Lilly Brtek, 4 years old.
The Winger Lions will be sponsoring a benefit for Lilly Brtek, daughter of Angie and Dan Brtek of Winger, and granddaughter of  Becky Johnson, Kelly Johnson, and Lucy Brtek all of Winger. The benefit will be held on Feb. 18th from 10 am until 1 pm at Winger Community Center.  The Winger Lions Club...
Pictured (L-R) are the Spelling Bee pronouncer Melanie Nelson, the champion Kianna Tadman, the 2nd place winner Monania Erofeeff, and the third place winner Anton Hickman.
The 2018 Win-E-Mac School District Spelling Bee was held at 8:45 on Tuesday, January 30th at the Arts & Events Center. Sixteen spellers--four each from fifth through eighth grades--were selected to compete. In the end, Kianna Tadman, a sixth grader, was the champion and will be going on to...
Abby Lende, Nathan Fortman, and Connor Johnson.
Congratulations to Abby Lende, Nathan Fortman, and Connor Johnson on winning the Red Lake Falls Vex Robotics Tournament held on January 20th!  Their Team number is 5300c and have named themselves the "Nerdanators".  With winning this tournament, they have qualified to Participate in the Minnesota...
Breelyn Hegre played a fun game with her mom, Heather, during Win-E-Mac Math Night last Thursday evening.
Math Night focus this year was how we can help our kids grow in thinking, not just in math facts.  The most important question we can ask our kids, on a daily basis, is "What do you notice?". Not just when doing a math problem, but also when you see a picture, while you are driving, playing a game...
East Grand Forks meth bust made by the P2P Drug Task Force in 2017.
Despite the strong effort that is being waged to control it, the drug problem in northwestern Minnesota is getting bigger and bigger all the time. Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force agents were involved in 339 arrests for drug trafficking and other violent offenses in the eight-county area of...
Chief Deputy Jim Tadman with the Polk County Sheriff's Department.
James Tadman, Polk County Chief Deputy, announced his candidacy for Sheriff in the upcoming November 2018 election.  His announcement comes after Sheriff Barb Erdman reported she will be retiring at the end of her second term, which concludes in December 2018. Tadman is a 30-year veteran with the...
Sundogs taken in the morning light outside of McIntosh during our last cold spell.
Sundogs, the term has been in use since the early 1600s and noone really knows why they are called this, the scientific name for sundogs is parhelia (singular parhelion).  A sundog or mock sun, in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to the left and/or...
Among the staff and visitors during the Christmas Open House at the New McIntosh Heritage and Arts Center were, Gerald White, Donna Larson, Arlene Eggers and Ruth Carlson.
Founded in 2010, the McIntosh Heritage Center and volunteers have spent many hours collecting, preserving and researching historical information and artifacts of the original Thirteen Towns of east Polk County. The group was located in a small office in the Bjella Building in McIntosh, where...
Pictured is the staff that participated by wearing an ugly sweater.
WEM Student Council hosted Ugly Sweater Day for the staff and students.
Left to right: Commissioner Jerry Jacobson, Angel Korynta, Bethany Satrom, Commissioner Joan Lee, Stephanie Olson, Brenna Olson, Tammy Conn, Commissioner Don Diedrich, Holly Glaubitz (MDH), Chelsea Tufts (MDH), Commissioner Gary Willhite, Kirsten Fagerlund, Sarah Reese, and Commissioner Warren Strandell.
Polk County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies.  The award was presented at the Polk County Board of Commissioners meeting on December 19th, by...


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