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 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 12, 2021 

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...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 12, 2021 

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...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 12, 2021 

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 wh...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 5, 2021

Countryside on fire

The dry, windy conditions have made our area ripe for fire activity recently, with volunteer firefighters battling large blazes at all hours of the day and night. The worst of the fires have occurred...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    April 5, 2021

Best of Buddies have "snow" much fun in Turtle Mtns.

On St. Patrick's Day, 29 members of the Best of Buddies (BOB) group at East Central headed to the Turtle Mountains for a day of fun. This was the first official in-person outing of the group since...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 29, 2021

County declares fire emergency

On Monday, March 22, the Eddy County Commission issued a Fire Emergency Declaration and Burn Ban Proclamation for the county. This gives the commission the authority to automatically put a burn ban...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 29, 2021

Bus drivers named Employees of the Month

Their behind-the-wheel skill is top notch, and their front-door service is much appreciated. The March Employees of the Month are none other than the three men who drive for Eddy County...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Genre family home destroyed by fire

Shortly before 5 a.m., on Sunday, March 14, Kristie Genre woke to the smell of smoke in her family's Sheyenne home. The lightest sleeper among the Genres, she said it was also likely that she was...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Eddy County goes 10 days without any new active COVID-19 cases

It has been a year since COVID-19 first hit North Dakota. On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Gov. Burgum held an 8 p.m. press conference declaring schools and public buildings closed as the state began to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Shear Delight Salon welcomes new stylist

Carly Jo is bringing a little fire to the Shear Delight salon on Central Avenue! Redhead (for now) Carly Jo Thompson, a veteran stylist with nearly 20 years of experience, will begin booking...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

AG WEEK: Educating future agriculturalists

Agriculture is the cornerstone of our economy and our way of life, and Lake Region State College is at the forefront.  The new 20,000 sq. ft. Hofstad Ag Center opened for classes in January 2021,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Burn ban in effect for all of Eddy County

A burn ban is effective for all of Eddy County beginning today, March 22. The Eddy County Commission put the ban in place at a 9:45 a.m. meeting this morning. The full text of the ban is below. FIRE... Full story

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 15, 2021

Positive vibes only

Positive vibes only, that's Kali Clelland's motto. She opened Positive Vibes Apparel in November, and she's ready to show this community what she has to offer. Kali said her custom-printed garments...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 15, 2021

DPRCA to resume live performances of "Honky Tonk Laundry"

DPRCA is back on stage, and they are picking up right where they left off last March! "Honky Tonk Laundry," a new musical from Roger Bean, abruptly ended when the pandemic hit, and after a year-long...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 15, 2021

Shop local, and you could win some green this St. Patrick's Day

May the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patrick's Day! The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Shamrock Shimmy local shopping event. On Wednesday, March 17 only,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

City benefits from remote seller sales tax revenue

The City of New Rockford has collected more than $54,000 in local sales tax revenue from remote sellers in the past two years. That information was revealed in a new report released by North Dakota...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

Two bright ideas burn out

The proposal to allow residents to bring the New Year in with a “bang” appears to have been a dud. City Attorney Peterson yet again brought revisions to the fireworks ordinance to the March 1...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

Area merchant seeks sponsors for senior care package program

A successful holiday promotion in Carrington is coming to New Rockford, just in time for Easter! Lioness, an apparel and accessories retailer in downtown Carrington, started offering care packages to... Full story

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

Facility improvements, state's attorney compensation on the docket for County Commission

The keyless entry system that former Emergency Manager Jess Earle purchased for the courthouse with grant funds reportedly doesn’t fit the existing door jambs. The issue was identified when new Emer...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 1, 2021

NO TIME TO SPARE/

Bowlers will be back at Wonder Lanes throwing strikes by September, if all goes according to plan. New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation unveiled renovation plans for the iconic bowling alley this...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 1, 2021

Law Enforcement Center schedules 911 upgrades

Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LRLEC) is making an investment in the future of emergency services in Eddy, Ramsey, Benson, and Nelson counties. The $372,000 project will bring LRLEC online with...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 1, 2021

Nearly 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered so far in Eddy County

Local public health staff have almost completely shifted focus from COVID-19 testing to administering vaccines in recent weeks. On Tuesday, Eddy County Public Health Nurse Danette Schmid said testing...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 22, 2021

After grounding plans for airport, commission reconsiders

The New Rockford City Commission has agreed to engage Interstate Engineering for the purpose of building a new airport hangar and repairing the taxiway and runway at Tomlinson Field. The move came at...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 22, 2021

Record cold temps and power supply shortages affect millions

Unwavering winter weather wreaked havoc across the country last week, resulting in widespread power outages, costly infrastructure damage and dozens of deaths. People have died as a result of the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 22, 2021

UPS route driver recognized by Chamber

He's our local boy in brown. Dusty Litzinger, the friendly UPS driver who delivers packages in New Rockford each day, was recognized this past week as the Chamber's Employee of the Month for...

 

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