Fires in Canada are producing smoke in the region

  From the Weather.gov website: Where is all this smoke coming from? Fires in Canada (mainly the province of Ontario) are producing smoke and low to mid-level winds are transporting that smoke into the region. This smoke will be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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Karlstad asks Sheriff for more patrols

The city council wants to see an increased law enforcement presence in Karlstad. At the regular meeting on July 9, the city council spoke with Sheriff Steve Porter and Deputy Dave Thompson, and asked if the sheriff’s office could provide more patrols through town, saying they believe a presence of law enforcement helps deter issues.…

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Rural East Grand Forks Fire

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Badger Board approves resignation of long-time office manager

At its July 9 meeting, the Badger Board approved the resignation of long-time office manager Mary Monsrud. In what was an emotional and tough decision for her, according to Superintendent Tom Jerome, Monsrud submitted a letter of resignation after 19 years of service to the Badger School. “She did a great job for our district,…

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LSS McKinley Home in Karlstad closing

The Kittson County Board of Commissioners was informed that one of the LSS homes in Karlstad is closing. Social Services Director Kathy Johnson said her office was given a 60-day notice to find alternate housing for one of the two clients in the McKinley Home on Spangrud St. They were told the home would be…

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Roseau-LOW soybean growers promote use of biodiesel fuel

A strong promoter of the soybean industry, James Kukowski of Strathcona serves as President of the Roseau-Lake of the Woods County Soybean Growers Association, he is a director on the Environmental Committee at the state level, and in June, 2018, he was elected to represent Minnesota soybean farmers on the American Soybean board.   is…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Walleyes have the feed bags on. MWC tournament anglers reporting strong numbers of walleyes and a very healthy lake.  Numerous trophies from 8 – 11.5 lbs brought in.  Drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers or trolling cranks in the basin in 26-34 ft best.  Some fish on structure, others in mud. On the Rainy River,…

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Filing for township and city offices opens July 31

This November, voters across Kittson County will decide on city council members, county commissioners, and school board members in the general election. Interested candidates may file for open positions from July 31 to August 14. Among the seats up for election will be Karlstad’s mayor and two city council seats. The mayor seat is also…

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Morgan Berg finishes in top 11 at second Miss Minnesota pageant

Ever since starting her pageants, Greenbush native and 2015 Greenbush-Middle River graduate Morgan Berg has won an award that she takes much pride in, that of Miss Congeniality. “I think it’s so important to be nice to everyone and to be friendly even though it’s a competition setting,” Berg said. She won this award at…

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Durkee plans two-year mission trip to Croatia

Emily Durkee, Karlstad, MN, is preparing to embark this fall on a two-year trip to Croatia. Her role: a house parent to five seventh graders attending high school for the first time. Durkee will be living in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, a small country in southern Europe, between Italy and Bosnia-Herzegovina. She will be…

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