COVID-19 strikes New Rockford-Sheyenne High School

On Tuesday, September 22, New Rockford-Sheyenne School identified multiple COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff, prompting an immediate...

Guler takes the reins at the FSA

There's a new face at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) located in downtown New Rockford. Evan Guler, a 2009 graduate from New Rockford-Sheyenne, is now...

Smokehouse guru at Miller's gets accolades from Chamber

Each month, the Chamber of Commerce reviews nominations submitted by the public and selects one lucky area worker to be selected as Employee of the...

Extraordinary nurses recognized at Carrington Medical Center

Nurses at CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington were recently honored with the ninth annual DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of...

What it Takes: Finding a Pal

Legend has it that I've wanted a horse since before I could walk. I probably even asked for a pony for my birthday a time or two. The thing is, you...

Tractor Trek kicks off Steam Threshers event

Amid the fog, another annual tradition rolled on this past Thursday. Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Association (CNDSTR) members took part in...

Talk of the Town: Sept. 28, 2020

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Brenda Starke. Janet Laube enjoyed Saturday phone calls from sister in law Lois Ockert and grandson Travis Laube both from Fargo. Just...

Sheyenne News: Sept. 28, 2020

Last Wednesday, Patti Clifton picked up Jan Loe and they drove to Carrington to do some shopping and also enjoyed lunch before returning to Sheyenne. Thursday afternoon, Patti rode along with Jan to...

Oberon Oracles: Sept. 28, 2020

Bobbi Grann spent the weekend in Bowman, N.D. competing at “The Blitz” barrel racing event. Lacey Grann ran in the 5K race in Maddock on Saturday morning as part of the Renaissance Festival....

Spirit Lake Tribe awarded funds to combat violent crimes against women

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women awarded $607,630 to Spirit Lake Tribe. The funds will be used to strengthen the ability of the tribe to exercise its...

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Rocket netters sweep M-P-B; now in COVID-19 quarantine

New Rockford-Sheyenne took a 3-0 win over Medina/Pingree-Buchanan Monday, September 21, but were unable to play their Tuesday match with...

Rockets compete, but fall to Carrington in four

On paper, it was a four-set defeat to their geographic rivals 16 miles to the south. But New Rockford-Sheyenne showed at times that they can be every...

Rockets routed by Eagles

Rarely has it been the case, at least in recent New Rockford-Sheyenne football lore, when a game has turned against them to the extent that the...

History of New Rockford: Sept. 28, 2020

On July 17, 1903, Walter Immel and Mr. and Mrs. George M. Pike and family returned from the Chautauqua, as did the younger members of the Treffry...

Archival Anecdotes: Comforts of Home

Comforts of Home The mid- to late-1800s was a booming time for North Dakota, as settlers arrived from nearby states such as Minnesota, Illinois,...

Savvy Senior: Coronavirus Versus Flu: How to Tell the Difference

Coronavirus Versus Flu: How to Tell the Difference Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain the differences between the coronavirus and seasonal flu? I’m...

We the People: Improving civil dialogue in the November election

The vast majority of Americans, polls reveal, lament the ugliness and incivility that punctuate our politics. The contentiousness, coarseness and divisiveness have spawned widespread apathy, and...

What Ginsburg's death means for the 2020 presidential election

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was perhaps the most consequential attorney in American history. As an advocate, she transformed the landscape for womens'...

Don't blame global warming for killer wildfires

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24,...

Measure #2 solves nothing in higher ed.

Proposing to double the size of the Board of Higher Education, Measure #2 threatens to burden the system more than help. This November 3 ballot...

Coloring Up

As the leaves turn their yellow, gold, red and brown, another change in color signals the shift toward fall. In the morning, along any given gravel...

North Dakota Outdoors: Sept. 28, 2020

If you are a landowner in North Dakota wanting hunters to help trim coyote or Canada goose numbers, law allows hunting and access without permission...

Our Outdoors

Scent Checked In the headlights, the yellowing leaves of fall in the ash tree alongside the approach on the gravel country road were pre-dawn...

Increased Waterfowl Populations Greet Resident Hunters at Opener

A wet fall of 2019 and abundant moisture which carried over into the start of 2020 primed the pump for a successful breeding season for waterfowl in...

Dakota Recreation Report: Sept. 28, 2020

Outdoor notes: *Be careful with waterfowl species and sex identification with so many brown, uncolored birds yet. *Oct. 3: Tundra swan season opens....

ND Game and Fish: Waterfowl season now open

Waterfowl Season Set North Dakota’s 2020 waterfowl season opens for residents Sept. 26, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Oct. 3. The season for swans opens Oct. 3 for both residents...

Wetland condition update for duck season

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates fair to good wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird...

Obituary: Donald Heinitz

Donald Heinitz, 84, passed away in the angel wing at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, N.D., on September 14, 2020. The...

Obituary: Terry Larson

Terry Roger Larson of Glen Ellen, Calif., passed away peacefully on Friday Aug. 21, 2020. A memorial service was held on September 21 via Facebook...

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