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Bearcats defeat Roseau Rams

By Trent Jerome, coach On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the KCC boys basketball team headed east to take on the Roseau Rams. The Bearcats came into the game 0-2 and the Rams were 1-2. Right from the jump ball, the Bearcats were ready to play. KCC scored on four straight trips while feeding the big man…

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Bearcats defeat Eagles, fall to Broncos in hockey action

By Dylan Johnson The Bearcats started off another week of hockey with a game in Red Lake Falls, Minn., against the Eagles on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The Eagles started off the game with a goal a minute into the period, setting the pace for a fast game. Toward the end of the first period, the…

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Bearcats girls, weather have undefeated week

By Mark Johnson, coachKCC 89 – CF 77 The Bearcats girls started the week with three games on the docket. They were able to get their first two contests played and in the books on Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 but then Mother Nature took over and brought the week to a screeching…

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County levy increases due to higher costs and property valuations

By Anna Jauhola Three people from the public attended the Kittson County truth in taxation meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, held during the regular commissioner’s meeting. The commission presented the proposed 2023 budget and reasons for the levy increase. The proposed budget is set at $15,420,417. The county is set to bring in $5,644,309 in revenue,…

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Commission sets sheriff, chief deputy salaries

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commissioners set the salaries of the incoming sheriff and his new chief deputy during the regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8. Matt Vig, who is currently the chief deputy, was elected sheriff during the November election and will take office on Tuesday, Jan. 3 when Sheriff Mark Wilwant retires.…

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Lancaster Council sets final levy, COLA increases

By Anna Jauhola The Lancaster City Council approved its 2023 budget and cost of living increases for employees during its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 14. In November, the council discussed three options for the 2023 payroll rates – 2 percent plus one step, 3 percent plus one step or 4 to…

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Hometown connections lead to computer donations

By Anna Jauhola Two northwest Minnesota natives recently gave a big donation through a local charity to help kids at Kittson County schools. Scott and Lisa (Berg) Zak are part-owners in Vivacity, a public benefit corporation based in St. Paul, Minn. Lisa is a Hallock native and grew up with Jacob Hook, who co-founded KIDSon…

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Quietly helping others

The Salvation Army kettles, bell ringers are a seasonal staple By Anna Jauhola Those who volunteer for The Salvation Army, and those who give to the cause, are all quiet keepers of their neighbors in need. For the last 25 years, Jeff Hane, Hallock, has been involved with Kittson County Salvation Army. He started sometime…

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