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Chamber honors Weisenburger

"You're in charge of everything from toilets to half million dollar boilers, and everything in between." That's how the Chamber's January Employee of the Month describes the role he has held for just...

Rockford sign comes down

The Rockford Theatre's iconic "Rockford" sign was removed from atop the building's collapsed roof on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The sign was then taken to Bismarck Sign Co. for repair, as plans are in the...

Stand for the Silent meeting Feb. 5

Stand for the Silent is coming to New Rockford. Local residents Maidie and Roger Enget, inspired by their own experience with their children and bullying, have taken the initiative to start a local chapter here in New Rockford. “It’s to raise...

Youth compete in free throw championship

Four girls, ages 9-11 and 13, and six boys, ages 9-14, from New Rockford were named local champions of the 2023 New Rockford Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. Knights of Columbus local...

Pleasant Prairie News: January 30, 2023

Brief stopper Friday at the Charlotte Koepplin home was nephew Aaron Koepplin. Last Saturday, Jimmy Indergaard, Andy and Ruth Braaten, Sharon Laxdal, Nikki Braaten and Angie enjoyed dinner out. Sunday stoppers and visitors at the Margie Anderson...

Sheyenne News: January 30, 2023

Patti Clifton spent Jan. 12 - 19 in Sun Prairie, Wisc., with daughter Jena and Rance Brown and their son Rowan. While there, Jena and Rance hosted a belated first birthday party for Rowan with Grandma Patti and friends of the family attending. Fun...

First responders set ambitious goal for Giving Hearts Day

Once a year, just before Valentine’s Day, communities throughout North Dakota and Minnesota come together for Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour period to support local charities and organizations. Here...

Last sentences imposed in "Operation Blue Prairie" multi-state drug trafficking enforcement investigation

United States Attorney Mac Schneider announced that on January 13, United States District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sentenced 34-year-old Baquan Sledge, aka Rell, TJ, or Matthew Pierce, to serve 30 years in prison followed by three years of...

Agland values in county up slightly

Following the announcement of an anticipated increase in Eddy County land values, the Eddy County Soils Committee approved a 5 percent increase in cropland and a 2 percent increase in non-cropland...

Meet the District 15 legislators

While most of Eddy County is now represented by District 14 legislators, the northeast corner of the county is not. That's because the entire Spirit Lake Nation Reservation, a portion of which...

Eight Straight: Rockets stun Chargers, dominate Warriors in region play

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets hosted Super Region 4 competitors, the Nelson County Chargers, on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Rockets were on a winning-streak high, and weren't ready to take a loss,...

Rockets out chuck Woodchucks, lose to Cardinals

On Friday, Jan. 20, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets hosted the St. John Woodchucks, and once again showed just how far they've come since the season began. The Woodchucks came into town with a...

NR-S archers dominate in Kensal

Rocket archers were on target last Saturday, earning the top five spots in their season-opening bullseye tournament in Kensal on Jan. 21. Top overall male archer honors went to Layton Jacobson, the...

CHS girls 2nd, boys 9th at Storhaug

The Carrington wrestling teams had numerous placers emerge from the two days of mat mayhem at the Nick Storhaug Invitational at Lisbon High School Friday and Saturday, January 20-21. Two individual championships, one apiece on the boys’ and...

Savvy Senior: How to cover dental care in retirement

Dear Savvy Senior, I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired and joined Medicare. Where can retirees find affordable dental care? Uninsured Al Dear Al,...

Archival Anecdotes: A museum is made

It has been nearly 60 years since the Eddy County Museum held its first meeting and established a board of directors. The founding board was led by chairman Alice Rindt and secretary-treasurer Addie...

History of New Rockford: January 30, 2023

The Sept. 22, 1905, “Transcript” carried an ad stating that the Hotel Davies, J.W. Hedges, prop., was “Strictly a $2-a-Day House in Every Respect.” It had steam heat and gas lighting. Mrs....

Tree Talk: It's Groundhog Day

Nearly every month of the year has its holidays – some of them to celebrate joyous religious occasions, others to commemorate historical figures or events. And then, some are just plain whimsical....

Biden's second student loan bailout scheme is even worse

President Joe Biden isn’t waiting for the Supreme Court to decide on his last $400 billion student loan bailout before rolling out another, even more costly plan (oral arguments are scheduled for Feb. 28, and it has been blocked by lower courts...

Learning from our elders

Veteran newspaperman Allen Stock has been out of the Independent office for a few weeks now. This is the first time since I purchased the newspaper in October 2021 that he has been absent for more...

Tinker v. Des Moines: Anchoring students' free speech rights

Half a century later, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) remains the Supreme Court’s authoritative ruling on symbolic speech and the First Amendment rights of K-12 students to express their political views....

N.D. Game & Fish News

Participation needed in hunter harvest surveys While North Dakota’s 2022 hunting seasons have come and gone, hunter success, or lack thereof, still matters to wildlife managers. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has conducted hunter...

Dakota Recreation Report: January 30, 2023

Outdoor notes: *Be mindful of parking when accessing area lakes; not blocking roadways or snow removal operations. *Reminder that it’s illegal to chase, harass, or pursue any wildlife species with...

Obituary: Darla Hagen

Darla Hagen Sheyenne, N.D. Darla Noreen Hagen, 84, of Sheyenne, N.D., died Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Sanford Health, Bismarck, N.D. Visitation was Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 1 - 7 p.m. with...

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