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Voyageurs Outfitters serving Voyageurs National Park and the Community

For Eric Johnson and Megan Bond, following their passion has literally allowed them to “live their dream” here in Voyageur ...
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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – INTERNATIONAL FALLS FARM AND GARDEN

International Falls Farm and Garden is a locally owned business that is open year round for all your farm and ...
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MEET THE LOCALS – SISTERS SHANNON & SARA

Sisters Shannon Arnold and Sara Smith followed different career and life paths but both found their way back to Koochiching ...
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KEDA NEWSLETTER 6/19

Here in the Northland, like much of the Midwest, we endured a lengthy and snowy winter that held on into ...
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QUICK FACTS FOR 6/19 KEDA NEWSLETTER

Number of public boat launches in Koochiching County – 23. Location of July 4th’s “America’s Parade” – Birchdale, Minnesota. Number ...
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KEDA NEWLSETTER 12-18

Another year racing past and the Holidays provide the perfect transition - a time for family gatherings, traditions, reflection, and ...
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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – SJOBLOM’S LANDSCAPE & NURSERY

Sjoblom's is a locally owned, multifaceted business that is OPEN YEAR ROUND located right on Highway 11. For nearly three ...
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MEET THE LOCALS – BILL & ROSE SIROIS 12/18

Bill Sirois was fairly typical of a young boy growing up in Northern Minnesota in the 1970’s – he loved ...
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QUALITY OF LIFE – ISLAND DWELLERS 12/18

With an estimated 2,568 islands on Rainy Lake – both in the United States and Canada – there are many ...
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QUICK FACTS FOR 12-18 KEDA NEWSLETTER

Age of the cantilever rail bridge connecting Ranier, Minnesota to Ft. Frances, Ontario – 100. Number of meals served at ...
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Quick Facts for 6-18 KEDA Newsletter

QUICK FACTS FOR 6-18 KEDA NEWSLETTER Duration of daylight on Rainy Lake on the Summer Solstice – 16 hours, 8 ...
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Quality of Life – Voyageurs National Park Quarter Release

QUALITY OF LIFE – VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK QUARTER RELEASE Voyageurs National Park is located in northern Minnesota near the Canadian ...
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Meet the Locals – Rainy Lake Grill

MEET THE LOCALS – RAINY LAKE GRILL In July 2016, Karina Joyce-Ham (LFHS 1998) and her husband Robert Ham (FHS ...
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 KEDA UPDATE 6/18

KEDA UPDATE 6/18 Summer is upon us and it brings a distinct energy to everyone lucky enough to live here.  ...
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Business Spotlight – Rainy Lake Vacation Campground

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – RAINY LAKE VACATION CAMPGROUND COMING SOOON to the area! A 32 acre RV campground with 30 full ...
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Quick Facts – October 2017

QUICK FACTS FOR 10-17 KEDA NEWSLETTER Number of graduates from Rainy River Community College in its 50-year history – 4,711 ...
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Quality of Life – Water – October 2017

KEDA NEWSLETTER 10/17 QUALITY OF LIFE – WATER While water is certainly essential for all human life, it has and ...
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Meet the Locals – Jordan Pearson, Owner Island View Realty – October 2017

KEDA NEWSLETTER 10/17 MEET THE LOCALS – JORDAN PEARSON, OWNER ISLAND VIEW REALTY It was ingrained in Jordan Pearson at ...
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KEDA Update – October 2017

KEDA Update - 10/17 Fall is in the air.  After enjoying some of the best weather in the country this ...
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Business Profile – Green Forest Wood Products – October 2017

Green Forest Wood Products, LLC in Littlefork, MN In March of this year, Brandon Andersen purchased Green Forest, Inc. and ...
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KEDA Update – May 2017

KEDA UPDATE 5/17 Ahh, Spring.  It starts subtly with the gradual lengthening of the daylight minutes.  Then the seagulls and ...
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Business Profile – Eleven 71 – May 2017

Eleven -71, a women’s boutique and home goods store, is located downtown International Falls and is proudly owned by Katrina ...
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Quality of Life – Sandhill Cranes – By Mike Hanson – May 2017

Sandhill Cranes – By Mike Hanson My father taught me to identify birds by their song but I never heard ...
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Quick Facts – May 2017

Estimated economic impact on the local economy from Voyageurs National Park in 2016 – $24.6 million. Dollar amount donated to ...
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Meet the Locals – Skifstad’s Bring Shield 616 to International Falls – May 2017

Nikki Skifstad and her husband Luke, have recently returned to International Falls from Colorado Springs where Luke worked for the ...
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KEDA Update – Fall 2016

All of the signs of fall are in view here in Koochiching County and the transition into this wonderful time ...
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Matt and Paul Kavan – Owners of Loony’s Brew – November 2016

For brothers Matt and Paul Kavan the journey that brought them to Ranier as owners of Loony’s Brew has crossed ...
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International Falls Public Library – November 2016

While the International Falls Public Library has been sharing books with the community for over 100 years, like most libraries ...
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MD&W RAILROAD – November 2016

The Minnesota, Dakota, and Western (MD&W) railroad is a short-line railroad that was created in 1909 to support the construction ...
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Quick Facts – November 2016

Average high temperature for July 2016 for International Falls – 78.2 F. Number of trains crossing /entering through the Port of ...
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Emily & Mike Gedde – June 2016

After graduating from Falls High School in 2005, Emily (Halla) Gedde had little interest in returning to International Falls permanently ...
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International Falls Trap Team – June 2016

Eric Norstad is an avid hunter and recreational shooter who shared his passion with his son.  They began shooting clay targets ...
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KEDA Update – June 2016

KEDA Update – June 2016 Posted on June 2, 2016. Filed under KEDA Update, Newsletter. Spring explodes on the scene here in the ...
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Ronnings – June 2016

For entrepreneur Lyle Larson, the move from owning a sawmill in Littlefork to owning a venerable clothing store in downtown ...
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KEDA Update – December 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the KEDA. After bonus summer-like weather in September and October, the tell-tale signs of ...
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Fishing for River Monsters – June 2015

By: Mike Hanson – River master Two and a half questions for ya, approximately how old is a Rainy River ...
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Meet the Locals – Mary Casanova, Local Author – June 2015

For local author Mary Casanova, finding a balance between a full-time national writing career and living a rural life can ...
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Evolve U Fitness – June 2015

Evolve U Fitness Nominees for the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards – 2015 Erin Shikowsky and Ashley Hall began their ...
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KEDA Update – June 2015

Well, it’s official. Rainy Lake was ice free and navigable on April 28th. The ice out marks the traditional transition ...
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Quick Facts – June 2015

Approximate number of nesting pairs of bald eagles in Voyageurs National Park – 30-35. Deepest sounding on Rainy Lake – ...
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