USXC race to travel through Kittson County Wednesday

Good snow cover in Kittson County means the United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing (USXC) Winnipeg to Willmar I-600 race will continue as planned for the first day of the race: Wednesday, February 8. Brian Nelson, USXC owner, announced Monday that the race route would be altered due to lack of snow south of Park Rapids.…

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Getting clarification on the Buffer Law

Around 60 landowners and farmers were in attendance at a public meeting held at Hallock City Hall on Tuesday, January 24, to address questions on the buffer law. The law requires all landowners to install a buffer of perennial vegetation of 16.5 feet on public ditches and 50 feet on public waterways. Tom Gile, a…

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Two car accident in Baudette causes minor injuries

Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called out shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 31 to a two-vehicle accident in East Baudette. According to Baudette Police Chief Brad Thoma, Kevin Scharfenkamp, 53, of Baudette, was driving a 2002 Dodge pickup east on Highway 11 near the Lake of the Woods County Law Enforcement Center when he…

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Kids snowmobile racing in Karlstad

Moose Park in Karlstad was the site for last Saturday’s KC PRO West Snowmobile Races.  Despite warmer than usual temps creating slushy conditions, the races were on and kids ages 4-12 from Minnesota and North Dakota competed. For photos and race results, see this week’s North Star News!

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Annual Kittson County Crop Day held at Hallock

The annual Kittson County Crop Improvement Association Crop Show and Educational Day was held Thursday, January 19, at the City Hall in Hallock. City Hall was filled with farmers attending to hear speakers and visit with vendors on topics pertaining to crop production. One of the speakers was Bruce Kleven, MAWG (Minn. Association of Wheat…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Resorts moving around to stay on walleyes.  Another great fishing week.  Warm weather and a lot of fish.  Most catching in 29-31 ft with glow red, chartreuse, pink and gold with a rattle on jigging spoons tipped with minnow head or tail.  Dead stick plain hook and live minnow or smaller jigs.  Walleye and sauger…

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Foldesi elected chairman of Roseau County Board of Commissioners

On Tuesday, January 3, Mark Foldesi of rural Greenbush and District 5 county commissioner, was sworn in as the new Chairman of the Roseau County Board of Commissioners.  Glenda Phillipe, District 1, took the oath of office as Vice Chair. Other county commissioners are: Jack Swanson, District 2; Roger Falk,  District 3, and Russell Walker, District…

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Applications for the 2016—2017 Energy Assistance Program are being taken by Northwest Community Action. If you feel you may be eligible, either write to Northwest Community Action, Inc./PO Box 67/Badger, MN 56714, or phone (218) 528-3258 or 1-800-568-5329 and an application will be mailed to you. Visit our website: Households may apply once during…

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Kids snowmobile races at Karlstad Saturday

KC PRO West will return to Karlstad on Saturday, January 21, for another fun filled, action packed day of kids snowmobile racing. Ice racing begins at 8:30 a.m. with snow lemans racing following.  Races will be held at Moose Park and admission is free to the public. Children ages 4-12, from across Minnesota and North…

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Kennedy deals with frozen water tower and water main break

Frigid temperatures for almost a week are likely the cause of a frozen water tower and a water main break in the City of Kennedy.  Crews worked over the weekend and into Monday to repair the water main break, which happened on Fifth Street this past Saturday. Residents along that street were without water, but…

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