The Badger Community Heritage Wall – How a Public Art Project Tells the True Story of One Rural Community

(Published in the October 3, 2017 issue of the Warroad Pioneer) A century from now, our descendants will travel the widened yet familiar section of Highway 11 that runs at a diagonal from Lake of the Woods to the North Dakota border. When they reach the small but thriving community of Badger, someone in the […]

Mea Culpa

  We walked today, picking fall flowers, dried seed pods and colorful leaves. Chattering like a busy chipmunk, she found pretty rocks in the gravel, drew line after line for us to race from, and marveled at the troops of soldier mushrooms. It was more a meander than a walk, but definitions matter not to […]

A Hurricane of Support

(Published in the September 5th Warroad Pioneer) Something beautiful happened at The Angle this past weekend, this whole past summer, in fact. Our little one-room school house was in need, and people showed up en masse to donate and volunteer. Thanks to District 690 and construction company NW Angle Services, the building finally got a […]

The School Supply Drive Results Are In

  (Published in the Aug 15th Warroad Pioneer) I’m excited to be able to announce that through the multiple efforts around Angle Days, our small community raised nearly $900 for the Angle Inlet School supply drive. Working with long-time teacher Linda LaMie, we identified a list of seven key needs for the coming school year. […]

Angle Days Filled with Friendly Competition

One-Room Schoolhouse to Benefit The fifth annual Angle Days and the 32nd annual Chili Cookoff is in the books at the Northwest Angle. People of all ages came out to enjoy the near-perfect weather and a variety of events held across the Angle mainland. The Northwest Angle Edge Rider’s snowmobile club kicked off the weekend […]