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Redistricting committee's proposal would eliminate District 23, remove New Rockford's Sen. Heckaman from legislature

On Thursday, North Dakota's redistricting committee approved its preliminary map of the state's legislative districts for the coming decade, setting up major changes for Eddy County and its...

Circle Trail Riders host fall ride

If you were to go three miles south of New Rockford on Hwy. 281 to a sign that says TRAIL RIDE, turn east one mile to the next TRAIL RIDE sign, then head south on the gravel and drive two miles, you...

Jail overcrowding and understaffing impacts sentencing decisions

Prison and jail capacities in North Dakota are reaching their limit, and according to State’s Attorney Ashley Lies, it’s impacting sentencing decisions for people committing crimes in Eddy...

Regional Bomb Squad and SWAT Team train in Eddy County

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, nearly 30 members of the Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad and SWAT team descended on a farm just north of New Rockford.  For roughly five hours, the two teams worked together...

Gaffrey gets applause from Chamber

September's Employee of the Month got an enthusiastic nomination from a young member of the community. JoAnn Gaffrey, who has served customers from behind the plexiglass at Casey's since July 2020,...

Carrington hospital, nursing home again restricting visitors due to COVID-19

Due to the threat of community spread from the Delta variant of COVID-19, CHI St. Alexius Health – Carrington Medical Center and Golden Acres Manor and Estates in Carrington have enacted visitor restrictions. No visitors are currently allowed...

Eagles Club donates to JRMC Cancer Center

Miles matter when people are sick. The New Rockford Eagles Club Aerie 2923 knew this when it gifted $5,000 to Jamestown Regional Medical Center on Sept. 15. Proceeds from gaming sites including...

Pleasant Prairie News: Sept. 27, 2021

Bob Longnecker of Mound, Minn. (son of the late Leo and Mary Rose Longnecker), Cindy Longnecker Allen of Eagle, Idaho (daughter of the late Virgil and Ila Longnecker), and Sharon Longnecker Neilson of Sumner, Wa. (daughter of the late George and...

Oberon Oracles: Sept. 27, 2021

Monday, Bill Kennedy from Ankeny, Iowa stopped by to visit and have lunch with John and Donna Grann and family. John and Donna attended the Jamestown Jimmie JV football game in Mayville on Monday evening. The Grann family attended the memorial...

Crop insurance deadline nears in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers of fall-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year before the September 30 sales closing date. Current...

Feels so good to be home

After a long and stressful wait, the New Rockford-Sheyenne gymnasium floor renovation is complete. The NR-S volleyball team had been practicing in the Sheyenne gymnasium until the floor in the New...

Rockets creep past Four Winds Indians to victory

On Sept. 17, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (3-2,2-0) had to overcome themselves as much as they did their opponents, in a 28-20 victory over the Four Winds Indians (0-5,0-2). NR-S began shooting...

Cardinals conquer Rockets in three

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets traveled to Carrington to take on the local rivals in their home gym. The Rockets were defeated in three sets. The Cardinals had many kills, most coming from senior...

Archival Anecdotes: Where do all the artifacts live?

For much of the past two years, the Stavanger Church at the Eddy County Museum has been undergoing renovations. As a result, museum-goers have had limited access - until this past week, when museum...

History of New Rockford: Sept. 27, 2021

The June 10, 1904, “Transcript” said that recently a 9-lb. son—Frederick Emerson Hambrecht—was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Hambrecht at LeRoy, Minn. [Hambrecht had been a lawyer in New...

Savvy Senior: Simple and Inexpensive Final Farewells

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are looking for the simplest and least expensive way to dispose of our bodies when we die. We hate the idea of wasting a lot of money on high-priced funerals and...

Tree Talk: All about firewood

There’s something about sitting around an evening campfire, reminiscing about the day of hiking or fishing, or simply spending time with family and friends. Any type of wood will do, just so it’s perfect for s’mores. But if you are cutting or...

Threats and insults won't get people vaccinated

I happen to believe vaccines are a good idea. That's why I got one. Everyone in my family is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Furthermore, a lot of what I hear as justification for not getting...

Through the mists of time: Origins of the right to privacy

Although not mentioned in the Constitution, the right to privacy has been invoked by its enormous following as thoroughly American and indispensable to our conception of liberty and freedom. Its partisans have expressed numerous reasons for its...

Our Outdoors: Running Into Fall

This Saturday was the second of two back-to-back weekend road races which capped off the most amazing summer of running for me. It was blissfully cool in the morning ahead of the two-day warm-up...

Kellen's Call: Fall Haul

It's too bad we can't extend some seasons in North Dakota, as fall is the one I wish was twice as long! There isn't time to do it all. I have two nights off this week and have one buddy wanting me to...

The Peluso Report: Devils Lake Turning Over

The fall transition has started on Devils Lake and the walleyes are starting to do the same. Expect things to be a little inconsistent for a bit. The water temperatures have started to drop, and I...

Precision Ag: From Planning to Planting to PLOTS

Pheasants Forever's (PF) Precision Agriculture and Conservation Specialists are intentionally positioned to connect not just with growers who are already thinking about conservation practices, but...

Obituary: Thomas Haas

Thomas Haas Danville, Penn. Dr. Thomas (Tom) David Haas passed away unexpectedly from a short battle with cancer on September 12, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Penn., surrounded by...

Obituary: Eula Iverson

Eula Iverson Mandan, N.D. Eula Lorraine Iverson, 90, of Mandan N.D., formerly of New Rockford, passed away September 18, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. A funeral service will be...

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