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Red Lake Band to breakground on major casino, hotel project Thursday

October 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pre-construction has begun on the northeast section of a 165-acre site, along Lake of the Woods and the Warroad River. Full construction of the casino and hotel will begin the first week of March 2013. Continue Reading

Overturned semitrailer damages vehicle

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A semitrailer overturned in Warroad, Minn., Wednesday afternoon, dumping its load of wood boards into the Lake Country Chevrolet Buick lot, damaging a 2004 Buick Rainier. Continue Reading

Burning ban gone, but fire danger remains extremely high in northwest Minnesota

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two large fires in southeast Manitoba aren’t posing a threat south of the border, but the fire danger in northwest Minnesota remains extremely high, an official for the Department of Natural Resources says. Continue Reading

UND FOOTBALL: Looking for a big year from Shaugabay

April 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Growing up in Warroad, Minn., Adam Shaugabay had to play hockey.
“You have to play hockey,” Shaugabay said. “It’s in your blood up there. You’re so close to Canada and the (hockey) stick factory is there, too. As a little kid, you grew up watching the Warroad Warriors going to state and winning hockey championships with guys like T.J. Oshie.
“But I played a lot of football, too.” Continue Reading

Hockey stick makers also eye IDEA money

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There’s a new generation of Warroad, Minn., residents who want to make hockey sticks. Jay Fisher and James Marvin are Warroad natives in their mid-20s who are hoping to duplicate what Christian Brothers did in the city for almost 40 years. Continue Reading

BOYS HOCKEY: Green Wave hoping tough schedule pays off in playoffs

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks Senior High didn’t lighten its schedule late in the boys hockey season. Now co-coach Cory Chupka hopes that will pay off as the Section 8A playoffs begin. The Green Wave take the No. 2 seed into the 8A tournament. After a first-round bye, Senior High plays a quarterfinal game at 6 p.m. Friday in Warroad, meeting the winner of Tuesday’s Red Lake Falls/Bagley-Fosston play-in game. Continue Reading

Sand plans events Wednesday … Ski plane fly-in set in Warroad … Manitoba profs to speak at UND

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Duane Sand will hold two press conferences and a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss his energy plan and proposal to build a nuclear power plant in the Red River Valley. Continue Reading

Warroad city council says home a health hazard after 30 pets found

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Warroad City Council has declared a house a public nuisance and health hazard after finding 28 dogs and two cats living on the premises. Video showed feces up to 3 feet deep in parts of the house at 803 Steenerson St. N.E. Continue Reading

Authorities urge caution on west side of Lake of the Woods

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Series of cracks creates treacherous ice conditionsAuthorities are recommending that ice anglers avoid the west side of Lake of the Woods unless they’re going out with a resort or someone who knows the conditions. Continue Reading

OUR OPINiON: Marvin Windows is Warroad’s ‘Christmas Carol’

December 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

While kindness may not generate great wealth, it does point the way to a “wonderful life.” Here’s hoping more Americans learn that lesson, too as taught by the North Country’s own Christmas Carol firm, Marvin Windows of Warroad, Continue Reading