Area Breaking News

Highway 75 is now open north and south of Halstad

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has opened Highway 75 north and south of Halstad.  Some highways in northwestern Minnesota still remain closed due to flooding, they include:  Highways that remain closed: Highway 1 between border with North Dakota and CR 17, mile post 3 Business Highway 2 Sorlie Bridge in East Grand…

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Odin Langen made an impact

Exhibit honors county’s lone national congressman By Anna Jauhola It started with a desk and the spark of an idea to honor Kittson County’s only politician to serve in the nation’s Legislature. Odin Langen was civically minded, having served on numerous boards such as South Red River Township, Kennedy School District, and Parents and Teachers…

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County spring flood preparations begin

By Anna Jauhola Flooding preparations have become second nature for Kittson County residents and officials. Although the National Weather Service in Grand Forks said the area has “favorable melt conditions,” the Kittson County Highway Department is beginning to barricade roads and will soon fill sandbags. “We know per foot what roads are going to go…

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L.A. makeup artist has local ties

By Anna Jauhola Taylor Schulte isn’t afraid to be herself and she credits her family with giving her that opportunity. Taylor, who grew up in and graduated from Wahpeton, N.D., often visits Hallock to see her parents, Tim and Jacquie Schulte. “I have a very alternative style, very much not North Dakota or Minnesota,” she…

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Caribou Grill owner charged with arson, insurance fraud

A Kennedy woman is in custody and charged with two felony offenses after allegedly setting fire to her business in Hallock. Tamara DeVore, 50, was formally charged in court Monday morning at the Kittson County Courthouse with first-degree arson and insurance fraud. She owns the Caribou Grill, a popular restaurant in Hallock. The arson charge…

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