Eddy County Sheriff arrests one murder suspect, another remains at large

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Eddy County Sheriff's Office was conducting an investigation on an individual who was staying at the Bison Lodge in...

CNA, child care worker at LHGS named Chamber Employee of the Month

The county's largest employer is host to its second Employee of the Month. Brooke Cook, a CNA at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd's Heritage...

Challenges ahead for Lake Region Law Enforcement Center

A shakeup is underway at Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LEC), Commissioner Dave Gehrtz reported at the Jan. 21 Eddy County Commission meeting....

Benefit Saturday for Steve Bowman

The community is coming together to help one of our own in need. New Rockford resident Steve Bowman was severely injured in a car crash near Binford...

Brazil takes Geography Bee

NR-S seventh-grader Jackson Brazil has been named the Geography Bee Champion for Eddy County. After successfully besting his peers at the county...

Otter Tail Power Company donates to 4-H Pavilion

Otter Tail Power Company Foundation presented Eddy County 4-H a $500 donation for the Eddy County 4-H Recreational Pavilion Project at the Winter...

What exactly is the NRABC?

What exactly is the NRABC? That was my question when I first moved to the area, and a question that I now often get. I was so impressed that a small community had a progressive organization such as...

Changes coming to Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians announced the addition of five locations to the implementation schedule of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Program) as well as...

Presidential disaster declaration issued for 16 N.D. counties

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, President Donald Trump approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for the impacts of an October storm. The heavy rain and snow affected...

Local foods study identifies challenges and opportunities for industry

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Northern Plains Resource Center and Development Council presented the results from a feasibility study for local foods in northeast North Dakota, and the results weren’t...

Rockets and Indians squabble in latest meeting

by Gary Lindquist The biggest difference in this game was the fourth quarter, as Four Winds-Minnewaukan came away with a 51-44 win over New...

Rockets split two in girls basketball

Hornets sting Rockets New Rockford-Sheyenne played a good overall first quarter but after that, Harvey-Wells County took control and defeated the...

Talk of the Town: Jan. 27, 2020

New Rockford area folks extend sympathy to the family of Don Anderson. David and Karen Anderson, Peter and Patti Larson and Sandra and Margie Anderson were Sunday afternoon and supper guests at the...

Pleasant Prairie News: Jan. 27, 2020

Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a phone chat with her Aunt Lucille Saldivar from Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday morning. A little family and weather catch up since the holidays. Jimmy Indergaard was a...

Oberon Oracles: Jan. 27, 2020

A correction from last week: The Leeds 55 Club hosted the Christmas get-together for all the clubs in Benson County and not Minnewaukan. I apologize for the error. Lezlee Thorson visited her dad,...

Archival Anecdotes: Fuel for the fire

The discovery kerosene dates back to 1846 when British physician Abraham Gesner devised a method for distilling coal. The clear fluid that resulted...

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover counseling services?

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling services for its beneficiaries? Since the death of my sister last year, I’ve...

History of New Rockford: Jan. 27, 2020

On the evening of Dec. 26, 1902, the A.F. & A.M. (Masons) Lodge and the Eastern Star Lodge installed their officers. For the Masons, Installing...

Dakota Datebook: Singing Settler Returns

The return of a Norwegian visitor to this state was reported on this day in 1907. E. Onsum, of Christiania, Norway, had visited North Dakota two years earlier as a member of a student singing group....

Eyes that see the good in things: Jan. 27, 2020

I watch entirely too much TV, so it makes me wonder how I could completely miss a show that airs on a channel that I watch often. I was excited about the message behind the first show that I watched...

Family landlines better than smartphones for teens

When my childhood home got a phone call, it was an event. That was partly because my father, a longtime phone-company employee, installed four...

North Dakota has a huge public square

Many states claim to be different, but of all of the states, North Dakota has the distinction of having the flattest power structure. Power is distributed thinly because everybody must have “a...

Elitist Ivanka Trump want more skilled immigration

Ivanka Trump wasn’t in the Golden Globes audience when master of ceremonies Ricky Gervais delivered his scathing indictment of celebrities and Hollywood elite. Trump would have been well advised...

Our Outdoors: Light Torches, Throw Pebbles

I’ve often wondered if people would be more concerned if the increasing reports of Chronic Wasting Disease in North Dakota made the jump from a limited population of mule and whitetail deer into...

Dakota Recreation Report: Jan. 27, 2020

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

Obituary: Paul Wishinsky

Paul Wishinsky, age 61, passed away Jan. 2, 2020, at Essentia Health, Fargo, N.D. There were no services per the request of Paul. Paul was born on...

Death Notice: Barbara Olson

Barbara N. Olson, 94, died on Jan. 17, 2020, in Fargo, N.D. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo, with visitation one...

Obituary: Donald Anderson

Donald "Duane" Anderson, 82, of New Rockford passed away Jan. 18, 2020, at his home in New Rockford. The funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 27...

Obituary: Mildred Reinke

Mildred Reinke, 99, passed away Jan. 11, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. The funeral service was held Jan. 26 at...

Obituary: Glenn Bjornson

Glenn Duane Bjornson, 85, of rural Tolna (formerly of Grace City), passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Lakota, N.D....

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