Roseau County COVID-19 cases hit 30

COVID-19 numbers in Roseau County continue to rise, reaching 30, as of July 14. The number of cases in Roseau County sat at 17 a week prior (July 7, according to the “Situation Update for COVID-19” on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website— a source updated daily at 11 am. Minnesota health officials confirmed…

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Scams are using scare tactics

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has recently received an increase in reports of scams. These scams are using scare tactics by claiming the persons ID and Social Security number are tied into money laundering or other serious crimes out of state. The victim is then instructed to either purchase a large amount of gift cards…

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Banking scam in rural Polk County Banks

In recent days the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received several Fraudulent bank deposit complaints. If you receive any solicitation to deposit unemployment checks or provide personal bank account information for funds to be electronically deposited for an independent third party, please do not release any personal information and report the incident to the Polk…

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Local resident Christine Stanislawski reaches 90th birthday milestone

“When I was young I thought I had all the time in the world, but time has went so fast … swoosh… just like the wind!” Meet local resident Christine Stanislawski, who turned 90 years young on Saturday, July 4. “I’m the last living person from my family of eight brothers and sisters,” she said.…

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Stories from the Kittson County Historical Society

Kittson County Fair “Our Northwest Corner” 1976 (red book) The Kittson County Agriculture Society was officially organized on July 21, 1888 and the date for the first fair was set for Oct. 5 & 6. The first fairgrounds were located a block south of the Swedish Lutheran Church. Here a race track was built and…

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Karlstad represented in 4th of July parade

A number of people with connections to Karlstad were a part of the annual parade in Greenbush on a rainy Saturday, July 4. The parade was delayed for one-half hour or so because of weather conditions and a few changes were made due to COVID-19 regulations. The parade did not go down the business portion…

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Greenbush Fourth of July Celebration Goes On

The celebration began on July 2 with a “Thursdays in the Park” meal of Taco-in-a-Bag at the Welcome Park sponsored by the Women of Today. On Friday, July 3, Groovy Grub Food Truck served at Up North Treasures and Gifts. Also that day, Border Bank served freeze pops at its Greenbush location parking lot. The…

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Business Spotlight – Spilde Construction

  “I like meeting with different customers and getting to know them. I like coming up with creative ways to solve problems. It’s also really satisfying to take a customer’s idea and make it a reality for them. My favorite projects so far have been home building. I like the entire process – starting with…

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Orlean and Diane Anderson wed for 60 years

“We didn’t know each other until 1957 when we met at the Bethlehem church,” the couple said. Prior to this time, Diane, daughter of Julius and Estella Fossell, lived in the Stephen, Minn., area where they farmed. “I attended country school for the first eight years in District 32 and had one and a half…

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Close contact with COVID-19, now what?

ROSEAU, MINN – As Covid-19 continues to spread across our country, state and community, LifeCare Medical Center and LifeCare Public Health want the community to know what they need to do if they have been exposed to the virus. “If a person has been within 6 feet of a Covid-19 positive person for greater than…

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