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Commission supports SWCD in battle with MPCA

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commissioners along with the Soil and Water Conservation District will send a letter and hopefully solve a lingering issue with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The county’s SWCD handles a feedlot program, which is overseen by the MPCA. In March 2021, the MPCA took away the SWCD’s feedlot funding…

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Several public positions are up for election in November

By Enterprise Staff Several public positions at the city, township and school district levels are up for election. The general election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 8. Kittson County residents outside of Hallock and Karlstad will receive mail-in ballots, but can also vote in person at the courthouse in Hallock on or before Election Day.…

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CSAH 1 nearing completion, paving next

By Anna Jauhola Two regular backroad routes should soon be available to the driving public again as construction and repair work wraps up. Six miles of CSAH 1, or the angle road, have been under construction since mid-May for a total reconstruction and curve realignment. Questions of when work will end and the road will…

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Hwy 75/175 project delayed, to be complete mid-September

By Anna Jauhola The public can expect construction in Hallock to continue through mid-September at the least. Due to rain and having to reconstruct some curb sections, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has extended its project, which was scheduled to end this month. “I talked with the contractor this morning (Thursday, Aug. 11) and they’re…

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NWRL requests increased funding from county, Hallock and Karlstad

By Anna Jauhola Over the last several years, the Northwest Regional Library system has been deficit spending due to its reserves being so high. Although the reserves are still in decent standing — 52 percent of the organization’s operating budget — officials agree that deficit budgeting needs to stop. Jim Trojanowski, director of NWRL, made…

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Humboldt-St. Vincent Elev. to dissolve the business

By Anna Jauhola Although the Humboldt-St. Vincent Elevator is financially strong, the board and its patrons can see the writing on the wall. “We can see having financial trouble in the future,” said Marshal Hemmes, chairman of the elevator board. The board held a special meeting on June 15 at the Humboldt Methodist Church, where…

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Election judges are making digital upgrade

By Anna Jauhola Election judges will be taking new equipment for a test drive during the primary election, which is set for Tuesday, Aug. 9. In Kittson County, there are three polling places — Hallock City Hall, Karlstad Community Center and the courthouse. Election judges at each location will be using Poll Pads this year…

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New coolers latest update at Hallock’s Farmers Store

By Anna Jauhola No doubt shoppers have already noticed a major change inside the Farmers Store. Last week, Red River Refrigeration installed upright coolers along the east end of the store in the produce and meat sections. “This is the last piece of the refrigeration puzzle at the store,” said Tom Swanson, Farmers Store CEO,…

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Oh, that is Sew Tori!

Local woman realizes dream of serving community By Anna Jauhola Customer service, affordable pricing and the environment with a dash of creative license are the foundations of one of Hallock’s newest businesses. During the coronavirus pandemic, Tori Younggren saw her limited window of opportunity and seized it. And Sew Tori was born. “COVID was bad…

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