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Singing siblings returning

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to announce the return of seven siblings, “The Hunts,” this Friday (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m.

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Va., they grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music.

Trio charged in drug bust

On Tuesday around 9 p.m., officers from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Community Street Crime Unit, and the Dryden Police Service executed a search warrant on a Dryden residence.

Police seized 284 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of about $56,800, as well as drug trafficking materials and Canadian currency.

Poppy fund aids local veterans

The Fort Frances Legion Br. #29 kicked off its annual poppy campaign on Oct. 26 and has been canvassing at local stores, banks, and other areas around town.

Funds raised go directly into the Poppy Fund, which helps to support any local veterans and their relatives.

“The Poppy Fund is the trust fund that is set up for the vets,” noted Legion office manager Veronica Davis.

Boards in need of applicants

A new town council is preparing to be sworn-in next month but they won't be the only fresh faces seen around local municipal meeting tables in the coming term.

The town is accepting applications from qualified residents to serve on various boards and committees until Nov. 21 and from the looks of it, quite a few applicants are needed to fill those positions.

Fort church planning to host 'coffee house'

The Church of the Holy Spirit in Fort Frances is excited to be offering a new social activity!

On Friday, Nov. 23, the church is going to become a coffee house! They will open the doors at 6:30 p.m., with live music starting at 6:45.

People are invited to come in, enjoy a beverage and some goodies, while being entertained, with admission being $5/person.

District farms given funding

Local MPP Greg Rickford doled out funding for four district farms during the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture's annual dinner and meeting Saturday night at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.

Some $44,500 was earmarked for Delton Martin's cattle operation in Stratton while $43,500 went to Allen Jolicouer to purchase a tractor for his cow/calf operation in Barwick.