Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Otterness Says Goodbye

International Falls city administrator is saying farewell.

Rod Otterness is becoming city manager of Union Gap in Washington State.

Otterness says he leaves with great respect for the people he's worked with and will have a fondness for the unique relationship seen between International Falls and Fort Frances.

Otterness worked his last day in the Falls yesterday.

Harper Recognized Tug Of War Event Again

For the second straight year, Prime Minister Harper is giving recognition to the Pulling For Peace tug-of-war between Fort Frances and International Falls.

He's signed a declaration recognizing July 2nd, the day of the event, as International Peaceful Border's Day

Councillor Rick Wiedenhoeft says they'll still working on a similar declaration from the U.S. government.

Wiedenhoeft says they'll be sitting down next week to plan the tug of war with Chambers of Commerce on both sides of the border getting involved.