Area News

Hallock Council reviews audit

By Margie Holmgren The Hallock City Council received the 2018 audit report from Tracee Bruggeman, of  Brady Martz, Thief River Falls, Minn. Bruggeman pointed out the statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balances, which showed a deficit in the general fund of $16,692 and showed an ending ongoing balance of $748,646. In the…

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Carr hopes to help alleviate Hallock housing issue

By Anna Jauhola At the Thursday, June 20 Main Street Social, a local contractor presented his idea to build a four-plex in the heart of Hallock. The group met specifically to discuss housing, leading Robert Carr of Carr Construction to share his vision to develop a single-level complex. “I was driving by the Catholic church…

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Market value on residential land in Karlstad to increase 10 percent

By Anna Jauhola During Kittson County’s annual board of appeals and equalization meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the county commission – acting as the board of appeals and equalization – heard the state recommended a mandatory increase for residential land in Karlstad. Deputy Assessor Lynette Snare presented the county’s equalization information, noting foremost the state…

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Kittson Memorial Hospital Association holds informal, informational meeting

By Margie Holmgren Compared to the last Kittson Memorial Hospital Association meeting, this meeting had plenty of room for more attendees. With about 25 people in the audience, Board President Richard Mortenson read a statement regarding the purpose of the meeting. “This is not a formal meeting of the association,” Mortenson explained. There would be…

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Kittson County Fair to celebrate 130 years

Submitted In less than a month, the Kittson County Fair will kick off its 130th celebration with lots of events and activities for all ages. To get everything in the schedule, an extra night was added. Starting Wednesday night, July 10, in the grandstand area will be the Muck-n-Fun Run beginning at 7:30 p.m. Registration…

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Evidence presented in arson case

By Enterprise Staff In an hour and a half hearing Monday, June 10, Kittson County Assistant Attorney Richard Lee questioned Andrea Bexell, a fire marshal for the state of Minnesota, regarding the case of possible arson at the Caribou Grill in Hallock. The contested omnibus hearing took place at the request of defendant Tami DeVore,…

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Commission votes to switch auditing firms

By Anna Jauhola The commission voted to switch auditing firms and hire BradyMartz for the next three years, pending confirmation the county can break its contract with Hoffman, Philipp & Knutson, PLLC. The county had troubles with its 2015 audit after the state auditor’s office found discrepancies. In her last visit to the board, Colleen…

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Kittson Pharmacy set to open Aug. 5

By Anna Jauhola Kittson Pharmacy is set to open in August inside the Kittson Healthcare Clinic on the south end of town. The space occupies the former human resources office and will be a full service facility for in-house and outside prescriptions. The pharmacy will be a for-profit entity, meant to be a revenue source…

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Gullander’s Hardware to celebrate 125 years

By Anna Jauhola For the last 125 years, Gullander’s Hardware has been a standard fixture in Hallock. Owner Tim Gustafson hopes it continues to be a family-owned business for many years to come. Tim is the fourth generation to own Gullander’s Hardware. His son, Guy, is now the fifth generation to work in the business.…

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Nonprofits appreciate generosity during the holidays

At this time of year, many receive and give gifts to one another to share in the holiday cheer. But some readers have asked that we list local nonprofit organizations to which they can donate money as well. There are several from which to choose throughout the county. This list is compiled from the IRS…

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