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Kujava excited to be Kittson County’s school nurse and reliable health resource By Anna Jauhola Jeanna Kujava hopes to continue the quality healthcare legacy in Kittson County as she begins her first year as the school nurse at Kittson Central, Lancaster and Tri-County schools. Kujava began her position with Kittson Healthcare Department of Public Health…

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Council hires Sugden as Hallock city clerk

By Anna Jauhola In a special meeting, the Hallock City Council voted to hire Aimee Sugden as the new city clerk. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the council met to discuss the personnel committee’s recommendations on the final two candidates for the job recently vacated by Angela Grafstrom. Councilor Naomi Larson called Sugden on Thursday evening…

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County declares state of emergency as high water continues

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Board of Commissioners has declared a state of emergency due to fall flooding and extreme soil saturation. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, the commission signed a preliminary disaster resolution and heard how the high waters along the Two Rivers and on the Red River are affecting…

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New pool filter to cost city $18,000

Insurance to cover good portion of replacement, labor expenses By Anna Jauhola Earlier in September, a pool supply company visited Hallock to evaluate the city pool and develop a quote to replace the filter. Utility Superintendent Dan Larson presented that quote to the Hallock City Council during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 7. When the…

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Hallock sanitation service prices jump 4.5 percent

City approves agreement with first price increase in 9 years By Anna Jauhola The Hallock City Council has approved a renewed sanitation services agreement with Anderson Sanitation Service, rural Hallock. The three-year agreement starts Jan 1 and includes a 4.5 percent overall increase, the first the company has requested since 2010. During the regular council…

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Commission votes to leave software contract

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County commissioners voted on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to bow out of a failing project meant to create new tax and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) software for the assessor’s office. The county is a member of the Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative (MCCC), which originally contracted with the software company ACS in…

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Kittson County Museum seeking additional donations

 Money to be designated for addition to 40-year-old historical building Submitted A few years ago, the Kittson County Historical Society Board and staff decided it was time to expand the county museum in Lake Bronson. This year, the board made the official decision to move forward with the project. However, more funds are needed to…

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Change in Port of Entry hours remains at a stand-still

By Anna Jauhola LANCASTER, Minn. – The hours at the Lancaster Port of Entry will not be changing anytime soon. Representatives from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) met with Congressman Colin Peterson, D-Minn., and members of the Lancaster and area communities on Thursday, Aug. 29 to discuss the issue. As frustrations continue, they did not…

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