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Dog trainer Steve Diamond of Diamond Disc Dogs takes his border collie Rufus through his paces to the joy and amazement Saturday during Potato Fest at Rotary Republic Park. Rufus was a crowd favourite, even when he failed to catch a thrown frisbee. Diamond’s rapport with his audience and his dogs’ willingness to perform and entertain - and be petted - is why Diamond Disc Dogs are invited back to Potato Fest each year. (Mickey Dumont/HERALD LEADER)

Go Dog Go!

Dog trainer Steve Diamond of Diamond Disc Dogs takes his border collie Rufus through his paces to the joy and amazement Saturday during Potato Fest at Rotary Republic Park. Rufus was a crowd favourite, even when he failed to catch a thrown frisbee. Diamond’s rapport with his audience and his dogs’ willingness to perform and entertain - and be pette

IIU investigates Portage incident

The provinces Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is looking into an Aug. 12 incident where a 33-year-old woman was injured while in the custody of the Portage RCMP.

Police report Aug. 7-13

Police report Aug. 7-13

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2017-08-07 and 2017-08-13. During this time period police responded to: 349 calls for service.

Beat the heat! It may have been just a tasty ice cream cone or Carver Barnett’s way to beat heat Saturday during Potato Fest, but there’s no arguing when there’s work to be done, the seven-year-old can dig into it. (Mickey Dumont/The Daily Graphic)

Beat the heat!

Beat the heat! It may have been just a tasty ice cream cone or Carver Barnett’s way to beat heat Saturday during Potato Fest, but there’s no arguing when there’s work to be done, the seven-year-old can dig into it. (Mickey Dumont/The Daily Graphic)

Jala Popoff, 8, was a regular Saturday during Potato Fest at the booth organized by Yvette Cuthbert where heart themed tiles were being painted.

Intense artistry

Jala Popoff, 8, was a regular Saturday during Potato Fest at the booth organized by Yvette Cuthbert where heart themed tiles were being painted.Popoff’s creations will be included in a mural to hang at the Herman Prior Centre.Cuthbert is also the firebrand behind the Sept. 30 local Culture Day celebrations and the Celebrate the Night festivities.Mi

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