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U.S. taking action over fish dispute

The U.S. government has taken action regarding an ongoing dispute between Minnesota and Ontario over fishing restrictions in place on Rainy River and Lake of the Woods.

Betty Wires, Lake of the Woods supervisor for the Ministry of Natural Resources, said it appears the state has opted to ignore the Minnesota-Ontario Boundary Waters Fisheries Atlas dated July, 1998.

Wilderness Expo II matches previous year

Wilderness Expo II, staged by the “Li’l Eagles” of the United Native Friendship Centre here, went off without a snag Saturday, drawing many people, including lots of families, to the East End Hall.

“Things have gone well,” organizer Brad Herbert said Saturday afternoon. “It’s a little bit busier in the afternoon but the morning was kinda slow.

RRFDC to present awards

For the first time ever, the Rainy River Future Development Corp. will present two awards at its 1999 Annual Event slated May 26 at the Red Dog Inn.

The Annual Event, which starts at 7 p.m., also serves as the RRFDC’s general membership meeting.

‘Y2K’ seminar sheds a little light

Only about 12 people were on hand last Thursday at the Red Dog Inn here for a presentation on what small business can do to prepare for the “Y2K” bug.

Presented by Renalto Pullia of the Northwestern Ontario Technology Centre in Thunder Bay, the session focused mainly on a workbook which presented answers and explanations common to the “Y2K” problem.

MS group offers helping hands

In the wake of the MS Society’s “carnation campaign” last week, it just may be the right time to plug the local MS Self-Help Group, headed by Gayle Arpin.

Active since January, 1998, the support group has flourished since then, drawing an average of 15-20 people at its monthly meeting.

“It’s the fastest-growing social group in town,” Arpin laughed yesterday.