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Kennedy 3-peat Champions of Warren Softball League

By Butch (Coach Gardy) Fossell Two weeks ago Kennedy Pioneer Seed/VFW claimed its first Warren League Championship and prepared to defend its two-time league championship title a week later. Due to a Covid-19 shortened season the league tournament was a winner-take-all among all teams. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the team loaded onto the team bus…

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Group organizes to distribute CARES funds

By Anna Jauhola Entities throughout Kittson County can be looking for possible financial assistance due to business interruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of county leaders gathered on Wednesday, Aug. 5, appointed by the county commission, to begin the process of deciding how to spend money allocated to the county through the Coronavirus Aid,…

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Aubree and Ferdinand

By Anna Jauhola While COVID-19 altered school plans in March, Kittson Central student Aubree Pankratz jumped into some less traditional hands-on learning at home. The soon-to-be sixth grader went to her grandfather, Roger Pankratz’s place one evening to help with a calf birth. The mother died and the calf needed bottle feeding. While Aubree’s parents,…

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Masks now required in county buildings

Walz mandates face coverings inside public places throughout Minn. By Anna Jauhola Kittson County residents wanting to do business at the courthouse in Hallock will need to be prepared to wear a mask. After Gov. Tim Walz announced last week Minnesotans must wear masks in all public indoor spaces starting Saturday, July 25, Kittson County…

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Heavy rains delay some repairs in many townships

By Anna Jauhola Townships officers in Kittson County have their hands full with damages from heavy rains in June, July, the spring flood and flooding from last fall. June’s average rainfall in Kittson County was 8.43 inches, according to stats from the Two Rivers Watershed office. The highest reported rainfall was in Teien Township with…

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City, township officials work to fix sinkhole near Lancaster

By Anna Jauhola A sinkhole on River Road west of Lancaster had residents and council members concerned last week and discussing the issue at the monthly council meeting on Tuesday, July 14. Roy Stenmark brought his concern to the council. “Every time I come around that corner, I hope I don’t find somebody laying there…

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Hallock City Council approves TIF district

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock City Council approved a plan establishing a residential tax increment financing, or TIF, district at its Monday, July 6 meeting. The TIF district encompasses the more than 100 parcels in the residential addition on the south edge of town, plus parcels scattered throughout town, including the former elementary school lot.…

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Hunters to have more opportunities to harvest deer

Hunters can start planning ahead for the deer season with the release of the 2020 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping regulations handbook, now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deer hunting page at mndnr.gov/hunting/deer. Hunting licenses go on sale Saturday, Aug. 1, and are available at any DNR license agent, by telephone at 888-665-4236,…

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