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Jon McDonald Forestry Division of the MN DNR

Timm Ringhoffer talke with Jon McDonald about some fire safety issues as it pertains to Drones during fire fighting deployments. Timber sales in the area were also discussed.


June 17, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report 6-14-22 District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports continuing to assist the Koochiching County Sheriff?s Office with flood relief efforts on Rainy Lake. A youth firearms safety class in Littlefork was held at which 18 area youth received their certification. Other training was attended and miscellaneous animal-related complaints were handled. People are reminded that the no…
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June 14, 2022 0

Sandbag Operations Winding Down, National Guard Demobilizing

Rainy Lake has crested today and is expected to begin receding between now and June 20, barring no severe weather events. With a decrease in demand for sandbags over the last week and a stockpile of 100,000 filled sandbags for the community at the ready, active sandbagging operations at Kerry Park are shutting down for…
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June 14, 2022 0

Conservation Officer weekly reports 6/7/22

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) worked on flood relief. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports spending time checking muskie anglers on the Bigfork River this past weekend, monitoring ATV activity and assisting with flood-related issues on Rainy Lake. Simonson would like to remind people that deer are starting to drop their fawns throughout…
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June 7, 2022 0

New Cobblestone Hotel/Bar/Restaurant

The New Cobblestone Hotel and Suites is set for a soft opening the middle of this month. Brian Murry and Michael Camelia of Cobblestone joined me to talk about the excitement of this opening.


June 7, 2022 0

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is this Friday through Sunday

During Take a Kid Fishing weekend (Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12) Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger along. “Fishing together with kids is a fun way to spend time in the outdoors,” said Benji Kohn, volunteer mentor program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.…
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June 7, 2022 0

MnDOT extends emergency grade raise, reminds motorists to follow signal systems on Hwy 11

MnDOT will be extending the emergency grade raise on Hwy 11 on Rainy Lake near Island View. While the grade raise is being constructed, motorists should expect delays. Single lane bypasses are controlled by signals or by stop and take turns. MnDOT has been monitoring the bypass signal systems and have them timed appropriately for…
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June 7, 2022 0

Koochiching County Sheriff talks flooding and relief efforts.

Sheriff Peryin Hedlund was my guest this morning as we talked about the Governors visit on Saturday, as well as all the effort going into trying to save homes and keep roads open during this record breaking flood.


June 6, 2022 0

Record flooding on Rainy Lake engulfs MN-Ontario border communities

Fort Frances, Ontario resident Nathan Calder said the town’s Rainy Lake shorefront would normally be busy this time of year with beach-goers, baseball games and drivers cruising up the riverfront. For weeks, Fort Frances residents and those in the neighboring Minnesota communities of International Falls and Ranier have watched Rainy Lake and Rainy River waters…
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June 6, 2022 0

Special City Council Meeting for emergency declaration

At a special City Council meeting on June 3rd, the City Administrator explains to the council what actions are to be taken for the emergency declaration. Mayor Harley Droba asked the status of the water treatment plant and what actions at the facility were upcoming. Public Works Director explains.


June 6, 2022 0