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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Life-like pets take up residence at LifeCare Greenbush Manor

When LifeCare Greenbush Manor  Activities Director Stacy Hahn heard about the Hasbro dogs for ages 5-105, she decided to check it out.  Sure enough, Hasbro not only manufactures dogs but cats as well.  They are known as Hasbro’s Joy for All™ Companion Pets. From what started out with getting one of each pet at the…

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Help is a call or text away

As the Lake of the Woods community struggles to come to grips with the recent loss of two young lives to suicide, local social service providers want you to know there is help out there. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) list suicide as the second leading cause of death for people 15 to 19…

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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Sonar units continue to be an anglers best friend. Still some suspended fish out there. Working every fish hard is key. Some fish are players and some pretenders. A good tullibee and perch bite in some areas amongst walleyes / saugers. The anglers working a spoon and a dead stick with a plain hook and minnow are doing good. …

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Roll-over accident leaves driver pinned

A roll-over accident Wednesday night left the driver pinned underneath the vehicle. 20-year-old Tierney Knapp from Lancaster, MN, was travelling southbound on Highway 75, south of Humboldt, when she lost control of the 1997 Ford pick-up she was driving. The pickup rolled over, ejecting the driver, and then pinning her underneath. Knapp was taken to…

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