Vehicle Fire Near East Grand Forks

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County hears proposal on Veterans Home for Northern Minn.

At the Kittson County Board meeting on October 2, the commissioners heard a proposal on a regional veterans’ home to be built in Bemidji. Scotty Allison and Joe Vene, representing the Veterans Service Office of Beltrami County in Bemidji, presented plans for a 72-bed facility which would be available to sixteen northern Minnesota counties: Kittson,…

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She loves her quail

“Being raised on the farm, I’ve always liked the lifestyle,” Aliza Novacek-Olson of rural Roseau, Minn., said. She and her husband, Alan, reside on a small ranch with five horses, close to thirty head of cattle, five alpacas, and one llama.   There were also three laying hens and a small backyard chicken house. “Alan…

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Local 4H clubs active in Kittson County

4H clubs have been a staple in small communities since its founding in 1902 and the Halma club chapter is no exception. Since its official founding in 1933, it has been dedicated to community service, family activities and education. Jennifer Klegstad, with the Halma 4H Ideal Club states that, “Right now we have about 25…

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LM Blade Runners take top pumpkin honors

The 3rd Annual Pumpkins for Parkinson’s weigh-in celebration was held October 2 at the Altru Family YMCA, downtown Grand Forks. Participants were able to view the giant pumpkins up close while enjoying brats and refreshments. An awards ceremony featured teams, growers and Parkinson Wellness program participants and staff. Traveling trophies were awarded to Team White…

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Tri-County School ranks high in test scores

The test results are in: students at Tri-County Schools rank high in academic proficiency. Out of ten area schools, Tri-County Schools (TCS) had the highest percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards in Elementary Math and High School Reading. TCS had the second highest percentage in the categories of Elementary Reading, Elementary Science…

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GMR Robotics wins Minnesota Robotics Invitational, Badger finishes third

Greenbush-Middle River Robotics, Team 5172, participated in the Minnesota Robotics Invitational in Roseville on Saturday, October 13. The GMR team would come out as champions following action at this off season event that consisted of 36 teams from North Dakota and Minnesota. During qualification rounds, the team had a record of 4-3. This placed them…

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Grand Forks Men Facing Drug Charges In East Grand Forks

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Tri-County EMS faces shortage

Tri-County EMS (TCEMS) continues to take calls but is struggling to provide coverage around Karlstad during daytime hours. The gap in coverage comes after multiple squad members left due to resignations, retirements, moving out of the area, or failing the test after training. TCEMS board members Ben Kleinvachter and Ryan Baron visited the Karlstad City…

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Security system upgraded at Badger School

All the security upgrades the Badger School District approved back at its May 14, 2018 meeting will be offically implemented and up and running on October 15, as announced at its October 8 board meeting. By October 15, all of the school doors will be locked during the school day. These security upgrades include: work…

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