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Admin candidate gives verbal commitment

By Anna Jauhola Following an afternoon of interviews and a night to think on it, the Kittson County Commissioners offered the county’s top position to one of three candidates. As of Monday, Sept. 28, Dillon Hayes has verbally committed to the position, according to Gary Weiers of DDA Human Resources, the company that coordinated the…

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County approves used grader, new security cameras

By Anna Jauhola After a split vote and spirited discussion, Kittson County Commissioners approved purchasing a used motor grader during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15. In true democratic fashion, the commissioners had a solid discussion with highway department employees whether to purchase a brand new motor grader or a used one with few…

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First week of school goes well, despite climb in COVID cases

By Anna Jauhola Students at Kittson Central and Lancaster schools have adapted well to the strange new start of the academic year. Superintendents Bob Jaszczak and Shannon Hunstad said everyone has been compliant with wearing masks and making sure to follow the guidance put in place. “It’s helped tremendously that it’s been pretty nice outside,”…

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‘Music is where my heart lies’

Karlstad’s Dariann Leigh climbing the country music ladder By Anna Jauhola KARLSTAD — True to country music, much of Dariann Leigh’s inspiration is drawn from her rural Minnesota life – good friends, back road cruising and family. Leigh grew up in Karlstad, Minn., and now the 20-year-old splits her time between her hometown and Nashville,…

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Fog doesn’t deter elk hunter

Grygla man bags 7-by-7 bull north of Lake Bronson By Anna Jauhola After 19 years of applying for an elk tag, a Grygla man finally experienced the hunt of a lifetime in Kittson County. Gavin Nordby shot a 7-by-7 bull elk north of Lake Bronson during the state’s annual hunt on Sunday, Aug. 23. Until…

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Taxiway will complete airport hangar project

By Anna Jauhola After a multiple year process, Hallock Airport has a new hangar and will soon have a paved taxiway for access to the building. The T-hangar and taxiway have been on the airport’s federal layout plan for years, said Airport Manager Jeremy Seng. The entire project is a $1.4 million investment and now,…

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Local artists receive Merit awards

WARREN, Minn. – The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council recently announced the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Winners. Student and adult artists residing in a seven-county region including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau and Red Lake recently entered into the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit and competed for $2,300 in cash awards. The winners were recognized at the…

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Legion Post 214 Hornets split with Crookston to end the season

The Legion Post 214 Hornets had a great summer of baseball. They may not have ended with a winning record, but they had a tough schedule and battled tough against every team.  This talented group of athletes showed true tenacity. The Hornets ended their season Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Crookston, Minn., with a double header.…

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Kittson Co. adds 4 COVID cases

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County now has four positive, active cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Kittson County Public Health confirmed on Monday that all four patients were tested for COVID-19 at Kittson Healthcare Clinic. “When someone tests positive here, that name is shared with Public Health strictly for follow-up,” said…

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Commission accepts resignation, prepares for future replacement

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Deb Costin, the county’s long-time payroll and benefits specialist. Costin submitted her letter to the board for consideration prior to its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11. However, her resignation will not be effective for quite some time. She gave more than a year’s notice.…

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