Author: Mark Askelson

Ulen-Hitterdal Approves Architect Contract for Design & Planning of Potential Day Care

Ulen, MN –The Ulen-Hitterdal School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 12th where they approved a contract with ZERR-BERG Architects to provide preliminary planning and programming for a new Day Care Center. Preliminary estimates for the proposed pod-based Day Care is around $1.1 million.  Ulen-Hitterdal Superintendent says they should know by August…
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May 18, 2021 0

Fisher Planning for Outdoor Graduation this Friday

Fisher, MN –The big day is almost here for the Fisher Class of 2021! Fisher graduation is set for this Friday night, May 21st at 7pm.  While they are still planning for outdoor graduation, Fisher High School Principal Catherine Steinmetz says the loosening of restrictions is allowing them to host maskless ceremony that is open…
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May 18, 2021 0

Fertile-Beltrami School Board News & Notes

Fertile, MN — The Fertile-Beltrami School Board held their regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, May 11th. The meeting started an hour earlier with a presentation from the Advance Comm class. The Advanced Comm class operates a number of websites for area businesses and Fertile-Beltrami Superintendent Brian Clarke says they do excellent work. The school board…
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May 18, 2021 0

Free Lunch Program Continuing for All Students Next Year

Ada, MN — It appears all students will once again be able to receive free lunches for the coming 2021-2022 school year, according to Ada-Borup Superintendent Aaron Cook. Cook says school districts will have the opportunity to participate in a Federal program, similar to the one they participated in last year, that will provide free…
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May 18, 2021 0

USDA Adding Incentives for CRP Program

Ada, MN — The USDA recently announced that they are again opening enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program as well the Continuous CRP Program, according to Randy Tufton of the Norman County FSA. In order to gain interest from landowners, the USDA is now offering higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus…
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May 13, 2021 0

Take Part in the #OnlyinMN Cup, a Virtual Statewide Fishing Derby

Otter Tail, MN — Anytime you go fishing with a buddy there is always bragging rights at stake for whoever catches the biggest fish. Well this weekend during the walleye opener there is more than just bragging rights, there’s prizes! A first for the Minnesota fishing opener, Explore Minnesota is hosting a statewide, virtual fishing…
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May 13, 2021 0

Mahnomen School Board News & Notes

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, May 10th where they addressed staffing needs, approved a nursing contract, and more. Mahnomen Superintendent Bisek says the board approved a number of staffing changes, which he adds is quite common for this time of year. The Mahnomen School Board…
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May 13, 2021 0

Barnesville City Council Approves Bids for New Liquor Store

Barnesville, MN — The city of Barnesville is moving forward with the building of an all new on/off sale municipal liquor store. The city council approved bids at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, May 10th. As to be expected with the high price of construction materials, the bids came in high at around…
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May 13, 2021 0

Fertile City Council News & Notes from May 10th Meeting

Fertile, MN — The Fertile City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, May 10th. At the meeting the council opened and approved bids for the airport runway project. Fertile City Administrator Lisa Liden says they are expanding and repaving their taxiway and aprons. The council also approved a price increase for their…
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May 11, 2021 0

Mahnomen Superintendent Urges COVID Precautions as the Virus is Still Spreading in the Community

Mahnomen, MN — While COVID-19 restrictions are loosening and a return to normal appears to be on the horizon, Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek is cautioning people that it is providing a false sense of security. Bisek is asking community members to continue to take precautions and get vaccinated because COVID is still in the community…
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May 11, 2021 0