Tag: Norman County

KRJB Kaleidoscope 12/14/20: Linda Houglum of Norman County 4-H

Listen to the KRJB Kaleidoscope from Monday, December 14th featuring Norman County 4-H Director Linda Houglum. Linda joins the Kaleidoscope Program on the 2nd Monday of each month. LISTEN:


December 14, 2020 0

Gary Cares Kicks Off Annual Norman County One Fund Drive Campaign

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/9/20) Gary, MN — Residents of Norman County should soon be receiving mailers about the annual Norman County One Fund Drive. The One Fund Drive is a yearly campaign organized by Gary Cares, a local nonprofit. The purpose of the One Fund Drive, according to Gary Cares President Kari Kirschbaum, is…
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December 9, 2020 0

Norman County Gets Grant to Equip First Responders with ARMER Radios

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/4/20) Ada, MN — First responders in Norman County will now be able to more efficiently communicate with other agencies thanks to a grant equipping them with ARMER radios. As more and more agencies switch over to the system, it can be difficult to coordinate with other fire departments and EMS…
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December 4, 2020 0

4-H Offering Virtual Agricultural & Horticultural Opportunities

4-H’ers who are interested in agriculture and farming practices across the world have the opportunity to participate in the Explorers in Ag Program. The exploration will take place virtually via Zoom on November 23rd and March 8th. From India to Costa Rica, Norman County 4-H Coordinator Linda Houglum says this a great opportunity for youth…
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November 13, 2020 0

Trespassing a Concern for Local Law Enforcement, but Plenty of Public Hunting Options are Available

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/6/20) Ada, MN — Local law enforcement is gearing for a couple of busy weekends as the firearms deer season gets underway Saturday. One of the most common complaints that they respond to every year is hunters trespassing on private property without permission. Sometimes hunters assume they have permission or accidentally…
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November 6, 2020 0

Barrick Family Farms to Break Ground on $20 Million Swine Facility

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/6/20) Ada, MN — An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Sunday for the Barrick Family Farms Swine Genetic Breeding Facility north of Ada. The Norman County Commissioners gave the official green light for the roughly $20 million facility by approving the Conditional Use Permit on October 15th. The project…
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November 6, 2020 0

Additional Funds Available for Norman County Business Assistance Due to COVD-19 Pandemic

The Norman County Economic Development Authority has  received additional CARES funding to help businesses with recovery from COVID-19.  We will be accepting new applications until November 13, 2020.   Those that previously applied do not need to submit an application and will be considered for the new funding. Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants are for businesses…
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November 2, 2020 0

Norman County EDA Provides Nearly 300K in Economic Relief Grants to Businesses

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/26/20) Ada, MN — Nearly $300,000 will soon be going out to local businesses in Norman County to provide economic relief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes courtesy of the CARES ACT that distributed funds to counties, cities, and townships across the state. The Norman County EDA was tasked…
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October 26, 2020 0

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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October 23, 2020 0

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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October 23, 2020 0