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Tree of Remembrance celebrations hosted by Northern Peace
Many of the nearly 200 families who lost loved ones this year attended one of the two Tree of Remembrance celebrations Dec. 4 and 6 at Northern Peace Funeral Home in Walker. This year the annual event was divided due to the increase in those being served.
Northern Exposure celebrates 25 years
Jan Henrickson started Northern Exposure in downtown Walker 25 years ago. Before that, she had bought Reed’s Gifts from Jeff Arnold and for three years, ran both stores. She then sold Reed’s Gifts and concentrated on developing Northern Exposure. Major exterior and interior changes were needed at No
Hubbard County Sheriff’s Report
DNR violation — Poaching incident, Schoolcraft Trail. Ditched — Vehicle in ditch, can smell alcohol on both the man and woman. Violation HRO — Caller says neighbors are outside screaming and are closer than 200 feet to the caller’s residence, in violation of a harassment restraining order.
Smith takes 8th at Big Bear
Senior Austin Smith was the only Wrestling Wolf to bring home some hardware Saturday when he took eighth place at the Big Bear Tournament in Cass Lake-Bena. Smith, wrestling at 182, opened with a second-period pin and a 10-2 decision Michael Doubek of Belgrade. In his third match he was pinned in 4:
Area crashes: Menahga, Bertha crashes reported over weekend
A two-vehicle crash in Menahga sent two people to an area hospital Saturday, according to a Minnesota State patrol report. A 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Tate L. Usher, 16, of Park Rapids was traveling north just before noon, Saturday, Dec. 15 on Hwy 71 in Menahga. Usher stopped to make a left t
Cass County Sheriff’s Report
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to 379 incidents between Dec. 2-8, including the following:. Accident with injuries, Rainy Lake Road, Backus. Assault, Breezy Point, Walker.
Boys get 2 road wins, beat Wadena-Deer Creek, Lake of the Woods
Panthers win 3-1 The Panthers won their second straight Saturday afternoon, going on the road to beat host Lake of the Woods 3-1. Baker and Sagen each scored in the second period, with Slagle scoring on the power play in the third as the Panthers took a 3-0 lead.
Cass County man charged with second-degree murder in mother's death
WALKER—A Cass County man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his mother multiple times at her home in Bena. In addition to the homicide charge, Thomas Wayne Matthews, 34, is facing three counts of second-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree assault after an in
Walker residents give input on $4.5 million Northside Street project
About 30 Walker residents attended a public hearing Dec. 3 to ask questions about assessments and express concerns over the proposed $4.5 million Northside Utility and Street Improvements project that is scheduled to start next spring.
Chef Lidia Bastianich 'kisses the fish' with Minnesotans in new PBS holiday special
Lidia Bastianich pets sled dogs in Walker, Minn./photo courtesy of PBS. Lidia Bastianich may refer to those of us who live in this state as "Minnesot-ee-ans," but you'll forgive her after watching her joyous new special, "Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast, aPBS special premiering 8
Park Rapids grad to appear on 'Jeopardy!'
This member of the Park Rapids High School class of 1967 will be a contestant on "Jeopardy!" during the week of Christmas. Who is Kathryn Kienholz?. According to Kienholz, her episode of the nationally televised quiz show will air at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 on KARE-11 in the Twin Cities.
Northwest Minnesota man allegedly breaks into house twice, assaults woman and child
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A Crookston man was accused of breaking into a woman’s home twice last month, allegedly strangling the woman one time and physically assaulting a child the second time, according to charging documents.
Police looking for 'armed and intoxicated' man in Blaine, Minnesota
BLAINE, Minn. (FOX 9) - Update (1:15 p.m.) - The suspect is in custody, according to the Blaine Police Department. Police in Blaine, Minnesota are searching for an "armed and intoxicated" man in a residential neighborhood Monday morning.
Two Minnesota men charged with trying to lure minors online
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Two Minnesota men face criminal charges saying were trying to lure underage teens into performing sexual acts, only to find out the people they were chatting with were officers posing as minors, according to court documents.
Northern Minnesota man pleads guilty to fatal shooting
U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald announced the guilty plea of Michael Wayne Whitefeather, 18, to murder in the second degree, in the shooting death of Anthony Allen Wells, 22. According to the defendant’s guilty plea, during the early morning hours of April 28, he was traveling in a car on the Red Lake
Minnesota driver hits horse-drawn buggy from behind, killing two
AVON, Minn. — Two adults are dead after their horse-drawn buggy was struck from behind by a Ford F-150 pickup at 11:17 a.m. Sunday on County Road 9 north of Avon. The crash was reported by the pickup’s OnStar impact activation system. Several passers-by stopped to assist at the crash scene. While of
Garth Brooks to Play Second Minnesota Show
(KNSI) - Country music superstar Garth Brooks is announcing another show for the Twin Cities. Brooks will be playing Friday, May 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium, in addition to his May 4th concert at the same venue. Garth had hoped to make the announcement in person this morning, but the door to his plane wo
Rollover crash kills teen in northern Minnesota
Authorities in Polk County, northern Minnesota, are investigating a crash that killed a young man on Friday morning. The single-vehicle accident happened in the town of Gully around 7 a.m., when a 2008 Chevy Silverado truck apparently left the road "and rolled several times," a news release from the
WHA’s blood drive brings in 37 volunteers
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School’s Interact Club hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, that helped collect a total of 34 units of blood and three units of plasma for patients in need.
Ask a Conservation Officer: Bringing deer back to Minnesota for processing
Q: I deer hunt in Wisconsin, but I live in Minnesota. Can I bring my deer back to be processed?. A: The simple answer is no. Importation of Cervidae (deer, elk, moose, etc) from outside of the state is addressed in DNR Rule 6232.1990 which states the only hunter harvested parts that may be brought i