Karleen Wilde, daughter of Sunny and Ryan Wilde, is Miss Northwest Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen. She is using her title to  advance her platform on educating people about the importance of organ  donation.  (Submitted)

A mission of hope

by David Hill Editor   There have been so many organ donations and surgeries in this family they often joke that at Christmas they don’t exchange gifts, they exchange organs. Thirteen-year-old Miss Northwest Minnesota’s Outstanding […]

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Janice C. Noreen, 78

Janice C. Noreen, 78        Thief River Falls – Janice Noreen, Thief River Falls, age 78, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.    Funeral service will be held at […]

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Carol D. Matson, 79

Carol D. Matson, 79        Babbitt – Carol Darlene Matson, 79, of Babbitt, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.    Funeral service was held Friday, March 24, 2017 at […]

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Rosella Keester, 84

Rosella Keester, 84        Thief River Falls – Rosella Keester, Thief River Falls,  age 84, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine.    Funeral services were held  Monday March 27, 2017 at […]

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Jerry D. Hestekind, 73

Jerry D. Hestekind, 73        Newfolden – Jerry Hestekind, 73, of Newfolden, died peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with his loving family by his side.    Funeral service […]

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Carl P. Gustafson, 87

Carl P. Gustafson, 87        Aberdeen, SD – Carl Gustafson passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 87 at Golden Living Center, Redfield, SD.    Memorial service  was held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 […]

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Donavon E. Berggren, 69

Donavon E. Berggren, 69        Thief River Falls – Donavon Berggren, 69, of Thief River Falls died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his residence.    Visitation will be held from 10 […]