Author: Duane Etienne

Covid-19 Test from Home

Some COVID-19 tests can be done entirely at home and do not have to go to a lab for processing. This is a way for people to test themselves quickly for COVID•19 without going to a testing site or medical provider. People who get a positive test result can take action right away, such as…
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September 27, 2021 0

Essentia Health on Booster Shot

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration authorizes booster for specific populations to strengthen immunity. Those now eligible for a booster include: people aged 65 and older and residents of long-term-care facilities people aged 50-64 with underlying medical conditions that make them especially susceptible to severe COVID-19 people aged…
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September 27, 2021 0

Fisherman’s Net Rainy Lake 9-17-21

Fishing Rainy Lake and surrounding area, with Mike Bolstad and Dave Peterson.


September 23, 2021 0

September 20, 2021 City Council Meeting

Consider recommendation from Planning Commission to approve Conditional Use Permit for a Licensed Adult Foster Care– Building Official/Zoning Administrator Kelly Meyers (Council action) Ann Shickle talks to the City Councils and the Councils response.


September 22, 2021 0

ISD 361 rescinds age old policy on hats.

The ISD 361 school board met on Monday evening for their monthly board meeting.   The board accepted the resignation of Community Education Director Dan McGonigle effective on September 30th and approved the hire of BethAnne Slatinski as the new Community Education Director as of September 22nd.   In other action, the board approved extending the joint…
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September 21, 2021 0

Conservation Officers Report District 5 9-21-21

CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) spent time this past week checking bear baits and hunters. With the small-game opener this weekend, a lot of people hit the trails. Hunters reported seeing low numbers of birds. The high winds and green forests were factors in hunters not having much success in the area. ATV activity…
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September 21, 2021 0

School Matters for 9-21-21

Kevin Grover, Superintendent of Schools in International Falls and ISD 361, joined me in studio for this years first installment of the Bi-Monthly program School Matters. Top discussion was the districts dashboard on their website, and the number of staff and students with Covid.


September 21, 2021 0

Hwy 53 rehabilitation, streetscape project

Traffic impacts Work of September 20 – 25 Industrial Ave to 10th Street (Stage 3) Install Signals at 11th Street 10th Street to 3rd Street (Stage 4) 7th Ave – 3rd Ave: Storm sewer replacement 7th Ave – 10th Ave: Concrete Sidewalks & Driveways


September 20, 2021 0

International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board

The International Joint Commission, through the Water Levels Committee (WLC) associated with the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board, works to secure to the people of Canada and the United States the most advantageous use of the waters of Rainy Lake and the Namakan Chain of Lakes for the combined purposes of navigation, sanitation, domestic…
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September 16, 2021 0

Mn DNR Conservation Report District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fall recreational activities are increasing with bear hunting and ATV riding being the main focuses. Instructing emergency vehicle operations to fellow conservation officers was conducted at Camp Ripley. More than 50 local youth received their firearms safety certificate over the weekend. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports…
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September 16, 2021 0