A Local Hero

A Local Hero Vol. 13 No. 2by Rat Portage Miner One hundred years ago, the concept of objective reporting often seemed to have escaped the writers of the day. Their accounts of council meetings, accidents, and criminal activities were rife with personal embellishments...

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Christmas in Rat Portage

Christmas in Rat Portage Vol. 10 No. 4by Lori Nelson In the still of a crisp winter morning, our town must look like it has for the past 120 winters. The cool waters of the lake are softened by a glistening mantle of snow. Bare tree branches sparkle with hoar frost....

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Dear Mother: A Bride’s Letters Home

Dear Mother: A Bride’s Letters Home Vol. 11 No. 2 On December 31, 1912, Nellie Perry Winslow of Saco, Maine, married Joseph Rideout of Kenora, Ontario. The groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harding Rideout, lived in Kenora, and it was here that the newlyweds came to live...

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The Five Roses Cookbook

The Five Roses CookbookVol. 12 No. 2by Lisa Moncrief The history of Lake of the Woods Milling Company reads like a soap opera. As is the case with many small businesses, it had its up, up, ups and its down, down, downs over the course of its lifetime –  some quite...

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The Women of Kenora

The Women of KenoraVol. 11 No. 4by Lori Nelson October is Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the past and present contributions of women to Canadian society and to recognize the achievements of women from all walks of life as a vital part of our Canadian...

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Did you know?

Both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Northwest Company operated on the Lake of the Woods, and would often sabotage each others equipment at portage sites.

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