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Nelson and Steen selected as the AAA recipients for Lancaster High School

Tucker Nelson and Josie Steen have been selected as the AAA program recipients for Lancaster High School. Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award goes to high school seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who…

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Lancaster grocery store changing hands

Council approves loan for Langeruds to purchase inventory By Anna Jauhola Starting early January, Lancaster’s grocery store will have new owners and a new name. Jason and Shannon Langerud are in the process of finalizing their purchase of Family Foods, which will soon bear the name J and S Grocery. The couple attended the Lancaster…

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Bearcats defeat Rams, Eagles

Senior Jarrett Kujava reaches his 1,000th career point By Josie Steen The Bearcat boys basketball team won two games to complete the second week of their season, beating the Roseau Rams and Sacred Heart Eagles. Finishing week two at 3-1, the Bearcats handily defeated both opponents this week. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Bearcats played…

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Lancaster to reinforce sump pump ordinance

By Anna Jauhola Lancaster residents will soon receive a letter from the city office to make sure sump pumps are not discharging into the city sewer system. The Lancaster City Council approved this action during the regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Public Works Superintendent George Zondagh said the lagoons took on too much water…

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Bearcat girls split the week’s action

By Mark Johnson KCC 53 – NB 31 The Bearcats headed north to Pembina last Tuesday for a cross-border contest with the North Border Eagles. KCC entered the game having won their last two contests and wanted to keep that trend going. Early in the game the Bearcats took a quick 5-0 lead and it…

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Wikstrom working to finish fiber optics in rural areas

By Anna Jauhola Fiber optic cable is nothing new for the area, but various funding has allowed one area company to continue is rural expansion. Wikstrom Telephone Company, based in Karlstad, has served Kittson County since 1947. Al Lundeen, company plant manager, said Wikstrom started installing fiber optic cable in the area in 1989 to…

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2020 Hallock levy 3 percent lower than previous year

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock City Council presented its certified 2020 levy during the annual Truth in Taxation meeting, which was held at the regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 2. The total levy will decrease by 3 percent over last year. The total levy request from the city is $461,738, which combines the city’s tax…

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Kittson County’s taxes set to increase by 2 percent in 2020

By Anna Jauhola For the last four years in a row, Kittson County has had the lowest tax burden in Minnesota, with a tax rate of 29.093 percent for 2020. The county board of commissioners presented the information during the annual Truth in Taxation meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The county taxes will increase by…

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Bearcat boys split in first week of action for basketball season

By Josie Steen The Bearcats boys basketball team started off the season this past week with games at Badger-Greenbush/Middle River and at Stephen-Argyle. They finished this first week 1-1, losing a tough game against the BGMR Gators, but cleanly defeating the SAC Storm. On Thursday, they played at Greenbush against the Gators. The Bearcats fought…

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