Author: Dawson Peterson

Staffing Shortages are Still a Major Obstacle for Bagley School District

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Bagley, MN – Area schools are continuing to report on staffing shortages and how they are affecting current operations. With larger schools such as Bemidji high school declaring an emergency closure due to vacancies in positions such as custodians, food service staff and paraprofessionals, local school districts may have to make…
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January 24, 2022 0

U of M Crookston Extension Brings Back Crop Advisors Workshop in Conjunction with NDSU

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Fargo, ND – The University of Minnesota (U of M) – Crookston Extension will host the upcoming Advanced Crop Advisors Workshop on February 8th through the 9th in collaboration with North Dakota State University (NDSU). The workshop will be held at the Fargo Holiday Inn. The annual workshop returns in-person after…
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January 24, 2022 0

Fosston Students Extend Kindness Year Round; Rise in Early Childhood Program Enrollment but Fall in Elementary and High School

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Fosston, MN – The Fosston School Board convened on Thursday, January 20th for their regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Sue Chase provided an update on the agenda discussed during the meeting. It began with an update from the student leaders of the elementary and high school. Chase reports that the students of…
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January 24, 2022 0

Extension for Polk and Norman County to Expect Important Meetings in Coming Weeks

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – The new year has come and gone, those at the Extension offices are expecting meetings and other extension programs to pick up. Extension Educator for Polk and Norman counties Heather Dufault said that among the many pieces of business at the Extension offices are upcoming meetings. Part…
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January 20, 2022 0

FSA Report Reminds Producers of Upcoming Deadlines for Disaster Programs

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Nathan Peterson gave the weekly FSA Report on Thursday, January 20th. The beginning of the report focused on the upcoming deadline for the disaster relief programs offered through FSA to producers. These programs include the Livestock Forage Program, which help reimburse livestock producers for the loss of…
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January 20, 2022 0

Winter Safety Reminders

By Laura Hamilton laurahamilton@rjbroadcasting.com Winter safety reminders such as using caution while snowmobiling and preventing home fires during the heating season were a couple of the topics Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson spoke about on his monthly Food For Thought report on KKCQ radio. More snowmobilers are hitting the trails and taking advantage of the…
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January 18, 2022 0

Local Chapter for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Plan March for Life This Weekend

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Bagley, MN – The organization Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will host the annual March for Life this coming Saturday, January 22nd. The march has been an ongoing event for almost fifty years. Taking place in many cities throughout the state of Minnesota, the group plans to include supporting members…
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January 17, 2022 0

Red Lake Falls Superintendent Reflects on the Past Year

By Laura Hamilton laurahamilton@rjbroadcasting.com During a Year In Review interview Red Lake Falls Superintendent Jim Guetter looked back at the 2020/2021 school year and noted the challenges successfully met and those that many school districts face as we move into the future. With the exception of 10 days last year, The Red Lake Falls school…
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January 14, 2022 0

Low Covid Numbers Prompt Minor Changes at Win-E-Mac School

By Laura Hamilton laurahamilton@rjbroadcasting.com Due to low covid numbers the Win-E-Mac school is making some minor changes to their Covid protocol and will be returning to normal so to speak, and life as we knew it prior to the coronavirus making its appearance. They’ll still be taking precautions of course but beginning Tuesday, January 18th…
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January 14, 2022 0