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 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021 

Sheriff Lies explains proposed increase to city police contract

The Eddy County Commission proposed that the City of New Rockford pay 2% more for police service in 2022, prompting city officials to request a report from Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies. Lies prepared...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021 

New Rockford street repairs estimated to cost up to $8.75 million

Monday night Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering unveiled street repair alternatives for New Rockford city officials to consider. The firm conducted a visual observation of all the city's streets...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021 

Five sentenced for felony offenses in Eddy County Court, four serving time

A man who assaulted three men at a party this summer will not spend any time in jail. Cameron T. Hurst of New Rockford was charged with Class C Felony aggravated assault and two counts of misdemeanor...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 4, 2021

Foundation to host "The Feud" to raise funds

The New Rockford Community Foundation is bringing back game show excitement on Saturday, Nov. 20! Readers may remember Deal or No Deal, in which contestants were drawn out of the game one by one,...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 4, 2021

Pipe bursts inside water plant, prompting emergency conservation order

The basement of New Rockford’s municipal water plant was full of water at 2:45 am on Tuesday, when water plant manager Rick Swenson came on the scene due to an alarm. He carefully climbed a flight o...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 27, 2021

Gaffrey gets applause from Chamber

September's Employee of the Month got an enthusiastic nomination from a young member of the community. JoAnn Gaffrey, who has served customers from behind the plexiglass at Casey's since July 2020,...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 20, 2021

Construction commences at North American Bison

North American Bison, LLC (NAB) is breaking ground and moving forward with a major expansion project that's been four years in the making.  On Thursday, Sept. 16, the entire staff of NAB's New Rockf...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 20, 2021

4-H members recognized at Round Up

Eddy County 4-H'ers gathered Sunday to reflect on one year and plan for the next. The annual Round Up event had a new element this year, as the county started a shooting sports specialty club this...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 13, 2021

From Shabby to Chic

The basement of the Eddy County Courthouse has gone from shabby to chic. As shown in the photos, the dark, dingy basement is a thing of the past. The asbestos tiles were safely removed and the wood pa...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 13, 2021

City officials move forward with street improvement project

Street repairs in New Rockford could be underway in less than two years, if all goes according to plan. The New Rockford City Commission held a special meeting on Labor Day to get the ball rolling on...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    September 6, 2021

NR-S files response to Klemetsrud lawsuit

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School District filed its response to Klemetsrud Plumbing and Heating’s lawsuit regarding the boiler replacement project on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The district maintains that...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

Klemetsrud questions competitive bidding process at NR-S

Jeff Klemetsrud of Klemetsrud Plumbing and Heating told the Transcript that he wants to “set the record straight” about the competitive bidding process for the school boilers at NR-S. The...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

As school begins, state sees uptick in coronavirus cases and Pfizer vaccine is approved by FDA

The first day of school looked vastly different last year. Masks were required at NR-S, students received daily screenings upon entry, and class sizes were reduced to minimize spread of the novel...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

"Man of all trades" recognized by Chamber

Not many people can say they've done the same work for 56 years, with no signs of slowing down. The Chamber's Employee of the Month for August, Kevin Johnson, has been in the landscaping and snow remo...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 30, 2021

Eddy County State's Attorney appeals $120,000 NSF check decision to N.D. Supreme Court

After winning an appeal to the N.D. Supreme Court regarding a $120,000 NSF check case, Eddy County State’s Attorney Ashley Lies watched the defendant walk away with a slap on the wrist. The origin...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 23, 2021

Buck-It's to host inaugural Rockford Ribfest

Bring your bestie, boyfriend or brother to Buck-It's Bar this Saturday for the inaugural Rockford Ribfest! Taste ribs prepared by 10 contestants, and take in a full day of family fun. The event will...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 16, 2021

Sheyenne Stampede Saturday

"Herd over" to Hendrickson Park on Saturday for the Sheyenne Stampede! The day opens with High Stakes Barrel Racing and ends with live music by high profile band BlackHawk. Bessette Motors is the... Full story

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 16, 2021

Cross-country runner gets a taste of New Rockford hospitality

An Oklahoma man passed through Eddy County earlier this month on a cross-country run. Randy Ellis, who is logging his journey on Facebook, spent two nights at the Rock Inn while on his way south to...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

County issues drought emergency declaration

As expected, the Eddy County Commission issued a Drought Emergency Declaration Tuesday. The declaration comes as conditions worsen across the area. Eddy County Emergency Manager Lisa Thompson drafted...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

Schumacher appointed New Rockford city auditor

Becki Schumacher has been appointed New Rockford city auditor. Commissioners officially voted to accept her appointment at their Aug. 2 regular meeting. She succeeds George Ritzke, who has served in...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

Hanson's Bar hosts Battle of the Bags

Hanson's Bar hosted a Sunday fun day, and after the last bag dropped, one team emerged victorious from a field of 23. Dubbed Battle of the Bags, this cornhole tournament had players spread across a do...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 9, 2021

Motorist runs car into Do it Best Hardware

Todd and Renae Duchscherer will have to complete some unexpected repairs to their Do it Best Hardware storefront. On Thursday, July 29, at approximately 11:27 a.m. Deputy Jacob Roberts responded to a...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 2, 2021

"It's heart-wrenching" Farmers and ranchers deal with effects of severe drought

Sloughs are going dry throughout the county, and pastures are bare of grass.   No measurable rain has fallen since July 3 in New Rockford, and the N.D. Agricultural Weather Network reports that just...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 2, 2021

Steinbach announces retirement at county budget meeting

Kathy Steinbach has announced her retirement, effective November 30. She has served as county veteran’s service officer (CVSO) and housing authority director since June 1, 2018. Steinbach told commi...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    July 26, 2021

BumbleBee Babysitting

When a young girl is officially old enough to babysit, she typically just lets her friends and family know she's available, and they start calling when they need a sitter. A group of New Rockford...


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