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Kittson Healthcare flu vaccine delayed, limited to high-risk individuals

By Anna Jauhola Kittson Healthcare in Hallock is limiting its influenza vaccine distribution to high-risk individuals until November. The facility was planning several flu shot clinics last week in the county, that is until they received word that the additional supply wouldn’t arrive until Friday, Oct. 18. “We are suspending public clinics until November,” said…

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Fall Fest planned to help raise funds for Hallock pool

By Anna Jauhola A group of concerned citizens is working to merge fun with fundraising, all to benefit the Hallock swimming pool. Kalli Peterson is one of those organizing a Fall Fest event set for Sunday, Oct. 27. It will start with a kids’ bike parade from the Hallock water tower to the fire hall…

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Lake Bronson City Council approves building permit for museum addition

By Anna Jauhola Dirt and cement work will likely begin in October for a long-awaited addition to the Kittson County Historical Museum/Center in Lake Bronson. The museum board of directors announced the intention to finally build an addition earlier this year and had hoped to begin building in August. However, it took a little while…

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KCC beats Northern Freeze

By Asst. Coach Mark Bernstrom Bearcats took on the Northern Freeze in Lancaster last Friday. KCC was looking to keep building off the win they had against G/G. With the way the games have been going this year, the Bearcats were expecting a battle and they got one. KCC started out strong in the first…

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LBSP on 10 Fall Hikes list from Explore Minnesota

By Anna Jauhola Lake Bronson State Park is the hidden gem of northwest Minnesota, often surprising new visitors with its expanse, trails system and historic value. This year, Explore Minnesota – the state’s tourism promotion website – named Lake Bronson State Park on its 10 Fall Hikes list for the northwest corner. Zippel Bay State…

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Kittson County won’t see FEMA reimbursement until next year

By Anna Jauhola Federal dollars to reimburse Kittson County for flood damage and cleanup will not arrive until 2020. The Federal Emergency Management Agency apparently ran out of properly trained employees to evaluate flood damage, said Scot Olson, county emergency manager, during the county commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “So, they had to train…

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Hallock voted Best Host, Breakfast by CaNDak cyclists

By Anna Jauhola Months of planning to host nearly 100 bicyclists paid off last week for the city of Hallock. The participants of the CaNDak Bicycle Tour voted Hallock as the Best Overall Host Community and Best Breakfast served, which garnered the city $750. “We were hoping for it, of course,” said Sharlene Klegstad, member…

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Gatheridge finds pride teaching in grandmother’s former position

By Anna Jauhola A 65-year difference separates the teaching careers of a Lancaster grandmother and granddaughter, but they both harbor similar goals of fostering strong students through quality education. Vada Gatheridge is beginning her first year as the second grade teacher at Lancaster School in the same classroom in which she was a second grader…

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Peterson sisters excited to begin teaching at Kittson Central School

By Anna Jauhola There was little question of what Kalli and Bailey Peterson would choose for careers. The sisters graduated from Kittson Central in 2010 and 2012, respectively, and have come full circle to teach the next generation of students in Hallock. Kalli was hired as the new kindergarten teacher this year after the district…

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