Garbage bags will be handed out for all city residents who own or rent starting on Monday, June 4th and running through Friday, June 8th.  Bags will be handed out on the south side of the Public Works Facility, located at 1211 Atlantic Ave. North; hours are from 7am-5pm.

The city of Middle River will be flushing hydrants on Thursday, June7th, starting at 4pm.

Join in for Seniorobics Fitness at 10:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and walking at 10:00am on Tuesdays and Fridays; activities are held at the Newfolden Center.  The noon senior meal, followed by bingo, will be held at Nazareth Lutheran church in Holt on Thursday, June 7th.  All events are sponsored by Tri-Community Living At Home; call 874-2256 for more information.

It’s Family Story Time on Thursday, June 7th from 5-7pm at the Thief River Falls Public Library.  You can come to read stories to your children, or staff or a guest reader will start reading at 6:15.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

The Middle River Farmer’s Market will be at the picnic shelter on Main Street on Fridays from 2-5 pm from June 1st through September. Plants, baked goods, jellies, fruits & vegetables, eggs, fancy work and garden décor will be available.

It’s the 15th Anniversary of the Kick’n Up Kountry Music Festival, now running through Saturday, June 9th, at Wagon Wheel Ridge, west of Karlstad.  You’ll find great music, fun activities and events, with lots of ticket and camping options.  For the full schedule and ticket information go to KUKMUSIC.COM.

The next Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf distribution will be Thursday, June 7th from 10am-1pm at the Food Shelf Building, located at 16330 150th St. NE (go south on Hwy 59 past the movie theater and turn left onto Hwy 61/150th St.. it is the green building/2nd drive on the left).

The Pennington County Sportsmen’s Club is holding their 3rd Annual “Man Cave Sale” on Friday, June 8th from 4-8pm and Saturday, June 9th from 8am-noon at the Sportsmen’s Club, 19929 140th Ave. NE; signs will be posted at the intersection of 8th St. and Dewey Ave. North.  Items include tools, reloading stuff and general guy stuff.  Proceeds will go to funding various club projects.

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the 2018 Relay for Life of Marshall and Pennington Counties on Friday, June 8th from 5pm-midnight at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Warren.  This will be a fun-filled event that will celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease.  The event will also include entertainment, a silent auction, food and games, touching ceremonies, and stories of inspiration.  There is something for everyone at Relay for Life!  For more information call Karen Severts at 686-3317 or Amber Holten at 689-9405.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and other works by Judy Szlarski, a long-time artist of Argyle.  Judy’s art exhibit is now open at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks through July 14th.  An Artist’s Reception will be held for Judy this Saturday, June 9th from 3-5pm.  For questions, call Kat Allen, Exhibition Specialist, at 701-360-0805.

There will be a Blood Drive in Gonvick on Monday, June 11th, from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm at the Community Center Main Room.  For an appointment contact Eileen at 487-5568, Joan Birkeland at 487-5423, Fay Bjerke at 487-6465 or go to, sponsor code: gonvick; sponsored by the Gonvick Lutheran Parish.

First Lutheran Church is sponsoring Vacation Bible School from 5:30-7pm on June 11th-13th.  All Pre-K through 6th grade students are welcome to attend.


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