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Mn. speed limits increasing

The speed limits on several highways in northwestern Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 m.p.h., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The new speed limits take effect when the new signs are posted.

Speed limits lower than 55 m.p.h. along these sections of highway will remain unchanged.

Be sure to put safety first when ice-fishing

Many of Ontario's thousands of lakes across the province are host to excellent ice-fishing opportunities, and many of Ontario's angling enthusiasts are taking advantage of the great conditions after the recent cold weather.

As such, the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) would like to remind anglers—and anyone venturing on to frozen water bodies—to put safety first.

New monitor bought for OR

A new monitor for the Endoscopy suite at La Verendrye General Hospital here was installed in December.

The $18,000 project, purchased through funds raised from the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's “Fiesta Like There's No Manana” fall gala, features a large screen that produces an enhanced image, making it easier for the surgeons to detect abnormal tissue.