Garbage bags will be handed out for all city residents who own or rent, the last day for pick-up will be 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.

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 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.

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.

The next Downtown Development Association meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 11th at 6:15pm at the Evergreen Eating Emporium.  All are welcome!

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.

St. Bernard’s Church is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 13th from 12pm-6pm and on Thursday, June 14th from 8am-2:30pm in the church’s Parish Hall.  For an appointment contact Theresa at 681-2208.

Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and fun at noon on Tuesday, June 19th at the American Legion in Thief River Falls. Come and hear Joyce Buseman from Centerville, SD as she shares her personal story of tragedy and restored faith and Jordynn Johnsrud from Goodridge will bring her musical talents on the guitar. The cost is $9.00; for reservations or cancelations call Diane at 681-3229 or Carmen at 681-3091.  Reservations are appreciated by Thursday, June 14th, call by Monday noon; sponsored by the Thief River Falls Christian Women’s Clubs/Stonecroft Ministries.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for volunteers from the community for a Mock Jail Stay.  The goal of this exercise is intended to train staff and test the new functions and capabilities of the new facility.  Applications and information are available at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department or online at  Deadline for applications will be June 15th.




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