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Photographer calls Fort Frances home

From a forest trail to a hectic event, you never know where you are going to bump into him. And from a large fire to a small frog, you never know where he’ll be aiming his lens.

For about 20 years, freelance photographer Bill Morgenstern has been photographing Rainy River District. “I never thought I’d stay here this long, and I get itchy feet so I have to travel,” he said.

Sparks wrap up six-month project on monarch butterflies

The 18 local Sparks who sent handmade replicas of monarch butterflies to Mexico City’s Museo del Nino (Children’s Museum) last fall are due to have similar paper butterflies returned bearing a message from kids in that country.

The exchange is part of an international awareness project focused on protecting the orange-and-black-winged insect.

‘Envirothon’ team just misses taking provincial title

The Fort Frances High School “Envirothon” team just missed a trip to Nova Scotia for the North American finals after taking second at the provincials in Thunder Bay last week.

“They were so close. It’s too bad there was nothing for second place,” science teacher Duane Roen said, noting the Fort High team was only 1.2 percent behind the top one.