Area News

County approves used grader, new security cameras

By Anna Jauhola After a split vote and spirited discussion, Kittson County Commissioners approved purchasing a used motor grader during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15. In true democratic fashion, the commissioners had a solid discussion with highway department employees whether to purchase a brand new motor grader or a used one with few…

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Local artists receive Merit awards

WARREN, Minn. – The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council recently announced the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Winners. Student and adult artists residing in a seven-county region including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau and Red Lake recently entered into the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit and competed for $2,300 in cash awards. The winners were recognized at the…

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Lancaster hopes to raise funds through different tax levy

By Anna Jauhola Tax payers in Lancaster’s school district will be asked to support a capital project levy this November when they cast their ballots in the general election. The Lancaster Board of Education approved the question to be asked on the ballot at the Wednesday, Aug. 19 regular meeting. The board met in the…

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Primary moves Wikstrom, Kraulik to November ballot

By Anna Jauhola Almost half of Kittson County’s registered voters put in their ballots for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The only locally contested race was for District 1 Commissioner, held currently by Corey Wikstrom, who was on the ballot. Nathan Kraulik and Brian Anderson filed to run against Wikstrom. Kraulik received the…

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Dam project moves forward after permit, easement delays

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock Dam project will finally move forward this fall when Houston Engineering, Thief River Falls, plans to put out bid requests. Jeff Langan, engineer with Houston Engineering, appeared via telephone at the Hallock City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 3 to discuss the project. The city received a $2 million grant…

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Southeast KC hit hard with rain, disasters declared

By Anna Jauhola Since the beginning of June, the southwest corner of Kittson County has experienced anywhere from 15 to 18 inches of rainfall. This prompted Emergency Manager Scot Olson to present two disaster declarations at the Tuesday, July 21 meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. The commission approved the declarations, which cover June…

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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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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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