International Falls News


01/18/2018 03:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Council OKs fee increases 

Water customers and builders in International Falls have new water rates and building and zoning permit fees, following the approval of the Falls City Council Tuesday. The building and zoning fees were approved on a 4-1 vote, with Councilor Keysha Pearson voting no, as she did Jan. 2 at the first hearing and reading of the proposed ordinance amendment, reported city Administrator Ken Anderson.


01/18/2018 10:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
WSI is 33 in Borderland 

The winter severity index for the International Falls area was at 33 on Wednesday, reports Larry Petersen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources area wildlife supervisor. The average WSI for this date is about 38. The harshest winter in Borderland in the mid 1990s had an index of 79 on this date, he reported.


01/17/2018 11:09 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Library to offer interactive program 

The Arrowhead Library System will present Duluth Art Institute's Metal Tooling, a free program being offered for ages 10 through adult, at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at the International Falls Public Library. Attendees will be able to create a unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers.


01/16/2018 02:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fire destroys vehicle 

International Falls firefighters extinguished flames from a vehicle near the Falls High School parking lot at about 8 a.m. Monday. The driver, the name of whom was not available, pulled into the lot when the vehicle began smoking as she was driving, said a Falls Fire Department spokesman.


01/16/2018 12:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
CTC Tours SEEDFOLKS To New York, Nebraska and Greater Minnesota 

Children's Theatre Company will bring its production of Seedfolks on a three-month tour to eight cities across Minnesota, Omaha and Lincoln , Nebraska and to The New Victory Theater, New York. The organization received significant tour support from the Minnesota State Arts Board's Arts Tour Minnesota grant to bring Seedfolks to nine theatres across Minnesota including the Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center , Myles Reif Performing Arts Center , Fairmont Opera House , Historic Holmes Theatre , Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts , Backus Community Center , Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center and Memorial Auditorium in the spring of 2018.


01/15/2018 05:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Why Three Towns Are Fighting To Be The 'Ice Box Of The Nation' 

January is one of the coldest months out West. Three towns in Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming have historically claimed the title of "Ice Box of the Nation."


01/13/2018 02:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
District Court 

The following people have recently been sentenced in Koochiching County District Court by District Judge Charles LeDuc for felony or aggravated misdemeanor crimes. The information is provided to The Journal by court staff.


01/11/2018 09:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
For deer, so far, so good this winter 

The winter severity index for the International Falls area was at 27 on Wednesday, reports Larry Petersen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources local area wildlife manager. The winter severity index, or WSI, is a standardized number resource managers use when considering impacts of the winter on deer, said Petersen.


01/10/2018 10:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Council moves toward new rates, fees 

International Falls water customers will see an increase in rates based on the city's aging water infrastructure needs and a law that requires "conservation" rates in Minnesota. The International Falls City Council last week approved the first step in raising the rates.


01/10/2018 05:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Heavy snow will miss Twin Cities, but arctic air will not 

Video : Winter weather advisories are in place for Minnesota after a mild day with a high of 42 in the Twin Cities. Metro area residents can once again stand down.


01/10/2018 12:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities Investigating Fire in International Falls 

The International Falls Fire Department says responded to the report of a fire at a self-serve car wash located on Highway 53 across the street from Napa Auto Parts around 7 p.m. The department says crews arrived to find a fire had broken out inside a repair shop attached to the car wash. The department says the contents inside the repair shop were destroyed.


01/08/2018 01:26 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Local gas prices see little change 

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 3.2 cents in the past week, averaging $2.37 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents in the last week to $2.48 per gallon, according to gasoline price website MinnesotaGasPrices.com .


01/06/2018 11:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Addiction is the disease that meth feeds 

Signs like this may be placed on structures where meth has been used or manufactured, or where conditions are unfit to live. Signs like this may be placed on structures where meth has been used or manufactured, or where conditions are unfit to live.


01/04/2018 02:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Up and running: cold doesn't slow Falls district down 

International Falls School District buses ran as usual Thursday morning, despite 33-degrees-below-zero temperatures. Superintendent Kevin Grover said the buses are housed in a garage, making it easier for them to run on cold days.


01/04/2018 12:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Northeast Minnesota residents benefiting from tax credits averaging $7,700 per year 

With just under two weeks left in the 2018 open enrollment period, MNsure reminds Northeast Minnesota residents of important money-saving tax credits. Though the statewide household average for tax credits is around $7,000 per year, it is even higher in Northeast Minnesota, at more than $7,700 per year.