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Lake of the Woods County MN 
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Josephine Albertson
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Saturday, February 27, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Rudolph Albertson of 110 Walnut street left yesterday for an extended visit in Graceton, Minn. Mr. Albertson will spend several weeks with sister, Josephine, who is living on a claim a few miles from Graceton.

Helen M. Arnold
Source: The Bee (Danville, VA) October 22, 1937; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Two 22-year-old girls, Miss Helen M. Arnold and Mrs. Lorraine Stout respectively, direct postal services at Penasse, Minn., the northernmost postoffice in continental United States, and at Tatoosh, Wash., the westernmost office.

John Friestad
Source: New Oxford Item (PA) October 8, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Carp, Minn.-When he was at work on his father's farm near here, a large black bear confronted John, the eleven-year-old son of A. Friestad. The youth grabbed an ax and swung at the bear, but missed. Then he picked up a club and hit the animal over the nose. The bear immediately dashed into the brush.

The youth then ran to the house to get his father's gun but his mother refused to let him have it.

H. V. Jepson
Source: The Daily Plainsman (Huron, SD) December 21, 1947; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

PHILIP, Dec. 21. (AP)-The drivers of two trucks which nearly collided with each other on U. S. 14 south of here had a lot to be thankful for when nothing more serious than the accident occurred.

One driver, attempting to avoid a head-on collision, turned his truck into the ditch and "mushed" to a stop in a deep snow drift. He was identified as H. V. Jepson, Clementson, Minn., and was accompanied by his daughter.

His truck was loaded with eight tons of TNT, being hauled from Utah to North Dakota.

Pete Klimek and George Lore
Source: Wilkes-Barr Evening News (PA) March 30, 1934; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Flying the mail to the farthest north U. S. Postoffice, Pete Klimek is owner and chief pilot of one of the few companies escaping airmail contract cancellation. Klimek, with George Lore, co-pilot, flies the mail from Baudette to Panasse, Minn., 75 miles, in 40 minutes, for $5000 a year. The map shows the only route, over Lake of the Woods and wilderness.

Walter Middleton Almost Drowned
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 2 Nov. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

BAUDETTE Walter Middleton, little son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Middleton, was nearly drowned while playing on ice near shore. He was up to his neck in water when rescued.

Henry Sevard
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, June 2, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

In bulletins forwarded from Washington to Postmaster Thomas E. Considine yesterday, announced is made of the appointment of Henry Sevard to the position of postmaster at Graceton, Minn., and Alva Caffit as postmistress at Cheney, Minn.

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