs in a home in Fertile last week. According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, over 23 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and almost $1500 in cash were seized last Tuesday, with the Pine to Prairie Drug…

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DFL Caucus next week

Minnesota’s precinct caucuses begin next week, and while there will not be a straw poll like in Iowa, these caucuses will, at least for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, help local Democrats get connected with their party. According to a release from DFL Chair Ken Martin, precinct caucuses this year are designed to select delegates to future…

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Ramsey woman injured in snowmobile crash

A Ramsey woman was seriously injured in a snowmobile crash north of Akeley this weekend. According to a release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the scene Saturday afternoon around 3, and found 57-year-old Nancy Kotyk suffering from head and neck injuries. Kotyk was traveling on the Steamboat Forest Road when she…

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PFAs task force in the works

Minnesota House Representative John Persell of Bemidji reports he has co-authored a few bills since the start of session last week. While no bill numbers are yet available, he has been working on a Forest Protection bill in a similar vein as the decades-old Wetlands Protection Act, with a goal of no net loss of…

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