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Flower ceremony

Cancer survivors and caregivers participated in the flower ceremony that once again was part of the annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival held Saturday at the Sorting Gap Marina. A moment of silence was held to remember all the loved ones who have passed from the disease before tossing pink flowers into the upper Rainy River.

Dragon boat festival set to go

The seventh-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival is set to hit the water here on Saturday at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Unlike previous years, a new twist will have the boats being launched from both Fort Frances and International Falls.

Each side also will stage their own festival, with the money raised to go to charities in their respective communities.

Rounding curve

Navigating the tight first turn was paramount for the riders' success at the Superior Dirt Riders' doubleheader over the weekend at the Emo Motocross course. It was the association's lone stop in Rainy River District this season.

Signing with Lakers

Fort Frances Lakers' head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan looked on as Brett Hahkala, Nick Hahkala, and Colton Bodnar signed their paperwork to play with the team next season during a press conference last Wednesday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena boardroom. Also putting pen to paper that day were fellow locals Cole Allan and Noah Loveday.

Looking upfield

Monika Ruppenstein took a peek up the pitch as she looked to move the ball out of her own end during Fort Frances Youth Soccer's season windup Saturday morning at the St. Francis Sports Fields. Players from all age divisions were able to play a game, then enjoyed some hotdogs, freezies, and refreshments afterwards.

Mann helps state team wrestle third-place finish

A solid year on the mat recently became even better for Hudson Mann.

The seventh-grader, who was born in Fort Frances but now lives in International Falls, Mn., made the Minnesota national wrestling team for the second year in a row and helped paced Minnesota Blue to a third-place finish in the Schoolboy National Greco & Freestyle Duals in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 6-10.

Rounding curve

Navigating the tight first turn (above) was paramount for the riders' success at the Superior Dirt Riders' doubleheader held Saturday and Sunday at the Emo Motocross course.

Landon Flinders of Fort Frances (left) did his best to keep pace with Devon Watson during their race.

Flinders wound up finishing fourth in both of the 65cc and 85cc ages seven-11 categories.

Soccer heading

Declan Webb, right, of Centra Pipelines and Nick Hahkala of Manitou Forest Products collided as they tried to get a header on the ball during Centra's 4-0 win in Borderland Soccer League men's division action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.