Archives for November 2017

MN Fisherman Fined for Leeches

Two Minnesota anglers face serious fish and game law violations and big fines. Russell Sikkila Jr. of Chisolm and Carl Brandt OF Forest Lake were fined $800 and $1,500 for hiding bags of leeches when they crossed the Canadian border at Fort Frances. Both men pleaded guilty.

Trump Twitter Critics Include British PM

Following President Donald Trump’s roundly criticized perjorative use of “Pocahontas” to denegrate Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren during an event honoring World War II-era Navajo Code talkers, Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets are coming under fire, from critics including British Prime Minister Teresa May.

Cass GOP Hosts Forum Dec. 7

The Cass County Republican Party recently announced the “Water, Woods, and Wildlife” discussion forum will take place at 6 p.m., next Thursday, December 7th, at the Northern Lights Casino Event Center in Walker. The political party calls the forum [quote] “nonpolitical and nonpartisan.”

DNR Leech Lake Study

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Management Action and Surveys on Leech Lake for 2017 Walleye growth and abundance show the long-term average and the number of walleye sampled per acre was above average this year.

MDH Adds Autism, Apnea to Cannabis Program

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. The MDH used a formal petitioning process to solicit public input on conditions.

Franken Faces Fifth Accuser

An Ohio U.S. Army veteran says Minnesota Sen. Al Franken cupped her breast in 2003. 41-year-old Stephanie Kemplin told CNN about a USO tour encounter in Kuwait, where she served her country, in which she said Franken touched her inapproropriately. She is the fifth woman to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct.

MAC Manager Recognized

Kate Webb of the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s concessions and business development office at MSP, was recently recognized by Airport Business Magazine in its “40 Under 40” awards for airport managers.

BSU Sculpture Garden Dedication

There will be a dedication ceremony at Bemidji State University for the new Northscape Sculpture Garden at Memorial Hall lawn on the BSU campus this Friday, Dec. 1st at 1 p.m. BSU President Faith Hensrud welcomes Minnesota-based sculptor Jon Kamrath.

ND Child Porn Collector Punished

42-year-old Steven Dishner of Park River told investigators he had hundreds of child porn images on an external hard drive, and entered an open guilty plea Wednesday in Walsh County, North Dakota District Court to 100 Class C felony counts of possession of certain materials prohibited. Each felony carries a maximum punishment of up to five years in prison.

Calvary Lutheran Supper

About 15 volunteers prepared an estimated three thousand meatballs on Wednesday morning, getting ready for the Calvary Lutheran Church annual supper. Along with a cavalcade of meatballs, there would, of course, be traditional lutefisk, gravy, potatoes, rutabagas, coleslaw, cranberries and more.