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Emergency management official under fire for kitchen appliances

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Emergency Management Department is under fire for purchasing $3,000 worth of kitchen appliances with state funds designated for preventing swine flu.

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Fireworks banned in Pennington County

July 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Fireworks and open burning have been banned within Pennington County as the fire danger reaches an extreme level.
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Pennington County, Minn., bar seeks 2 a.m. closing

May 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pennington County, Minn., will soon have its first bar with a 2 a.m. closing.
County commissioners recently granted the one-hour extension to Carpenter’s Corner, a rural bar in the northwestern corner of the county, 10 miles west of Thief River Falls. Continue Reading

Pennington Co. OKs senior center grant

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pennington County commissioners recently approved a $5,000 challenge grant to aid the Heritage Center of Thief River Falls. Continue Reading

Former Thief River Falls civic leader Bob Carlson dies at 85

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two decades after he headed Thief River Falls’ city government, Robert Carlson was still popularly known as “Mayor Bob.” “He was Mayor Bob when I was growing up and he was Mayor Bob up until the time he died,” said Steve Nordhagen, Thief River Falls’ current mayor. Continue Reading

Robust snowmobile sales push Arctic Cat shares above expectations

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sales of Arctic Cat snowmobiles were up 61 percent in the quarter ending Dec.31, as orders placed by dealers last spring shipped. Last year’s snowy winter helped spur orders, as did Arctic Cat’s new line-up of 23 new snowmobiles. Continue Reading

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train attracts more than 5,000 at Cottage Grove, Minn.

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Train scheduled to light up Thief River Falls Wednesday night, Harvey late Friday afternoonAblaze in Christmas lights, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into one of the event’s most popular stops on Sunday night, raising about $70,000 at Cottage Grove, Minn. Continue Reading

When compassion turns to chaos

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Psychologist: Animal hoarding often indicate mental disorderEarlier this month, officials in Thief River Falls recovered 51 cats from a small house. Before that officials in Crookston recovered more than 60 cats from a house. What’s behind hoarding? An expert says it could be a mental disorder and an unmet emotional need. Hoarders never intend to hoard, says the head of one animal shelter. Continue Reading

Arctic Cat recalls nearly 1,400 ATVs over steering issue

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls has issued a safety recall for nearly 1,400 ATVs because of a potential crash hazard. Continue Reading

FACES: St. Hilaire candy shop gears up sweet holidays

November 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In Sharon Hasby’s workshop, ’tis the season for chocolate and for peanut butter, coconut and cappuccino, too.
Hasby makes candy year-round, but has the biggest sales during the holiday season. Hasby sells a variety of candy, most of it some variation of chocolate, from her store/candy-making shop in St. Hilaire. She also sells it at craft shows in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota and at the Kruse-Inn gas station and convenience store in St. Hilaire. Continue Reading