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Fake dolls seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls port-of-entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Mn.

In May, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

'Relay' might get second wind here

After a decline in participation over the years, it looked as though this year's “Relay for Life” would be the last one here.

But it seems the possibility of no longer holding the annual cancer fundraiser fired up a few teams—and brought forth new volunteers for next year's committee.

“A lot of people said, 'Well, that's terrible,'” noted lead organizer Monica Sus.

Local student heading to SHAD

An actor and a top prize winner from the Canada-Wide Science Fair are among a record number of students from across Canada looking to become change-makers this summer at the award-winning enrichment and entrepreneurship program, SHAD.

Katelyn Bruyere of Fort Frances also is among this group and will travel to various locations across Canada on July 1 to participate in the program.

Funds target district homelessness

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board has approved the allocation of 2018-19 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) funds to local agencies in pursuit of the goal of ending homelessness.

The CHPI is a 100-percent provincially-funded program created in 2013 that focuses on the outcomes of preventing homelessness and housing the homeless population.