Area News

Lancaster hopes to raise funds through different tax levy

By Anna Jauhola Tax payers in Lancaster’s school district will be asked to support a capital project levy this November when they cast their ballots in the general election. The Lancaster Board of Education approved the question to be asked on the ballot at the Wednesday, Aug. 19 regular meeting. The board met in the…

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Dam project moves forward after permit, easement delays

By Anna Jauhola The Hallock Dam project will finally move forward this fall when Houston Engineering, Thief River Falls, plans to put out bid requests. Jeff Langan, engineer with Houston Engineering, appeared via telephone at the Hallock City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 3 to discuss the project. The city received a $2 million grant…

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Masks now required in county buildings

Walz mandates face coverings inside public places throughout Minn. By Anna Jauhola Kittson County residents wanting to do business at the courthouse in Hallock will need to be prepared to wear a mask. After Gov. Tim Walz announced last week Minnesotans must wear masks in all public indoor spaces starting Saturday, July 25, Kittson County…

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Southeast KC hit hard with rain, disasters declared

By Anna Jauhola Since the beginning of June, the southwest corner of Kittson County has experienced anywhere from 15 to 18 inches of rainfall. This prompted Emergency Manager Scot Olson to present two disaster declarations at the Tuesday, July 21 meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. The commission approved the declarations, which cover June…

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County hires firm to search for administrator

By Anna Jauhola The Kittson County commissioners approved hiring a search firm to find an administrator during their Tuesday, June 2 meeting. The commissioners reviewed two proposals from search firms HueLife, St. Louis Park, Minn., and DDA Human Resources, Inc., of Fairbault, Minn. Administrator Eric Christensen said HueLife proposed a shorter timeline for hire with…

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Kittson County Museum: Preserving our history through your stories

Editor’s Note: These stories are provided to inspire you to write your family, business and town history for an upcoming Kittson County history book. Watch for more information about the book and how you can volunteer to help in upcoming issues of the Kittson County Enterprise. LANCASTER By Nora Nicholson  and Anna L. Hanson (Our Northwest…

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Kittson County Museum preserving our history through stories: “Baseball”

League All Stars – Mid 1950’s game played at Karlstad.  Karlstad was #1 in League and played the League All Stars. Sitting on ground:  Jerry Szczepanski, Bat Boy Kneeling left to right: ??, Florian, ?? Florian,  ?? Florian, ??Kennedy, Earl Clow, Lancaster, Bobby Holm, Lake Bronson, Scotty Matthew, Kennedy Standing left to right: ???, Hallock,…

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KC Museum addition quickly coming together

By Enterprise Staff When you take a drive through Lake Bronson this spring, you’ll see a big change at the Kittson County Historical Museum. Since it opened in 1973, the main museum building bears a few additions, such as the machine shed to the south, but hasn’t seen much change otherwise in a few years.…

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Food pantries have more clients and great community support

By Anna Jauhola Kittson County food pantries have seen increased client numbers and less contact since COVID-19 began impacting the state. But, that has not deterred organizers from operating and it has not diminished supply. The Cornerstone Food Pantry in Hallock and the Care and Share Pantry in Lake Bronson have both suspended clients the…

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Commission declares flooding emergency

By Anna Jauhola As spring flooding was nearing its peak on Tuesday, April 14, the Kittson County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency. “Interestingly enough, Drayton recorded 43.2 feet this morning,” said Scot Olson, emergency manager for Kittson County, of the Red River. “That’s significant in the fact it eclipsed last year’s number…

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