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North Dakota’s First Post Office Was Established Today (In 1855)

We are heading out on a road trip today with this post. I recently found an extremely informative website that talks about some interesting historical dates for North Dakota. It was on this date in 1855, the post office was established at St. Joseph (now Walhalla) with Charles Grant as postmaster. According to the North Dakota State Historical Society, this was the first post office in what became Dakota Territory.
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Cavalier, January 26 High School 🏀 Game Notice

The North Border High School-Walhalla basketball team will have a game with Cavalier High School on January 26, 2023, 15:30:00. #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 img { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 div { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 p { margin: 24px 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.24px; color: #333; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .icon { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item:last-child { border-bottom: none; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item { padding-bottom: 32px; border-bottom: 1px solid #f9f9f9; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card { padding: 24px; border: 1px solid #F2F2F2; border-radius: 8px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams { display: flex; margin-bottom: 26px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team { display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex: 1; justify-content: flex-start; align-items: center; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .vs { width: 40px; height: 97px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .logo { width: 120px; height: 120px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .name { margin-top: 11px; color: #333; font-weight: 600; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center; letter-spacing: -0.31px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item { margin-left: -8px; margin-top: 8px; display: flex; align-items: center; font-weight: 400; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; letter-spacing: -0.15px; color: #888; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item .icon { margin-right: 4px; width: 12px; height: 12px; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; }

Basketball: Mandan coming off a quick turnaround, hosting Turtle Mountain

Despite the weather’s best efforts, the Turtle Mountain Braves traveled to Mandan for a Thursday night doubleheader. WDA Basketball Scores: Boys: #3 Mandan Braves 94 Turtle Mountain Braves 67 Final Girls: Mandan Braves 66 Turtle Mountain Braves 59 Final Boys: Jamestown Blue Jays vs Legacy Sabers PPD Girls Jamestown Blue Jays vs #5 Legacy Sabers […]

Cavalier teen prepares for junior Beargrease sled dog race

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The largest sled dog race in the lower 48 begins Sunday near Duluth, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Among the competitions is a 120-mile junior event with only a few competitors. One of them is Eva Robinson, 16, of Cavalier, ND. She was...

What Is The Oldest Town In North Dakota?

We were having a discussion the other night about the oldest town in North Dakota. Several guesses included Williston, Fargo and even Wahpeton. None of us at the table were close. The oldest town in North Dakota is Pembina!. Pembina's motto is "Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories" According to...


ON FEBRUARY 14, 2023, AT 7:00 AM, at the Kennedy Café Middle Room in Kennedy, Minnesota, Kittson Marshall Rural Water and North Kittson Rural Water will hold a joint public hearing to receive public comment concerning a Resolution in Support of Merger approved by both boards at their meetings on January 12, 2023.

2 stores robberies in Canton. Police seek info about masked thief targeting businesses

CANTON ‒ City police are seeking information about two armed robberies at gas station-convenience stores last week. Around 7:45 a.m. Jan. 17, a man dressed in a black hoodie, gray paints, white shoes and wearing a black face mask approached the clerk at the Bell Store at 3812 Cleveland Ave. NW. The masked man showed a handgun and demanded money from the register.


Northwest Arts Council applications are open for Project Grants for nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, and other nonprofit organizations from our seven-county Minnesota service area, including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties. Nonprofits and government organizations can apply for one art project at a time. The...

HHS announces delayed office openings for today, Jan. 27

North Dakota Health and Human Services’ offices in Grand Forks and satellite outreach office in Grafton will delay opening until 10 a.m. CST today, Jan. 27, due to hazardous travel conditions. Affected offices include Northeast Human Service Center and the regional vocational rehabilitation and child support offices in Grand...

Kittson Central School District Bid Request

Kittson Central School District (“District”) requests proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning July 1, 2023. Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 5:00 pm central time on March 24, 2023 at 444 N. Ash Ave, Hallock, MN 56728. Copies of the complete request for proposal may be requested from Supt. Bob Jaszczak,, and will be sent electronically at no charge.


The Kittson County Board of Commissioners met, pursuant to adjournment on January 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. All members were present. The meeting was called to order by County Administrator Buhmann. The pledge to the flag was given. Administrator Buhmann opened the floor to nominations for Board Chair. Commissioner Gillie...

Effective Management Programs Minimize the Risks of Flooding in North Dakota

As winter storms bring more snow to North Dakota, residents are already concerned about flooding during the spring melt. While water levels may not be as high as those experienced during state-wide flooding in 2011, spring storms were severe enough last year to prompt the declaration of a major presidential disaster. Protecting the state from widespread flooding and the extensive damage that it can cause to infrastructure and properties is now a priority. To address the issue, a number of flood prevention programs are already well established, while a newly proposed management plan aims to make better use of data and upgraded technology to implement more extensive flood alleviation schemes.

Money is Available for Arts Projects

Applications are open for Project Grants through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. Nonprofit arts and government organizations in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties can apply for one art project at a time. Organizational arts activities funded through the grant opportunities may include festivals, community theater projects, folk music entertainment, sponsorship of visual demonstrations, creative writing workshops, and many other activities that improve the quality of life in our communities.

J.G. Hall & Sons has steady demand for Red River Valley potatoes

J.G. Hall & Sons is one of the largest private, potato grower-shipper-packers in North Dakota’s Red River Valley. Jackson Hall, manager and partner at the fourth-generation family farm, said, “We’re only packing our own potatoes, we follow them from field to end product.”. J.G. Hall & Sons,...
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DNR to survey NW MN elk

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ready to launch an aerial survey of the elk populations in northwestern Minnesota. DNR pilots will fly survey at approximately 200 top 300 feet in an attempt to count the Kittson County and Grygla elk herds – as well as those along the Minnesota – Manitoba border.

H-SV Elev. to be auctioned in March

In a few months, the Humboldt-St. Vincent Elevator Association will have its answer on whether its structure will stay intact or be torn down. Officially at the end of last week, the association was dissolved, its 10 percent ownership in MarKit County Grain was sold and the elevator property was not sold. Marshal Hemmes, chairman of the elevator board, said there will be an online auction to sell the elevator property.

Sheriff’s office fully staffed with newly hired deputy

The Kittson County Commissioners approved hiring a deputy sheriff to fill the final open position at that office during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Sheriff-elect Matt Vig said three people interviewed for the position, and the best candidate was Kelly Gustafson who resides in Pelan, just on the Roseau-Kittson border. Vig said Gustafson is a 1999 Tri-County School graduate, has worked in law enforcement since 2001, first as a dispatcher in Roseau County, then as a police officer in Warroad in 2003 and finally settling as a Roseau County deputy in 2005. He has been a member for the Borderland Special Response Team (SRT) for 15 years and team leader of that group for 10 years. He is also a certified active shooter instructor.

Bearcats defeat Bears 8-2

The KCC Bearcats hockey team played the Lake of the Woods Bears on Thursday, Dec. 29, for their last game of 2022. The Bearcats started off the game strong, with a dominating pace and two goals from Hayden Olsonawski. Dana Brown added another goal to the board during the first period. The first period ended with a score of Kittson County leading 3-0. Lake of the Woods scored the first goal of the second period. The Bearcats then went on to score 4 more goals in the second period. Three of them were scored by Hennen, and one was scored by Ethan Hanson.