EMTs participate in training at Karlstad

Special training for area emergency personnel on emergencies involving children was held last Saturday, February 25, at Tri-County School in Karlstad. Taking part in the classes were 34 participants from five area emergency agencies: Alvarado, Warren, Stephen/Argyle, Hallock, and Tri-County EMS (Middle River, Newfolden, Karlstad). Training was provided through the MN Emergency Medical Services for…

Read More

Friday Night Bingo at American Legion Club proves to hit the spot

Attendance on the first Friday night of Bingo at the Greenbush American Legion Club on December 9, 2016, far exceeded expectations.  Taking these results into consideration, the bingo committee decided to continue Bingo night for another 10 weeks, with the last night on February 24, 2017. A summary of the 11 weeks of bingo is…

Read More

Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

With ice as thick as 24-30 inches and long range forecast for freezing temps, ice fishing season through March in good shape. Roads have smoothed out from the warmer weather and now freezing again.  Some snow still remains on the lake. A very active bite continues with many good sized walleyes and saugers.  Working every…

Read More

Three Gators advance to state wrestling tournament

After falling in the Section 8A team semifinals, 13 Gator wrestlers had just one route to the state tournament, as individuals. This route would take the Gators again to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) High School in Glyndon, Minn., for the annual Section 8A Individual Tournament, February 24 and 25. Experiencing both highs and lows on the weekend,…

Read More

Bengtson and Olson travel to State Capitol

County Engineer Kelly Bengtson and Commissioner Leon Olson stopped by the new Senate Office Building last week as part of the Transportation Day at the Capitol to discuss transportation funding concerns with Senator Mark Johnson from East Grand Forks. Commissioner Olson suggested a 1:1 wetland replacement ratio vs. the current state required 2:1 compared to…

Read More

Hultgren says goodbye as county sheriff

During his 36-year career in law enforcement, Kittson County Sheriff Kenny Hultgren has been shot at twice and had guns pointed at his face before. He knows this just comes with the territory of the job, leaving much of it at work, but that doesn’t mean these experiences have had no effect on him. “You…

Read More

Badger board approves wall for robotics team space

                                    At its February 13 meeting, the Badger School Board approved granting the district permission to designate no more than $4000 to build a 60-foot long wall to create a more conducive space in the Badger Bus Garage…

Read More

Klobuchar Leads 26 Senators in Calling for a Full Account of the Election Assistance Commission’s Efforts to Address Russian Cybersecurity Threats

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) played a crucial role before the 2016 general election by working with state and local election officials, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to coordinate an appropriate response to cybersecurity threats to our democracy In a letter to EAC Commissioners, Klobuchar and Senate Democrats expressed…

Read More

Senator Johnson presents Red River Watch bill

On Monday, Senator Mark Johnson (R-East Grand Forks) presented SF 399 in the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance. The legislation appropriates money for the Red River Basin River Watch Program. “River Watch enhances our students’ educational opportunities,” said senator Johnson. “By providing hands on learning experiences our students are developing…

Read More

2016 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28

Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2016 expire Tuesday, Feb. 28. Licenses for 2017 are now available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. All 2017 fishing licenses become effective Wednesday, March 1. New licenses are required for 2016 hunting and fishing seasons that continue past Feb. 28.…

Read More

Latest E-Editions

Regional Obituaries

Kirk A. “Ole” Olsen, 60
Dawn Joy Carlson, 47
Theresa Kleinwachter, 70

Take Our Poll

Do you believe a specific gun control law would have prevented the Parkland, FL massacre?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

National Headlines