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Hallock City Council holds public hearing to set fire call rates

By Margie Holmgren A public hearing was held during the June regular Hallock City Council meeting to receive input on the ordinance allowing the fire department to bill for fire calls. No one from the public attended but discussion between the council, Fire Chief Kevin Klein and attorney George Hanson was held on the amounts…

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Commission votes to switch auditing firms

By Anna Jauhola The commission voted to switch auditing firms and hire BradyMartz for the next three years, pending confirmation the county can break its contract with Hoffman, Philipp & Knutson, PLLC. The county had troubles with its 2015 audit after the state auditor’s office found discrepancies. In her last visit to the board, Colleen…

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Kittson Pharmacy set to open Aug. 5

By Anna Jauhola Kittson Pharmacy is set to open in August inside the Kittson Healthcare Clinic on the south end of town. The space occupies the former human resources office and will be a full service facility for in-house and outside prescriptions. The pharmacy will be a for-profit entity, meant to be a revenue source…

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Peterson addresses veterans issues at Lancaster town hall

By Anna Jauhola Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn., spoke to a crowd of approximately 30  people about veterans issues at the Lancaster Community Center on Saturday, June 1. The free event was sponsored by AMAC, or Association for Mature American Citizens. He now serves on the Veterans Committee in the House in addition to his chair…

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Gullander’s Hardware to celebrate 125 years

By Anna Jauhola For the last 125 years, Gullander’s Hardware has been a standard fixture in Hallock. Owner Tim Gustafson hopes it continues to be a family-owned business for many years to come. Tim is the fourth generation to own Gullander’s Hardware. His son, Guy, is now the fifth generation to work in the business.…

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Slow season start ends with success for 2019 Bearcat golfers

By Coach Diane Younggren A very long and seemingly endless winter made for a very slow start to the golf season. Indoor practices, inaccessibility to the golf course due to high water and cancelled and reschedule tournaments throughout the beginning of the season made for frustrations as we began. Both the Bearcat teams persevered through…

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Commission approves hiring part-time temporary deputies

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners approved, during a special meeting on Tuesday, May 28, to hire part-time, temporary sheriff’s deputies to fill two positions. Sheriff Mark Wilwant presented a list of 14 deputies from Marshall County who wanted to take extra shifts to help cover the two positions. Deputy Matt Vig…

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Holms discover canoe bound for Hudson Bay

WHILE PICKING UP FLOOD DEBRIS ALONG THE RED RIVER, Andrew Holm and Dawn Holm (pictured at right) found a tiny canoe with a message laquered inside. It reads, “Congratulations! You discovered a canoe launched by the 4th grade students from Fisher, MN with a dream to reach Hudson Bay via the Red River and its…

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‘We’re stuck to Hallock’

Expansion opens new markets for Revelation Ale Works By Anna Jauhola Through the last year, Hallock’s own microbrewery has been growing way faster than its owners ever imagined. When supply simply couldn’t keep up with demand, brothers Josh and Ryan Evenson, along with their wives, made the decision to expand Revelation Ale Works’ brewery sooner…

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Schwenzfeier new CFO, human resource officer at Kittson Healthcare

A Kennedy woman has rejoined the Kittson Healthcare staff as the chief financial officer and chief human resources officer in Hallock. Jeni Schwenzfeier has been working as a CFO in healthcare since 2002. She started in her new positions on April 15. “I’m glad to be back working in the area,” Schwenzfeier said. “I’m working…

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