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After being on the market for nearly five months now, the building which the Blackduck American Legion Post 372 occupies will be emptied come Saturday. Post 372 moved to the location in 1981 and a steady decline in member participation is the reason it will close, according to First Vice Commander Fred Larsen. Larsen said that Anderson Fabrics did show interest in purchasing the building, but the deal recently fell through.
Blackduck School District officials have started discussing installing video surveillance on all school buses. The matter was brought up at the School Board meeting on Nov. 12, where the board...
Glennis Moon wanted to get something special for her mother's birthday. She found that something in a light blue music box, which doubled as a powder box. "One time when I was little I was going to put some powder on because it smelled good and it spilled everywhere," Moon recalls, "I had to really scramble to get it back in there." Moon was 9-years-old when she gave her mother the music box, a gesture that sparked a lifelong affinity for the xxx
BLACKDUCK -- Essential oils, zumba and quilting demonstrations will all be new features at the second annual Diamonds for Drakes. The event will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,...
The Blackduck Development Corp. is looking to fund the Community Facilitator position for longer than the two years it is currently implemented. Grant funding was originally the plan. However, the...
Young basketball players had the rare opportunity to learn from a former college star, NBA player for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Olympic gold medalist this past Sunday and Monday at...
Former NBA player and Olympic gold medalist, Christian Laettner will take his Basketball Training Academy to Blackduck High School on Sunday. "He's actually going to be there," Athletic Director Andra Vaughn said. "He's a pretty hands-on guy." Vaughn said that they are expecting a large crowd. "We've had quite a number of people contact us," Vaughn said. "We've even had people from Big Fork call."
Keeping the Blackduck Theater a family friendly business has been the goal for new owner Bob Mabe of Bemidji. Mabe has a large family of his own, so trying to maintain family oriented films and lower prices has been important. "I hope to keep the people coming in so we can keep those prices down low," Mabe said. "My goal is to keep entertainment down so it's affordable for the family." Business has been going pretty well for the theater, according to Mabe, who said the most popular showing they've had was Despicable Me 2.
Karin Elhard, Blackduck city administrator, announced her resignation Nov. 4 at the Blackduck City Council meeting. Elhard began working in city government in 1998. She came to Blackduck from Northome in 2007. Working in the dynamics of a changing economy has been the most challenging aspect of her time in Blackduck, she said. "We've had to make sure that it's cost-effective to live here with property taxes and all that," Elhard said.
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 rates and multi-family housing units may see a rate increase.