Area News

Verizon to build new cell tower in Hallock

By Anna Jauhola Verizon Wireless plans to construct a new tower in Hallock, which will improve coverage and capacity. Verizon Wireless published a public notice last week in the Kittson County Enterprise stating its intention to build the 109-foot tower. It is proposed to be located on Columbus Avenue on the southeast corner of the…

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Bully Brew Coffee takes over Hallock business

By Anna Jauhola Hallock’s main street will once again be serving up gourmet coffee as a Grand Forks business expands to town. Bully Brew Coffee, owned by Sandi Luck, has locations in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Fargo. They roast their own coffee beans in Grand Forks. In their few trips to Hallock thus…

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Lancaster Knowledge Bowl

  Lancaster High School had two teams compete in the sixth Knowledge Bowl meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Above, Team Red finished strong in round four to land in sixth place. Team members included l-r, Ted Teddy Webster, Cora Vagle, Rachel Schmiedeberg, Emma Sjostrand and Elsa Steen. Below, “Team Green started off slow and did…

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Committee working to save Teien landmark

By Anna Jauhola Last summer, several people in Teien Township west of Kennedy decided to make a bid to save the community’s town hall. The former school building served as town hall for many years after the Teien Central School closed due to consolidation in 1952. It became unusable only a few years ago due…

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Kittson County Salvation Army has record year, despite pandemic

The Kittson County Unit of the Salvation Army is proud to announce that even with COVID-19, it had another very successful Christmas campaign. The local unit received contributions of $19,341.65, one of its best years. The gifts from area residents were well in excess of the local unit’s annual budget. Once again, the residents of…

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Historical photo leads to interesting local farm history

By Anna Jauhola Having grown up on a historic piece of property, Dale Webster instantly identified a photo of the R. Reid Farm published in the Enterprise on Dec. 30. “I read (the caption) and it said Reid farm. Right off the bat, I knew where it was. I looked at it and said, ‘That’s…

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Rescue squad has long journey to its new home in Lancaster

By Anna Jauhola In the coming months, Lancaster firefighters will no longer struggle to don their equipment at a call in a rescue vehicle the size of a sardine can. Thanks to generous support and a Canadian volunteer, the Lancaster Fire Department has a roomy rescue squad it purchased in November. For nearly 20 years,…

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‘A really nice little gem’

Rink, warming house create additional gathering space in Lancaster   By Anna Jauhola LANCASTER — Tucked behind the former Lanc-aster Creamery building is another example of the community’s continuous fund-raising efforts. On a concrete slab that once housed a bulk fuel truck, there now sits a roomy warming house for those who use the outdoor…

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Council discusses successes, struggles with recent city projects

By Anna Jauhola While the Hallock dam project comes to a halt for the winter to allow for settling, frustrations are high with two other projects. The Hallock City Council discussed the dam project, along with the impending mill and overlay of Highways 75 and 175, and the ongoing airport hangar project. Trent Berg of…

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