1. FEMA Denies Individual Damage Assistance, SBA Offers Alternative Assistance and Now In Koochichin

    FEMA has concluded its Individual Damage Assistance assessments for our area; unfortunately, they found there was not enough damage to individual structures essential living space to qualify or breach the threshold for the Individual Assistance Program. Read on...
  2. SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Northern Minnesota Affected by Spring

    Minnesota businesses and residents affected by flooding that occurred from April 22 to June 15, 2022, may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration covers Koochiching and adjacent counties. Read on...
  3. Pfizer Bivalent Booster Clinic

    Minnesota Department of Health in partnership with Koochiching County Public Health will be holding Pfizer Bivalent Booster Clinic on Sept 29th & 30th from 3-7pm Read on...
  4. Fire at Northernaire Houseboats Still an Active Scene, Cause Unknown at this Time

    At approximately 5:11 pm this evening, Koochiching County Dispatch Center was notified of a structure fire at Northernaire Houseboats on Rainy Lake in International Falls. Read on...
  5. Northernaire Houseboats Fire Claims Life of One Family Member

    After battling the inferno at Northernaire Houseboats, firefighters discovered the body of an 85-year-old female. The fire was reported just after 5 pm, Wednesday Aug. 24. The victims are related; the family owns and operates the resort. Read on...
  6. FLOOD INFORMATION UPDATE: Reminder to Keep Pets and Children Out of Work Zones for Safety

    Contractors are working in many areas across the community removing sandbags. Please keep children and pets away from these work zones for their safety and the safety of crews. Read on...
  7. FLOOD INFORMATION UPDATE: Sandbag Removal Started, Community-wide Recovery Will Take Time

    Pickup of sandbags from properties registered for the Sandbag Removal program, began this week. Between 900,000 – 1M sandbags were used in flood mitigation. ESD and its contractors will be working through all homes as quickly and safely as possible. Read on...
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