International Falls News


04/20/2018 12:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Looking Back: Ketola's and Wolfe Hardware celebrate birthdays 

A group of Rainy River Community College students marched to downtown in a show of support for the college on a day proclaimed Rainy River Community College day by the City of International Falls. Organized by the Area College Choices Encourage Student Support group, the march was followed by a picnic at Smokey Bear Park.


04/19/2018 10:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fairview accepts donation from Ruby's guests 

From the left are Lee Grim and Barb Johnson of Ruby's Pantry; hospice bereavement coordinator Polly Bjorkquist and hospice staff member Jamie Forpah; and Lois Lundin of Ruby's Pantry. From the left are Lee Grim and Barb Johnson of Ruby's Pantry; hospice bereavement coordinator Polly Bjorkquist and hospice staff member Jamie Forpah; and Lois Lundin of Ruby's Pantry.


04/18/2018 11:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'A humbling honor' - Tom and Jane Barthell are citizens of the year 

Tom and Jane Barthell were supposed to be talking about their volunteer efforts and accomplishments, but they instead raved about their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all they have achieved. It perfectly demonstrated the reason the compassionate, kind and selfless-natured couple were chosen to be the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 citizens of the year.


04/17/2018 08:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Ruby's guests contribute more than $20,000 

From left are NOFW office manager Vickie Bernard; NOFW board director Keri Norton; Lois Lundin, of Ruby's; NOFW receptionist Lyn Peterson, and Barb Johnson of Ruby's. From left are NOFW office manager Vickie Bernard; NOFW board director Keri Norton; Lois Lundin, of Ruby's; NOFW receptionist Lyn Peterson, and Barb Johnson of Ruby's.


04/17/2018 05:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Food, music, camaraderie 

Mark Enderess and Lorraine Bruce of the Koochiching Health Services at the Littlefork Care Center, visit with former Ranier Mayor Dave Trompeter. Daughter LuAnne Caul shares a laugh with her mom Gladyce Arnold, 102, at the senior gathering Monday.


04/17/2018 05:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
VFW Auxiliary to Post 2948 meets with 10 members present 

The regular meeting of the Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2948 was called to order at 7 p.m. April 10 by president Pat DeLapp with 10 members present. The opening ritual was held and roll call of officers conducted with Linda Chezick, chaplain, pro-tem.


04/17/2018 12:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
State gas prices rising slower than national average 

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51 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 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com .


04/16/2018 02:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Annual Outdoor Expo is indoor adventure 

Other youngsters Friday kept officials of the Lake Superior Steelhead Association busy as they aided those who needed an extra hand making their lures or fly fishing ties - a highlight of the eighth annual International Falls Outdoor Expo. The event, which took place Friday evening and most of Saturday, this year featured Dillan Porter of Steve Porter's Trophy Whitetail deer farm, Mary Casanova, and the Raptors of Minnesota Raptor Center.


04/14/2018 03:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Co Report 

CO Darrin Kittelson reports fishing activity on the Rainy River picked up over the weekend. But the cold weather caused the river to freeze over again in areas, making it difficult to fish.


04/13/2018 11:25 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.


04/13/2018 04:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rainy River Community College to host presentation focusing on World War II 

Rainy River Community College's history, anthropology and political science instructor Joe Chlebecek and speech, communications instructor, Rachel Berry, are hosting a presentation at the RRCC Theater focusing on World War II, specifically, Hitler's speeches. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with a Q & A session following from 7:30 to 8. Refreshments will be provided at 6. Chlebecek offers an introduction to the presentation; Hitler's ability as an orator was a major reason for his success.


04/13/2018 11:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Looking Back: Sisters observe 'big ball of fire' in sky 

St. Thomas School sixth grade students participating in the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge were Jeanna Toninato, Helen Sobczynski, Anthony Youso, Calvin Phung and Josh Leinum. In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Bert and Charlotte Thureson, their children and grandchildren invite friends and relatives to a buffet reception on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on April 24, First Lutheran Church.


04/13/2018 11:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Three things to do this weekend 

Head to the Evangelical Covenant Church for the annual Outdoor Expo. The eighth annual event runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


04/12/2018 06:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Winter's grip persists 

Thick chunks of ice are piled along the Rainy River access at Pelland last week. Anglers fishing the early walleye season, which closes this weekend, reported the access at Frontier opened and froze up repeatedly during the season.


04/11/2018 10:25 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.