Mother & Daughter from Laporte Reflect on How a Dangerous Driving Situation Was Averted
Earlier this week, we told you about a 13-year-old girl from rural Laporte who prevented a possible tragedy on the road on Sept. 28. Now, we have more details on what happened and how a dangerous situation was averted. Abby Foss and her mother were on their way back from...
Level 3 Predatory Offender Moves to Cass Lake Area
A Level 3 predatory offender has moved to a location in the Cass Lake area. The Cass County Sheriff's Office reports that 54-year-old Michael Lee Littlewolf moved to Cass Lake on Nov. 25. According to information from the Sheriff's Office, Littlewolf's offenses include holding an unknown man and woman against...
The Architectural Legacy of Tuberculosis Sanitariums in Modern Healthcare
In the shadow of the 'White Plague,' tuberculosis sanitariums of the early 20th century were more than just medical institutions; they were holistic communities aimed at healing. Patients were immersed in treatment protocols that included fresh air, sunlight, and rest, within self-sufficient facilities surrounded by nature. Architectural features like cantilevered balconies and screened porches, exemplified by Saranac Lake and Paimio sanitariums, were integral to the healing process. This comprehensive care model, although eclipsed by antibiotic advancements, laid a foundational understanding of treating infectious diseases that goes beyond simple medical intervention.
Hubbard sheriff recognizes 13-year-old for bravery amid mother's medical emergency
LAPORTE — A 13-year-old girl from rural Laporte is receiving accolades for her swift action in helping her mother during a medical emergency in a moving vehicle. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office presented an award recognizing the girl’s bravery for the night in late September when she called 911 on Highway 200 near Kabekona.
Police dispatcher helps 13-year-old girl steer car after her mother went unresponsive
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota awarded a 13-year-old Laporte girl for bravery Monday after she steered her car while her mother became unresponsive.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Walker as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Longville, Minnesota: The Turtle Racing Capital of the World
Longville, Minnesota, may not be a metropolis, but its claim to fame is internationally renowned. As the 'Turtle Capital of the World,' Longville has turned a quirky tradition into a summer phenomenon. Every Wednesday, from June's onset to August's twilight, this small town buzzes with the energy of its famed turtle races. Established in the 1960s by Russ Nyvall, this unique form of entertainment has since morphed into an event that rivals a county fair, complete with dance contests and hula-hoop showdowns before the races commence at 2 p.m.
Leavitt Cemetery: A Chronicle of Early Settlers and Their Enduring Legacy
Nestled amidst the tranquil backdrop of Charlemont, Massachusetts, the Leavitt Cemetery stands as a poignant reminder of the town's formative years and the settlers who laid its foundations. This historical sentinel, one of the oldest burial grounds in the region, is referenced in the 'Vital Records of Charlemont, Massachusetts to 1850'. It serves as the final resting place for the Leavitt family, among other early pioneers, whose lives are narratives of resilience and growth, forever captured by the enduring headstones that mark their graves.
WBB: GameDay Preview vs. Saint Benedict
Social: Facebook * X * Threads * Instagram * YouTube. • FOR THE RECORD: The Cardinals head into their home conference matchup against Saint Benedict sitting at 2-2 overall, including 0-2 in conference play. • LAST TIME OUT: Saint Mary’s suffered a second-quarter offensive cold spell, getting outscored 20-12, and...
Boy River: A Legacy of Bravery and Nature's Harmony
In the verdant embrace of a landscape rich with history, the town of Boy River stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Native American culture. Its name, derived from a local legend, speaks of a young boy whose bravery safeguarded his tribe against the ferocity of a flooding river. This act of valor did more than avert catastrophe; it wove the boy's spirit into the very essence of the town, binding its people to the river that once threatened their existence.
