Welcome to our web site

Our mission is to strengthen communities by providing local news and editorial, and we hope you enjoy our online content. Some of the features of our website are:

  • For subscribers only: the ability to read up-to-date articles about the county and surrounding communities
  • For subscribers only: an extensive gallery of pictures from local events
  • For subscribers only: an archived section of printed newspapers

Print Subscription Rates

Subscriptions to the web site are offered at a reduced rate to our print subscribers.

$45.00 for residents of Kittson County,
$55.00 for everyone else

Add online access to a print subscription for only:

Online Only Subscription Rates

$35.00 per year


Julie Bergman, Publisher julie@wiktel.com
Rollin Bergman rolly@wiktel.com
Lexie Mooney, Advertising nsads@wiktel.com
Ryan Bergeron, Reporter ryanb@wiktel.com
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Advertising nsads@wiktel.com
Website Support support@communityjournalismproject.com


The North Star News
Mailing Address:
PO Box 158
Karlstad, MN 56732

Physical Address:
204 South Main Street
Karlstad, MN 56732

(218) 436-2157

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