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‘Bit by the aviation bug’

ALEX HUNT, pictured third from left, with the UND Aerobatics team.      (Photo Courtesy of Evan Peers of IAC) By Anna Jauhola Alex Hunt can’t imagine a life without flying. The 2012 Kittson Central graduate took his first flight with Maurice Sugden as a young child. “I remember it clearly when the door flipped down when we…

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Karlstad declared a Purple Heart City

Each veteran honored Saturday received their plaques from current Karlstad Mayor Dave Nelson and former Mayor Mitch Borneman. From above: RANDY KRANTZ receives his plaque with Nelson and Borneman; DOUGLAS THOMPSON receives his plaque from Borneman and Nelson; and EVERETT ENGLUND receives his plaque from Borneman.  (Enterprise Photos by Anna Jauhola) By Anna Jauhola KARLSTAD –…

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Lancaster youth discovers passion in snowmobile racing

  From left, Mike Peterson, Miranda Peterson, Lawrence Eeg, and Stuart Egg celebrate Lawrence’s success during the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Miranda and Lawrence are teammates and often travel to compete at various snowmobile races. The Petersons are from Lancaster and the Eegs are from Greenbush. By Anna Jauhola This weekend didn’t go as planned…

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Soboliks participate in Red River Valley Emerging Leadership program

Jason and Jill Sobolik, Drayton N.D., are Kittson County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Alumni of the program from the county nominated them to take part in the program because of their involvement in their community. Jason and his father (Sobolik Farms) raise sugar beets, soybeans, wheat and cattle. Jill is…

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Love, Care, Compassion: Riley ‘always took care of others before himself’

  By Anna Jauhola Midnight rides through the county hunting rabbits and watching the northern lights. Early morning and all-day fishing trips catching whopper northerns and walleyes. These memories and more have helped Markelle Kuznia survive the last weeks since her son, Riley Kuznia, was tragically killed on New Year’s Day. Lance Cpl. Kuznia, of…

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‘A quiet leader’ – Kuznia’s impact spanned across the country

    (Photos courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps and Younggren Photography) LANCE CPL. RILEY KUZNIA, of Karlstad, died on New Year’s Day after another Marine discharged his service weapon inside the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. The bullet struck Kuznia and he died from the gunshot wound. Above, left, Kuznia in his U.S. Marine Corps dress uniform.…

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Painting with diamonds: Two Kittson County women dive into unique hobby

By Anna Jauhola Crafts have always been a stress-reliever for Tami Boychuk. Over the last few years, she got wrapped up in diamond painting. And when her daughter announced her impending marriage, Boychuk decided to create a glittering wedding gift. Diamond painting doesn’t use real diamonds. Instead, each kit is equipped with tiny sparkly plastic…

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‘A great show of sportsmanship’

  Dante Agnes, No. 42, takes a 3-point shot during the KCC vs. May-Port CG game on Dec. 17. By Anna Jauhola With 8 seconds left in the Dec. 17 Bearcats basketball game, fans from both Kittson County Central and May-Port CG lept from their seats and cheered as the ball swished through the net.…

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Rivera to take a leave from Kittson Memorial

The Board of Directors of Kittson Memorial Healthcare announced Friday, Dec. 21 that Dr. Ashley Rivera will take a leave. The board issued the following statement, three weeks after the annual Kittson Memorial Hospital Association meeting: “Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center CEO, Dr. Ashley Rivera, will be taking a leave but will remain available for assistance…

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Hoarfrost a unique phenomenon

ABOVE, the population sign south of Hallock on Highway 75 was outlined in hoarfrost on Wednesday, Dec. 12 while a thick fog hid the town from view. BELOW LEFT, frost covered the Christmas decorations in Hallock, while in the country near Kennedy the trees shown brilliantly white in the morning light. BELOW RIGHT, frost formations…

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