Category: Food for Thought

Erskine to bring in the holiday season with Winterfest this December

With the holiday season fast approaching, the city of Erskine is getting into the holiday season with Winter Fest at the Erskine Community Center on December 3rd! Erin Green, event organizer and city volunteer for the city of Erskine, joined Tom Lano on Food for Thought on KKCQ to discuss the event, including the Holiday…
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November 21, 2022 0

Clearwater County Sheriff Reminds Anglers to be Cautious on Thin Ice

Bagley, MN — As soon as the local lakes start freezing up, anglers will have the itch to be the first on the hardwater for ice fishing. Clearwater County Sheriff Darren Halvorson joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program to remind anglers about the dangers of early ice. He notes that ice thickness varies especially…
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November 16, 2022 0

Fosston Superintendent Dives into Decision Making Process for Canceling Classes

Fosston, MN — When winter storms are approaching, our area school administrators have some tough decisions to make. Should they cancel school and make it an E-Learning Day? Be two hours late and go from there? Maybe it won’t be as bad, and they’ll start school normally and send the kids home early if needed?…
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November 15, 2022 0

Clearwater County Proposes Negative Tax Levy

Bagley, MN — At a time when county and city governments are seeing sizable tax levy increases, one local county is breaking the mold and not just minimizing the increase in taxes, but actually reducing them. Clearwater County Commissioner Mark Titera says they were able to reduce their annual county budget from $6.1 million to…
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October 27, 2022 0

Polk County Sets Preliminary Levy; Tax Info Now Available Via Electronic Delivery

Crookston, MN — The Polk County Board of Commissioners set their preliminary 2023 tax levy at the end of September with a proposed increase of 5.5%.  The proposed levy increase comes after two-days of budget meetings with the department heads. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee, who joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program, says navigating…
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October 11, 2022 0

Clearwater County FSA Update

Bagley, MN — The deadline to report fall seeded crops is fast approaching. Nathan Peterson of the Clearwater County FSA Office says the deadline to report is November 15th. However, Peterson says this only pertains to crops that will be harvested, and not cover crops. And Peterson also provided an update on the ARC/PLC program.…
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October 10, 2022 0

Clearwater County Sheriff Comments on Recent Jail Inspection Report

Bagley, MN — A recently released inspection report from the Minnesota Department of Correction painted a grim picture of the Clearwater County Jail that might make you think the twenty-five-year-old facility is falling apart. However, Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halvorson says that is absolutely not the case while clearing the air during a visit on…
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September 21, 2022 0

Budgeting Process a Difficult Situation this Year for Polk County Commissioners

Fosston, MN — The Polk County Board of Commissioners is in the midst of budget planning for the 2023 year and it’s a process that has gotten more complicated with rising inflation and a shortage of goods. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program to share more about the tricky…
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September 13, 2022 0

9th Annual Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Ride

Bagley, MN — Fire up the bike and help support our veterans during the 9th annual Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Ride this Saturday, September 3rd. The ride will start and end at the American Legion in Bagley with kickstands up at Noon. The cost is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger, which includes a…
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August 30, 2022 0

Fosston School Board News & Notes

Fosston, MN — The Fosston School Board took care of a number of personnel items at this month’s regular meeting. Much of the new hires were paraprofessionals and support staff positions, according to Fosston Superintendent Todd Selk. He notes that the Fosston School District is actually fully staffed heading into the school year, which is…
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August 24, 2022 0