Tag: Year in Review

Slow & Steady, the City of Gary Shows Growth

Gary, MN — It’s not quite the housing boom that can be seen in the cities Barnesville, Hawley, and Horace, but in the small town of Gary, there are still new homes being constructed each year and current homes still have no trouble being sold. During our Year in Review, Gary Mayor Buck Engen stated…
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January 18, 2022 0

REACH Serving Food Needs of Community; Expanding Mental Health Services in 2022

Hendrum, MN — One of the big focuses for REACH, the Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters, this past year has been making sure the people in their service area of rural Clay, Norman, and Becker County don’t go hungry. A shining example from this past year was their backpack program, which provides take-home weekend meals…
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January 4, 2022 0

Representative Marquart Previews 2022 MN Legislative Session

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature will reconvene at the end of January and when they do there will be lots to debate. Although the 2022 session is considered a bonding session, it will technically be a budget year following the announcement of a more than $7 billion budget surplus. District 4B Representative Paul…
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January 3, 2022 0

Mentor Year-in-Review Reflects on Different Events in the Community

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Mentor, MN – The town of Mentor has had a busy year, with a community event almost every month along with repairing the city playground. City clerk Lisa Schumburg spoke about the support shown for the different events and opportunities for people to gather. Schumburg says despite the pandemic, people in…
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December 30, 2021 0

Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf Experience Positive End to the Year, Serving 100 Families

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Fosston, MN – The Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf in Fosston has reported a record number of families served in November and December. Sandy Johnson, one of the lead organizers at the food shelf, reported that 100 families were served in both months, ending the year at its peak. Johnson credits…
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December 30, 2021 0

Year in Review: NDAWN

We caught up with North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Director Daryl Ritchison during our R & J News Year in Review to recap the 2021 year in weather. Perhaps the best way to describe the year was “hot and dry.” Following a relatively warm spring, other than the month of April, was a hot summer…
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December 24, 2021 0

As CRES Students return, Crosby-Ironton remains proactive

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/12/21) (Crosby, MN) — With Monday being the first day Cuyuna Range Elementary Schools students returned to the classroom, the Crosby-Ironton School District continues to push forward with their Return to School plan that refuses to stay quiet with the COVID-19 pandemic. Crosby-Ironton Superintendent Dr. Jamie Skjeveland says the District was…
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January 12, 2021 0

Crosby-Ironton Schools “Year in Review”

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/8/21) (Crosby, MN) — There were some positives that came out of 2020 with the Crosby-Ironton School District. In our final story for our “Year in Review” series, we spoke with Crosby-Ironton Superintendent Dr. Jamie Skjeveland about the initial realization of the District shutting down back in March and how they…
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January 8, 2021 0

Aitkin Public Schools “Year in Review”

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/1/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Building for the future all while keeping the District going in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic are what the Aitkin School District dealt with in 2020.  In our Year in Review, we spoke with Aitkin Public Schools Superintendent Dan Stifter spoke of the return of students…
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January 1, 2021 0

Year in Review – Marquart Previews Legislative Sessions

Legislators will soon be called back into action in Minnesota, but this time for their regular session instead of a special session. Last year getting a bonding bill passed was the main priority, so this year when they convene on January 4th, the legislature will focus on putting together a balanced budget for next biennium,…
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December 31, 2020 0