Governor allows local control when opening schools in September

By Anna Jauhola School is on for fall. Gov. Tim Walz announced on Thursday, July 30 the state will give local flexibility to open schools based on COVID-19 cases in each county. Kittson Central and Lancaster school staff and teachers have been working on three different plans since the beginning of June as recommended by…

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Dorothy Swan, 87

Dorothy Swan, 87, of Hallock, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Fridley, Minn. A visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Austin Funeral Chapel. Memorial services will held next summer.

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Glenn Roy Browne, 85

Glenn Roy Browne died Friday, July 31, 2020, at Altru Hospital from cancer. Glenn was born July 3, 1935, in Winnipeg, Man., to Helen and Thomas Browne. In his 85 years, Glenn’s accomplishments varied.  He was a former member of the RCMP, serving in Alberta. Then he became an insurance adjuster followed by vice president…

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LuVerne Kain, 86

LuVerne Kain, 86, of Hallock, Minn., passed  away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. LuVerne Patrick Kain was born Sept. 16, 1933, to Walter and Margaret (Houle) Kain. He grew up in Neche, N.D., and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church there. In 1951 he graduated from Neche High…

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NOTICE OF HEARING – MIDDLE-SNAKE-TAMARAC RIVERS WATERSHED

Notice of hearing Pursuant to Chapter 103D.911 of the Minnesota Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers of the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2021 at 10:00 A.M., August 17, 2020, at the District office, 453 North McKinley Street in Warren, Minnesota. The following…

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Classifieds August 5, 2020

Old Mill State Park is hiring a temporary, part-time building and grounds worker. This position will work approximately 32 hours/week through late November. Starting hourly wage is $16.03. Job duties include maintenance of buildings and grounds, janitorial duties, and customer service.  Requires a Class D driver’s license. Days of work will vary and will include…

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Masks now required in county buildings

Walz mandates face coverings inside public places throughout Minn. By Anna Jauhola Kittson County residents wanting to do business at the courthouse in Hallock will need to be prepared to wear a mask. After Gov. Tim Walz announced last week Minnesotans must wear masks in all public indoor spaces starting Saturday, July 25, Kittson County…

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Southeast KC hit hard with rain, disasters declared

By Anna Jauhola Since the beginning of June, the southwest corner of Kittson County has experienced anywhere from 15 to 18 inches of rainfall. This prompted Emergency Manager Scot Olson to present two disaster declarations at the Tuesday, July 21 meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. The commission approved the declarations, which cover June…

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Heavy rains delay some repairs in many townships

By Anna Jauhola Townships officers in Kittson County have their hands full with damages from heavy rains in June, July, the spring flood and flooding from last fall. June’s average rainfall in Kittson County was 8.43 inches, according to stats from the Two Rivers Watershed office. The highest reported rainfall was in Teien Township with…

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