Big Falls News


06/27/2018 03:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Koochiching County Board hears Great Northern Transmission Line updates 

Jim Atkinson, environmental siting and permitting manager for Minnesota Power, and Kyle Larson, involved in construction, Tuesday discuss the status of the project with the Koochiching County Board. Jim Atkinson, environmental siting and permitting manager for Minnesota Power, and Kyle Larson, involved in construction, Tuesday discuss the status of the project with the Koochiching County Board.


05/29/2018 05:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Moose collisions on both sides of border 

On Friday, the Minnesota State Patrol reported motorcycle driver Kenneth D. Shoberg, 67, and passenger Mary Ann Shoberg, 65, were taken by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to medical facilities after a moose ran across the lanes striking the motorcycle. The accident happened while traveling on Highway 6, just east of Big Falls, at about 9:40 p.m. Kenneth Shoberg was taken to Rainy Lake Medical Center and Mary Ann Shoberg to St. Mary's in Duluth.


05/29/2018 01:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Housing study to kick off in June 

A countywide housing study will kick off in June after action taken by the Koochiching Economic Development Authority Board last week. While meeting in Big Falls Wednesday, the board agreed to enter into a contract with Community Partners Research Inc. to offer consulting services and research for housing development, housing markets and community development projects.


05/28/2018 10:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Looking Back: Rainy Lake drops past emergency drought line 

Docks on Rainy Lake are high and dry as the lake drops past the emergency drought line established by the International Joint Commission. Rainy Lake is nearly two feet below the lower rule curve and about two and one-half feet below normal.


05/26/2018 04:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
That's a wrap for the Littlefork-Big Falls Class of 2018 

The Littlefork-Big Falls Class of 2018 graduated 24 seniors Friday evening in front of an audience of family members, friends and faculty. "Sitting here in front of you are your future pilots, nurses, veterinarians, law enforcement, and much more," said superintendent/principal Jamie Wendt to the crowd.