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Annual autism walk coming up

Break out your blue shirt.

The International Falls Autism Support Group is hosting its annual National Autism Awareness Day Walk this Saturday, April 7—and is urging parents and children from both sides of the border to take part.

The walk begins at noon behind Ronning's in International Falls, with a carnival immediately afterwards at the Union Hall (509 Third St.)

Square artists voting underway

Which local musicians would you like to see performing on the Rainy Lake Square stage this spring and summer?

Now's your chance to have your say.

An online public survey was launched yesterday to determine performers for two of the five concert dates in the “Rainy Lake Series” that will showcase a combination of local and touring performers at the new Rainy Lake Square here.

Poet making dreams come true

A lifelong dream has come true for a local poet and writer.

Joelle Barron, who now lives in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe of Treaty 3 (Kenora), recently had their first collection of poetry, “Ritual Lights," published by Goose Lane Editions. (Barron prefers the use of the gender-neutral pronoun "they” used hereafter.)