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Instilling a love for music

The recorder may not be the sweetest-sounding instrument in the world but Donald Young School music teacher Karen Wilde believes the experience it gives her students is priceless.

Wilde teaches the recorder to children in grades four through eight at DYS although students there start learning the basics of the instrument in grade three.

First baby of 2000 welcomed

Fort Frances—and Rainy River District—welcomed its first baby of the new year, century, and millennium with the safe arrival of Garrett Austin to Darwin and Michelle Woods (nee Mauro) at La Verendrye hospital Jan. 2 .

Ironically, the eight-pound baby boy, born at 3:45 a.m., was more than two weeks overdue.

Osseo downs Muskies in rout

With several players already out of the lineup due to various injuries, the Muskies could have used those extra bodies as they were crushed 7-0 by Osseo High School (Minneapolis) last night in their opening action of the four-team Warroad X-mas tournament.

Alberton, La Vallee looking at merger

The new millennium could see a new municipality in the district with councillors in Alberton and La Vallee talking about amalgamation.

Although a motion to look at the possibility of merging with La Vallee was tabled Dec. 8 by Alberton councillors until their next meeting in January, Reeve Judy Koski noted the two municipalities already have had an informal meeting on the issue.