Category: News — KSDM-KGHS

Sheriff Perryn Hedlund with update

With the Rainy Lake Basin approaching record flood levels, Sheriff Hedlund stopped in to give us an update on the situation and outlook.


May 24, 2022 0

REGULAR MEETING OF THE KOOCHICHING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:30 a.m

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Commissioners Pavleck and Adee MEMBERS PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE:  Commissioner Skoe and Sjoblom MEMBERS ABSENT:  Commissioner Murray (Medical) OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:  Dave Reimer, Trent Nicholson, Len Peterson and KCCTV reporter Darcy Sullivan 2022/05-16 Motion by Adee, seconded by Skoe to approve the agenda with additions and deletions. Voting yes by roll call: Sjoblom, Adee,…
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May 18, 2022 0

Sandbagging Operations at Kerry Park

The Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that residents in need of sandbags can goto Kerry Park (11 th St. and 6 th Ave., International Falls, MN) and load pallets of sandbags for theirhomes/property beginning on Friday, May 13 th .The Sheriff’s Office has been coordinating logistics and operations plans with the City ofInternational Falls,…
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May 17, 2022 0

Voyageurs National Park Begins Buoy Placement for 2022 Summer Season 

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN – Voyageurs National Park staff are actively placing hazard markers and other buoys within park boundaries. Park staff will make every effort to place buoys in a timely manner for the 2022 summer season but please keep in mind we are also working with flood conditions.   Voyageurs National Park encourages boaters to…
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May 17, 2022 0

Sheriff Perryn Hedlund on Rainy Lake Basin flooding.

The decision has been made to continue the sandbagging efforts on Sunday and not take a break from the operation. We had hoped to provide volunteers and staff a brief rest before continuing operations on Monday, but the high demand for filled sandbags and the rise in water levels due to the recent rain has…
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May 16, 2022 0

Extended Conservation Officer Report

Conservation Officers Darrin Kittelson and Curtis Simonson of International Falls were my guests this morning. We talked about several topics, including Lake Flooding, Fishing Opener, Boating Safety, Fish Limits and more:


May 10, 2022 0

Operation Hours for Kettle Falls Portage Established 

Based upon current staffing the National Park Service and the Kettle Falls concession staff will operate the Kettle Falls portage seven days a week from 7:30 am until dark. This will include the new aquatic invasive species (AIS) decontamination process for vessels being portaged from Rainy Lake to Namakan Lake. Boaters wanting to portage are reminded…
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May 10, 2022 0

Hwy 53 International Falls work to resume on May 16

Work on Hwy 53 in International Falls is expected to resume on May 16, 2022. Landscaping and tree planting will be occurring from May 16 until June 1, followed by bench and kiosk installation with projected completion of July 1. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures with 11’ width, single lane traffic using the center…
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May 10, 2022 0

Koochiching County Sheriffs Office on Flooding response to help residents

RE: RAINY LAKE BASIN FLOODING UPDATE                                                                                     May 9th, 2022 Rainy Lake water levels continue to rise in response to spring snowmelt and recent rainfall. In response to these rises, the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office has activated the Emergency Operations Center to help coordinate resources, track expenses, and streamline information…
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May 10, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the lake sturgeon keep season on the Rainy River ended. The activity was busy with the nice weather and a local tournament being held. People are reminded to make sure they have all their boat safety equipment before going on the water. Enforcement action was taken for illegal-length…
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May 10, 2022 0