GMR School Board approves holding second public hearing regarding closure of Middle River building

The Greenbush-Middle River School Board allowed district residents to step up to the microphone and voice their questions and thoughts at a public hearing in response to closing the Middle River building in front a full crowd inside the Greenbush School site gym on April 10. After hearing these different comments and questions, the board…

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Kraska sisters qualify for national rodeo

Two local sisters have qualified for the National Little Britches Rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Silver and Reina Kraska, Lancaster, Minn., have been competing in rodeos in North Dakota and Minnesota over the last year, and have qualified for the national rodeo in July. Silver, age 13, qualified to compete in speed trail, barrel racing, and…

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Greenbush Pharmacy now back at original site

  The “big move” for the Greenbush Pharmacy back to it’s original business site took place on Monday, April 16, 2018. On December 14, 2017, an electrical fire in the basement of the pharmacy left the building a total loss due to smoke damage that reached the building inventory floor according to Dean Mattson, owner.…

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Follands become first water quality certified farm in Kittson County

  The Kris and Bethany Folland Farm has become the first farm in Kittson County and the Two River Watershed District to become certified through the Minnesota Water Quality Certification Program (MWQCP). The Follands have four children and grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and beef cattle on their farm near Halma, Minn. Launched statewide in 2016,…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

The walleye/sauger season closed April 14th with a bang.  Strong numbers of big walleyes caught on the Rainy River this past week.  Rainy River setting up very nicely for MN Fishing Opener May 12th as big fish should still be there.  Some big fish also caught through the ice adjacent to Pine Island.  Reports of…

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Sheriff presents on online safety and avoiding scams

Financial scams and sexual exploitation of children were the topics covered in a presentation by the Kittson County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday, April 5, at the Lancaster Covenant Church. Sheriff Steve Porter and Chief Deputy Matt Vig presented information, using examples of cases within Kittson County. “We don’t want people to become paranoid, but we…

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Justin and Sara Howell complete Leadership Program

Justin and Sara Howell, Badger, received special recognition at the Emerging Leadership Program Recognition Banquet on March 24th in Crookston. They, along with individuals from 15 other counties in northwestern and west central Minnesota were honored for completing the leadership program and for their commitment to leadership in their community. The banquet was emceed by…

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New signs coming up in Karlstad

New signs coming up in Karlstad was the theme of last week’s city council meeting on April 2. Four types of signs may be showing up around town. The Karlstad Lions Club has been fundraising for new “Welcome to Karlstad” signs. The goal is to place four signs, one on each of the main roads…

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Addressing homelessness in Kittson County

Homelessness does happen, even in Kittson County. Social Services Director Kathy Johnson presented information and a proposal on this issue to the Kittson County Board of Commissioners at the regular meeting on April 3. Social Services had a recent case of a person needing a place to stay; they called Northwest Community Action (NWCA) headquartered…

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Northern Valley Man Arrested Twice In 4 Days On Drug Charges

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