It’s been more than four months since the last Border Concert was staged at Backus Auditorium International Falls, but if the audience’s reaction to last Friday’s appearance of the Agh Trio is any indication, the wait was well worth it. The Korean-born sisters–violinist Angella, and identical twins, pianist Lucia and […]

Area residents who want to see an abattoir built in Rainy River District have six days to raise at least $200,000 or else the project dies. The final decision will be made next Tuesday when the abattoir steering committee meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Sturgeon Creek school gym. If […]

“I thought it went wonderfully.” That was how Dr. Bruce Lidkea, president of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, described its third-annual business awards banquet Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. More than 150 people were on hand to see who would take home the plaque in each category. Canada […]

He’s toured with the likes of Randy Travis, George Strait, and Anne Murray, has four gold records, hosted two CBC TV specials, and has won several awards, including the Juno for “Country Male Vocalist of the Year” three years in a row. And he’s coming to Fort Frances. George Fox […]

Some 48 teams are vying for the top prize this year at the 50th-annual Fort Frances men’s bonspiel, which runs tomorrow through Sunday at the local curling club. Mark Haluptzok of Bemidji, Mn. won last year’s bonspiel with a 10-7 victory over Jim Ballard in the ‘A’ final. Here are […]

There’s an old saying that lightning never strikes twice. But Marilyn Goodsky’s friends may beg to differ. The 24-year-old single mother was diagnosed with bone cancer three weeks ago, sadly coming on the heels of her triumphant struggle against breast cancer. This time, Goodsky’s friends are raising money so she […]

Even though Michigan State’s Rustyn Dolyny was edged out of the CCHA’s rookie-of-the-year honours by Notre Dame defenceman Mark Eaton at last week’s awards banquet in Detroit, the former Muskie has his sights set on a much bigger prize. And that has national championship written all over it. “I wasn’t […]

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is getting the envelopes ready after announcing the list of nominees for this year’s business awards on Monday. The winners in the seven categories won’t be announced until the Chamber’s annual awards banquet Saturday at La Place Rendez-Vous. This year’s nominees include: •Business of […]

Clint Barton was left wishing they were just an inch closer to the button in an extra end of Saturday’s final at the Canadian police curling championship in St. John’s, Nfld. That inch, which put Barton and his Northern Ontario rink on the short end of a 6-5 decision to […]

The federal government is taking a hands-off approach to the dispute over fishing regulations that has prompted some camp owners in northern Minnesota wanting to exchange their stars-and-stripes for a maple leaf. Rep. Collin Peterson introduced a bill in the House of Representatives last week that would permit Congress to […]

In an attempt to rebound from a less-than-spectacular season which saw the Thunder Bay Flyers finish out of the USHL playoffs once again, six players from the Muskies have been invited to a rookie camp in Kenora in August. Chuck Arpin, Ryan Armstrong, Aaron Grynol, Frank Redford, Dale Jerry, and […]

Isobel White is impressed with her community of Whitefish Bay after an initiative by the local women’s group to hold a mini-Olympics to promote healing and unity was greeted with enthusiasm. The Naotkamegwanning Winter Games, held there during the March Break, went beyond the expectations of organizers, White said. “Everybody […]