International Falls News

07/21/2018 05:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Longtime legislator Bob Lessard runs for Minnesota attorney general 

Bob Lessard, who served 26 years as a DFLer in the Minnesota Senate, is after the attorney general's job. And he filed as a Republican.

07/21/2018 03:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
5,000 babies and counting -- Dr. Byler still enjoys role as country doctor 

Dr. Nolan Byler may not remember the very first baby he delivered, but he certainly remembers at least eight that came after. "I delivered all of the first eight" of his chldren, he said.

07/20/2018 04:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
No jobs or no workers? The International Falls Economic Development Authority wonders 

But the board, which is made up of the city council and meets quarterly, is unsure of whether there are no jobs or no interested workers. "The signs are endless from International Falls to Hutchinson about people hiring - both full-time and part-time positions," said Mayor Bob Anderson.

07/19/2018 11:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'Pawgress' Report: Contest for kids of all ages 

Paws and Claw has issued a challenge: The stand that takes in the most money from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be awarded tickets to Cine 5, and all the stands will split the proceeds 50/50 with Paws and Claws. The kids keep half of the money and they turn over the other half to PAC.

07/19/2018 06:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Looking Back: Firemen tour Monahan art gallery after fire 

Captain Joseph Roberts recently graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., after studying Russian Language for the past year. He now is attending the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, where he will continue with Russian Language Studies in addition to traveling and living in Russia or Eastern Bloc countries for six of the next 18 months.

07/16/2018 10:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pride in Borderland 

From the left, Alyssa Mathis, Samantha VanHeel and Hope Johnson, all of International Falls, show their enthusiasm for the Passport to Pride march Saturday. Dressed in a rainbow-themed dress, Emersynn Patch, 4, dances to music played in Smokey Bear Park Saturday before the Passport to Pride march kicked off.

07/14/2018 05:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Muggy in Minnesota: State is setting summer records for heat and humidity 

A utilities worker took in the flooding of the Des Moines River in Currie, Minn. The state is seeking federal disaster aid for 36 counties and one tribal nation.

07/14/2018 12:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fort Frances LGBTQ2 group prepares for cross-border pride march 

The LGBTQ2 community in Fort Frances, Ont., are joining forces this weekend with our American neighbours for the first ever cross-border Pride celebration. "This is the first time that the Borderland community has come together as a whole to celebrate LGBTQ2 pride," said Borderland Pride co-chair Douglas Judson.

07/14/2018 03:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
VFW Auxiliary gathers for meeting 

The regular meeting of the Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2948 was called to order at 7 p.m. July 9 by president Pat Delapp with eight members present. The opening ritual was held.

07/09/2018 12:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Backus receives grant for Community Cafe 

Backus Community Center received a $550 grant from the Diocese of Duluth and their Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Small Grant Fund. Funding from this grant will be used towards food purchases for the Community Cafe, which is a joint project of Falls Hunger Coalition and Backus.

07/08/2018 10:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Our View: Community connections 

With the holiday festivities of the independence days of both Canada and the United States behind us for another year, we are again thankful for the relationship between our sister cities on the international border. Fort Frances and International Falls together celebrate our successes and mourn our losses.

07/07/2018 06:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
CBP officers seize counterfeit dolls 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier. In May, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights regulations.

07/06/2018 04:12 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Border patrol seizes 60,000 mermaid dolls at International Falls port 

Federal agents have seized more than 60,000 counterfeit mermaid dolls destined for the Koochiching County port city of Ranier. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's International Falls office reported the seizure of the dolls in late June.

07/05/2018 09:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Report - 7/5/18 

Injury : Bicyclist Verlie C. Stadum, age unknown, International Falls, was taken to Rainy Lake Medical Center by ambulance at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday after she was struck by a pickup driven by Chrissa C. Horton, 18, Falls. The report said the bicycle was westbound on Highway 11 when it attempted to make a left turn onto 11th Street.

07/05/2018 04:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Jam-packed fun 

The Sloughgrass Band parades down Highway 11 with its first-place float, "Moon landing," depicting the July 20, 1967, Apollo 11 landing at Tranquility Base. Holger Olesen and others create a float to represent canoe paddling and shooting during the 1803 Lewis and Clark Expedition.