Author: Duane Etienne

Sports Backtalk on KSDM/KGHS 1-5-23

Mike Bolstad, George Fraik , Timm Ringhofer and Duane Etienne talk about the current situations we see in sports today. Listeners can call in with their thoughts as well. Minnesota Wild and their winning ways are the main topic this week after another win.


January 5, 2023 0

School Matters 1/3/2023

ISD361 Superintendent Kevin Grover talks about the upcoming end to the semester as well as other topics from ISD361.


January 4, 2023 0

Ruby’s Pantry put on pause in International Falls

Lois Lundin of the Backus Community Center explains the pause of Ruby’s Pantry distribution in International Falls. The full conversation with Lois Lundin for Backus


January 4, 2023 0

International Falls – Multimodal Transportation Distribution Center

Funding package The total project cost for the Multi-Modal Transportation Distribution Center project is $957,400. TED funds from MnDOT and DEED contributed $657,400 to this project and the rest was funded by the city of International Falls. Description This project will involve improving multimodal transportation and other infrastructure including rail spurs, sewer, water, and other utilities…
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December 28, 2022 0

Voyageurs National Park Announces Winter Visitor Center Hours

Voyageurs National Park staff would like to remind visitors that the Rainy Lake Visitor Center will be reopening on Saturday, January 7, 2023, for the winter season. Hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Beginning today, visitors can view and explore the park’s new Winter Equipment Rentals online service…
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December 27, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports time was spent on Lake of the Woods checking ice fishing activity. A fair number of people were checked. Fishing was fair with everybody reporting small fish in the bag. Ice fishing on Rainy Lake has been minimal with most people getting things ready for spearing. People are…
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December 27, 2022 0

KEDA talks about growth development.

Paul Nevenan director of KEDA (Koochiching County Development Authority) and Mayor Harley Droba discuss past projects that have impacted out area, along with new one that will create jobs and growth in the area.


December 21, 2022 0

Sports Backtalk on KSDM/KGHS 12-15-22

Mike Bolstad, George Fraik , Timm Ringhofer and Duane Etienne talk about the current situations we see in sports today. Listeners can call in with their thoughts as well. Minnesota Vikings are again main topic this week after a loss to the Lions.


December 15, 2022 0

Truth in Taxation

Betsy Zaren with Koochiching County presents the taxation numbers for FY2023 at the Truth in Taxation meeting that was held 12-13-22.


December 15, 2022 0

Fantasy Football – Week 14

Mike Bolstad, Kyle Sinninghe, Timm Ringhofer and Duane Etienne talk about who to start, who to sit and where those sleepers might be hiding. It’s week 14 in the NFL season and Minnesota comes off a loss against a Lions team, but now the Vikes host the Colts with a chance to win the division.


December 15, 2022 0