Category: News — KSDM-KGHS

Voyageurs National Park and Partner Voyageurs Conservancy Receives National Park Foundation Open OutDoors for Kids Grant

International Falls, MN: Voyageurs National Park and park partner Voyageurs Conservancy are proud to receive an Open OutDoors for Kids grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF). This grant will further the reach of the Voyageurs Classroom Initiative, a joint education program that connects thousands of youth to Voyageurs National Park and encourages students to…
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December 8, 2022 0

Winter load increases to begin on highways in the north frost zone on Dec. 9

MnDOT will begin winter load increases on unrestricted highways in the north frost zone at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Frost zones and restricted routes can be found on the MnDOT load limits map. Start and end dates and other load limit information are shown at mndot.gov/loadlimits. Vehicles will be allowed to operate…
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December 6, 2022 0

Conservation Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports muzzleloader season continues to be slow with few people and minimal harvest. A few animal-related complaints were handled throughout the week and weekend. Ice conditions are not good, so people are asked to use caution and common sense. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) monitored muzzleloader deer-hunting activity,…
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December 6, 2022 0

Backus Community Café receives Cenex Grant

Our most recent Hometown Pride grant winner is the Backus Community Café in InternationalFalls, MN, which began in 2012 with a small volunteer kitchen staff that prepared free meals twiceeach week for community members looking for a hot meal and a place to connect with others. Between 2019 and 2021, the café increased the number…
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December 6, 2022 0

Winners of the Lights Up Promotion

Thanks to the entire community for participating in this contest. Special thanks to the anonymous donator for the $500.00 in initial prize money, and to the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce for selecting the winners. 1st Place Dressy Moose $300.00 2nd Place Swanky Gifts on Rainy $100.00 and Mall of America Package 3rd Place…
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December 2, 2022 0

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers

Captain Terry Allison and Bev Mayfield were my guests for Lets Talk About It, and we talked about the need for Bell Ringers for the Red Kettles. With this being the top fundraising period for the Salvation Army, it is very important for volunteers.


November 28, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the regular firearms deer season came to a quiet close with cold weather moving into the area. Overall, it appears the local harvest rates were lower than previous years. The area has seen enough snow to bring out some snowmobile traffic. People are reminded to make sure their…
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November 23, 2022 0

Coop Service, Inc. and Cenex® Partner to Award $25,000 Hometown Pride Grant

International Falls, Minn., Nov. 17, 2022 — Coop Service, Inc. and Cenex®, the energybrand of CHS, have awarded a $25,000 Hometown Pride grant to the BackusCommunity Café. Backus Community Café was nominated by Coop Service for itsdedication to providing an accessible solution to local food insecurity while bringingneighbors together and strengthening community connections.“Being rewarded this…
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November 21, 2022 0

AmericInn Grand Opening-11/18/22

The AmericInn held its Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting ceremonies yesterday. Along with tours of the facility and door prizes, there were speeches given from many of those involved in this project. Owner of the International Falls AmericInn Bill Ahoe talks about the project and introduces the International Falls Staff at AmericInn.


November 18, 2022 0

Local student advances in Coca-Cola Scholars Program-11/16/22

1,557 high school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of over 91,000 submitted applications from across the country for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities. The Semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000. Local high school senior…
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November 16, 2022 0