Category: News — KSDM-KGHS

Boating Accident on Rainy Lake

On 08/04/2022, at approximately 2119 hours, the Koochiching County Dispatch center received a 911 call of a boating accident on Rainy Lake near Franzen Island. The reporting party stated that he and another party were severely injured. The reporting party stated they had been boating when the motor came out of the water and injured them.  The Koochiching…
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August 5, 2022 0

Eckman G.M. $100.00 Merchandise giveaway for Sportsman Service becomes $200.00

“Eckman GM shop local promotion.  Big Fishing month here in the Borderland with the 18th annual Int’l Falls Bass Fishing Championships.  Alicia Kelly and Margaret Ewald both showed up at Eckman GM at the same time and said “We like to Fish” for $100 gift certificates to Sportsman’s Service of Int’l Falls.  Congratulations and Thank you…
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August 5, 2022 0

Historic Machine Shop Overcomes Three Historic Floods

Even as the flood waters recede, the Finstad Auto-Marine Shop will host its annual openhouse on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Befitting its listing on the National Record of Historic Places, the 108-year-old shop on the shores of Rainy Lake has the best-preserved marine-oriented machine shop in Minnesota. The Shop has survived floods of historic proportions…
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August 3, 2022 0

National Park Service to Search Lakes for Zebra Mussels

The National Park Service will search for zebra mussels in and near Voyageurs National Park from August 2 through August 5, 2022. The effort will include a SCUBA team who will dive to inspect areas of Black Bay on Rainy Lake just outside of park boundaries where the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)…
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August 3, 2022 0

Conservation Report – District 5

CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports spending the week working Rainy Lake and the Rainy River. ATV activity was monitored throughout the area and nuisance-animal calls were handled. AIS work was conducted throughout the week at area landings and highways. Enforcement action was taken for angling without licenses, allowing illegal operation of juveniles riding…
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August 3, 2022 0

More than a dozen rail cars derailed in St. Louis County Saturday evening

According to the county sheriff’s office, the derailment happened at about 7:47 p.m. The Canadian National Railway reported that it happened about seven miles north of Cook.  Deputies said the train was northbound with 123 rail cars when 14 of them went off the tracks. Some of them, near the rear of the train, tipped…
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August 2, 2022 0

A Slap Shot in Time: The Wild but True History of the Minnesota Fighting Saints

In the early 1970’s an upstart professional hockey league known as the World Hockey Association was formed to challenge the well-established and long-standing National Hockey League. The WHA set its sights on competing with the NHL for players, fans and dollars. The Minnesota Fighting Saints were one of the WHA’s original franchises, playing their games…
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August 2, 2022 0

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors…
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August 1, 2022 0

Voyageurs National Park Places Hazard Markers, Lifts No Wake Restriction on Rainy Lake Basin, and Starts Boat Tours on Kabetogama Lake

Lake levels on the Rainy Lake Basin of Voyageurs National Park have receded to the level allowable for the lifting of the No-Wake restriction on Rainy Lake within the park, effective Friday, July 29. As a precaution and courtesy, park staff encourage all boaters to reduce their wake when traveling near any docks or infrastructure…
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July 28, 2022 0

International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce – Reboot

Wendy Reiner and Shawn Mason were in studio from the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce to talk about Crazy Days which kicks off tomorrow and all the NEW things up and coming from the Chamber.


July 26, 2022 0