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Taggs capture bronze

The local Taggs Source for Sports Bantam ‘AA’ team wrapped up the first half of their season prior to the Christmas break at a tournament in Hermantown, Mn. and brought home the bronze medal.

After opening with a 4-0 win over the Cloquet Lumberjacks, Taggs suffered a 5-1 defeat to the speedy Superior Spartans to be relegated to the bronze-medal game.

Muskie girls back in action

After a first half that saw them play 33 games and travel to four tournaments, the Muskie girls’ hockey team will shift gears into a lighter schedule with a renewed focus on NorWOSSA play.

“We had a couple practices and the alumni game,” Muskie assistant coach Lynn Kellar said of their schedule over the holidays.

School board to meet

The Rainy River District School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight (Jan. 6) at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore School.

On the agenda includes a report from the board’s policy committee, which last met on Dec. 8.

It will be presenting a motion for the board to approve the following policies for stakeholder consultation:

Smokin’ away

Smoke was seen billowing from the new biomass boiler here Friday though there’s been no official word from mill management whether the $84.3-million project is fully operational yet.

Police probing death

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a Fort Frances woman at her Third Street West home.

Police did not release any details as of press time today, but it is known the body has been taken to Kenora for a post-mortem examination.

It also is known the woman’s 19-year-old son was in police custody last night, but no charges had been laid as of press time.

Bridge tolls rising again

The Minnesota, Dakota and Western Railway (MD&W) and the International Bridge and Terminal Co. (IB&T) announced yesterday afternoon that the price of commuter cards for passage on the international bridge between International Falls and Fort Frances will go up to $15 (U.S.), effective tomorrow (Jan. 1).

Andrusco wins squash tourney

The Sunset Country Squash Club’s 29th-annual Boxing Day men’s tournament again was a success thanks to the many participants, said organizer Bob Tkachuk.

Sixteen players took to the courts at the Memorial Sports Centre on Friday morning and battled it out until late in the afternoon.