Author: Mark Askelson

Norman County West School News 1-25-21

Listen to the Norman County West School News from Monday, January 25th, 2021 featuring Principal Deanne Flom. Norman County West School News is heard Mondays at 1:10pm on 106.5 KRJB.


January 25, 2021 0

Ada Police Chief Encourages Residents to be on the Lookout for Suspicous Behavior this Winter

Ada, MN — While thefts haven’t necessarily increased in the city of Ada, they have increased around the county and the area. And because of this, Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng is encouraging people to be on the lookout for suspicious people or suspicious activity, both of which may be easier to spot now that…
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January 11, 2021 0

Senator Eken Supports Walz’s Plan for Elimination of Emergency Powers

St. Paul, MN — Governor Tim Walz showed the first sign since the beginning of the pandemic that he may be interested in giving up his emergency executive powers. Walz indicated that he would give up his powers if a number of COVID-19 measures were put into place. Those include a statewide mask mandate, flexibility…
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January 11, 2021 0

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Continues in Minnesota

Ada, MN — Vaccination for the COVID-19 virus continue to ramp up across the state and locally. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 166 people in Norman County, or about 2.5% of the population, have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Mahnomen County is slightly ahead with 300 vaccinations, or about 5.5%…
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January 11, 2021 0

KRJB Kaleidoscope 1-11-21: Linda Houglum with Norman County 4-H

Listen to the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program from Monday, January 11th, 2021 featuring Norman County 4-H Director Linda Houglum. Linda joins the program on the 2nd Monday of every month. Kaleidoscope is heard weekdays at 9am on 106.5 KRJB with host Mark Askelson.


January 11, 2021 0

KRJB Kaleidoscope 1-8-21: State Senator Kent Eken

On this edition of the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, host Mark Askelson chats with MN District 4 State Senator Kent Eken as he kicks off the 2021 Legislative Session. The Kaleidoscope Program is heard weekdays at 9am on 106.5 KRJB.


January 8, 2021 0

MLBA Responds to Reopening of In-Person Dining

St. Paul, MN — Starting this coming Monday, bars and restaurants will be allowed to reopen to indoor dining for the first time since mid-November. They’ll be limited to half capacity or a max of 150 patrons, forced to close by 10pm, and follow a number of other social distancing measures. Tony Chesak, Executive Director…
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January 8, 2021 0

Mahnomen City Council Discusses Public Works Staffing & Library Door at Monday’s Meeting

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen City Council spent a majority of the first regular monthly meeting of year on Monday night discussing Public Works staffing with the recent departure of former Public Works Director Paul Domier. The city and Domier came to a mutual agreement to part ways following a complaint again for the long-time…
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January 8, 2021 0

Norman County West Holds Off on Consolidation Vote

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (1/7/21) Hendrum, MN — The Norman County West School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday night, January 6th where it was expected they would vote on a consolidation agreement with Ada-Borup. An agreement has been reached by the Consolidation Committees of both districts, but still needs full board approval. Norman…
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January 7, 2021 0

Fatalities Increase Despite Less Traffic on MN Roadways in 2020

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (1/7/20) Minnesota — Despite statewide shutdowns and stay-at-home orders throughout the year, the state of Minnesota still saw increases in fatalities on roadways in 2020. Preliminary reports from the Department of Public Safety indicate there were 394 traffic fatalities in 2020, up 30 from the 364 reported in 394. Despite there…
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January 7, 2021 0