Area News

Tax Court ruling places burden on several local jurisdictions

By Anna Jauhola Several entities in Kittson County are facing an uncertain and enormous price tag after a Minnesota Tax Court recently upheld two of Enbridge’s lawsuits regarding overtaxation. Almost 10 years ago, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reassessed values on certain types of property, specifically pipelines between 2012 and 2016. Because the state overvalued…

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Kittson experiencing driest 8-month period on record

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County has steadily been listed in moderate drought since last fall. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 53 percent of the county is in severe drought and the whole county is abnormally dry. The U.S. Drought Monitor classifies severe drought by the following conditions: hard ground, expensive feed, low crop yields,…

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College courses help students find paths after high school

By Anna Jauhola Each year, students across the state take college courses within their high school classes to help prepare them for post-graduation. Kittson Central has offered these classes for years and has a good response from the juniors and seniors who can take them. Kim Jones teaches four math classes, two chemistry classes and…

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Memorial painting honors Kittson County fallen soldiers

By Anna Jauhola In the last year, a Hallock graduate created a painting memorializing four Kittson County men who were killed in action during the Vietnam War. Little did he know the impact it would have on someone close to him. Al Reddington grew up in Hallock and graduated in 1962. He had enlisted, but…

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Gladwin Lynne receives Lions International President Award

By Anna Jauhola Gladwin Lynne likes to see others succeed rather than brag about his own achievements, an impulse that has its roots in his teaching career. Lynne, who resides in Lake Bronson, is a long-time member of the town’s Lions Club. He recently received the second-highest honor the international service club bestows upon its…

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Most cemeteries operate on donated funds, volunteers

By Anna Jauhola As spring begins to quickly transition into summer, people around Kittson County are working to beautify and maintain cemeteries. Many cemeteries are managed by volunteer groups or committees, while a few are still maintained by city personnel. In Hallock, the Greenwood Cemetery Board has set its annual cleanup day for Tuesday, May…

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Indomitable spirit: #jessiestrong

Community rallies around local woman fighting COVID By Anna Jauhola While COVID-19 positive cases rise in Kittson County, the support is continuous for one resident who has dedicated her life to the Hallock community. Two weeks ago, Jessie Muir was diagnosed with COVID-19 and the disease quickly took hold. She was transferred from Kittson Healthcare…

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Dr. Kristin Atwood to join Valley Vision in Hallock

  Valley Vision Clinic in Hallock will welcome a new optometrist starting Wednesday, April 21. Dr. Kristin Atwood is a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. She is a native of Borup, Minn., and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Atwood is a member…

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Volunteers essential for blood drives

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series featuring area volunteers in April, which is National Volunteer Month. By Anna Jauhola Blood drive volunteers are as vital as those who give and the blood collected. Kittson County is full of volunteers who not only organize drives but also donate blood, which is needed daily…

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City of Hallock sponsoring DNR grant for outdoor rink

By Anna Jauhola In an emergency meeting Tuesday, March 30, the Hallock City Council approved a resolution for the city to sponsor a grant to build an outdoor ice rink. Within the last month, Hallock Youth Hockey – a nonprofit organization – began looking for grants to build the rink. Brett Sobolik, vice president of…

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