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Muskies sweep

Ashley Croswell scored a season-high 14 points to pace the Muskie senior girls’ basketball squad to a 55-21 rout over the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action here Tuesday.

Claire Hyatt added 11 points for Fort High (5-0), which tightened its grip on first place and also won its 25th-straight league game.

Lonely doorway

The doorway bearing the name “Rainy Lake Hotel” was the last piece of the front wall to be demolished yesterday afternoon. By about 4:15 p.m., nothing was left standing.

Calendar spotlights river life

The “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum” have been developing a new calendar that will spotlight local history as it occurred on the upper Rainy River.

Called “Discover the Stories: Facts & Photos about the Rainy River,” the 2016 calendar will be launched on Thursday, Nov. 5 during the group’s annual fall fundraiser gala at the museum.

Rusnak elected

Thunder Bay-Rainy River has gone red.

Local Liberal candidate Don Rusnak handily was elected as MP last night after garnering 44 percent of the vote.

Rusnak got 18,523 votes to beat out incumbent MP John Rafferty (NDP), who was a distant second with 12,439 (30 percent).

Human ‘books’ on tap

Anyone interested in hearing stories of local residents should stop by the Fort Frances Public Library tonight.

The second-annual “Human Library,” hosted by the library in partnership with the local Celebrating Diversity committee, will run from 6-8 p.m.

Polls still open

There’s still time to vote.

Today is election day, with polls in Rainy River District open until 8:30 p.m. (CDT).

To find out where you vote, find the location and poll number on the voter registration card you should have received in the mail a few weeks ago.