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DONATIONS Red Nose Day, a national day to raise funds for children’s programming, raised $10,000 locally for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Funds received by Second Harvest will be used to feed children in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Pictured are Second Harvest Hermantown Area Food Shelf volunteers and staff promoting Red Nose Day.
Folks in Grand Rapids were taken by surprise when this well-known figure walked into a gas station for directions in June. The Colonel look-alike -- also known as Dick Pampuch of Olivia, Minn. -- was headed for Bigfork where his daughter has a cabin. Pampuch also stopped at the local KFC in Grand Rapids to meet the workers Robby Menzel (left) and supervisor Ethan Autio (right).The Colonel was greeted with many waves, honks and hollers as he left the KFC bound for Bigfork. Photos by Brian Carlson, Grand Rapids
It was a golden season for the welding department at Mesabi Range College in Virginia. Not only was it the first school in 49 years to sweep the Welding Sculpture Art competition at Minnesota SkillsUSA Conference in April, student Kara Nyhus qualified for and competed at the June National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Ky., with Mesabi Range instructor Randy Washenesky. Nyhus welded a life-size owl for both competitions.
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District 5 - Eveleth area CO Darrin Kittelson (Int’l Falls) reports fishing and boating activities on Rainy Lake, Lake Kabetogama, and Rainy River continue to be the main work emphasis. Enforcement action for the week involved possession of filleted walleye while on the water and unidentifiable fish. Animal complaints and issues rounded out the week.
District 5 - Eveleth area CO Darrin Kittelson (Int’l Falls) reports more rain and more rain and high winds, not really conducive for fishing and boating activity. Two individuals were injured in Voyageurs National Park, Lake Kabetogama during a storm when a tree fell on their tent while they were sleeping. Enforcement action for the week involved failure to remove drain plug while transporting boat and juvenile ATV violations.
Winners of this past May’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall 5k Fun Run/Walk in Duluth were Hermantown residents Tim Carlsness (right) of the men’s divisionand Yoshiko Wood of the women’s division. Jax Engstad of Duluth took the crown for the youth division.
DULUTH June 4, 2016 Winterer, Kristin and Daniel, boy, Winston Fitz. June 11, 2016 Johnson, Samantha, and Kendrick Jr., Robert, girl, Adeline Joann Kendrick. IRON RIVER June 12, 2016 Marquardt, Shantae and Ernest, boy, Maliki James. SUPERIOR
GOLF Jim Smart Memorial Senior League Kwik Trip, 128.5; Gerard’s Saints, 123; Twin Ports Paper/Supply, 121; Daugherty Appliance, 115.5; St. Germain’s Cabinet, 115; Sammy’s Pizza, 112; Kolar Buick, 111.5; Eng’s Insurance, 111; Enger Park Golf Course, 110.5; Duffers, 106; Nevada Bob’s, 104.5; Black Woods Grill & Bar, 101; Touching Hearts at Home, 90.5; Reallife, 87.5; T-Bonz Bar & Grill, 81
District 5 - Eveleth area CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) worked boating and angling activity, state park and invasive species enforcement and taught gun safety and boat safety to the Hibbing Safety Town program. Folks continue to operate paddleboards without registration and without having PFDs on board.