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Standoff ends in arrest

A Couchiching First Nation man is in custody after a standoff that closed Highway 11 east of Fort Frances for almost 11 hours.

The Treaty #3 Police Service, with the assistance of the Rainy River District OPP, responded to a report of a barricaded male inside a Couchiching residence just before 12:45 p.m. yesterday.

RRCC loses in final

One false move and it was over.

Katherine Johnson netted the decisive goal at 9:43 of double-overtime to lift the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs to a 2-1 win yesterday over the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs in the final of the ACHA Division 2 national women’s hockey championship in Kalamazoo, Mich.

WiFi initiative on tap

Town council will get more information about the Shaw Go WiFi initiative at its regular meeting tonight.

Ian Phillips, government relations manager for Shaw, sent a letter to the town back in January, noting Shaw would like to enter into a municipal WiFi agreement so Shaw can offer WiFi in municipal facilities at no cost to the town or the facility user.

Bantam Warriors finish fifth

Kristofer Cochrane’s timing was impeccable.

Cochrane scored what reportedly were his first two goals of the season in his team’s last tournament game to lead the Fort Frances Wu Warriors to a 4-1 victory over the Fort Frances Holmlund Leafs in the fifth-place final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association’s six-team Bantam ‘A’ boys’ tournament Sunday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Johnston in early lead

Dylan Johnston had his own idea for an opening ceremony—beat the defending champs.

That’s exactly what the Thunder Bay skip and his team of third Tirzah Keffer (Fort Frances), Mike Badiuk (Devlin) at second, and Sheree Hinz (Thunder Bay) at lead ended up doing last night in the first draw of mixed provincial championship at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Wrestler off to regionals

Noah Armstrong is ready for his next challenge.

The Fort Frances resident, who represents Mighty Mustangs Wrestling in International Falls, finished first in the 4th grade, 85- to 90-pound division at the NYWA Districts amateur wrestling meet in Deer River, Mn. over the weekend.

With the victory, Armstrong now advances to the regional meet March 19 in Bemidji.

First-round matches set

The playoffs now beckon with the conclusion of the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League’s regular season last night.

All the first-round ‘A’-side matchups are set for the double elimination post-season, which gets underway March 24 at Fort High and St. Michael’s School.