Area News

County contributes $25k toward food bank project

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County has made a commitment to invest in a new North Country Food Bank facility located in Crookston, Minn. During their Tuesday, Feb. 5 meeting, the commissioners approved $25,000 in funding toward the project. Susie Novak, executive director of the food bank, visited the commission in November to present the organization’s…

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Kittson Healthcare hires interim CEO and physician

Dr. Kevin Coonan                                                    Everett Butler By Anna Jauhola Hallock’s hospital facility recently hired an interim chief executive officer and a new full-time physician. Everett Butler, who has served as CEO at hospitals…

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Soboliks participate in Red River Valley Emerging Leadership program

Jason and Jill Sobolik, Drayton N.D., are Kittson County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Alumni of the program from the county nominated them to take part in the program because of their involvement in their community. Jason and his father (Sobolik Farms) raise sugar beets, soybeans, wheat and cattle. Jill is…

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Kittson Central to host subsection drama contest

By Anna Jauhola Last week, Kittson Central Drama Director Renee Wahl and her students had a moment. They decided to have a matinee showing of their one-act play the Friday before subregional contest, as usual, and then pack up their trailer so they’d be ready to travel to the contest Saturday morning. “That works really…

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Board approves reinstating Porter as sheriff’s deputy

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commissioners approved reinstating former sheriff Steve Porter as a deputy during their final session of 2018 on Friday, Dec. 28. After an approximately 45-minute closed session, Commissioner Betty Younggren made the motion to reinstate Porter as a deputy with a contingency. Commissioner Theresia Gillie seconded the motion. Younggren, Gillie,…

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Rivera to take a leave from Kittson Memorial

The Board of Directors of Kittson Memorial Healthcare announced Friday, Dec. 21 that Dr. Ashley Rivera will take a leave. The board issued the following statement, three weeks after the annual Kittson Memorial Hospital Association meeting: “Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center CEO, Dr. Ashley Rivera, will be taking a leave but will remain available for assistance…

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Hoarfrost a unique phenomenon

ABOVE, the population sign south of Hallock on Highway 75 was outlined in hoarfrost on Wednesday, Dec. 12 while a thick fog hid the town from view. BELOW LEFT, frost covered the Christmas decorations in Hallock, while in the country near Kennedy the trees shown brilliantly white in the morning light. BELOW RIGHT, frost formations…

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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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Council accepts Ogorek’s resignation as deputy clerk

By Enterprise Staff During its regular monthly meeting, the Hallock City Council accepted the deputy city clerk’s resignation. Roxanne Ogorek tendered her resignation in late November after the council had already met for the month. Ogorek held the position for 38 years. Her last official day was Nov. 30. Mayor Dave Treumer reluctantly motioned to…

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Kittson Memorial Hospital Assoc. annual meeting draws huge crowd

By Enterprise Staff It was standing room only at the Kittson Memorial Hospital Association stockholders meeting Thursday, Nov. 29 in the lower level nursing home dining room. A large presence from the community, as well as stockholders, attended to hear about the future of the hospital and the prospects of getting another medical doctor. This…

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