A plan to allow some Americans with minor criminal offenses to enter Canada on a one-visit-basis without a fee is good news, according to tourism-related industries and many people who live along the border.
The change is expected to allow visitors deemed criminally inadmissible, because of convictions involving writing bad checks, minor fights, and drinking and driving, a one-time visit with a $200 fee waived.
Additional visits would require the $200 fee.
The 2012 LakeWood Gala will take place at the Moose Lodge in Baudette on Saturday, March 24. Join the LakeWood Regional Healthcare Foundation for a night of great food, theater, auctions and fun! Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a chicken and rib dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Center stage at the LakeWood Gala is Lake of the Woods High School performing a one-act play, “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” at 7:30 p.m.
Are you planning your garden? You might want to plant an extra seed or two. Maybe your special talent is creating amazing kitchen or garden art. We would love to have you there with us at the new "Fresh Start Farmers Market". If you enjoy putting up your fruits and veggies or making creative, delicious breads and sweet treats we would have a place for you at the market.
Are you a very-low income household, your residence requires home repairs and you are unsure where this money is going to come from? USDA Rural Development, a federally funded agency, may be the answer.
• Lowest interest rate around (1% fixed interest rate).
• Maximum loan of $20,000 with up to a 20 year term.
• No mortgage or closing costs for loans under $7,500.
• Grants up to $7,500 for health and safety issues may be available for those age 62 and over.
National recording artist VOTA along with motivational speaker Tom Henderson will be coming to Lake of the Woods High School in Baudette, MN on the 180 Tour on Wednesday, April 25. Through this tour, VOTA and Tom Henderson hope to inspire students to understand that as they prepare for tomorrow, who they are today is what matters most.
Linda Hennen, State Executive Director of Minnesota's USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to purchase FSA's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for noninsurable crops in order to be eligible for the agency's disaster assistance programs. "Multiple peril crop insurance is an important risk management tool for farmers, but it's not available for all crops. That's why NAP is so important," said Hennen.
Lake of the Woods School will host a Senior Challenge Exhibition game Monday, March 12 in the high school gym.
The “junior varsity” game will be at 6 p.m. with the junior high boys and girls basketball players against their parents.
In the “varsity” game that follows, senior winter athletes will take on the high school coaching staff in an exhibition basketball game. The seniors will include boys and girls hockey and basketball players will play the hockey and basketball coaches.
The first Anderson/Fieldseth Bonspiel was March 3 and 4 at the arena in Baudette. There were nine teams participating in the bonspiel. Curling started on Friday, March 3 at 4 p.m. After the completion of all three sheets there was a procession onto the ice lead by Bruce Lidkea playing the bagpipes with Dale Erickson escorting Joanne Fieldseth onto the ice. Joanne then proceeded to throw a ceremonial rock in memory of her late husband Dale Fieldseth.
The club has all the supplies needed to curl. They have rock pushers available for those who are unable to get on their knees.
Potential state record burbot caught on Lake of the Woods
Burbot, also often referred to as eelpout, are not a very respected fish and are often times coined as an ‘ugly’ fish, the “ish” of fish. Some people do not dare to touch the slimy fish because of its tendency to try to wrap around an object as a snake would. Not an avid fisherman like Aaron Guthrie of Bemidji, though. Guthrie often travels to Lake of the Woods targeting the burbot he loves to eat.
There is a full day of activities planned around the 48th annual VFW Fishing Derby this Saturday, March 3 on the Baudette Bay.
The derby is from 2 to 5 p.m. on the ice. Holes will be drilled, so anyone fishing the derby can come out and use the designated fishing holes. No fishing can begin before 2 p.m.
There are prizes available in northern, walleye/sauger, perch and burbot categories, as well as other fishing categories. There are two grand prizes: a propane ice auger and a portable fish house that you must be present to win.
If you are only going to give to your local food shelf once a year, March is the month to do it. Food Shelves around the state participate in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the March Campaign. The goal is to raise 12 million combined pounds and dollars to combat hunger throughout the state.
The Lake of the Woods School Board committee that is researching athletics met Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the school for its second meeting.
The committee now has eight members: school board members Doug Nosan, Terry Waibel and Tim Lyon, community education coordinator Cece Charlton, activities director Brian Novak, elementary teacher and coach Ron Rudd, high school teacher and coach Bob Laine and parent and coach Gary Moeller.