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Gustafson @ ABC

Bryan Gustafson showed off part of the 22.49 lbs in his team's day two bag at the Atikokan Bass Classic. It was the third biggest one-day haul in the tournament, which he and fishing partner, Jon Austin, won in 2014. The big catch vaulted them from 10th place to first—for about 30 minutes.

Backpack donation

Sisters Zaila and Phoenix Rose generously donated four backpacks last month, joining the many individuals and businesses on board with this year's “Backpacks for Kids” campaign. Organizers are aiming to get at least 250 backpacks full of school supplies this year.

Piper & carson

Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, left, and Piper Hayes make up the duo “Piper & Carson.” Hayes describes herself as a singer-songwriter and mental health advocate, often booking mental health workshops into their tours. The pair will be bringing their folk/roots sound to From the Grind Up tomorrow evening.


Bruce McLeod had a long and distinguished career as a builder while serving his Alma mater, the University of Minnesota∕Duluth, in varying administrative capacities and as the commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The Fort Frances native will be one of five builders inducted into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday.

Checking out crops

New farm owner and first-time soybean grower, Conrad Martin, left showed off his farm to attendees of the crop and soil tour on Thursday. The tour was hosted by the Emo Agricultural Research Station and soil profiles were conducted by Sebastian Belliard, soil management specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.