Area News

Commission approves agreement with Marshall Co. for interim engineer

By Anna Jauhola Due to changes in state and county engineering positions, Kittson County commissioners had to approve a different interim engineer at the Tuesday, June 30 meeting. Brian Ketring, former Roseau County engineer, had been filling that spot for the last few months, but he took a state engineering position with the Department of…

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Kittson County Museum: Preserving our history through your stories

Editor’s Note: These stories are provided to inspire you to write your family, business and town history for an upcoming Kittson County history book. Watch for more information about the book and how you can volunteer to help in upcoming issues of the Kittson County Enterprise. Casey Jones By Gloria Swanson “Our Northwest Corner” – 1976…

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County hires firm to search for administrator

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County commissioners approved hiring a search firm to find an administrator during their Tuesday, June 2 meeting. The commissioners reviewed two proposals from search firms HueLife, St. Louis Park, Minn., and DDA Human Resources, Inc., of Fairbault, Minn. Administrator Eric Christensen said HueLife proposed a shorter timeline for hire with…

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Kittson County Museum: Preserving our history through your stories

Editor’s Note: These stories are provided to inspire you to write your family, business and town history for an upcoming Kittson County history book. Watch for more information about the book and how you can volunteer to help in upcoming issues of the Kittson County Enterprise. LANCASTER By Nora Nicholson  and Anna L. Hanson (Our Northwest…

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Several seats up for election in August

By Enterprise Staff The primary election in Kittson County is set for Tuesday, Aug. 11. Several terms for county, city and school district political seats are up. Although the filing deadline for the county seats was June 2, anyone can still run a write-in campaign for the primary. Commissioners Theresia Gillie, District 2, and Leon…

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KC Museum addition quickly coming together

By Enterprise Staff When you take a drive through Lake Bronson this spring, you’ll see a big change at the Kittson County Historical Museum. Since it opened in 1973, the main museum building bears a few additions, such as the machine shed to the south, but hasn’t seen much change otherwise in a few years.…

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Commission declares flooding emergency

By Anna Jauhola As spring flooding was nearing its peak on Tuesday, April 14, the Kittson County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency. “Interestingly enough, Drayton recorded 43.2 feet this morning,” said Scot Olson, emergency manager for Kittson County, of the Red River. “That’s significant in the fact it eclipsed last year’s number…

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County has Top 4 Red River flood, will only receive state aid

By Anna Jauhola The Red River presented a Top 4 flood this year in Kittson County as the river crested at Drayton at 47.3 feet, said Scot Olson, county emergency manager, at a county board meeting on Tuesday, April 21. The river crested at 50.2 feet at Pembina. In 2019, the river crested at 46.6…

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Hallock Council sets public hearings for abatement, TIF

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock City Council has set two public hearing dates regarding tax relief for building housing within city limits. During the council’s regular meeting on Monday, April 6, the council set Monday, May 4 for a public hearing regarding the tax abatement requested by Robert Carr, of Carr Construction. Carr is building…

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County board won’t take extra pay during pandemic

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners decided at its Tuesday, March 31 meeting they should be keeping track of hours they spend in meetings related to COVID-19. The board met via the digital platform GoToMeeting and it went better this time around. Three weeks ago, the board agreed to meet weekly until…

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