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Bearcats beats Freeze to move to 2-1 on the season

By Mark Bernstrom, assistant coach On Friday afternoon, Sept. 17, the KCC football team traveled to Newfolden to take on the Northern Freeze in a conference game. The Bearcats were coming off their first win of the season and were looking to make it two in row. KCC played a complete game with a strong…

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KCC Bearcats take match from Warroad Warriors in 3 sets

By Coach Tina Turn On Thursday, Sept. 16, the KCC Bearcats walked into a packed gym in Warroad to take on the Warriors in volleyball action. In set one, the Bearcats established a steady tone behind the serving of Kira Whitlock who opened the night with 2 aces and kept a run going. After a…

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Starting the school year right

Local woman and area nonprofit organization donate supplies, backpacks By Anna Jauhola As kids in Kittson County gear up for the start of school, local volunteers have been working to make sure everyone is prepared. KIDSon Cares, a nonprofit founded in early 2021 by Hallock native Jacob Hook, has provided 50 backpacks for kids in…

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Reflections on the trail

Former Hallock pastor publishes book about North Shore hike By Anna Jauhola One little moth just trying to blend in and not get eaten led to a former Hallock pastor writing a book about his growth and experience hiking a 310-mile route on Minnesota’s North Shore. Last week, Frank Johnson released his book, “Rocks and…

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Karlstad receives $5.6M in funding for new airport

By Anna Jauhola The Karlstad community is one big step closer to building a new airport. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed the state transportation budget in late June, which grants $5.6 million to the city of Karlstad. This amount will allow for a 4,000-foot paved runway. Al Lundeen, chairman of the Karlstad Airport board, said…

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18th Annual Jerry Wilson Memorial Run a success

By Kristi Steen The 18th Annual Jerry Wilson Memorial Run was held on Saturday, June 26, a day that would have been Jerry’s mom Lily’s birthday. The Jerry Wilson Memorial Run is held in memory of Jerry Wilson, a Lancaster native, who ran marathons and trained others to run marathons, but who mostly encouraged people…

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Urbaniak retiring, Kujava is new public health director

By Anna Jauhola As she prepares to exit her nearly 40-year career in public health in Kittson County, Cindy Urbaniak feels the population is already in good hands. In 1982, Urbaniak began her career in nursing at Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock. About half a year later, a position opened with Kittson County Public Health.…

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40 years banking in Kennedy

 Silewski: ‘It’s just like my home away from home’ By Anna Jauhola Forty years ago, Tom Silewski drove his 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 to Kennedy for a job interview. Cecil “Butch” Fossell was working there at the time and remembers him pulling up to the then Farmers State Bank in “that boat of a car.” “When…

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Hockey board approves indoor training facility

By Anna Jauhola Hockey players will soon have the opportunity for more intense training on and off the ice. This spring, the Hallock Youth Hockey board approved constructing a dryland training facility specifically geared toward hockey skills improvement. Building could begin as early as this summer. “One of the goals for our program moving forward…

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County board insists on 1W1P collaboration, entity is not necessary

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners is standing firm in its position to collaborate rather than form a new entity regarding the One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) implementation. During its regular meeting Tuesday, June 1, the board agreed it’s “collaboration or bust” when it comes to the 1W1P. This plan includes a…

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