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Indomitable spirit: #jessiestrong

Community rallies around local woman fighting COVID By Anna Jauhola While COVID-19 positive cases rise in Kittson County, the support is continuous for one resident who has dedicated her life to the Hallock community. Two weeks ago, Jessie Muir was diagnosed with COVID-19 and the disease quickly took hold. She was transferred from Kittson Healthcare…

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Dr. Kristin Atwood to join Valley Vision in Hallock

  Valley Vision Clinic in Hallock will welcome a new optometrist starting Wednesday, April 21. Dr. Kristin Atwood is a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. She is a native of Borup, Minn., and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Atwood is a member…

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Officials urge caution as COVID cases rise in the county

By Cindy Urbaniak, Kittson County Public Health director Last week, Kittson County is seeing the largest increase in COVID cases since the start of the pandemic. Kittson Healthcare diagnosed 20 new cases of COVID-19 so far in April, with 10 positive cases on Friday, April 9 alone. Symptoms of COVID-19 mimic the average cold symptoms.…

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Volunteers essential for blood drives

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series featuring area volunteers in April, which is National Volunteer Month. By Anna Jauhola Blood drive volunteers are as vital as those who give and the blood collected. Kittson County is full of volunteers who not only organize drives but also donate blood, which is needed daily…

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City of Hallock sponsoring DNR grant for outdoor rink

By Anna Jauhola In an emergency meeting Tuesday, March 30, the Hallock City Council approved a resolution for the city to sponsor a grant to build an outdoor ice rink. Within the last month, Hallock Youth Hockey – a nonprofit organization – began looking for grants to build the rink. Brett Sobolik, vice president of…

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Vaccine clinics continue, shot now offered to anyone 16, older

By Anna Jauhola Anyone 16 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which is good news for Kittson County Public Health continuing to vaccinate anyone wanting the shot. Cindy Urbaniak, public health director, said the priority groups have pretty well been covered in the county and she is hoping more people will take advantage…

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Early spring, stable prices make for optimistic planting season

By Anna Jauhola The rain area farmers had been hoping for fell over the weekend, perhaps giving them even more optimism for the impending growing season. Farmers are always anxious to get into the field, but with the particularly dry winter and spring many are champing at the bit. “Obviously, the spring looks a lot…

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Verizon to build new cell tower in Hallock

By Anna Jauhola Verizon Wireless plans to construct a new tower in Hallock, which will improve coverage and capacity. Verizon Wireless published a public notice last week in the Kittson County Enterprise stating its intention to build the 109-foot tower. It is proposed to be located on Columbus Avenue on the southeast corner of the…

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COVID vaccinations open to more people

By Anna Jauhola Vaccinations are being made available to a larger number of people in Kittson County. As the country moves toward getting the majority of adults vaccinated for COVID-19 by this summer, Kittson Healthcare in Hallock announced this week it is scheduling appointments for people in the next categories. According to Kittson Healthcare, people…

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Bearcats hockey defeats Panthers, Wolverines

Click above to see photos from these games   By Dylan Johnson The Kittson County Central Bearcats hockey team traveled to Walker on Monday, March 1 to play the Park Rapids Panthers. Tyler Bakken, Hayden Hennen and Landon Sugden led the Bearcats to a 6-0 win, each scoring 2 goals themselves. The first period was…

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