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Knox celebrates 100th anniversary

Emo Knox United Church in Emo celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday with a service, followed by a potluck supper and program at the Donald Young School gym that attracted 150 guests.

Rev. Frances Flook, who acted as master of ceremonies, said the program was a culmination of the hard work of many people to which we say thanks.

Band lands DNR nets

Rainy River First Nations has three big trophies from their last trip out on the river but they’re not fish—they’re Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nets.

An anonymous tip from someone they believe was in Rainy River left a message on the band office’s voice-mail last Wednesday night claiming they saw DNR nets floating in the river near the Baudette airport.

Alberton council still short of names

While she said “downloading” probably has caused some people to hesitate, incoming reeve Judy Koski admitted she's in the dark as to why no one has come forward to fill the two vacant seats on Alberton council.

And one of the first official duties when the new council sits Dec. 10 will be to decide how to bring two other people on board.

Fight boils over sturgeon stock

Is the sturgeon population in the Rainy River/Lake of the Woods system strong enough to withstand the removal of 200 immature fish a year?

Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Natural Resources here are saying “yes" but the cry from Rainy River First Nations is a resounding "no.”

Atikokan flood relief gets boost

Flood relief efforts in Atikokan got a big financial shot-in-the-arm yesterday thanks to a $10,000 cheque from Videon and Cancom.

“It's really something,” enthused Moreen Cox, a flood disaster relief volunteer.

“This is the biggest donation by far," she noted. "There have been some astronomical amounts of financial loss for a town this size.”