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UMN Extension Land Rent Seminars this Thursday

Ada, MN — The University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting their annual Land Rent Seminars for Polk and Norman County this Thursday, November 17th. The seminar for Polk County will be held at the Valley Technology Park on the UMN-Crookston Campus starting at 10am and Norman County’s will be held at the Ada Events…
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November 15, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff Preaching Safety Ahead of Firearms Deer Season

Fosston, MN — Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman preached safety to fellow hunters while on the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week. Proper handling of firearms can never be stressed enough. Tadman reminds hunters to treat every gun as if it’s loaded, know your target and what’s beyond, and don’t put your finger on…
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November 4, 2022 0

UMN Extension Hosting Land Rent Meetings in Polk & Norman County

McIntosh, MN. (10/1/2022)— Landlords, Farmers, Agri-Business Professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative meetings being held across Minnesota. These free meetings are being provided by the University of Minnesota Extension. Farmland rental rates are the largest input cost the farmer has. Determining a fair farm rent agreement is a challenge in today’s…
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October 20, 2022 0

Halloween safety

Halloween is about two weeks away.  The annual appearance of kids in costumes is meant to be a fun night, but Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman says Halloween can also be a dangerous night. Tadman has some Halloween safety reminders. Tadman also has Halloween safety reminders for drivers and homeowners. These safety reminders can help…
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October 17, 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

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

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Talks Safety & Trespassing as Hunting Seasons Open

Fosston, MN — The Minnesota Archery season begins this weekend and various other bird waterfowl seasons have gotten or will be getting underway soon. With the hunting season ramping up, Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Norland joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program recently to provide a few reminders for fellow hunters and landowners. For…
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September 12, 2022 0

Polk County Veteran Services Talks About New PACT Act

Fosston, MN — Polk County Veterans Service Officer Kurt Ellefson joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week to share information to Veterans about the PACT Act. The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA healthcare and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. Ellefson says this new…
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September 8, 2022 0

Polk County Launches Law Student Externship With Goal of Recruiting Future County Attorneys

Crookston, MN — A shortage of county attorneys has led to Polk County implementing a new externship in hopes of drawing interest from future law school graduates. The Polk County Commission gave the green light earlier this month for Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth to start a new UND Student Attorney Externship. Under the program,…
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August 16, 2022 0

New Veterans Benefits

CROOKSTON, MN— The State of Minnesota is offering a benefit for veterans who have recently served in the military.  Polk County veterans service officer Kurt Ellefson has details. Ellefson talks about the difference between the three levels of bonuses. According to Ellefson, Minnesota has offered bonuses to veterans for many years. If you’re a veteran…
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August 12, 2022 0