Crop Improvement Day is January 18

The 2018 Kittson County Crop Improvement Day is Thursday, January 18 at the Hallock City Hall. The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m.  Crop Improvement Day has something for everyone!  This will be a Crop Show where producers can display their crops, day-long educational programming, commercial booths where producers have an opportunity to visit…

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Karlstad Clinic one step closer to getting repairs

The first Karlstad City Council meeting of the year was called to order on January 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. and the first order of business was to have Jon Paul and Travis Pawlowski of Johnson Controls provide the council with another update on the Karlstad Clinic Repairs. According to Johnson Controls, the energy savings…

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German exchange student attending Badger school

When she arrived in the “Minnesota Northwoods” the beginning of September, 2017, 17-year-old Anh Nguyen was approximately 4,370 miles from her home in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany. Enrolled in the senior class at the Badger High School, her host family is Scott and Tina Erickson and their daughter, Joanna, who is also a Badger High school senior.…

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Kittson County receives grant for Hwy 75 project

The county board met for their first meeting in the New Year on January 2, 2018. Kelly Bengtson, County Engineer was on hand to give his regular report. Kittson County received a grant that was applied for in the Transportation Economic Development from the State.  Kittson requested $315,000 and was approved for the full amount.…

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Fire destroys Hallock Electric building

On Wednesday, January 3, a fire destroyed the Hallock Electric building. The fire was reported at 6:30 p.m. Hallock, Kennedy, and Lancaster Fire Departments were the first on site. Within five minutes, the Lake Bronson and Karlstad Fire Departments were also paged due to the size of the structure, creating a need for higher volumes…

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Lake of the Woods County’s Award of Excellence to memorialize Sindelir

The annual Employee of the Year honor at Lake of the Woods County took on an even more special meaning in 2017. The group that organizes awarding the honor each year made a decision to rename the award and honor former county emplyee Steven Sindelir in the process. Sindelir passed away in September of 2017…

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Building more than a LEGO robot

Greenbush-Middle River eighth grade student Raymond Tarala always has had an interest in legos. When GMR provided eighth graders with a LEGO robotics class option for the first time, Raymond had no problem pursuing this option, deciding to join the team’s build team. He joined LEGO robotics for the opportunity to research and find out…

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Blizzard Conditions stalls area travel

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Former Amish woman speaks at Sion Church

Anna Dee Olson spends her average days giving away other people’s money through her Assistant Director position with the Scholarship Foundation at Minnesota State University, but her passion is in her hobby: motivational speaking. She spoke in Lancaster at the Sion Lutheran Church, on December 6, 2017, to share of her experiences and encourage women.…

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GMR School Board discusses proposed community meetings

  In an effort to gauge the public’s thoughts and to attempt to get something passed by district voters, the Greenbush-Middle River School board members agreed to visit with different community groups throughout the district. Per request of Superintendent Tom Jerome, at its December 18 meeting, board members Carrie Jo Howard and Laurie Stromsodt presented…

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