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Drones expand possibilities for Lancaster School students

By Anna Jauhola Through a grant, Lancaster School graphic design students are using drones to learn about technology and possible careers they maybe wouldn’t have considered otherwise. The class has been learning how to use drones the school purchased with an Innovation Grant. Math teacher Becky Johnson, who also teaches graphic design and math trades,…

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County closes courthouse, highway department building to public

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency at an emergency meeting on Friday, March 20 in response to the spreading coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The commissioners called into the meeting via a digital service called GoToMeeting, which is allowed for public meetings during a peacetime emergency. Commissioners Theresia…

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Handwashing is key

By Anna Jauhola Local healthcare and public schools are being vigilant this influenza season as the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spreading across the country. Kittson County Public Health Director Cindy Urbaniak updated the county commission on both issues during the regular meeting on Thursday, March 5. “I started thinking about it earlier this week…

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Hallock daycare has ‘promising applicants’

 After teachers hired, center will open this summer By Anna Jauhola Despite talk around town, The Learning Tree Daycare is making strides to opening in Hallock. Those in charge have been interviewing potential teachers and aides over the last couple of weeks with a final goal of opening this summer. Once those hires are made,…

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Political commercial recorded in Hallock

By Anna Jauhola An independent organization supporting Minnesota’s presidential candidate shot a commercial in Kittson County this weekend. The political action committee, or PAC, Kitchen Table Discussions, which supports U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar sent a crew to create a commercial in Hallock. They interviewed voters, shot scenes in Bean and Brush Creative Coffee and around…

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FABIAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM STATE HOUSE

  ROSEAU, MN – Representative Dan Fabian, R-Roseau, announced Monday that he will not be running for re-election this year, after nine years in the State Legislature. First elected in 2010, Rep. Fabian has been a leader on issues important to Greater Minnesota throughout his tenure and served as chair of the Environment and Natural…

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County Engineer Bengtson retires, takes new position

By Anna Jauhola Over the last 20-plus years, Kittson County Engineer Kelly Bengtson has credited his employees and office staff for his success in the position. He recently retired from the position he took in 1997 and will be re-entering the private sector. The 1976 Hallock High School graduate didn’t think he’d come home to…

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‘It’s about better service for everybody’

Farmers Store changes vendors, secondary brand By Anna Jauhola Through the next several weeks, Farmers Store shoppers will notice a few extra people in the building as they prepare for a vendor and brand change. The 116-year-old Hallock business is switching grocery distributors and will now be supplied by Mason Brothers for grocery and Russ…

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‘It’s about better service for everybody’

Farmers Store changes vendors, secondary brand By Anna Jauhola Through the next several weeks, Farmers Store shoppers will notice a few extra people in the building as they prepare for a vendor and brand change. The 116-year-old Hallock business is switching grocery distributors and will now be supplied by Mason Brothers for grocery and Russ…

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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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