Big Falls News


04/19/2018 04:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Happenings at Littlefork-Big Falls school 

The board agreed to extend out the school's bus contract with Reinke Bus Company for one year. A transportation meeting will take place with the bus company before the next board meeting to discuss costs.


04/15/2018 01:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Updates Snowfalls, Minneapolis airport flight cancellations, road closures. 

A deadly storm system moving through the central and southern U.S. has dumped a thick blanket of snow on parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota and left parts of Michigan an icy mess. The National Weather Service in Green Bay reported Sunday that more than 24 inches of snow had fallen in the northeastern Wisconsin communities of Tigerton and Big Falls.


04/11/2018 10:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Our View: Making an investment 

Replacing windows and doors in your home makes good sense: It preserves the value of what you have and maintains it for the future. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr has been traveling the state pointing to not the wants of his agency, but the needs to simply keep or bring back to good condition Minnesota's DNR-managed assets.


04/10/2018 03:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mock accident at Littlefork-Big Falls School serves as lesson to students 

Under the direction of Littlefork Big-Falls Fire Chief Dan Wendt, center, firefighters Steve Cassibo, left, Brian Feldt, right, and Rodney Spry, far right, begin to remove the roof of a car with victims trapped inside. L-BF students, from left, McKenzie Swenson and Danielle Erickson act severely injured as Lance Zook, EMS, listens to them recount what happened.


04/10/2018 03:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Littlefork-Big Falls students to present 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' 

Littlefork-Big Falls students are gearing up for the performance of their spring play, which will this year be "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." The play will take place at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27. Admission is $5 at the door in the L-BF Old Gym Theater.


04/10/2018 12:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
RLMC council selects new officers 

New officers have been selected by members of the Rainy Lake Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council to lead the team into its second year serving the medical facility, staff, patients and family members. Carol Schumacher, who served as vice chair of the team last year, has been named to chair the PFACr.


04/09/2018 07:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'A Walk in the Garden' 

Vanessa Dunsmoor of Love & Light Photography shared these photos of Saturday's grand march at Littlefork-Big Falls with The Journal. Here three prom attendees have fun with the event.


04/07/2018 12:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
DNR commissioner: Keeping what we've got 

The DNR office on Highway 11 east, International Falls, is among the four DNR buildings in Koochiching County listed as having poor components. There are 2,045 DNR buildings with poor components and 253 with unacceptable components.


04/03/2018 02:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
L-BF report: No facts behind charges 

A report to The Journal by the Littlefork-Big Falls School Board concludes there is little substance to allegations made and concerns voiced March 21 by a parent at a public board meeting and reported by The Journal following the meeting. "In the end, the district's investigation finds that Mrs. Swenson was not factual with her accusations," said the report provided to The Journal Thursday.


03/24/2018 02:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
KEDA Board hears need for volunteers 

The Koochiching Economic Development Authority Board Wednesday heard from JoAnn Smith about Junior Achievement, the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. Smith leads the Small Business Development Center under the umbrella of the KEDA.