Area News

Kittson County won’t see FEMA reimbursement until next year

By Anna Jauhola Federal dollars to reimburse Kittson County for flood damage and cleanup will not arrive until 2020. The Federal Emergency Management Agency apparently ran out of properly trained employees to evaluate flood damage, said Scot Olson, county emergency manager, during the county commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “So, they had to train…

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Hallock voted Best Host, Breakfast by CaNDak cyclists

By Anna Jauhola Months of planning to host nearly 100 bicyclists paid off last week for the city of Hallock. The participants of the CaNDak Bicycle Tour voted Hallock as the Best Overall Host Community and Best Breakfast served, which garnered the city $750. “We were hoping for it, of course,” said Sharlene Klegstad, member…

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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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County approves paying 2018, 2019 lost home health revenue

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commission approved last week to pay lost revenue for the public health nurses who care for elderly and disabled social services clients in their homes. Social Services Director Kathy Johnson proposed using her department’s reserve fund to pay the additional $31,450 per year that Kittson Healthcare public health nurses…

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County hires Bruley as assessor, set to start in September

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commission approved hiring a new county assessor during its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16. Heather Bruley, who currently works for the Polk County assessor’s office, is “highly qualified” and interviewed for the position recently with Eric Christensen, county administrator, and Tim Swenson, assistant assessor. After the meeting, Christensen…

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Special tree gets a new home

The tree memorializing Julie Holmquist, who was killed in 1998, was moved to Centennial Park last week in preparation for American Federal Bank’s expansion project. The tree originally stood on the bank’s north lawn. (Enterprise Photo by A. Jauhola) By Anna Jauhola      A Grand Forks company carefully removed and replanted a pine tree dedicated to…

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