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Canine rescuers: Two area women have rescued over 200 dogs

"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling emptiness we didn't ever know we had." -Thom Jones For Colette Byrum of New...

Sogge on the mend, remains hospitalized

Nine-year-old Jacob Sogge underwent surgery April 9, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital in Minneapolis to have a growth caused...

Judge affirms local decision to remove Rosefield Dam

Southeast District Judge Cherie Clark issued her decision regarding the Rosefield Dam case, Schaefer vs. Eddy County Water Resource District, on Thursday, Jan. 3. In her 17-page opinion she outlined...

City water rates likely to rise, but by how much?

Repayment of the $4.8 million loan approved by USDA-Rural Development for the City of New Rockford's water infrastructure project was discussed at...

Local support available for suicide attempt survivors

Hello to all. We have just finished the statistical worst period for suicide. National statistics show the holidays are when a higher percentage of suicides occur. Part of the mission of the Eddy...

Grief and gratitude: dealing with loss

My dad loved lutefisk. It's unusual that people do, and even more unusual that he did. My dad was born and raised in Japan and immigrated by himself to the United States at the age of 19. But when...

Finally flagged: Burgum's surprise move aims to set tone for state-tribal relations

A spirit of reconciliation between the state and tribal governments was in the air on the opening day of the 2019 legislative session, as Gov. Doug...

2019 Year in Review: July thru December

This is the final installment featuring the top stories from 2018, covering the months of July through December. July Federal prosecutors charged...

Chief Justice says state's court system is 'under water'

Last year, the North Dakota court system cut 55.5 positions across the state as a result of across-the-board budget cuts. Court staffs that could have been considered lean even before the cuts are...

New Rockford Community Foundation accepting grant applications online

The New Rockford Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit and community organizations in New Rockford for the 2019 grant cycle. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as a...

10th-ranked Rockets nearly hit century mark in District opener

When everything comes together offensively, playing basketball can be a fun endeavor indeed, not to mention a treat for the fans. The newly-minted...

Bjerke's big game carries Rocket girls to win

Others may get more of the publicity at times, but NR-S sophomore Dani Bjerke hasn’t necessarily shied away from the spotlight in the past when called upon for an offensive spark. Her game-winner...

Schedule change for NR-S boys

North Dakota’s unforgiving winter made a casualty out of the NR-S Rockets’ game with the May-Port-CG Patriots at Hillsboro Holiday Hoops, which was originally slated to be played on Dec. 27. The...

NR-S, Carrington boys split

The junior high boys basketball team split with Carrington, Monday, Jan. 7 at home. Seventh grade Nrs 25, Carrington 17 Eight grade NR-S 25, Carrington...

Talk of the Town - Jan. 14, 2019

Tim Hartl drove Calvin Packard to Valley City Thursday on medical business. Thursday visitors and supper guests at the Ken and Marvis Holte home were Cody and Amanda Bicket. Maxine Hoppe drove her...

Savvy Senior: Can You Deduct Medicare Costs on Your Income Taxes?

Dear Savvy Senior, Can I deduct my Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayments on my income taxes? I had a knee replacement surgery last year and...

Pleasant Prairie News - Jan. 14, 2019

Sunday visitors and supper guests at the Esther Indergaard home were Andy and Ruth Braaten and Nelly and Jimmy Indergaard. Tim Indergaard was an evening visitor. Ervin Longnecker drove to Carrington...

History of New Rockford for January 14, 2019

On March 15, 1902, Albert Hendrickson, son of Eddy County Treasurer Hendrickson, was visiting relatives near Sheyenne. He misjudged the intensity of...

Oberon Oracles - Jan. 14, 2019

Tom, Pam and Jakob Schmid attended the Nurses Pinning Program for Mandy Hermanson at Moorhead State on Dec. 21. Last Sunday, Joe, Braden, Doug and Parker Schmid celebrated Christmas at Tom and...

Eyes that see the good in things: January 11, 2019

This weather, with its polar extremes is getting a little difficult to live with. We go from beautiful sunny skies with warm temperatures one day to...

Dakota Datebook: Hired Hand's Contract Case and Dr. E. M. Darrow

Hired Hand’s Contract Case by Jayme L Lob Jan. 15, 2019 — A strange court case was reported from Fargo on this day in 1904. J. H. Hanson, a hired farm hand, filed a lawsuit against his employer,...

Don't import foreign price controls- break them

Americans are justifiably angry that we pay the highest prescription drugs prices in the world; anger President Trump tapped into on the campaign trail.The disparity exists because other rich...

Open letter to the Democratic Congress

When President Donald Trump demeaned Viet Nam Hero John McCain, Republicans rolled their eyes and said nothing. Democrats demonstrated political...

Alexa, why won't you reply to my father?

Is technology innovation doing us more harm than good? My family offers proof that it is. My parents recently got Amazon's supposedly "intelligent"...

North Dakota Outdoors: Hunter Education classes coming to New Rockford this spring

Pheasant, grouse and archery deer seasons just ended Jan. 6, so I wouldn’t blame hunters if they’re not quite yet starting to plan for next fall....

Dakota Recreation Report for January 11, 2019

Outdoor notes: *Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges and springs. Check conditions as you go...

North Dakota ANS Plan on web

The North Dakota Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan, an update of the original version prepared in 2005, has been signed by Gov. Doug Burgum and is available for viewing on the state Game and...

Obituary: James Dyrness

James Patrick Dyrness, 75, died peacefully at his home, in Glendale, Calif., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A vigil service is scheduled for Thur. Jan. 17 at...

Obituary: Shirley Doeling

Shirley Mae Doeling, 93, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2019. The funeral service was Jan. 11, at Grace Lutheran Church,...

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