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LEFSA receives first legacy society donation

The Lancaster Endowment Fund School Association (LEFSA) recently received an extremely generous cash contribution from PoDCO, a successful locally-owned and operated business. “There are times when the actions and generosity of others leave a person speechless,” said Sarah Schmalz, LEFSA’s treasurer. “PoDCo’s significant donation toward building our Endowment Fund is one of those times. LEFSA is…

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Lake Bronson Lions Ice Fishing Derby a success

The 39th annual Lake Bronson Lions Fishing Derby drew 119 participants, despite concerns earlier in the week about ice conditions. State park officials measured ice thickness at 21 inches on the lake and 18 inches on the channel before the derby, and reopened the beach and dock access points. The winners from the derby are as…

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Commission approves new plow trucks, semi purchases

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County Highway Department fleet will be upgraded this year with two new snow plow trucks and a semi-truck. During the regular county commission meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the board approved the two requests. Engineer Andrea Weleski presented a bid for a 2016 Freightliner semi-truck from F-M Truck Sales in…

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USDA now accepting farm loan applications online

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an online application for Direct Loan customers. More than 26,000 customers who submit a Direct Loan application each year can now use an online, interactive, guided application that is paperless and provides helpful features including an electronic signature option, the ability to attach supporting documents such as…

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Kittson County Enterprise wins three state awards

By Enterprise Staff Another year of covering Kittson County news, sports, features and everything else has brought statewide recognition for the Enterprise staff. Although the staff did not attend the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention this year, it’s exciting to share the awards received. The Enterprise competes against weekly newspapers across Minnesota in the category with…

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County department heads salary increases for 2024

By Enterprise Staff Usually at the beginning of the year, the county commission approves the department head salaries as a matter of public record. This has not been done so far this year as labor negotiations have lingered. Commission Chair Loren Younggren said those are now complete and the board is awaiting final approval. Once…

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Students explore local humanities at museum

Kittson Central’s Humanities 1301 students visited the Kittson County Museum in Lake Bronson on Thursday, Jan. 25. This is a college in the classroom course. A humanities course explores the human experience from various perspectives, so what better place to start the study of humanities than at the local museum and historical society. Here, students saw…

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Hallock Area Community Fund offers grant opportunity

HALLOCK – The Hallock Area Community Fund announces a grant round for local nonprofits and public entities serving the Kittson Central School District area. “We are launching our first grant round in a few years”, said Kelly Bengtson, co-chair of the local advisory committee. “Submitted grants will be reviewed at our spring meeting. The grants…

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Kittson SWCD addresses office space concerns, again

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson Soil and Water Conservation District expressed concerns about upcoming renovations during the regular Kittson County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16. SWCD Board member Joe Wilebski reminded the commission the SWCD office and board has been asking for additional space since 2016. He said he’s disappointed in how the commission…

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