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November 8, 2013
New water, sewer rates approved for Blackduck multi-family housing, businesses
New water and sewer rates will go into effect for businesses, the school and multi-family housing units in Blackduck next month. The Blackduck City Council approved the change at its regular meeting Nov. 4. Commercial businesses in Blackduck will see a decrease in the newly structured...
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November 8, 2013 - 11:31am
November 1, 2013
Multi-family housing in Blackduck could see raise in water, sewer costs
Some businesses in the city of Blackduck could see relief in their water bills in the future. It's likely that the cost of water and sewer will decrease for commercial users and increase for multi-family housing units. Residential users wouldn't be affected. A new rate system for...
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November 1, 2013 - 11:16am
October 29, 2013
VOLLEYBALL: Wolves top Drakes in Section 8A East semifinals
BEMIDJI — Blackduck kept it close but couldn’t stay with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley the whole match. The Wolves beat the Drakes in four sets, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 25-10, in their Section 8A East semifinal game Tuesday night at Bemidji State University. The second-seeded...
October 29, 2013 - 11:26pm
October 23, 2013
Shining bright from backstage
BLACKDUCK -- Behind the curtain is where Ben Anderson, a junior at Blackduck High School, shines. "The Wizard of Oz," put on by the Blackduck High School Theater Department, will hit the stage on Nov. 1. And keeping it all together is Anderson. Auditions for the play were held in...
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October 23, 2013 - 7:50pm
Kristie and her Cougar make the scene in Blackduck
BLACKDUCK -- It was the spring of eighth-grade for Kristie Slindee when she, like others her age, began thinking about how she would soon be getting her driver's license. She had a slightly different mindset than her peers, however. "I want a car I can work on before I get my license,"...
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October 23, 2013 - 5:23pm
VOLLEYBALL: Section 8A playoffs begin today
BLACKDUCK — The area volleyball teams will begin their postseason playoffs Thursday and a pair of teams are seeded in the top four of the Section 8A East Division. Blackduck (13-8) is ranked third in the East and Cass Lake-Bena (13-9) is fourth. Fosston (17-10) earned the top...
October 23, 2013 - 12:17am
FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Kelliher-Northome cruises to first-round victory
NORTHOME — Using 22 first-quarter points, the top-seeded Kelliher-Northome football team cruised to a 32-0 win over Northeast Range in their nine-man Section 7 tournament opener Tuesday night. “It wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, but it was a good...
October 23, 2013 - 12:15am
October 2, 2013
AREA HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Pine River-Backus on top of Northstar East football
BAGLEY — Pine River-Backus is ruling the roost of the Northstar Conference’s East Division as the Tigers remained unbeaten last week with a 43-7 victory over Bagley. The loss dropped Bagley into a four-way tie for second with a 2-3 record. Sharing that mark with the Flyers...
October 2, 2013 - 11:08pm
September 25, 2013
AREA ROUNDUP: Blackduck football looks to rebound this week at W-H-A
BLACKDUCK — Blackduck gave Prairie Valley of Parkers Prairie all it could handle last Friday but Prairie Valley scored a touchdown in overtime to hand the Drakes a 20-14 football loss. Friday’s setback dropped Blackduck to 1-3 overall and in the Northstar Conference. The Drakes...
September 25, 2013 - 9:05pm
September 18, 2013
AREA PREP ROUNDUP: Bagley seeks third win this week at Pilager
BAGLEY — Bagley’s football team bounced Cass Lake-Bena from the ranks of the unbeaten last week as the Flyers stormed to a 20-6 lead and widened the final margin to 26-6. Last week’s victory upped Bagley’s overall and Northstar East Conference records to 2-1 while the Panthers...
September 18, 2013 - 11:20pm
September 13, 2013
Library makes mark on Kelliher readers
Within the Old School Center in Kelliher, lies a hidden gem: The Kelliher Community Library. Home to over 5,000 books and over 250 movies, the Kelliher Community Library serves as an independent, Kelliher School-owned facility open three days a week for community members to check...
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September 13, 2013 - 7:03pm
Kelliher resident named bowling champ
Julie Thayer, 61, of Kelliher was awarded Division I Handicap Champion at the Minnesota State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Women's Championship. Thayer bowled an average of 165 at the tournament with game points of 248, 177 and 211, respectively. Thayer was invited to attend...
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September 13, 2013 - 7:02pm
Life's a picnic: Northwoods Lumber holds grand reopening
Not only is Northwoods Lumber of Blackduck and Bemidji celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, but it has also celebrating new ownership. Daryl and Lori Lundberg celebrated their new purchase with a grand re-opening picnic on Thursday, Sept 5 at the Blackduck Northwoods Lumber...
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September 13, 2013 - 6:59pm
September 11, 2013
AREA ROUNDUP: Cass Lake-Bena seeks third win Friday at Bagley
CASS LAKE -- The Cass Lake-Bena football team will shoot for its third victory of the season Friday when the Panthers head to Bagley. CL-B enters the contest tied for first place in the North Star East Conference standings as it shares a 2-0 record with Pine River. Bagley is 1-1 overall...
September 11, 2013 - 10:59pm
September 6, 2013
Increase in funds leads to District 32 successes
When recalling the different renovations schools have been making in the district recently, Blackduck High School Principal Randy Hansen grew excited as he discussed the changes taking place on campus this year. “If you were here last year and drove around, you’d see a dramatic...
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September 6, 2013 - 1:43pm