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Cutting trees

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.

Pair of thirds for Arpin

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).

Westover nabs second win

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).

Fastballers battled hard in Fargo

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.

Spare change?

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.