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Sheriff’s office fully staffed with newly hired deputy

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commissioners approved hiring a deputy sheriff to fill the final open position at that office during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Sheriff-elect Matt Vig said three people interviewed for the position, and the best candidate was Kelly Gustafson who resides in Pelan, just on the Roseau-Kittson border.…

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Kittson Central sets tax levy at 4.03% increase over ’22

By Margie Holmgren Kittson Central School Board approved the property tax levy at $1,357,129.39 at its Wednesday, Dec. 21 meeting. This amount is 4.03 percent higher than last year’s levy at an increase of $52,526.64. “Despite the fact that our levy went up a bit I think most homeowners have seen a pretty significant decrease…

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Lancaster School trims budget and lowers tax levy for 2023

By Anna Jauhola Lancaster School District whittled its final levy down to lessen its operating deficit for the school year. During its regular meeting, the Lancaster School Board held its truth in taxation hearing and approved its final 2022-23 budget and 2023 tax levy. No one from the public attended the hearing. In September, the…

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Hallock Council sets COLA increase at 6.5%

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock City Council approved a 6.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase for its hourly employees for 2023 during a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 19. The COLA takes effect this pay period, which will culminate in the first paycheck of the new year. The council held the special meeting…

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Commission sets sheriff, chief deputy salaries

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Commissioners set the salaries of the incoming sheriff and his new chief deputy during the regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8. Matt Vig, who is currently the chief deputy, was elected sheriff during the November election and will take office on Tuesday, Jan. 3 when Sheriff Mark Wilwant retires.…

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Hometown connections lead to computer donations

By Anna Jauhola Two northwest Minnesota natives recently gave a big donation through a local charity to help kids at Kittson County schools. Scott and Lisa (Berg) Zak are part-owners in Vivacity, a public benefit corporation based in St. Paul, Minn. Lisa is a Hallock native and grew up with Jacob Hook, who co-founded KIDSon…

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Quietly helping others

The Salvation Army kettles, bell ringers are a seasonal staple By Anna Jauhola Those who volunteer for The Salvation Army, and those who give to the cause, are all quiet keepers of their neighbors in need. For the last 25 years, Jeff Hane, Hallock, has been involved with Kittson County Salvation Army. He started sometime…

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Resident contends need for special election polling places in KC District

By Anna Jauhola One person from the public voiced concern last week over Kittson Central School District setting polling places should there be a special election. Ken Urbaniak, of Kennedy, said he saw in the Enterprise the school board approved two combined polling places during its October meeting. During the Wednesday, Nov. 23 board meeting,…

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Kittson Living At Home Program seeking volunteers

By Anna Jauhola A group working to better assist seniors in Kittson County officially has a name and sponsor to move forward with a grant and more grant applications. The Kittson Living At Home (LAH) Program will be officially housed at and sponsored by The Station Senior Center in Hallock, which is a 501C3 nonprofit.…

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