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Bearcat football team start year with win against Park Christian

By Asst. Coach Mark Bernstrom The Bearcats started their 2022 football season with a road trip down to Moorhead to take on Park Christian. This year’s group is led by seven seniors that have been playing since sixth grade. They have stayed with it through some rough years and were a big part of last…

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CSAH 1 nearing completion, paving next

By Anna Jauhola Two regular backroad routes should soon be available to the driving public again as construction and repair work wraps up. Six miles of CSAH 1, or the angle road, have been under construction since mid-May for a total reconstruction and curve realignment. Questions of when work will end and the road will…

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Hwy 75/175 project delayed, to be complete mid-September

By Anna Jauhola The public can expect construction in Hallock to continue through mid-September at the least. Due to rain and having to reconstruct some curb sections, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has extended its project, which was scheduled to end this month. “I talked with the contractor this morning (Thursday, Aug. 11) and they’re…

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NWRL requests increased funding from county, Hallock and Karlstad

By Anna Jauhola Over the last several years, the Northwest Regional Library system has been deficit spending due to its reserves being so high. Although the reserves are still in decent standing — 52 percent of the organization’s operating budget — officials agree that deficit budgeting needs to stop. Jim Trojanowski, director of NWRL, made…

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Election judges are making digital upgrade

By Anna Jauhola Election judges will be taking new equipment for a test drive during the primary election, which is set for Tuesday, Aug. 9. In Kittson County, there are three polling places — Hallock City Hall, Karlstad Community Center and the courthouse. Election judges at each location will be using Poll Pads this year…

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Alumni Hockey Golf Tourney brings 80 golfers to Hallock

The third annual Alumni Hockey Golf Tournament raised more than $5,500 to help the Senior Hockey group support Hallock Youth Hockey and the Hallock Ice Arena. On Friday, July 22, 19 teams and 80 golfers converged upon the Two River Golf Course in Hallock to play it out for first place in three flights and for…

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New coolers latest update at Hallock’s Farmers Store

By Anna Jauhola No doubt shoppers have already noticed a major change inside the Farmers Store. Last week, Red River Refrigeration installed upright coolers along the east end of the store in the produce and meat sections. “This is the last piece of the refrigeration puzzle at the store,” said Tom Swanson, Farmers Store CEO,…

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Oh, that is Sew Tori!

Local woman realizes dream of serving community By Anna Jauhola Customer service, affordable pricing and the environment with a dash of creative license are the foundations of one of Hallock’s newest businesses. During the coronavirus pandemic, Tori Younggren saw her limited window of opportunity and seized it. And Sew Tori was born. “COVID was bad…

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