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Mass testing event in the works after six more Eddy County residents test positive Thursday

Local officials are submitting a request to hold a community-wide COVID-19 testing event after six additional Eddy County residents tested positive...

Eddy County Museum will not open this season

The Eddy County Historical Society board of directors met this past week to hash out plans for the 2020 season. The short story is that the museum...

Lende brings fair to town

You may or may not know Ron Lende, but chances are you have noticed him set up outside of the old City Services building. Or perhaps you have...

LHGS honors employees with years of service awards

In recognition of National Nursing Home Week, the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd would like to honor employees who have reached significant...

Tradition with a twist: June 21 graduation ceremony in NR-S Gym altered to meet social distancing guidelines

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly made a lasting impression on the Class of 2020. After months of detoured classes, canceled sports and postponed events, the NR-S seniors are finally stepping into...

Foster parents arrested after child found dead on Spirit Lake Reservation

A young child was found dead at a residence on the Spirit Lake Reservation, and her foster parents are behind bars. On the morning of May 6, Spirit...

Students at NR-S Elementary recognized virtually

The NR-S Elementary held its annual year-end awards ceremony virtually Wednesday, which was posted to their Facebook page. Here are the highlights:...

Memorial Day observance by the American Legion

Editor's Note: Since there won't be a Memorial Day program this year due to COVID-19, American Legion Post 30 has submitted the speech they intended...

How did they do that? Part II Replacing water mains by excavation

UPDATE May 18, 2020 – Three weeks ago we began to reveal what's going on behind the scenes of New Rockford's water main replacement project. For...

Vote by Mail: Eddy County Voters' Guide

It's Election Season, and this time things are a bit different. Here's our readers' guide to the June 9 election, so brush up and get out the vote!...

Seniors hit grand slam with Sandlot Showdown

This past weekend senior baseball players got a chance to take the field one last time. Organized by Bismarck High senior Skyler Strand and his...

From Las Vegas to North Dakota amidst COVID-19

Four years ago I decided to attend college in the great state of North Dakota. Initially, I didn't know what to expect, as I was from a big city ... Full story

Sheyenne News: May 25, 2020

LaVonne (Hungness) Aspley passed away May 12. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mabel Hungness of Sheyenne and a member of the Sheyenne High School Class of 1953. She had lived in...

Pleasant Prairie News: May 25, 2020

Saturday Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed supper with Andy and Ruth Braaten and Nikki. Sunday evening garden visitor and supper guests of Taylor and Amanda Koepplin and Evelyn, Luke and Charlie. Friday...

Talk of the Town: May 25, 2020

Candy Jensen enjoyed phone calls from sons Jerrod and Angie Holte of Mapleton and Derik Holte and Val of Minneapolis and special flowers from her brother Rick and Cara Koepplin and gang of Devils...

History of New Rockford: May 25, 2020

On April 5, 1903, the Eddy County Board of Health (James A. Manly, president; J.W. Stoddard, vice president; Dr. Charles MacLachlan, superintendent)...

Oberon Oracles: May 25, 2020

Lester Roberts reported that the Oberon cemetery will be mowed Friday or Saturday (weather permitting) so asks that Memorial Day flowers wait if possible, until the mowing is done. Lester’s...

Savvy Senior: Meal Delivery Options for Seniors Sheltering in Place

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you recommend some good grocery and/or meal service delivery options for seniors? My 78-year-old mother has always shopped...

Archival Anecdotes: May 25, 2020

Milkshakes are indeed an invention of American industrialization. They first came into existence in the early 1900s and consisted of a hand-shaken...

Do you treat retail clerks like human beings?

One of the most awkward, self-conscious incidents in my life occurred when I was shopping with a group. One of my companions blithely continued browsing long after the store was locked. I have done...

North Dakota is facing realities of coal decline

With the closure of the state’s largest power plant and coal mine a certainty in 2022, North Dakota is forced to accept the realities facing a coal...

Restarting the economy shouldn't be a life or death decision

My mother texted me a photograph on Sunday. That doesn’t sound like a newsworthy occasion, but mom had never texted anything to me or anyone else, ever. It was a photo of the flowers I sent her...

Sometimes a rose is more than a rose

The rose bush outside our kitchen window is telling a different story this spring. Severely cut back each winter, it always rebounds as the weather...

Portion of Channel A closed to fishing

The lowest three-quarters of a mile of Channel A as it enters Devils Lake is closed to fishing effective immediately due to safety concerns as U.S. Highway 2 is under construction west of Devils...

Dakota Rec Report: May 25, 2020

Fishing: *Devils Lake elevation, May 18: 1,449.8 feet above mean sea level (MSL). *Stump Lake elevation: 1,449.64 MSL. *Lake Sakakawea elevation:...

North Dakota Outdoors: May 25, 2020

Hunters looking for a bit of good news got some recently, when the North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced a license increase for the 2020...

Obituary: Celester Risovi

Celester Risovi, 93, of West Fargo, ND, formerly of New Rockford, ND, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Lilac Homes Assisted Living Memory Care,...

Obituary: Norma Neumiller

Norma K. Neumiller, 94, of rural Carrington, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at her daughter and son-in-law's home, where she resided. Family funeral...

Obituary: Gloria Gigstad

Gloria Lou Beverly (Simonson) Gigstad, 84, of Maddock, N.D., passed away May 18, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Funeral Services were held...

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