Crews were busy yesterday afternoon cutting down trees from the boulevard along the north side of the 200 block of Second Street East. The removal is being done ahead of a complete overhaul of the block, in which the sewer, water, and storm sewer infrastructure will be replaced before rebuilding the road, curbs and gutters, and sidewalks.
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It looked for two innings as though the Fort Frances Her-icanes were going to need to swing a redwood tree to get any piece of Shelby Nosan's flurry of fastballs.
But a series of miscues in the third frame left the Dawson Tigers stumped as to how to defeat the defending champs.
Steve Arpin went gambling in Atlantic City and drew a pair of threes.
The Fort Frances native placed third both Saturday and Sunday at the Red Bull Global Rallycross doubleheader there.
Racing for Loenbro Motorsports, Arpin finished Saturday's 10-lap feature in 8:24.710 to finish just under nine seconds behind Scott Speed with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (8:15.759).
Nobody was going to outrace Raice on this night.
Fort Frances resident Raice Westover claimed his second feature win of the season during Borderland Racing Association action Saturday at the Emo Speedway.
Westover zipped across the finish line ahead of Jesse Thompson (Emo) and Dean Kellar (Devlin).
The Northern O Selects ran into more than a peck of trouble Saturday.
More specifically, it was three Pecks.
The Fleetwood Marlins (B.C.) cruised past the Rainy River District-based Selects 7-0 in the loser's bracket of the 'A-Major' division at the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) World Series in Fargo, N.D.
The public can keep an eye out for these “Owandem" collection boxes in local businesses and give a donation to help refurbish the small tugboat (or "bug") which one day will join the "Hallett” on the riverfront. The boxes, handmade by Friend of the Museum Eric Fagerdahl, currently are located at A Little Off the Top and Betty's.
With main training camp looming in just over three weeks, the Fort Frances Lakers have fortified their ranks with a three-pack of front-line contributors, two from right here at home.
The SIJHL franchise announced the signings of forwards Ian Tookenay, Noah Loveday and Ian Jarvis this past week.
Good thing Al Christiansen doesn't smoke so that he won't miss all the cigars he didn't receive for coming close twice.
The Fort Frances resident pulled down a pair of second-place finishes at a tennis tournament this past weekend held as part of Sioux Lookout's Blueberry Festival.
Pharmasave held the shoreline for as long as it could.
But the Centra Pipelines waves eventually washed over them.
The final report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission released yesterday recommends that two new northern ridings be created—an announcement met with approval from local lawyer Douglas Judson, who now will be seeking the PC party nomination for Kenora-Rainy River.