Pumpkin Paddling Recap

I had a fun time Saturday covering Rick Swenson in his quest to set a world record for paddling a giant pumpkin. Swenson, of Fergus Falls, Minn., grows giant pumpkins and decided to try and set a Guinness World Record for paddling one of the gigantic gourds. When he first came up with the idea,…
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New Dock For Fishing And Nonmotorized Watercraft Ready For Use In Downtown Grand Forks

A new floating dock for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and other nonmotorized watercraft has now been installed on the Red River in downtown Grand Forks. The Greenway this morning sent out an update about the new dock, which is designed to give nonmotorized watercraft users a place to launch without fighting the nasty mud that’s so…
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GF Schools Have Strong Showing In N.D. High School Clay Target League

Grand Forks students had a strong showing during their first season in the North Dakota High School Clay Target League. This year’s league featured 23 schools from across the state split into four conferences. The spring season wrapped up competition May 28. In Conference 3, Red River High School finished first with 6,880 total points,…
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Otters Showing Up On The Red In GF

Daniel Johnson of Grand Forks sent me a photo and a video clip of river otters he has been watching from the walking bridge that crosses the Red River downstream from the Riverside Dam rapids. He described the encounters in an email as follows: “The day before Thanksgiving, I was on my normal afternoon walk…
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Area Groups Collecting Deer Hides Again This Fall

The Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association again will be collecting deer hides for its Hides for Habitat program. Collection boxes will be set outside Cabela’s, Orton’s on the Point and Sportsman Taxidermy in East Grand Forks. Because of a lack of volunteers, the chapter this year is partnering with the Thief…
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