MnDOT asks homeowners, businesses to avoid plowing snow onto sidewalks, roads

BEMIDJI, Minn. – MnDOT snowplow operations are currently working to remove snow from the roadways and sidewalks. Homeowners and businesses are asked to avoid pushing snow onto the roadways and sidewalks to allow crews to complete the snow removal. Motorists are encouraged to avoid distractions. A plows’ sole purpose is to make the roads as…

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COVID-19 variant found in Minnesota

The Minnesota Depart-ment of Health (MDH) today announced the new variant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus first detected in the United Kingdom was identified by genomic sequencing in positive specimens from five residents of four different counties in the Twin Cities metro area. Four of the cases were identified through the MDH Public Health Laboratory,…

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County to get more COVID grant funding

By Anna Jauhola Businesses in Kittson County have another chance to receive grants to help cover costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the middle of December, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $216 million relief package that included $88 million for certain businesses that sustained losses of 30 percent or greater. The Department of…

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Classified January 13, 2021

FOR SALE ON BIDS – BY CITY OF LANCASTER – Fire Department:  1997 GMC  Ambulance 3500 w/6.5 D, VIN 1GDJG31F1V1094004 with 23,602 miles. Item is as is. For more information, or to view the vehicle, call or text 218-988-2243. Bids will be accepted until January 31, 2021 by mail to the City of Lancaster Fire…

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Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 16-18

Take proper precautions on the ice Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. During the weekend, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing. “Ice fishing is…

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Hallock City Council December 7, 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR & TRUTH-IN-TAXATION MEETING OF THE HALLOCK CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Dave Treumer called the regular meeting of the Hallock City Council to order at 5:34 pm on December 7, 2020. Those Present: Mayor Dave Treumer, Mike Totleben, Kevin Waller, Jen Peterson and Naomi Larson. Also…

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Public Notice of Request for Proposal

Public Notice of Request for Proposal Lancaster School (“District”) requests proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning July 1, 2021. Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 4:00 pm central time on March 25, 2021 at Lancaster School, 401 Central Avenue South, Lancaster, MN 56735. Copies of the request…

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Vaccine rollout successful, continues in Kittson County

By Anna Jauhola About 100 healthcare workers in Kittson County received the Pfizer vaccine last week to protect against COVID-19. “Pretty much everybody had a good response,” said Cindy Urbaniak, public health director. “There were a few side effects — maybe a headache, sore arm was probably the most common side effect we heard about,…

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Blood donors needed locally during pandemic

Living through a pandemic can lead to many uncertainties, although one thing we know is the need for blood never ceases. Blood is only useable for 42 days after collection, so a constant supply is needed no matter the season. Winter has challenges with the threat of weather, travel and holiday schedules and planning. Hallock’s…

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