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“4-H is More Than Agriculture” National 4-H Week

Hillsboro, ND — We continue on with National 4-H Week and sharing the many great opportunities it provides for millions of kids across the nation. Locally we tend to associate 4-H with agriculture and livestock, but Traill County Extension Educator Jill Lagein says 4-H is for anybody and everybody who wants to learn and explore.…
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October 8, 2021 0

Norman/Polk 4-H Ag Livestock Day Camp

Ada, MN — Today the Norman County 4-H is hosting a day camp filled with fun adventures for grades K-3.  This Saturday, August 14th they will be hosting another day camp at the Norman County Fairgrounds, but for grades 3-5, for those interested in agriculture, and specifically livestock. Whether you are interested in learning more…
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August 10, 2021 0

Detour begins July 15 on Highway 32 near Marcoux corner

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 32 can expect a detour beginning July 15 as crews construct a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 32. During the project, crews are also replacing the concrete roadway on Highway 2 eastbound lanes from Highway 32 to 1.8 miles west of Erskine…
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July 14, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff Discusses Highway and Water Safety; Line 3 Protests

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN — With the state opening up and summer around the corner, Sheriff Jim Tadman of Polk County spoke on many important issues regarding safety on the road and in the water. Teenage traffic fatalities have risen across Minnesota. As of the year-to-date of June 1st there have been 160…
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June 14, 2021 0

Start Your Wednesday Morning with U of M Extension Field Notes Webinar

Ada, MN — During her monthly visit on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, Norman County Extension Educator Heather Dufault shared information on an excited new webinar series called Field Notes, a new University of Minnesota Extension weekly webinar program designed for farmers and agricultural professionals, that will address crop-related questions in an interactive, discussion-based format. The…
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May 10, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff Salutes Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Fosston, MN — This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which honors telecommunicators, otherwise known as dispatchers, who are the first link in the chain of an emergency police, fire, medical responses to those in need. Simply put, Polk Sheriff Jim Tadman says in the event of crisis, there are the first you talk…
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April 13, 2021 0

April 12th-16th is Severe Weather Awareness Week

Fosston, MN — Are you ready for severe weather, including thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes? The primetime for those severe weather events is still a month or two away, but now is the time to prepared for it. Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12th though the 16th and it’s designed as a great opportunity to…
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April 9, 2021 0

As Spring Planting Starts, Extension Office Encourage Farm Safety

Ada, MN — Spring planting is getting underway in the Red River Valley and that’s lead Norman-Polk County Extension Educator to reminder everyone, both farmers and everyone else, to be extra cautious and look out for each on the roadways. So far there have been two fatal farming related accidents in 2021 in Minnesota. Dufault…
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April 7, 2021 0

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Being Offered Virtually

Grand Forks, ND — Learn more about severe weather and help provide valuable and potentially life saving information through the National Weather Service SKYWARN Storm Spotter classes being offered throughout the month of April. Every year the National Weather Service in Grand Forks conducts both “basic” and “advanced” spotter training classes. Individuals are taught the…
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April 5, 2021 0

Polk County Fire Burns Thousands of Acres

Mentor, MN — On 3/29/2021 at approx. 1300 hrs. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a grass Fire in Section 21 of Tilden Township. Mentor Fire and Rescue Responded. Due to dry conditions and strong winds the fire spread quickly. US Hwy 2, Highway 32 and County Road 45 were shut down for…
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March 30, 2021 0