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KCC Bearcat girls defeat Stephen-Argyle, fall to BGMR

    Marlee Turn                                                                  Morgan Olson By Mark Johnson KCC 53 – SAC 33 The Bearcat girls basketball team traveled to Argyle last Monday, Jan. 20, for the second matchup of the two teams this season. KCC fell to the Storm 46-51 just before the holiday break in a game that came down to the…

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Commission approves sheriff’s office to apply for USDA loan

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Sheriff’s Office will be researching the possibility of applying for a low-interest loan for future remodeling of the jail area. Sheriff Mark Wilwant and Deputy Terry Bayne visited with the county commissioners during their first regular meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the courthouse in Hallock. Wilwant…

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Mobile food bank fills gap for those in need

By Anna Jauhola Just across the Red River in Pembina County, a mobile food bank stopped for the first time in Drayton last week. The Great Plains Food Bank, based in Fargo, started using mobile food pantries in 2008. They are a part of the rural outreach program to enter communities on a quarterly basis…

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Peterson to seek different permit, conditions from zoning board

By Anna Jauhola A Karlstad man plans to apply for a variance on an existing conditional use permit, which would allow him to get a wind turbine blade salvage operation up and running. Troy Peterson visited with the Kittson County Commission on Tuesday, Dec. 31 during its final meeting of the year. He was going…

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‘I’m really thankful’

Perez relates experience navigating Harvard By Anna Jauhola When Dani Perez made her final decision to attend Harvard University and navigated through her first year, she realized she wasn’t prepared for the nuances of elite campus life. The 2017 Kittson Central graduate discovered Harvard’s First-Year Retreat and Experience program, or FYRE, last spring. Thinking of…

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Hours available for respite care in Kittson, Roseau counties

By Anna Jauhola Respite care is a service all caregivers need occasionally. Northwest Community Action provides respite care through its Northwest Live Well at Home Respite program and currently has available hours in Kittson and Roseau counties. Respite Coordinator Bethany Sandwick said the program provides most services, including help with showering, bathroom, housework and summer…

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Residents concerned about planned operation in Deerwood Township

By Anna Jauhola Residents and landowners in Deerwood Township in Kittson County are concerned about one man’s plan to break down wind turbine blades for disposal. The Deerwood Township Board held an informational meeting on Monday, Dec. 16 at the town hall just north of Highway 11 and west of Karlstad. Although the meeting concerned…

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Commissioners approve raise for county recorder

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners approved a pay increase for County Recorder Kristen Hultgren during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Hultgren asked the board for an increase on the step pay scale. “I’m on step seven and I’m starting year 38,” Hultgren said. The steps go up to 12…

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Reading Challenge success!

By Anna Jauhola All 50 of Kittson Central’s fourth, fifth and sixth graders finished the annual Reading Challenge this fall. Their reward for completing the challenge was a visit to Northern Air Family Fun Center in Grand Forks. The group hopped on two buses the morning of Thursday, Dec. 19. They had full access for…

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Nelson and Steen selected as the AAA recipients for Lancaster High School

Tucker Nelson and Josie Steen have been selected as the AAA program recipients for Lancaster High School. Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award goes to high school seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who…

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