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City, township officials work to fix sinkhole near Lancaster

By Anna Jauhola A sinkhole on River Road west of Lancaster had residents and council members concerned last week and discussing the issue at the monthly council meeting on Tuesday, July 14. Roy Stenmark brought his concern to the council. “Every time I come around that corner, I hope I don’t find somebody laying there…

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Hunters to have more opportunities to harvest deer

Hunters can start planning ahead for the deer season with the release of the 2020 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping regulations handbook, now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deer hunting page at mndnr.gov/hunting/deer. Hunting licenses go on sale Saturday, Aug. 1, and are available at any DNR license agent, by telephone at 888-665-4236,…

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Grants fund Hallock’s siren control box replacements

By Anna Jauhola Residents of Hallock may have noticed over the last several months three of the fire sirens do not all sound. Last year, the sirens experienced a malfunction and would not shut off when signaled. Since then, Police Chief Mike Docken said the three sirens on the north, east and south ends of…

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Kittson Healthcare names CEO

By Anna Jauhola Gabriel Mooney has a passion for independently owned healthcare. He has spent the last several years working his way up healthcare management in Baudette, Roseau and Greenbush. He began as a dietitian in Baudette, oversaw several departments in Roseau’s LifeCare Medical Center and managed the Altru clinics in Roseau and Greenbush. On…

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Hallock nursing homes allowing outdoor visits

By Anna Jauhola Although Frances Anderson has frequently visited through her window, over the phone and through email and messages with family, it felt good to see her daughters outside and in person on Friday, June 26. Anderson is a resident at Kittson Healthcare lower level nursing home. Her daughters Roxanne Ogorek, Elaine Koop and…

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Pastors emphasize:  People are the church

By Margie Holmgren In the middle of March, life as we know it changed drastically. Every aspect of our lives was altered to try stop the spread of the coronavirus. This included the way we worshipped. Sunday found area churches empty and ministers trying to find new ways to reach their congregations. Most turned to…

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Water problems plague the county

Heavy rains over four days cause major damage on county, township roads By Anna Jauhola During a downpour, tornado warning and hail, the Kittson County Highway Department shored up erosion around a culvert where the road nearly collapsed on County Road 5 last week. Assistant County Engineer Keith Klegstad told the county commission on Tuesday,…

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Pool, library open with restrictions

By Enterprise Staff Since the state began loosening restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, towns have been opening up much-anticipated locations. On Saturday, June 20, the Hallock Swimming Pool opened up for the season. The state came to inspect the pool after the city maintenance crew got it ready and filled the middle of…

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Kittson County Museum: Preserving our history through your stories

Editor’s Note: These stories are provided to inspire you to write your family, business and town history for an upcoming Kittson County history book. Watch for more information about the book and how you can volunteer to help in upcoming issues of the Kittson County Enterprise. Casey Jones By Gloria Swanson “Our Northwest Corner” – 1976…

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Several seats up for election in August

By Enterprise Staff The primary election in Kittson County is set for Tuesday, Aug. 11. Several terms for county, city and school district political seats are up. Although the filing deadline for the county seats was June 2, anyone can still run a write-in campaign for the primary. Commissioners Theresia Gillie, District 2, and Leon…

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