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Monthly Archives: May 2018


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National Police Week

The Grand Rapids City Council yesterday proclaimed this week, May 13th thru the 19th, as
National Police Week. Mayor Adams, “now therefore be it resolved, that I Dale Adams, Mayor of Grand Rapids, formally designate May 13th thru the 19th as national police week and publically recognize the service of law enforcement officers in our community and communities across the nation.”
Also at yesterday’s council meeting the council named two new members to the human rights commission and appointed a new member to the housing and redevelopment authority. There will be another position on the housing and development board opening soon.

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Waters south of us are suffering from poor water quality. Homeowners on lake shore can help reverse that. David Lick, with Itasca Waters, Itasca Water Legacy Partnership, has a web site offering tips for landowners, including Buffer strips of native wildflowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs protect water quality and provide habitat for wildlife. Learn about how to maintain your shore land, and the things you can do to help your lake stay healthy and your property maintain its value by visiting

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MADD Presents Award to Kim Johnson

Drunk driving is still the number one cause of deaths on our roadways. Preventing or reducing drunk driving related deaths on roadways is the goal of Madd. Madd Minnesota presents awards to people who work to reduce drunk driving deaths. This year, Kim Johnson, Itasca County Public Health Nurse and Toward Zero Deaths Coordinator, received the 2018 Madd Statewide Recognition award for Environmental Strategy Prevention.

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Cohasset Fire Hires Two Trainees

Cohasset Fire responded to 216 calls in 2017. 153 calls were for medical assistance. 63 for fire rescue. The cost of calls depends on the type of call. Medical calls average $158.00 per call. Fire calls average $171 per call. The one thing volunteer fire departments are struggling with is manpower. The 25 man roster of Cohasset Fire averages 50% of the roster during the working day. Cohasset added two fire trainees to the roster Tuesday, hiring Kevin Ott and Brady Randolph.

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ISD 318 School Bus Accident

A school bus with 21 Grand Rapids High school students on their way to Crookston was involved in a rollover accident this morning.
ISD 318 Communnications Director Jessica Setness:
Twenty-two students and one staff member were traveling to the Great Plains Youth Institute in Crookston this morning when the bus they were on was involved in an accident five miles outside of Bagley. The cause of the accident is not known at this time. Seven students and the driver were transported to the ER in Bagley with minor injuries, such as cuts and abrasions. The State Patrol is on the scene and a bus has been dispatched to pick up the students to return them to Grand Rapids. Updates will be provided when additional details are available.

By |May 7th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on ISD 318 School Bus Accident|

Taylor Swift gives back to fans by hosting concert for foster children and visiting burn victim in hospital

Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift is busy gearing up for the launch of her world tour, but the singer displayed her generous reputation by taking time to perform a couple of kind deeds over the weekend.  The singer invited A...
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