Benedict, MN: A Sanctuary of Serenity for Outdoor Lovers
Benedict, Minnesota, might be off the beaten path, but for those in search of tranquility and a deep connection with nature, it is nothing short of a sanctuary. This small town, cradled by the untouched beauty of the Midwest, offers a serene lifestyle among forests, lakes, and an array of wildlife. It's a place where outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in their passion for hiking, fishing, and bird watching while enjoying the peaceful rhythms of rural life.
Fineday to serve leadership role in national American Indian group
CASS LAKE — Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe secretary/treasurer Leonard Fineday will now serve in a leadership position in the National Congress of American Indians. Fineday was elected to serve as one of 12 regional vice presidents for the organization, representing the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe in the Midwest region.
Polaris donates over $100,000 to off-road and snow organizations
Polaris Inc. has donated more than $100,000 to off-road vehicles (ORV), all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and snowmobile organizations across the United States and Canada as a part of its TRAILS GRANTS program. The TRAILS GRANTS program promotes safe and responsible riding, supports trail preservation, and helps protect the environment and natural...
Lakes Area Rescue Sporting Brand-New Medical Equipment Thanks to Fundraising
Lakes Area Rescue has raised enough to fully equip its first responders with brand new medical equipment. The dedicated group of volunteers is committed to serving the residents of Crow Wing and Cass counties with essential emergency medical services, and the care they provide often serves as crucial lifeline until further transportation can be arranged.
WHA Veteran Board Member Vicki White Selected to Minnesota School Board's All State School Board
WHA Veteran Board Member Vicki White has Been Selected to the Minnesota School Board's All State School Board. Now in her 23rd year on the School Board, Vicki has participated in over 600 hours of training and has represented the district proudly on a local and State level. She was recognized at last night's regular Board meeting for this achievement. The formal presentation of the award will be at the MSBA Leadership Conference luncheon. Vicki is one of six board members in the state to be selected this year.
How the history of Leech Lake and Red Lake went down totally different paths
This week, we're bringing you an episode about land, power, and history from Anya Steinberg at NPR's Throughline podcast, and our play cousin Sequoia Carrillo. The word "reservation" implies "reserved" – as in, this land is reserved for Native Americans. But most reservation land actually isn't owned by tribes. Instead it's checkerboarded into private farmland, federal forests, summer camps, even resorts. That's true for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota, where the tribe owns just a tiny fraction of its reservation land. But just northwest of Leech Lake is Red Lake: one of the only reservations in the country where the tribe owns all of its land.
Coaches’ Corner-A quick chat with Warrior’s new head coach Kole Schultz
DEER RIVER — Last season the Deer River Warriors boys basketball team had a high-powered offense, averaging 78 PPG, and finishing the season 24-6, tops in the Iron Range Conference. Their season ended last year in a loss to Cherry High School in the Section 7A Championship, held in Duluth. Cherry would go on to finish third in the Class A state tournament and the Warriors are preparing for a rematch in the first game of the season against one of the top teams in the state. ...
Cass County Approves Inmate Housing Shift to Itasca County with Focus on Mental Health Services
In a move that redefines the correctional landscape of Cass County, the Board of Commissioners has approved a new agreement with Itasca County to house inmates, starting June 1, 2024. This decision ends the longstanding arrangement with Crow Wing County and is expected to save Cass County an estimated $170,000 per year. The three-year contract includes housing 40 inmates at a daily rate of $56 and introduces mental health services previously unavailable to Cass County inmates.
Cass County to Contract with Itasca County to House Jail Inmates
The Cass County Board of Commissioners recently entered into an agreement with Itasca County to house inmates on behalf of Cass County for the next three years. This is a change from an agreement with Crow Wing County, where inmates from Cass County were previously sent. Cass County contracts 40...
Level 3 Predatory Offender Moves to Cass Lake Area
A Level 3 predatory offender has moved to a location in the Cass Lake area. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports that 54-year-old Michael Lee Littlewolf moved to Cass Lake on Nov. 25. According to information from the Sheriff’s Office, Littlewolf’s offenses include holding an unknown man and woman...