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'Café' lands grant

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to accept a $550 grant from the Diocese of Duluth and its Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Small Grant Fund.

Funding from this grant will be used towards food purchases for the “Community Café,” which is a joint project of the Falls Hunger Coalition and Backus.

Fake dolls seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls port-of-entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Mn.

In May, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

Local student heading to SHAD

An actor and a top prize winner from the Canada-Wide Science Fair are among a record number of students from across Canada looking to become change-makers this summer at the award-winning enrichment and entrepreneurship program, SHAD.

Katelyn Bruyere of Fort Frances also is among this group and will travel to various locations across Canada on July 1 to participate in the program.