Area Breaking News

County administrator resigns; DDA will again conduct search

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County will again be looking for a new administrator. Dillon Hayes tendered his resignation as county administrator and the board of commissioners officially accepted it – with regret and disappointment – in a special meeting held Tuesday, July 13. “I’m grateful for the opportunity. I think we’ve done some good stuff…

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Hockey board approves indoor training facility

By Anna Jauhola Hockey players will soon have the opportunity for more intense training on and off the ice. This spring, the Hallock Youth Hockey board approved constructing a dryland training facility specifically geared toward hockey skills improvement. Building could begin as early as this summer. “One of the goals for our program moving forward…

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County board insists on 1W1P collaboration, entity is not necessary

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners is standing firm in its position to collaborate rather than form a new entity regarding the One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) implementation. During its regular meeting Tuesday, June 1, the board agreed it’s “collaboration or bust” when it comes to the 1W1P. This plan includes a…

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Weekend forecast: high temps, low humidity and high fire danger

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources cautions residents and visitors to be aware of elevated fire conditions through the weekend. An unintentional spark in the hot, gusty and abnormally dry conditions could ignite a wildfire. Casey McCoy, DNR wildlife prevention supervisor, says that despite the green-up of vegetation, many areas in northern Minnesota are two-to-three…

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Hallock Dam engineers working to fix issues

By Anna Jauhola As construction on the Hallock dam approaches completion, issues have arisen. The emergency spillway needs to be adjusted to allow for proper overflow in the event of a flood. Jeff Langan, engineer with Houston Engineering, updated the Hallock City Council during its regular meeting on Monday, May 3. The city received a…

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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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