Category: News

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School Considering Transition to Distance Learing

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Waubun, MN — The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School District is taking a strong look at potentially switching to distance learning as COVID-19 cases rise. The district serves students in the Mahnomen County, Becker County, and on the White Earth Reservation and their 14-day case rates are currently spiking. Mahnomen County currently…
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Mahnomen County Reports 2nd COVID-19 Related Death

According to data released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health, Mahnomen County has reported it’s 2nd COVID-19 related death on Friday. The individual was listed as being between the age of 85 and 89. It is unknown if they were a part of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Overall since March, Mahnomen…
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MN Legislature Approves Tax Relief for Small Businesses and Farmers

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) St. Paul, MN — Along with a nearly $2 billion dollar bonding bill, the Minnesota Legislature was also able to pass a tax relief bill during their special session last week. Included in that bill is a tax break that will specifically benefit farmers and small business owners by allowing…
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WRWD to Hold Public Hearing on One Watershed One Plan

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Ada, MN — The Wild Rice Watershed District has moved next month’s regular meeting up one week to November 4th as their usual date would have conflicted with Veteran’s Day. The meeting, which is typically held via a combination of in-person, teleconference, and virtually through the Teams app, will also…
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Norman County Salvation Army Accepting Angel Tree Applicants; Red Kettle Campaign Launching Early

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Ada, MN — The Norman County Salvation Army is continuing to serve families in need throughout the county by providing utility and rental assistance, backpacks and school supplies, food, and Christmas gifts through their Angel Tree Program. The Angel Tree Program, which the deadline to apply for is October 26th,…
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Deadline to Apply For FSA WHIP+ Program is October 30th

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (10/23/20) Nathan Peterson from the Farm Service Agency Office would like to remind area farmers that the deadline to apply for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus or WHIP+ program is October 30th. The program covers crop losses in both 2018 and 2019 that were a direct result of a…
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Ag Business Programs Coming Up For Area Farmers

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (10/23/20) Polk and Norman County Extension Educator Heather Dufault was on the Food For Thought Program recently where she talked about Ag Business Programs that are coming up for our area farmers. Dufault says that the upcoming programs have been well received and numerous people have asked for more information. For…
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Essentia Health – Ada to Host Health & Wellness Fair

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Ada, MN — Essentia Health in Ada will continue to offer its annual Health & Wellness Fair this year, however it will look much different this time around due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of being a one-day event, it will take place between 6:30am and 8am on Monday,…
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Hillsboro City Commission Passes Mask Resolution

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/23/20) Hillsboro, ND — The Hillsboro City Commission held their second monthly meeting on Monday night. As part of that meeting, the commission approved a resolution, which was introduced by Commissioner Levi Reese, urging people and businesses in the Hillsboro community to wear masks. While all the commissioners were in support…
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Nisswa Council Gives Green Light to “City of Lights,” Renames Road from October 21 Meeting

The city of Nisswa held a regular council meeting on Wednesday, October 20. The meeting was rather short and consisted mostly of regular business. The council deliberated over whether or not to approve closing Main Street for their City of Lights event, citing some mixed feedback. Ultimately, they voted unanimously to approve. Another item on…
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