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County hires Gustafson as administrative coordinator

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners hired Marilyn Gustafson as the temporary administrative coordinator at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The board met in the upstairs meeting room at the courthouse and everyone wore masks per the governor’s mandate. Gustafson served as Kittson County’s auditor for more than 30 years.…

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Governor allows local control when opening schools in September

By Anna Jauhola School is on for fall. Gov. Tim Walz announced on Thursday, July 30 the state will give local flexibility to open schools based on COVID-19 cases in each county. Kittson Central and Lancaster school staff and teachers have been working on three different plans since the beginning of June as recommended by…

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Masks now required in county buildings

Walz mandates face coverings inside public places throughout Minn. By Anna Jauhola Kittson County residents wanting to do business at the courthouse in Hallock will need to be prepared to wear a mask. After Gov. Tim Walz announced last week Minnesotans must wear masks in all public indoor spaces starting Saturday, July 25, Kittson County…

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Masks now required in county buildings

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County residents wanting to do business at the courthouse in Hallock will need to be prepared to wear a mask. After Gov. Tim Walz announced last week Minnesotans must wear masks in all public indoor spaces starting Saturday, July 25, Kittson County followed suit as they have done throughout the COVID-19…

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Kittson Healthcare names CEO

By Anna Jauhola Gabriel Mooney has a passion for independently owned healthcare. He has spent the last several years working his way up healthcare management in Baudette, Roseau and Greenbush. He began as a dietitian in Baudette, oversaw several departments in Roseau’s LifeCare Medical Center and managed the Altru clinics in Roseau and Greenbush. On…

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Make safe boating the hallmark of July 4th fun

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers have been particularly popular this season as people ignite or reignite their passion for the water and take advantage of abundant opportunities to boat and fish close to home. With a busy Fourth of July weekend on tap, the Department of Natural Resources reminds boaters the best times on the water…

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Horse therapy provides hope in a broken world

By Anna Jauhola West of Newfolden, there’s a pasture that represents life’s struggles and brings people healing. Sandy Malm, of Hallock, entered this pasture first as a volunteer and then as a client when she suffered serious trauma in 2019 after being bucked off her horse. As a life-long horse lover, Malm knew the nonprofit,…

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Board of Appeal and Equalization

ASSESSMENT NOTICE Kittson County NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Kittson County, Minnesota, will meet in person and virtually, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m. Kittson County Courthouse 410 5th St E Hallock, MN  56728 218-843-3615 If you have attended your Local…

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Kittson County Museum preserving our history through stories: “Baseball”

League All Stars – Mid 1950’s game played at Karlstad.  Karlstad was #1 in League and played the League All Stars. Sitting on ground:  Jerry Szczepanski, Bat Boy Kneeling left to right: ??, Florian, ?? Florian,  ?? Florian, ??Kennedy, Earl Clow, Lancaster, Bobby Holm, Lake Bronson, Scotty Matthew, Kennedy Standing left to right: ???, Hallock,…

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