Tag: Norman County

Norman County Spring Expo Coming in April

A new event will be held in Hendrum next month that organizers hope will become an annual event.  The Norman County Spring Expo will be held Sunday, April 16 at the old school building in Hendrum.  Maria Tommerdal, one of the Spring Expo’s organizers, talks about the reasons for starting the Spring Expo. Dena Bishop,…
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March 20, 2023 0

FSA Hosting Beginning Farmers Meeting in Norman & Clay County

Ada, MN — Between the FSA, NRCS, SWCD, and other agencies, the alphabet soup of local agencies that have programs available assist farmers can be confusing, especially for beginning farmers that are new to the industry. To assist those beginning farmers, the Norman and Clay County Farm Service Agency and partner agencies will be hosting…
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March 15, 2023 0

Applications Open for 4-H State Ambassador Program

Ada, MN — Applications are now open for Minnesota 4-Her’s looking to take their leadership to the next level through their State Ambassador program. Linda Houglum with Norman County 4-H talks more about the State Ambassador program and the leadership opportunities it provides. During the State Ambassador term, they participate in a variety of activities…
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March 14, 2023 0

$300,000 Awarded to NWCoC to Support Efforts in Ending Homelessness in NW Minnesota

March 13, 2023   (Bemidji, MN) – More than $300,000 has been awarded to the Northwest Minnesota Continuum of Care through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support the NWCoC’s efforts in ending homelessness throughout Northwest Minnesota. Representatives from HUD Minnesota announced the grant awards at an event today in Bemidji. Funding includes: …
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March 13, 2023 0

4-H Scholarship Opportunities

Ada, MN — It’s Scholarship season for High School Seniors looking to ease the financial burden of college. And for area 4-Hers, there are a number of scholarship opportunities specifically for them. Linda Houglum with the Norman County Extension Office encourages students to check out the different scholarships that they can apply for and do…
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March 2, 2023 0

Two from Halstad Charged with Burglary

Halstad, MN — Two people from Halstad are facing theft charges stemming from an incident back in August 2022. Jessica Renee Hooker, age 32, is being charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property, and Financial Transaction Card Fraud, and William Terrance Marciniak, age 52, is being charged…
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February 28, 2023 0

19-Year Old Ada Man Facing 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

Ada, MN — An Ada man is facing Criminal Sexual Conduct charges after forcing a minor to drink alcohol and then taking advantage of them. 19-year-old Dustin Terrance Olson of Ada has been charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, a felony, and Contributing to a Delinquency of a Child or Status as Petty Offender,…
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February 22, 2023 0

Norman County FSA Provides Details on ERP & PARP Programs

Ada, MN — Signup is now available for two new USDA Farm Service Agency programs:  Phase 2 of the Emergency Relief Program and Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program. James Kruize says the ERP Program is available for producers impacted by extreme weather conditions in 2020 and 2021 and the PARP program is for producers who lost…
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February 21, 2023 0

USDA Offers Additional Incentives for Historically Underserved Producers

Ada, MN — If you are a Historically Underserved Producer, there may be certain USDA programs that have increased benefits or reduced fees and premiums. James Kruize, Norman County FSA Executive Director, says historically underserved producers include beginning farmers, veteran beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers, and limited resource producers. If you do fall…
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February 17, 2023 0

Norman County Firemen Participate in Grain Bin Rescue Training

Ada, MN — Dozens of firefighters from across Norman County gathered together on Saturday morning to learn more about grain bin entrapment and how to safely rescue or recover a victim of a grain bin incident. The training was led by Jack Volz, who has been working and studying grain bin rescues for nearly 30…
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February 13, 2023 0