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Cass County Board: Longville ambulance calls spike
PILLAGER—Longville ambulance personnel have been busy, the Cass County Board meeting learned at its Tuesday, June 19, meeting.
Paul Bunyan Days celebrates 70 years
The 70th annual Paul Bunyan Days this weekend is a celebration of the large lumberjack whose legendary feats were used in advertising by the Red River Logging Company of Akleley. Frank Lamb, seated on Paul's large hand, was 11 years old during that first celebration. The Paul Bunyan statue was creat
Man, 67, drowns in northern Minnesota lake
REMER, Minn.—The Cass County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a 76-year-old man Monday, June 18, on Upper Menton Lake near Remer in north-central Minnesota.
'Heartland Lakes' is new community brand
After a 10-month process, a single, inclusive brand was developed: Heartland Lakes.Civic Brand, a Dallas-based branding and marketing agency, was hired to help with the project.Over the course of three week-long trips, Civic Brand shot video footage in summer, winter and fall. They met with communit
TRF man enters plea in overdose death case | Thief River Falls Times & Northern Watch
A Thief River Falls man entered a guilty plea Monday, June 18 for his role in the Feb. 8 drug overdose death of Samuel DeJesus Cabrales, 23, Thief River Falls.
Crews recover body of swimmer from northern Minnesota lake
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Open Your Heart Hungry fundraiser benefits Walker Food Shelf
A sale that will feature new and used furniture, books, household items, tools, toys, sports equipment, etc., will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Sculptures revealed at Red Bridge Park
Park Rapids City Planner Ryan Mathisrud told the gathering, "Thank you for helping us celebrate this brand-new addition to Red Bridge Park. I recognize a lot of the faces here that have really done a lot to make this a reality."Six unique sculptures adorn the paved trail. They are in addition to the
Cass Lake man who died after assault ID'd in court documents
Reed found Jones just inside the home. His face was bloody, the affidavit said, but Reed thought she could feel a pulse. Reed and another woman took Jones to the Indian Health Services hospital in Cass Lake where he was pronounced dead.
70th Paul Bunyan Days is June 22-24
Akeley hosts the 70th annual Paul Bunyan Days June 22-24, filled with fun and games, parades and prizes.
Dead northern Minnesota boat passenger was Georgia man; Maplewood man was driver
BACKUS, Minn. — A boater whose body was recovered from a Cass County lake Wednesday has been identified as Ronald Reinhart, 69, of Canton, Ga.The driver of the boat was also identified as James Bifulk, 67, of Maplewood, according to a news release from the Cass County sheriff’s office.Reinhart’s bod
Laporte School receives $284K literacy grant over 2 years
Thanks to a $284,235 grant, kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Laporte School will receive literacy improvements over the next two years.
Body of boater identified from north-central Minn. lake
The driver of the boat was also identified as James Bifulk, 67, of Maplewood, according to a news release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
WHA takes first steps toward new Level 4 special ed facility
For years, the burgeoning number of students with physical and mental challenges who require special ed services has strained the resources of public schools nationwide, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School is no exception.
Hubbard County Sheriff’s Report
Officer assist — House move starting in Cass County, going down Hwy. 64, through Akeley, then on County 19.
Second race of the season draws 200 turtle racers to Longville
After 195 racers competed in the regular turtle races, 8-year-old Jacob Luby of New Albany, Ind., was crowned Grand Champion, while 2-year-old Addison Haws of Burnsville received the Grand Slowpoke title.
Body of missing boater in Cass County recovered
The Cass County Sheriff's office received a report at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday of two people thrown from a boat on Hay Lake, located in Ponto Lake Township, northeast of Backus.
Body recovered from Minnesota lake
WALKER, Minn. (Valley News Live)Searchers have recovered a body from a Minnesota lake after the boat the man was in overturned on Hay Lake.Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the body of the victim was recovered from Hay Lake on Wednesday at 4:20 PM.An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medi
Burger Battle 5 at Moondance June 20
Jeff Holly, who has organized the event the last four years, thinks this year will be even bigger and better by holding the event at Moondance.
Park Rapids annexes 300 acres
City Planner Ryan Mathisrud told the council this is part of a multi-phase annexation plan, under which specific properties would be brought into city limits at designated times. The 300 acres became eligible for annexation in 2017.Among the properties currently eligible for annexation, he said, "on