Ear-splitting screams are music to Jesse Adelman’s ears.
The owner of Haunted Woods near Red Lake Falls knows that the louder people scream, the better job he and his crew have done making the Halloween attraction scary.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools didn’t make the grade under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011, the Minnesota Department of Education reported Friday. School districts in East Grand Forks, Fischer and Climax found themselves in this group. Other districts such as Crookston, Fosston and Red Lake Falls received passing grades on their report cards.
Matthew Charles Tongen of Red Lake Falls, Minn., pleaded not guilty to a number of felony counts Wednesday in District Court in Crookston, including possession of firearms by a felon and making terroristic threats.
"Alcohol and tubing are not a good combination. But who has the ability to change this combination?" writes Joy Austin. the mother of a young man who died while tubing on the Red Lake River. "That would be the business, the sheriff’s department and the county. They should follow the lead of other counties, states and tubing businesses around the country by taking such steps as banning Styrofoam coolers and beer kegs."
After fatal accidents, law enforcement, tubing outfitter step up safety measures at popular summer spot On hot Saturdays, as many as 1,500 visitors float down a four-mile stretch of the Red Lake River on this town’s outskirts, in effect doubling its population. The dominant tubing demographic is young adult. The dominant tubing accessory is a cooler of beer. Their inner tubes tied together with rope, they form party flotillas.
A Thief River Falls man who pleaded guilty in Grand Forks court Wednesday to a drug charge is also wanted in Fargo, Thief River Falls and Red Lake Falls, Minn., where he’s the suspect in a Saturday bar burglary and assault of the bar owner who foiled his escape.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for burglarizing the post office at 118 Champagne Ave. SW in Red Lake Falls, Minn. .
Iraq veteran and comrade of Corey Rystad talks to RLF students John Kriesel was steadied by a cane as he walked on his artificial legs to the podium for his Veterans Day address.
People in the packed high school gymnasium knew his story too well. Kriesel’s legs were lost to a roadside bomb in Iraq on Dec. 2, 2006. The bigger story was that two of his National Guard comrades also were lost, one of Red Lake Falls’ own, Corey Rystad.
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