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Wolbert, Brazil take over Double M Sanitation

In the United States, more than 250 million tons of trash are created every year. Double M Sanitation, an area trash removal business, is now under new ownership and ready to go to work providing...

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Letters link friends

"When my friends and I got out of high school in Sheyenne, N.D. in 1950, it was decided that we should start a letter and stay in touch," Marjorie (Cudworth) Anderson recalls. Now, nearly 71 years...

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NR-S School to lift its mask mandate starting Monday

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School board held a special meeting Friday morning and voted to remove some pandemic restrictions effective Monday, April 19. Member Mike Jacobson proposed that the school...

End of year, summer plans discussed by school board

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education met in the school cafeteria on Monday, April 12, the second in-person meeting they’ve held since the pandemic began. New Business Manager Dave Skogen opened the meeting. Skogen seems to be settling in...

Talk of the Town: April 19, 2021

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the families of James (Jake) Ferguson and Marilyn Allmaras. Dianna Siebold of Fessenden had a little outdoor visit at the Shirley Packard home recently, as did Judy McKnight, bringing Shirley some...

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More 911 upgrades under consideration by Lake Region Law Enforcement Center

While the upgrades currently planned for the 911 dispatch center at Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LRLEC) are a step in the right direction, more are needed to ensure swift emergency response,...

Sheyenne News: April 19, 2021

Easter Sunday afternoon Bonnie Deegan, Patti Clifton, Jan Loe and Kathy Magnan got together for coffee and a visit. On April 7, Patti Clifton took Jan Loe to Jamestown, where Jan kept an appointment. Patti did some shopping while Jan was at her...

Oberon Oracles: April 19, 2021

Lester Roberts was in New Rockford on business, Wednesday. Lezlee Thorson visited her dad on Saturday. Lester’s brother, Roger visited him on Sunday. Easter Sunday, Pam Schmid’s dad Bud Hermanson, and her brother Dan, were dinner guests at Tom...

N.D. House Update: April 19, 2021

The end of the 67th Legislative Session is in sight. We hope to be done sometime the third week in April. We need to save days to vote on the redistricting plan, and to make spending decisions when the next round of federal funding for the pandemic...

Pleasant Prairie: April 19, 2021

Beverly Bjornson enjoyed a chat over pie and coffee on Thursday at Margie Anderson’s home. Brief stoppers, Thursday afternoon, at the Charlotte Koepplin home, were Karen Koepplin, Taylor and Amanda Koepplin, and Evelyn, for an outdoor visit....

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Six Rocket archers earn top 10 finishes at state

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets competed virtually in the North Dakota State Bullseye and 3-D Archery Tournament on March 19 and 20. When the results came in on April 12, six Rocket archers had...

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Cardinals roll late, send SNR Black Sox to second loss

Both Carrington and SNR's aces were dealing early, but once the Black Sox went to their bullpen, the Cardinals jumped at the opportunity. The visitors to Jim Johnson Field from down south 16 miles,...

Sox struggle in first series, fall to F-S-H-P

The big inning, or in this case, two of them, came back to bite the SNR Blacksox hard in their opening game of the high school baseball campaign. In Hope on Thursday, April 8, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page scored 13 of their 15 runs in the final two...

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History of New Rockford: April 19, 2021

On Jan. 4, 1904, the New Rockford Schools reopened after the holidays. Lloyd Whiteman returned from Dickinson, where he had been two months visiting and helping in a drug store during the holidays....

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Archival Anecdotes: Fancy that!

Pictured at right is a light and sheer blouse with intricate lace work. It is one of several similar blouses housed at the Eddy County Museum. Known as the shirtwaist, or sometimes simply a "waist,"...

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Savvy Senior: Could You Have Prediabetes?

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about prediabetes, and how can you know if you have it? My 62-year-old husband, who’s in pretty good shape, was recently diagnosed with prediabetes and...

The personal Constitution: Embodied in the First Amendment

The concept of the “personal Constitution,” which we introduced in this column last week, is personified in the First Amendment freedoms, particularly in the rights of religious liberty and freedom of expression. The exercise of these liberties...

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The American Jobs Plan will make our infrastructure crisis worsen

I read the Fact Sheet for the American Jobs Plan recently released by the White House and found it difficult not to feel depressed by the approach. As advertised, it is bold, but when it comes to...

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Baseball strikes out on politics

You can’t escape politics anywhere now – not even in America’s once great pastime, baseball. A “pastime,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “something that amuses and serves...

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ND Hunting & Fishing License Sales Rise Sharply

Hunting and fishing license sales by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDG&F) increased by more than 10 percent across the board in the most recent licensing year of Apr. 1 2020 to Mar. 31...

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Our Outdoors: Better Lucky Than Good

I can't tell you what I was reaching for in the boat when I set my rod down. Likely, in the chill of the start to an otherwise perfect Saturday, it was the blue coffee tumbler I had borrowed from my...

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Dakota Recreation Report: April 19, 2021

Outdoor notes: *April 27: N.D. Game & Fish Dept. public advisory board meeting, Devils Lake Elks Club, Devils Lake, 7 p.m. *April 27: N.D. Game & Fish Dept. public advisory board meeting, Pekin Rod...

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Habitat: The Key to Your Hunting Season

Each year sportsmen and sportswomen look forward with anticipation to hunting season. Even in spring we wait with hope for the email from Game and Fish notifying that we were drawn for one of the...

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Obituary: Lowell Lutz

Lowell Dean Lutz, 81, died April 3, 2021 at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, N.D. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. The burial will be...

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Obituary: Ardeth Jensen

Ardeth Arlene (Haas) Jensen passed away March 27, 2021, at St. Gabriel's Community in Bismarck, N.D., at age 97. Ardeth was born May 5, 1923 in rural Hamar, N.D., to Ray and Alma (Jones) Haas. She...

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Obituary: Marilyn Allmaras

Marilyn D. Allmaras, 97, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Private family mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, April 15,...

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Obituary: James Ferguson

James "Jim" William Ferguson, 87, of New Rockford, N.D. passed away April 10, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April...

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Obituary: Judy Possen

Judy Ann Possen, 75, of Fargo, N.D., passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, while at her home, surrounded by her family. Memorial service was held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Bethel Church, Fargo....

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Obituary: Adeline Walen

Adeline Olga Walen, 96, died April 8, 2021 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Burial was...

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