Area Breaking News

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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Local coffee shops partner to raise awareness on domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Violence Intervention Project (VIP) joins with supporters and allies across the country to recognize DVAM. “Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity for everyone to take a stand against domestic violence,” says Executive Director Sandi Bentley. “To create change, we have to talk openly and acknowledge how domestic…

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Kittson County plans for roadwork in 2019

No matter where you travel in our region, roadwork and winter seem to be our two main seasons. With miles of roads that can be traveled in Kittson County, one is bound to come across work being done, have to follow a detour or a portion of road being closed all together. Kelly Bengston, Engineer…

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Aubre Berg crowned Miss Middle River 2018

  “I mostly heard just screaming and then I felt the clips of the crown, and then I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh … this can’t be happening!’  It took a couple of minutes and then I saw my friends around me looking shocked and excited for me.” Meet Aubre Berg, Miss Middle River 2018. Isabella…

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