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 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 25, 2021 

Eagles Club contributes $50K to new gymnasium

The New Rockford Eagles Club made a big donation to the second gymnasium project this month. The two presentations made by Superintendent Jill Louters...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 25, 2021 

Local law enforcement respond to high speed pursuit, cafe robbery

The officers at the Eddy County Sheriff's Office have had their hands full lately. On Wednesday, Jan. 13 officers approached a blue Jeep Cherokee...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 25, 2021 

Richter recognized by Chamber for her pandemic protocol

Vicky Richter, staff development coordinator at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, is the latest recipient of the New Rockford Area Chamber of...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 18, 2021

Federal charges filed against 26 in opioid ring targeting Spirit Lake and two other reservations

A major federal law enforcement effort dubbed Operation Blue Prairie has led to the indictment of 26 individuals involved in an opioid trafficking...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 18, 2021

While COVID-19 cases remain low, vaccines are ready to go

More than 45,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in North Dakota since vaccination rollout began last month. The state receives 10,00...

 

Opinion: "The media" is not your enemy

Let me get this straight. The news media in America are no better than the “Good Germans”. You know, the ones that remained silent out of fear...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 11, 2021

Proposal to allow year-end fireworks sales on ice

Readers, we want to hear from you. Should New Rockford allow fireworks to be sold and ignited in celebration of the new year? Answer our poll here:...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 11, 2021

Thompson named emergency manager

Lisa Thompson is now serving as the Eddy County Emergency Manager. She began her new role on Jan. 1. Tax Director Kristy O'Connor, who held the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 4, 2021

Local businesses ramp up support for gym

Support is mounting for constructing a new gymnasium in New Rockford. Last week North American Bison, LLC, committed $50,000 to the project. The...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 4, 2021

Sales tax revenue: Eddy County bucks statewide trend

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger recently announced that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the third quarter of 2020 were down...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 28, 2020

Hwy. 281 property to hit real estate market, just not yet

The former Mill Pump property along U.S. Hwy. 281 is expected to go on the market, just not in the way commissioners envisioned at their Dec. 1 meetin...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 28, 2020

Volunteers receive first vaccine doses: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Eddy County

Georgia Johnson would much rather have a needle in her arm than a swab up her nose or in her throat. And it wasn't hard to come to that conclusion....

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 21, 2020

Water plant foundation poured

On a frosty Friday morning, crews converged to pour the concrete foundation walls for New Rockford's municipal water plant addition. New Rockford...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 21, 2020

COVID-19 cases drop dramatically

Eddy County's case count dropped into the single digits this past week, a welcome sign. There were only four active cases in Eddy County as of...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 21, 2020

Team Boyd effort raises $1,050 for two local causes

Today (Monday, Dec. 21) is Boyd Xavier Warren's seventh heavenly birthday. It's also the fourth year that the Warren family has remembered their son...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 14, 2020

"I feel real good now" - Longnecker recovers from COVID-19 ahead of his 102nd birthday

More than 80,000 North Dakota residents have recovered from COVID-19 since March, and one of New Rockford's eldest residents is among them. Ervin Long...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 14, 2020

Rental assistance available locally

A recent study shows housing is among the highest priority needs cited by North Dakota residents, says Kathy Steinbach. As the Eddy County Housing...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 14, 2020

City Commission considers changes to fireworks ordinance

The New Rockford City Commission is considering a change to its fireworks ordinance. Robert (Joe) Lies, a local retailer, has requested that the city...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 7, 2020

NRABC and Bank Forward sponsor Holiday Lights Driving Tour, decorating contest

Inspired by the World of Hearts campaign (#aworldofhearts) that started on social media this spring, Josh Guler of Bank Forward approached the New Roc...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 7, 2020

County to sell Hwy. 281 property

The most eligible property in New Rockford is officially on the market. The former Mill Pump & Cheers on Hwy. 281 can finally go up for sale, now...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 30, 2020

Krumkake for Kids: Bymoen issues challenge to second gym supporters

New Rockford-Sheyenne School officials announced last week that they had reached the halfway point of their fundraising efforts, with over $330,000...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 30, 2020

Thompson honored by Chamber

An unexpected announcement followed by a career change thrust a longtime New Rockford resident into the forefront of the community's COVID-19...

 

Winterfest 2020: Make gingerbread houses with Pop Tarts!

This is a year to put a twist on tradition. If you don't really get into baking gingerbread, consider using Pop Tart toaster pastries to build a...

 

Winterfest 2020: Holiday shortcuts courtesy of local merchants

The month of December is a hectic time of year for most people. When the ever-growing holiday to-do list gets overwhelming, look to local merchants...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 23, 2020

Five inducted into National Honor Society

"I pledge to maintain high scholastic standing, to hold as fundamental and worthy, an untarnished character, to endeavor intelligently and...

 

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