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Hallock Area Community Fund offers grant opportunity

HALLOCK – The Hallock Area Community Fund announces a grant round for local nonprofits and public entities serving the Kittson Central School District area. “We are launching our first grant round in a few years”, said Kelly Bengtson, co-chair of the local advisory committee. “Submitted grants will be reviewed at our spring meeting. The grants…

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Annual art exhibit to be at Kittson County Museum

WARREN, Minn. —The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce their latest “Call for Entries” for the 2024 Annual Art Exhibit. The deadline to submit your artwork is Thursday, Feb. 29. This year, the annual art exhibit will be in Lake Bronson at the Kittson County History Museum in March and April. Artwork will…

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Tax payment information finally available online

By Anna Jauhola In recent weeks, the public has once again been able to view tax statements and information on Kittson County’s website. It’s been a long road – from May 2021 to November 2023 – but the Tyler Technologies software is live. However, patrons still do not have the option to pay taxes online,…

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Substance abuse prevention task force gains traction

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force has been working hard to establish a presence since the county received opioid settlement funds in early 2021. In late 2021, there was a nationwide settlement regarding the opioid crisis and each state received money, which is doled out to each county. Kittson County…

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Lake Bronson dam project on track for bids in January

By Anna Jauhola The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has completed one of the final phases required prior to bidding out the Lake Bronson Dam reconstruction. “We are on track to have final plans by the end of the year,” said Jason Boyle, state dam safety engineer in a phone interview before Christmas. “We are…

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KC Board approves 9.4% increase to annual tax levy

By Enterprise staff The Kittson Central School Board approved its final 2023-24 budget and 2024 property tax levy during the regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 20. After holding the Truth in Taxation hearing, for which one person from the public was present, the board approved a 9.14 percent increase to the district’s tax levy. For…

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Spaeth brings passion to Kittson County’s public health office

By Anna Jauhola Public health is Jacey Spaeth’s passion. Luckily for the area, she took on a volunteer role to assist Kittson County Public Health. Spaeth, a native of Climax, Minn., has been working communications for the public health department to include news articles, social media and some website design. When she graduated from the…

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Three finalists named for county administrator

Open meetings law requirements clarified By Enterprise staff As your local newspaper, we are on a constant quest to bring you the most accurate news and information. With everchanging state law, everyone can get confused and frustrated on how to handle open meetings, which are codifed within the state statutes. As Kittson County continues its…

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Pemberton wins national ag applicator award

By Anna Jauhola For the last 25 years, Lee Pemberton has spent countless hours applying agricultural fertilizer on local and area fields. His dependability and expertise has not gone unnoticed. At the end of November, Pemberton was named the 2023 AgCo Operator of the year, a national award sponsored by the AgCo Corporation recognizing custom…

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Children benefit from schools’ Backpack Program

By Anna Jauhola Throughout the school year, children receive help with hunger through the Backpack Program at all three Kittson County schools. Public Health Nurse Shunay Soliah heads up the program. “It’s offered as a partnership between the schools, Cornerstone Food Pantry and North Country Food Bank,” Soliah said. “Throughout the school year, we deliver…

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