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Town needs more doctors

Doctor recruitment and retention continues to pose challenges in Fort Frances.

The town still remains short three general practitioners and two general practitioner anesthetists.

The community will also likely lose two more doctors in the spring, according to doctor recruitment and retention committee member Coun. Wiedenhoeft.

Sports in brief

Former Muskie Annalise (C.C.) Hayes has gotten off to a great start with the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets women's hockey team.

Hayes scored a goal and added an assist as the Yellowjackets downed Concordia Wisconsin 3-1 in the season-opener for both teams back on Nov. 1 and she has added two markers and two helpers in the five games since then.

Repap backs away from local mill

Rainy River Packaging, formerly known as Repap Resources, is no longer interested in purchasing the Fort Frances mill.

The company has been interested in the mill property since December of last year but its investors have backed away due to the restrictive covenants that Resolute Forest Products attached to its sale to Riversedge Developments in July.

Football awards handed out

With a successful season officially in the books and a championship trophy in hand, the Muskie football team needed to hand out some more hardware.

The gridiron gang held their annual awards banquet on Monday night at the Copper River Inn.

Lane Sargent took home the rookie-of-the-year award.

Bantam Canadians fall short in home tourney

A promising start to their annual home tournament unfortunately didn't end with a championship for the Fort Frances Bantam 'AA' Canadians over the weekend.

After compiling a perfect 4-0 record through round robin play, the Canadians were dealt a 3-1 loss by the Norwest Stars (Thunder Bay) in the semifinals on Sunday morning at the Ice For Kids Arena to finish shy of snaring a medal.