Author: Mark Askelson

R & J Broadcasting, Inc Owner Jim Birkemeyer to be Inducted into First Class of Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame

Ada, MN — R & J Broadcasting Incorporated owner Jim Birkemeyer will have his legacy cemented in history this weekend as he’s inducted into the first class of the Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame! Birkemeyer, or “Birk” as he’s more commonly known, began his broadcasting career in 1981, but began his legacy as the voice for…
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September 24, 2021 0

Picture Perfect Fall In Store for Lake Park Pumpkin Fest

Lake Park, MN — Not too warm…not too cold. This weekend looks to offer nearly perfect fall weather, which will be great for the many fall events planned throughout the region. Perhaps none will benefit more than the annual Lake Park Pumpkin Fest. Committee member Terri Nelson says the nice weather should bring out hundreds…
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September 24, 2021 0

Hawley Elementary Sets Record for Enrollment

Hawley, MN — During this week’s Hawley School News program, we learned that the Hawley elementary is continuing to grow. Elementary Principal Chris Ellingson shared that enrollment this fall is up to 570 students, which is the highest it’s ever been. As the school grows, the district has been dealing with many of the growing…
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September 24, 2021 0

Oktoberfest this Sunday at Norman County Fairgrounds!

Ada, MN — Get a taste of Germany this Sunday, September 26th as part of the Oktoberfest meal at the Norman County Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Norman County Agricultural Society is continuing up their tradition of serving up smorgasbord of german sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, potato salad, dinner rolls, and delicious homemade desserts. Norman…
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September 24, 2021 0

Mahnomen School Reminds Parents & Community Members of Current Mask Requirement

Mahnomen, MN — With a sharp increase in the amount COVID cases and quarantines, the Mahnomen School District returned to a mask mandate for students and staff starting this past Monday. Aimee Pederson with the Mahnomen School says kids have been adapting well to the requirement, but reminds parents and community members that the requirement…
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September 23, 2021 0

Traill County Historical Society Hosting Fall Festival & Threshing Bee this Saturday at Heritage Park in Hillsboro

Hillsboro, ND — The Traill County Historical Society invites you to go back into time with their Fall Festival and Threshing Bee this Saturday, September 25th at Heritage Park across from Valley Plains Equipment in Hillsboro. Activities includes a vendor show, antique car and tractor show, rope making demonstrations, games for kids, and for the…
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September 23, 2021 0

Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame Inducting Inaugural Class this Weekend

Ada, MN — This weekend, the Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame Committee will induct their inaugural class for the Ada-Borup-West Hall of Fame. Inductees will be honored during halftime of Friday’s Homecoming Football game and during a special ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Ada-Borup-West School.  Inductees include prestigious alumni, teachers, supporters, and even a few of…
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September 23, 2021 0

Hendrum Fire & Rescue Hosting 23rd Annual Steak Fry Fun Night this Saturday

Hendrum, MN — For the first time since 2019, the Hendrum Fire & Rescue Steak Supper and Fun Night is back this Saturday, September 25th. Normally held in the spring, the 2020 event was continuously put on hold until regulations related to COVID-19 finally allowed it to occur this weekend. The Steak Night, which has…
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September 23, 2021 0

Ag Innovation Campus Construction Update

Crookston, MN — Progress continues to be made on the Ag Innovation Campus and crush facility in Crookston. Tom Slunecka, CEO of the Minnesota Soybean Research Promotion Council, provided an update during the Farm and Field Program last Wednesday. While they broke ground on the facility last October, actual construction didn’t begin until this past…
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September 22, 2021 0

Norman County East School Board News & Notes from September 20th Meeting

Twin Valley, MN — The Norman County East School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, September 20th where they approved their preliminary levy, approved coaching hires, and more. Norman County East Superintendent Rob Nudell also provided an update on the first few weeks of school and their efforts to slow the spread…
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September 22, 2021 0