Category: Kaleidoscope

Mahnomen County Administrator Explains Closure of Motor Vehicle Services & Future of Department

Mahnomen, MN — At the end of July, Mahnomen County announced that it was shutting down their motor vehicle services offices due to staffing. The department is staffed by only one individual and that individual has resigned. However, Mahnomen County Administrator CJ Holl says the closure is only temporary as the county is committed to…
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August 15, 2022 0

Soybean Acres Drop, But Still Top Seeded Crop in Norman County

Ada, MN — Soybeans remain the top-seeded crop in Norman County this year, but overall acres are down compared to 2021. James Kruize with the Norman County Farm Service Agency shared this year’s acreage report statistics while on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this week. The big four crops in Norman County, which includes soybeans (182,000),…
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August 10, 2022 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board News & Notes from August 9th Meeting

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, August 9th. At the meeting the board discussed staffing needs heading into the fall semester. While they were able to fill a few more positions this week, Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook says still have a few positions that they may…
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August 10, 2022 0

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Johnny Appleseed

Ada, MN — The Missoula Children’s Theatre in conjunction with the Ada Summer Children’s Theatre will be presenting their musical production of Johnny Appleseed today at the Ada-Borup-West High School Auditorium. The directors, Emily Horn and Nick Winkler from Missoula Children’s Theatre, joined the KRJB Kaleidoscope Thursday to preview the production. They note that the…
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August 5, 2022 0

Norman County Planning & Zoning Trends

Ada, MN — During a recent visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Garry Johanson with Norman County Planning and Zoning shared some recent trends in building permits and new construction throughout the county in past couple of years. It may not be as noticeable because they are spread out throughout the rural regions, but Johanson…
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August 4, 2022 0

National Night Out Set for Tuesday, August 2nd in Ada

Ada, MN — Plans are in place for National Night Out, which is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, August 2nd at the Norman County Fairgrounds in Ada from 5:30 to 8pm. Hosted locally by the Ada Chamber of Commerce and Ada Police Department, National Night Out provides an opportunity for the community to get to…
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July 28, 2022 0

Polk County Fair Adding More Rides, More Food Vendors to the Midway

Fertile, MN — The Polk County Fair, which gets underway this Wednesday, has long been known for having one of the biggest and best midways around when it comes to county fairs. This year it’s getting even bigger and better, according to Polk County Fairboard President Dan Grunhovd. Grunhovd says The Todd Armstrong Carnival is…
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July 5, 2022 0

Ada Police Department Says Norman County Fair Went Off Without Incident

Ada, MN — The 126th Annual Norman County Fair went off without any major incidents from a law enforcement perspective. City of Ada Interim Police Chief Steve Hagar joined the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this week where he gave a recap of the fair. He says for the most part, the Norman County Fairgoers behaved themselves…
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June 29, 2022 0

UMN Extension Providing Resources for PP; Tractor Safety Class Postponed

Polk County, MN — Time is running out for area farmers to get their soybeans in the field before the final planting date of June 10th to qualify for federal crop insurance. For corn, the deadline was May 25th.  Heather Dufualt, Norman & Polk County Extension Educator, predicts that with that deadline just a few…
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June 8, 2022 0

Questions Remain About Mahnomen Hospital Project After Legislature Adjourns Without Bonding Bill

Mahnomen, MN — The Minnesota Legislature adjourned a few weeks leaving behind a few key bills unpassed, including a tax bill, education bill, and a bonding bill. The lack of bonding bill this year could have major implications for the new Mahnomen hospital project, which was seeking $16 million in funds from the bonding bill…
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June 7, 2022 0