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KOZY/KMFY Gas and Go Give-Away

How to Play the
KOZY/KMFY Gas and Go Give-away
1) Register
Participating sponsors (listed here on our web site and read on the air) have registration boxes in their businesses. Sign up! Fill out the registration blanks provided by our sponsor. Give us your name, address, and phone number. Register as many times as you want and at as many sponsor businesses as you want.
2) Listen
Monday through Friday (between 8am and 10pm), we’ll randomly draw 4 names and read them on the radio. If you hear your name on the radio, call 999-KOZY (999-5699) or 999-KMFY (999-5639) and let us know you heard your name. We’ll repeat the name a few times that hour. You must call within the 60 minutes allotted for the drawing. We’ll even tell you how much time is still on the clock! (Example- if your name is called at 7:05am, you have until 8:05am to call).
If you call within the 60 minutes, you will be qualified for the drawing on the last Friday of the month for a gas card from KOZY/KMFY Radio and M&H Gas in Grand Rapids.

3) Gas Card Drawing
There will be three M&H Gas card drawings on 2014; June 27th, July 25th, and August 29th. Each drawing will be at approximately 7:20am on 1320 KOZY and a repeat of the name at 7:40am on 96.9 KMFY.
Winner must pick up gas card at KOZY/KMFY station, located at 507 S.E. 11th Street, Grand Rapids, MN. Winner must have a driver’s license or state ID card to take possession of card.
**Please see general contest rules online at for more details.

By |June 17th, 2014|Promotions|Comments Off on KOZY/KMFY Gas and Go Give-Away|

Roof Collapse Averted 022014

A possible ceiling collapse was averted at Coleraine’s Hodgins – Berardo arena last week. The facility was closed when a crack in one of the roof trusses split open resulting in the cancellation or moving of all events. Arena Manager Pat Guyer said that it was probably the snow load and the fact the building is over 50 years old. A local company, Hawk Construction was called in to repair the damages. Metal plates are being installed to reinforce the trusses wherever cracks have appeared, making them stronger than before. Hawk Construction will also prepare a report on other infrastructure items that may need repairing in the future.


By |February 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Roof Collapse Averted 022014|

Freezing Water Lines 022014

Freezing water lines are still a problem. The long period of freezing temperatures is affecting water supply lines in our area. Residents in Bovey are being told to leave a water faucet running at about a pencil size stream (1/4 gal a minute) to prevent the freeze up from occurring. An indicator of an impending water service freeze up is the temperature of the water coming into your home. If it is 40 degrees or below, after allowing it to run a few minutes, you may have a problem, the frost line could be getting close to your water lines. The frost line has gotten deeper than usual because of the long stretch of below freezing weather we have been experiencing. One school in Grand Rapids and the District 318 Maintenance Facility have experienced water problems this year.

By |February 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Freezing Water Lines 022014|

District 318 Review 021914

Property was a key topic of discussion at District 318’s School Board meeting on Tuesday. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Line wants to either – purchase about an acre of District 318’s property or get permission to stage some equipment there – and asked the Board for approval of either option which was granted. The other property discussion concerned the US Geological Service property adjacent to the RJE Middle School. Superintendent Bruce Thomas said he had a conversation with Congressman Rick Nolan about the property and the Congressman will be entering a bill into the house for the land swap. In other actions the school board heard an indicator report on Maintenance, Facilities, Health & Safety from Rod Leistikow, approved two replacement hires and approved the 2014 / 2015 calendar & graduation dates.

By |February 19th, 2014|News|Comments Off on District 318 Review 021914|

Cliffs Natural Resources Makes Donations 021814

Dozens of organizations across the Northland recently received a financial boost. Cliffs Natural Resources has donated $271,800 to a variety of N.E. Minnesota organizations. Cliffs’ District Manager of Public Affairs in Minnesota Sandy Karnowski, said  “We are continually impressed by the quality of projects that are proposed by organizations in our communities, and look forward to seeing the 2014 initiatives that have received Cliffs’ support come to life.” The Cliffs Foundation will be accepting grant applications from qualified organizations until June 1, 2014 for their 2015 budget consideration. If you would like to apply please visit the company’s website

By |February 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Cliffs Natural Resources Makes Donations 021814|

