Area Breaking News

First winter storm drops 2 inches of snow, unwanted precip

By Anna Jauhola After the first winter storm of the season rolled through the area, Kittson County is left with extra moisture it didn’t need and with nowhere for it to go. According to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, the storm dropped 2 inches of snow in the Hallock area. However, that snow…

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High water to remain for next few weeks

Two Rivers crests at moderate flood stage, 806.8 feet By Anna Jauhola The water is running high and fast along the Two Rivers in Kittson County, and it isn’t going to stop any time soon. After rains drenched the area in late September, the water slowly made its way from the east to fill the…

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Jazlynn Folland named 2020 Minnesota Teen Miss Agriculture USA

By Anna Jauhola In the third week of school, Kittson Central’s Jazlynn Folland spoke to elementary students about agriculture and the important role it plays in everyone’s lives. Folland, a 10th grader, was recently named 2020 Minnesota Teen Miss Agriculture USA. The nonprofit agency is in its infancy and is meant to promote and celebrate…

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Elk sculpture recognizes area’s unique attraction

By Anna Jauhola Motorists traveling Highway 59 in Lancaster will now encounter a very visible tribute to Kittson County’s elk herd. At the corner of 59 and County Road 4 on the north side of Lancaster, there now stands a life-sized bronze sculpture of an elk bugling on top of a large pillar of rocks.…

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New employees hope to have positive impact on students

By Anna Jauhola Kristi Nigg is excited to discover what makes students at Kittson Central tick. She started in her position as school counselor this year and dove right in to evaluating the needs of students kindergarten through 12th grade. “I have a passion for development and development stages; learning what makes kids motivated,” she…

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‘It felt like coming home’

Skjeberg Lutheran Church holds first service, plans October dedication By Anna Jauhola When Kris Heine became president of the Skjeberg Lutheran Church congregation, she figured it would be a regular term. Perhaps, she thought, she would lead the charge in updating the red carpeting and wood panelling on the walls. “I thought, ‘What can we…

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Funding is the dam problem

By Anna Jauhola The dam on Lake Bronson is No. 1 on the list of dams that need to be replaced or repaired in the state of Minnesota. Funding is the problem. The current request to completely reconstruct the 83-year-old structure is almost $18 million. During a visit to Thief River Falls on Thursday, Sept.…

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Gatheridge finds pride teaching in grandmother’s former position

By Anna Jauhola A 65-year difference separates the teaching careers of a Lancaster grandmother and granddaughter, but they both harbor similar goals of fostering strong students through quality education. Vada Gatheridge is beginning her first year as the second grade teacher at Lancaster School in the same classroom in which she was a second grader…

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Peterson sisters excited to begin teaching at Kittson Central School

By Anna Jauhola There was little question of what Kalli and Bailey Peterson would choose for careers. The sisters graduated from Kittson Central in 2010 and 2012, respectively, and have come full circle to teach the next generation of students in Hallock. Kalli was hired as the new kindergarten teacher this year after the district…

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