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NWRL requests 3 percent funding increase from counties, cities

By Anna Jauhola As counties and cities begin the 2020 budgeting process, various entities are also preparing their requests for funding. Last week, Jim Trojanowski of the Northwest Regional Library presented the organization’s request for an increase in funding from the county and the cities of Hallock and Karlstad. “Last year we did not ask…

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Blown water filter closes Hallock pool early for the season

By Anna Jauhola A loud bang startled campers in Gilbert Olson Park Thursday evening in Hallock, prompting a call to the authorities. “Some Canadian campers had called the sheriff’s department about a quarter after 10 and said they heard a loud bang and saw water spraying out of an open area, a vent, at the…

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Charges pending in Kuznia death

By Enterprise Staff The man involved in the shooting death of a Karlstad Marine on New Year’s Day 2019 has been officially charged with murder, among other accusations.  Lance Cpl. Andrew M. Johnson was on duty with Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia, of Karlstad, in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2019, at Marine Barracks…

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CaNDak Bike Tour will stop in Hallock Tuesday, Aug. 6

By Enterprise Staff On Tuesday, Aug. 6, cyclists from around the country will begin to arrive in Hallock as they reach the halfway mark of the CaNDak Bike Tour. Volunteers from Hallock and the area are working to provide not only a fun stay for the cyclists, but a fun-filled event for residents. Cyclists are…

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Bears active in Kittson County, take precautions to avoid interaction

BEARS HAVE BEEN SEEN ABOUT THE COUNTY in recent weeks. This picture was captured in the yard of TODD AND BONI FOSSELL, who live along Highway 11 outside Karlstad.                    (Photo submitted) By Anna Jauhola Black bears are roaming Kittson County. Although this isn’t unusual, some animals have been taking people…

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Long-time pharmacist retires after 60-year career in the valley

Harold Anderson discusses changes, hopes for community By Anna Jauhola Harold Anderson’s signature sense of humor has been a trademark customers have come to rely on when visiting Anderson Pharmacy and Country Collectibles in Hallock. As of late June, Anderson announced his retirement as a pharmacist after serving Hallock and surrounding communities for 54 years.…

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Hallock Council reviews audit

By Margie Holmgren The Hallock City Council received the 2018 audit report from Tracee Bruggeman, of  Brady Martz, Thief River Falls, Minn. Bruggeman pointed out the statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balances, which showed a deficit in the general fund of $16,692 and showed an ending ongoing balance of $748,646. In the…

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Sand from railroad used in research project on Hampden Township road

INGEMAN TRUCKING, OF KENNEDY, was contracted by the county highway department to load and haul sand to the road site in Hampden Township, northeast of Northcote. Here, Ingeman Trucking loads sand from the piles in Humboldt.                     (Photo submitted) By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Highway Department is working on a…

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Find your family’s narrative at the Kittson County Historical Museum

By Anna Jauhola For two county residents, volunteering to do genealogy research came after they began their own endeavors into family history. Kathy Pederson and Marcy Johnson are two of the experts who help people delve into their pasts through records at the Kittson County Historical Museum. These two, along with Museum Director Cindy Adams,…

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Carr hopes to help alleviate Hallock housing issue

By Anna Jauhola At the Thursday, June 20 Main Street Social, a local contractor presented his idea to build a four-plex in the heart of Hallock. The group met specifically to discuss housing, leading Robert Carr of Carr Construction to share his vision to develop a single-level complex. “I was driving by the Catholic church…

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