Water Pipes Freezing 021814

Some residents of the Northland have experienced frozen water pipes this winter. Homes in Bovey, Ely, Hibbing, Bemidji, Washburn, parts of Virginia and several other communities are being asked to keep a cold water faucet running for the rest of the winter to prevent incoming waterlines from freezing. The unusually widespread problem has hit, not surprisingly, as the region broke a record for most days below zero in one winter, and municipal water service lines are starting to show signs of trouble from the cold. Frozen waterlines running into homes add to the already growing problem of broken water mains that crack as the cold sinks into the ground. The deepening frost can cause shifting and snap some pipes or simply freeze others solid. The general rule of thumb is to keep a quarter-inch stream flowing out of a main faucet — about the size of a pencil. The moving water usually prevents freeze up entering the home.

By |February 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Water Pipes Freezing 021814|

Northlans Foundation Award Grants 021814

The Northland Foundation has recently awarded 66 grants totaling over $457,000 to nonprofit and community groups in northeastern Minnesota. Grants awarded in our area include: $7000 to ElderCircle of Grand Rapids, $400 to Invest Early in Grand Rapids, $2000 to the Northern Lights Community School in Warba, $15,000 to Bridges Kinship Mentoring in Grand Rapids, $5000 to the Hill City Kids Plus program, $20,000 to the Itasca County Family YMCA,  $10,000 to OutFront Minnesota Community Services to reduce bullying in Grand Rapids and Duluth, $5000 to Northland Counseling Center in Grand Rapids.

By |February 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Northlans Foundation Award Grants 021814|

Local Crime Report 021814

In the local crime report from the Grand Rapids Police Department:

On Thursday February 13th an automotive dealership on 4th Street NW reported a customer had a complaint against a former employee. It appears the terminated employee had taken approximately $4000 in parts ordered for the victim’s auto. The victim initially stated he did not want to press charges; however he changed his mind and the former employee was charged with theft.
Also on Thursday a purse with a cell phone in it was reported stolen from a residence in Grand Rapids. The victim contacted her cellular provider and located her phone in the 400 block of Itasca Street; however it appeared to be moving. Law enforcement received a call stating that someone found a purse in the restroom at the coin operated laundry on Itasca Street. It was the missing purse and phone. Under investigation.
A resident of 5th Street SE reported on Thursday that their mail had been stolen. She stated that she had a card that had been canceled due to the security breach at Target and her replacement card was reported as someone was attempting to use it at a fast food restaurant in Rochester.
On Friday February 14th a customer of a retail outlet on 29th Street SE reported her purse with credit cards in it was missing. One of her cards was reportedly being used at an automated DVD rental kiosk. Under investigation.
On Saturday February 15th a manager at a retail outlet on 29th Street SE reported they had chased an adult male shoplifter out of the store. He managed to get into a blue mini-van and leave the parking lot fortunately without the $163 in merchandise. There is a suspect.
On Sunday […]

By |February 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Local Crime Report 021814|

Autio Enters Not Guilty Plea 021714

The woman charged in the series of Itasca County Church burglaries has entered a not guilty plea in District Court. Twenty eight year old Erin Autio of Grand Rapids plead not guilty to 19 felony counts on Wednesday February 12th. Autio’s defense attorney said they are close to a plea agreement but the state is still working on contacting victims and he has requested the hearing be continued to a later date, which the court set for Tuesday March 25th at 8:30 AM. Autio and 42 year old Danny Madsen of Grand Rapids are suspected in a series of church burglaries that occurred in Itasca County between June and December of last year. Both Autio and Madsen are in custody in the Itasca County Jail.

By |February 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Autio Enters Not Guilty Plea 021714|

Fatal Accident on HWY 169 021714

A Swatara man died in a one vehicle accident on Saturday February 15th. According to the State Patrol 60 year old James Lee was northbound on US Highway 169 when his vehicle went off the road on the right side into a ditch and collided with a snow bank near Lakeview Drive. The initial investigation indicates there may have been a medical issue before the accident occurred. He was transported by Meds 1 EMS to Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The medical examiner is determining the cause of death. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident and Lee was wearing his seatbelt. The vehicle was not damaged when it left the roadway. The Minnesota State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Itasca County Sheriffs Office.

By |February 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Fatal Accident on HWY 169 021714|