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Christensen resigns top county job

Commissioners approve Shirley Swenson as interim administrator By Anna Jauhola The search for a new county administrator began this week after Eric Christensen tendered his resignation at the Tuesday, May 19 commission meeting. “There’s no easy way to do this, so I’ll just read it out,” Christensen said to the board before reading his resignation…

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Graduation ceremonies set for outside this weekend

By Anna Jauhola Graduation ceremony plans are beginning to solidify, but the situation is still a bit fluid even though seniors are set to graduate this weekend. Lancaster School and Kittson Central held emergency school board meetings, virtually over Zoom, last week to discuss options for ceremonies. Although each board decided on one of two…

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No traditional services are organized for Memorial Day

By Margie Holmgren This coming weekend is known for its ceremonies planned to honor those who sacrificed their lives in service to their country. But for the first time in many, many years there will be no formal services in any of our area communities Lancaster American Legion Post, along with their fellow Legion members…

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Kittson County Fair canceled

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Fair Board decided last week to cancel this year’s fair, due to issues regarding COVID-19, the virus caused by the novel coronavirus. “The decision to cancel this year’s fair was not made lightly as it impacts so many inviduals and businesses in the county,” said Taylor Lindegard, board president,…

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Food pantries have more clients and great community support

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County food pantries have seen increased client numbers and less contact since COVID-19 began impacting the state. But, that has not deterred organizers from operating and it has not diminished supply. The Cornerstone Food Pantry in Hallock and the Care and Share Pantry in Lake Bronson have both suspended clients the…

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Food pantries have more clients and great community support

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County food pantries have seen increased client numbers and less contact since COVID-19 began impacting the state. But, that has not deterred organizers from operating and it has not diminished supply. The Cornerstone Food Pantry in Hallock and the Care and Share Pantry in Lake Bronson have both suspended clients the…

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Kittson County Local Board of Appeals and Equalization

Kittson County Local Board Of Appeals and Equalization OPEN Book Meetings Monday, April 27 • 1 p.m. –  4 p.m. Deerwood, Granville and Hallock Townships Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/939944045 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (786) 535-3211 Access Code: 939-944-045 Tuesday, April 28 • 9 a.m.…

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Kittson Healthcare confirms first positive COVID-19 case

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County documented its first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Thursday, April 16. Rumors of a second case circulated over the weekend, but as of Monday, that was false. Cindy Urbaniak, county public health director, said Monday morning there are no more positive cases in the…

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Kittson County Museum preserving our history through your stories

It was 41 years ago that the Kittson County Historical Society last published a history book, “Our Northwest Corner” – the one that is often referred to as the “tan one.” The first history book (the “red one”) was published in 1976. The residents of Kittson County are fortunate that there were a group of…

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‘It’s about better service for everybody’

Farmers Store changes vendors, secondary brand By Anna Jauhola Through the next several weeks, Farmers Store shoppers will notice a few extra people in the building as they prepare for a vendor and brand change. The 116-year-old Hallock business is switching grocery distributors and will now be supplied by Mason Brothers for grocery and Russ…

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