Ground breaking at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls from left: Rep. Deb Keil, Rep. Dan Fabian, Sen. Mark Johnson, Digi-Key Vice Chairman Mark Larson, Rep. Colin Peterson, Gov. Mark Dayton, Digi-Key President Dave Doherty, Thief River Falls Mayor Brian Holmer, DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy, Pennington County Commissioner Cody Hempel, DEED Deputy Commissioner Kevin McKinnon, Digi-Key Vice President Rick Trontvet.
ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Shawntera Hardy today joined leaders from Digi-Key, a global electronic component distributor in Thief River Falls, to break ground on the company’s new $200 million expansion project. “I am...
Delvin with his mother LaVonne “Mickey” Schmunk and wife Miki. Their plans are to stay in the Washington, DC area after his retirement.
RED LAKE - At a ceremony held at the Red Lake Nation College on Saturday, August 19, 2017, Red Lake Band member Major Delvin L. Schmunk, retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years. Schmunk is the son of LaVonne “Mickey” Schmunk. He is a 1988 graduate of Gonvick-Trail High...
#UMDProud | August 23, 2017 | Cheryl Reitan Kelsey's morning commute takes her about an hour. She leaves her rented room in a Japanese family home and travels to the U.S. Consulate General, Osaka-Kobe. On the way to work, she stands in the train car, crushed against the window surrounded by...
Office of the Governor 130 State Capitol St. Paul MN 55155  Enbridge Line 3  Replacement Project PUC Docket Numbers CN-14-916 and PPL-15-137 Dear Governor Dayton and Commissioner Rothman, The proposed Line 3 Replacement Project (L3R) is a vital energy infrastructure project for Minnesota and the...
What would happen if the front page of your newspaper contained no news? What would the community do? Would they miss it? What would people in town talk about? How would they react? More than 200 newspapers across the State of Minnesota will publish no news on their front pages during the week of...
Strem Field in Fertile.
Story and photo courtesy  Chris Murphy in the Fargo Forum. Ryan Strem, 38, glowed as another Tuesday night of baseball at Strem Field was approaching. He was up at 4 a.m. to make sure the sprinkler system was keeping the grass in the outfield a perfect green. The corn stalks behind the grass stood...
Sara and Dr. Glenn Madsen in Bomet, Kenya, Africa on a Medical Mission trip. The Madsen’s are former Gonvick residents and on August 17th they will be sharing their African experiences at the Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Editor’s Note: Story and photo courtesy of the St. James Plandealer newspaper and Troy Krause.  Had one seen Glenn and Sara Madsen’s bucket list prior to this past March, the words Kenya, or even Africa for that matter, would not have been there. Yet, this past spring the two of them spent a month...
South Knowledge Bowl members at Gully Day include Brian Graftaas, Rob Brekke, Jacob Gunvalson, Milo Johnson and Donna Marshall.
Gully Day this year actually started on Gully Day Eve with a whist tournament in the Gully Hall. Almost fifty people entered the tournament and whether you were a good player or maybe not so good a player, everyone had a great time!  When it was all over the grand champions of Gully were Carole...
Amanda Brustad, local land surveyor  and owner of Brustad Land Surveying, with her truck and equipment in back. She says, “This is how you would see me when I’m out on a surveying job. Did you know there are 5,280 feet in a mile?”
Amanda Brustad is a land surveyor, and finds the rewards of her profession very satisfying.  “I love my job,” Amanda says enthusiasticly. “I get to work outdoors in beautiful weather like this. I enjoy seeing the construction of things being built, and to see the progress.”  “I am the local...
The First Place Award in the Trail Kids Parade on July 4th went to these well dressed cow-kids and their bull.  Luke, Abby and Adam Schroeder (Melander family) entry featured a very creative bull made from a barrel body with a horned bovine skull head, saddled up and mounted in a little red wagon.
Two hundred and forty-one years ago last Tuesday, on July 4th 1776, the United States of America adopted the written “Declaration of Independence”.  The resolution was voted in on July 2 and the congress of the thirteen colonies of this country declared the birth of a new nation, free from British...


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