Author: Laura Hamilton

FCLAA Presents Summer Concert Series

Fosston Community Library and Arts Association presents 6 weeks of outdoor concerts at 7 pm Tuesday evenings on the back porch at the East Polk Heritage Center in Fosston. The FCLAA received a legacy grant which enables them to offer these concerts free of charge. Many people are familiar with the first performers that will…
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June 19, 2022 0

Fosston School Board Recap

Recapping the Fosston School Boards June 16th, 2022 meeting, Superintendent Sue Chase said in an interview the school board spent a good portion of the meeting discussing the need for an operating referendum. The district currently has one that is set to expire in two years. The board will continue discussions regarding a referendum while…
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June 17, 2022 0

Representative Deb Kiel Seeks Another Term

Representative Deb Kiel of Crookston has served as state representative for District 1-B since 2010 and hopes to continue representing the people of northwestern Minnesota at the Capitol. Deb was born and raised south of Crookston where her parents still reside on the family farm. Deb and Lonn Kiel have been married for 43 years.…
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June 14, 2022 0

Foster Homes Needed in Polk County

Polk County Social Services is seeking foster parents There is a foster home shortage in the county due to 11 homes closing in 2021. Currently there are 33 homes in Polk county and 11 of those are relative related. There is the most need for foster homes in the eastern part of the county. Barb…
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June 14, 2022 0

Polk County Commissioner’s Update

Polk County Commissioner’s have begun distributing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that were allocated to the county. President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act on March 11th, 2021. The federal stimulus bill is intended to aid public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Joan Lee states commissioners…
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June 14, 2022 0

Celebrating 112 Years in Gully

Gully is planning a big celebration June 16th-19th. The Gully 100 Committee has planned a Scandinavian theme for their 112th year celebration. This event was to be held 2 years ago but the pandemic put the brakes on their planned 110th year get together as Gully 100 Committee member Sara Bjerklie explains. Events focusing on…
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June 10, 2022 0

Fosston Police Department and City Department Open House

Visit with Fosston’s new Police Department staff, public works, street, recreation, fire department and administrative staff at their open house Tuesday, June 14th from 4-7 pm in the alley behind City Hall. Fosston Chief of Police Dustin Manecke invites you to join him and his staff at the open house. In addition to Chief of…
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June 10, 2022 0

Essentia Health Fosston Hosting Women’s Health Day

Essentia Health-Fosston is hosting a women’s health day focusing specifically on pap smears and mammography on Friday, June 10th. Maija Duppong, a family medicine nurse practitioner at Essentia Health-Fosston, will be seeing patients during normal clinic hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for paps, education and scheduling other screenings, such as mammograms, as needed.…
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June 7, 2022 0

USDA to Provide Approximately $6 Billion to Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters

The U. S Department of Agriculture has announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) to offset crop yield and value losses. ERP covers losses…
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June 3, 2022 0

UMN Extension Offering Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification

University of Minnesota Extension is offering youth tractor and farm safety certification. The program provides youth 14 years and older the opportunity to learn about safe equipment operation and general farm safety. Students who participate in the program will:Work hands-on with full-sized tractors and implements.Receive training in farm-related basic first aid.Learn about farm safety from…
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June 3, 2022 0