Area Breaking News

Vaccine clinics continue, shot now offered to anyone 16, older

By Anna Jauhola Anyone 16 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which is good news for Kittson County Public Health continuing to vaccinate anyone wanting the shot. Cindy Urbaniak, public health director, said the priority groups have pretty well been covered in the county and she is hoping more people will take advantage…

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Red Flag Warning expanded

With extreme fire risk conditions across most of Minnesota this afternoon, the National Weather Service has expanded a Red Flag Warning to include the following counties: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Grant, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake Of The Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Norman, Otter Tail,…

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Early spring, stable prices make for optimistic planting season

By Anna Jauhola The rain area farmers had been hoping for fell over the weekend, perhaps giving them even more optimism for the impending growing season. Farmers are always anxious to get into the field, but with the particularly dry winter and spring many are champing at the bit. “Obviously, the spring looks a lot…

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Archaeologists to search for new prehistoric sites in Kittson County

By Anna Jauhola Over the next several months, Kittson County landowners may be contacted to help identify possible archaeological sites. A Twin Cities firm called In Situ Archaeological Consulting received a statewide survey of historical and archaeological sites project through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy grant program. The survey will focus on Kittson County…

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COVID numbers skyrocket, affect healthcare workers

By Anna Jauhola As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the county, no one is immune – least of all those who work within healthcare facilities. Last week, Kittson Healthcare updated its Facebook page after a week-long hiatus. Those in charge had been doing regular updates of case numbers and deaths, but it suddenly…

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