Law Enforcement Center admins address delayed response to Genre house fire

In the aftermath of the March 14 fire that destroyed their home, Ryan and Kristie Genre have raised questions about the state of emergency response in the area. According to official records from...

Golden egg brings joy to 5-year-old

A group of teenagers went on the hunt for the New Rockford Chamber's golden egg, but it wasn't for the $50 prize, or the bragging rights. Rather, their goal was to brighten the day of a little girl...

Progress stalls on city fireworks ordinance revision

Robert (Joe) Lies approached the New Rockford City Commission Monday about proposed changes to the fireworks ordinance, for which a first reading was on the agenda. As one of two fireworks retailers...

Hartl clinches competition

New Rockford-Sheyenne alum Tessa Hartl, daughter of Tom and Dawn Hartl, was recently announced as being among the winners of the 2021 Schubert Club vocal competition. The competition spans much of...

Eagles Club presents gaming proceeds to Carrington Fire Department

Proceeds from the New Rockford Eagles' gaming site at the Shamrock Bar in Carrington were dispersed last week. The Carrington Fire Department received a check for $10,000 for turnout gear, training...

Voting now open for the First Grade Youth Financial Literacy Piggy Bank Pageant

April is Youth Financial Literacy Month. North Dakota State University Extension in Foster and Eddy counties, local banks and credit unions are partnering with schools in Carrington and New Rockford...

Donut 5K run set for May 8

NR-S FCCLA is hosting a Donut 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 8 and registration for the event is open now! Registration is $15 through April 17, which includes a t-shirt. Forms are available at the...

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting by Zoom Monday, April 12, 2021, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda. B. Consent agenda. Attachments.... Full story

Talk of the Town: April 12, 2021

Janet Laube and YipYip drove to Fargo on Saturday, where they were Easter guests of sister-in-law Lois Ockert and enjoyed visiting with family. Martin and Janelle Koepplin were helpers in the making of sausage Saturday at the Aaron and Danielle...

Pleasant Prairie: April 12, 2021

Saturday, Margie Anderson enjoyed a phone chat with Dale and Helen Emery calling from their home in Grand Forks. Wednesday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor at the Dennis and Fran Walen home. Charlotte Koepplin made a quick trip to Carrington on...

NR-S back on the track; Belquist sets CNDC record in 400 m

The New Rockford-Sheyenne track season took off on Thursday, April 1 after a one year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Rockets traveled to Minot to compete in the CNDC indoor track meet at the Minot...

Belquist state qualifies in two events at Hazen

The Rockets headed to Hazen on Tuesday, April 6, to compete in the Hazen Early Bird Invitational. Seven Rockets athletes placed in the top ten, with one receiving two state qualifications. Kelsie Belquist competed in three different events....

History of New Rockford: April 12, 2021

The Jan. 1, 1904, “Transcript” [Vol. XXII, No. 18] mentioned the “Mouse River [Westhope] Standard,” the “Cooperstown Courier,” and the “Binford Times.” Major New Rockford businesses...

Archival Anecdotes: Packed Away

It never fails. Every time I step into one of the buildings at the Eddy County Museum, I notice something for the very first time. Not long ago, I stopped into the Dodd's schoolhouse, like I often...

Savvy Senior: The Most and Least Popular Ages to Claim Social Security

Dear Savvy Senior, How much does your claiming age affect your Social Security benefits, and what are the most popular ages people start taking their retirement benefits? Nearing Retirement Dear...

We the People: Personalizing the Constitution

Together, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution form what Gunnar Myrdal called the “American Creed.” The Declaration, written in eloquent, glittering generalities, invokes the Deity and inalienable rights, speaks of...

The bitter realities of growing old

After one week in first grade, my daughter came home with a conclusion about life: “Life is hard and then you die.” Fast forward that through job losses, divorces, chronic ailments and kids for...

Georgia voting law is no return to Jim Crow

I am so glad the whole white supremacy and gun nut narrative is over, so we can get back to the one about voter suppression. Those horrific shootings, late last month, diverted our attention away...

Letter to the Editor: April is Fair Housing Month

Every year in April, the nation celebrates the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. The law was enacted only seven days after Martin Luther King was assassinated, and it remains one of his most important legacies. For 53 years, the nation has...

Our Outdoors: A Moment of Calm

Coming over the rise and down the gravel road to the boat launch, the early morning sun reflected off the sprawling lake, which was only slightly dappled by a light and variable breeze. It was the...

NWTF Programs Succeeding in North Dakota

As spring turkey hunting season kicks off across North Dakota, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is looking through its Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt program to continue advancing its...

Dakota Recreation Report: April 12, 2021

Outdoor notes: *New 2021 fishing, hunting and trapping licenses now needed. Fishing: *Devils Lake elevation, April 6: 1,448.52 feet above mean sea level (MSL). *Stump Lake elevation: 1,448.4 MSL....

Early Season Trout Tips for Prairie Lakes

With the early spring and a fast ice out this season, fishing options are opening quickly, and trout angling provides a chance at bigger holdover fish from last year's stockings. Those trout that...

North Dakota Outdoors: April 12, 2021

The challenges of the past year have impacted all jobs and North Dakota game wardens were no different. In a similar way to how virtual conferences and online shopping were suddenly more popular than...

Game and Fish Offices now open to public access

North Dakota Game and Fish Department offices, except for Riverdale, are open to public access after being closed to walk-in traffic since last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Riverdale office will remain closed to walk-in traffic since...

Obituary: Tyler Wobbema

Tyler James Wobbema, also known as "T-Wobbs" or "T", age 29, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home in New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at First Lutheran...

Obituary: Ruth I. Lies

"I have loved you with an everlasting love" Jeremiah 31: 3 Ruth Inez Lies, 103, of Wahpeton, N.D. passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, while in the care of St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton....

Obituary: Kathleen Caulfield

Kathleen Caulfield, 86, Jamestown, N.D., formerly New Rockford, N.D., died early Wednesday morning March 31, 2021, at her daughter's home in Buchanan. Kathleen A. Lewis was born Sept. 12, 1934 on...

Obituary: Dorothy Bauer

Dorothy Augusta Bauer, 92, of Carrington, N.D. passed away on March 31, 2021 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, N.D. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at...

Obituary: Darlene Tennyson

Darlene Marlys (Hafner) Tennyson passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3, 2021, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family at the Golden Acres Manor in...

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