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Kittson Healthcare reaps awards from recent positive surveys

By Anna Jauhola In recent months and weeks, Kittson Healthcare has received accolades from different surveys. The hospital received its third National Rural Health Association award for Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for patient satisfaction. Kittson Pharmacy had a spectacular audit for its 340B drug pricing program. And the nursing home had an amazing state…

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The Calf Whisperer of Percy Township

By Anna Jauhola Nestled on the western edge of Percy Township, just north of Lake Bronson, is a woman with a great ability. “I’m kind of an early calf whisperer,” said Kathy Levenhagen, laughing. A couple weeks ago, the Levenhagens’ neighbor had a cow give birth to a very premature calf. Kathy’s husband, Rick, brought…

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A dy(e)ing traditional art, reborn

Marie Lindstrom passes on Ukrainian Easter egg hobby to great-niece By Anna Jauhola Even in a strict Ukrainian household in the far reaches of Kittson County, there were colorful traditions that made life interesting and entertaining. Marie (Weleski) Lindstrom, who grew up in Caribou just 1 mile from the Canadian border, remembers Fourth of July…

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PTCO great example of volunteerism

By Anna Jauhola From warm welcomes to fundraising, and many events in between, the Lancaster Parent-Teacher-Community Organization has become a mainstay of community involvement. Over the last 16 years, volunteers have helped the organization evolve into more than just a helpful channel of communication. This week is National Volunteer Week, and that’s what PTCO is…

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