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Altru Locations Recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes

  Grand Forks, N.D. — Seven Altru locations have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCHM). “The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition program was developed to identify medical practices that have invested in a model of care that puts patients at the forefront and where continuous quality…

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Jory Bronson welds to new heights

  Tabitha Bronson proudly pulled up a photo on her phone of a metal rose that her son Jory Bronson welded for her. Later, Jory mentioned how he already received a job offer in Texas to work as a welder on an offshore oil rig, giving him the chance to do structural and pipe welding…

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SkyWarn class returns to Kittson County, May 19

  Scot Olson highlighted how the last tornado that did “any damage” in Kittson County occurred back in 1995. It went through the county fairgrounds in Hallock and caused much damage. “We live in an area where we don’t have a lot of tornadoes, but, you know, every county in (the) eastern Dakotas or western…

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Gator Robotics faces down adversity, wins third state title

  Greenbush-Middle River Gator Robotics, Team 5172, mentor Thor Anderson lifted the team’s Alliance Captain Vincent Stenberg up, as Stenberg raised one arm high in the air after seeing the final result of the second state finals match. The Gator Robotics team and its alliance partners, Team 4607 (C.I.S. out of Becker) and Team 1816…

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Health officials ask parents to watch for signs of hepatitis in children, seek medical care: MDH investigating three instances that may be part of national cluster

  Prompted by a cluster of hepatitis cases of unknown origin among children in multiple states and countries, state health officials are asking parents to watch for signs of liver inflammation in their children – especially after bouts with either upper respiratory or stomach-intestinal illnesses. Signs of liver inflammation can include yellowing of the eyes…

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GMR Dinner Theatre Returns

  For the first time since 2019, the Greenbush-Middle River Drama Department hosted its Dinner Theatre event, held this year on April 30 and May 1 at the GMR School. The theme of this year’s event was a picnic under the title, “Picnicking a Good Time with GMR Drama.” Under the direction of Ryan Bergeron,…

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GMRTC Joint Powers Board extends superintendent employment to Bill Walters

  The Greenbush-Middle River/Tri-County (GMRTC) Joint Powers Board did second round interviews on April 27 at the Tri-County School Library with two of the remaining superintendent candidates: Eric Martinez, a Superintendent from La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools, La Crescent, Minn., and Bill Walters, Superintendent from Alta-Aurelia School District, Alta, Iowa. After deliberations and a few recesses,…

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Wagon Wheel Ridge In Dispute With State Environmental Agencies

  Wagon Wheel Ridge (WWR) and its owner, Mr. Glen Brazier, are currently involved in disputes with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), the Kittson Soil and Water Conservation District (Kittson SWCD) and the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources. The disputes are primarily over a ditch and culvert that was dredged…

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A boat of opportunities

  Have you have been on a boat that could travel on both ice and open water? If not, one will potentially soon have that opportunity to take a trip on such a boat by visiting the Fireside Inn and Suites in Devils Lake, N.D., owned by Badger residents Mitch and Carol Rhen. They bought…

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