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 By Nathan Price    News    October 18, 2021 

Charges filed in Labor Day weekend bar fight

Bar fights and increased surveillance were the topic of discussion among Eddy County officials during their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 7. At the meeting, Eddy County State's Attorney Ashley Lie...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 18, 2021 

NR-S School custodial staff abruptly quit, citing multiple grievances with superintendent

On Thursday, Oct. 7, all of New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School’s maintenance and custodial staff walked out, citing multiple grievances with Superintendent Jill Louters. At 11:56 a.m., Louters...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 18, 2021 

NR-S School engages in Cognia accreditation review

In the midst of a walkout by the school’s entire maintenance staff, and just hours removed from their first court hearing in the lawsuit filed by Klemetsrud’s Plumbing and Heating, the New...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    October 18, 2021 

Rockets secure playoff berth despite loss to Chargers at Homecoming

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (5-3,3-1) conceded the 2021 Region 3 Championship to the Nelson County Chargers (8-0,4-0) on Friday night, falling by a score of 16-6 for their first loss since late...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 11, 2021

New investment into Dakota Growers aimed at improving efficiency

8th Avenue Food and Provisions, parent company to Dakota Growers, will soon begin work on a multi-million dollar investment to their Carrington, N.D. facility. Since purchasing Dakota Growers in...

 

Titan Takedown

On Oct. 1, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (5-2,3-0) trampled the TGU Titans (2-5,0-3) in a 53-14 victory, their fifth consecutive win. NR-S wasted no time building a lead, as Kaden Jensen opened...

 

Youth grinders shine at Fargodome

With the football season drawing to a close, it's time to look back at how New Rockford's youth football teams fared this year. The fifth and sixth grade team, coached by high school principal Avolt...

 

National Co-op Month

October is National Co-op Month, and cooperatives nationwide are celebrating and raising awareness for their way of doing business and building communities. This year's theme is "Build Back for...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 4, 2021

Redistricting committee proposes to eliminate District 23

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from the original version that ran online last Saturday. The map and other details have been updated to reflect the changes discussed in committee meetings...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 4, 2021

COVID-19 quarantine protocols updated

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the state, it’s time to revisit the quarantine protocols for those infected, and their close contacts. According to Lake Region District Health Unit Nurse,...

 
 By Nathan Price    Sports    October 4, 2021

Rockets breeze past Wildcats

On Sept. 24, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (4-2,3-0) breezed past the Benson County Wildcats (0-6,0-2) for a 60-22 win, their fourth consecutive victory. Despite the lopsided score-line, NR-S once...

 

Jail overcrowding and understaffing impacts sentencing decisions

Prison and jail capacities in North Dakota are reaching their limit, and according to State’s Attorney Ashley Lies, it’s impacting sentencing decisions for people committing crimes in Eddy...

 

Redistricting committee's proposal would eliminate District 23, remove New Rockford's Sen. Heckaman from legislature

On Thursday, North Dakota's redistricting committee approved its preliminary map of the state's legislative districts for the coming decade, setting up major changes for Eddy County and its...

 

Regional Bomb Squad and SWAT Team train in Eddy County

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, nearly 30 members of the Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad and SWAT team descended on a farm just north of New Rockford.  For roughly five hours, the two teams worked together...

 

Rockets creep past Four Winds Indians to victory

On Sept. 17, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (3-2,2-0) had to overcome themselves as much as they did their opponents, in a 28-20 victory over the Four Winds Indians (0-5,0-2). NR-S began shooting...

 

School officials study softball and snow days

At their first in-person meeting in months, New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board members entertained adding a softball program to the school’s athletic department. Athletic Director Elliot Belquist...

 

Nybo inducted into NDRPA Hall of Fame

New Rockford's legacy of leadership has impacted yet another industry. On Sept. 14, New Rockford Park District Director Dennis Nybo was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the North Dakota Recreation a...

 

Rockets bulldoze Bearcats

On Sept. 10, the Jim Johnson Field looked more like a construction zone than a football field, as the New-Rockford Sheyenne Rockets (2-2, 1-0) bulldozed the North Star Bearcats (1-3, 0-1), kicking...

 

State prevails in Johnson appeal

On Sept. 2, the North Dakota Supreme Court came to a decision on State v. Johnson, unanimously ruling against New Rockford resident Darin A. Johnson after he appealed the decision of an Eddy County...

 

One-of-a-kind Bathtub D John Deere on display at New Rockford steam show this weekend

The 63rd annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion is steaming our way on Sept. 17-19. This year's feature is John Deere, and a special green guest is already generating buzz in the region....

 

Rockets chop down Woodchucks

On Sept. 3, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (1-2, 0-0) finally got their season on track with a dominant 18-6 win over the St. John Woodchucks (1-2, 0-0). In their first two games this season, NR-S...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    September 6, 2021

Devils Lake jail ordered to reduce population, train staff

On Aug. 5, the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (ND DOCR) issued an order of non-compliance for the Lake Region Correctional Center (LRCC) in Devils Lake, after it failed to...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    September 6, 2021

Welch recovering after Aug. 14 crash

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Officer Jesse Anderson arrived on the scene of a vicious roll-over accident on 22nd Street NE, approximately three miles northwest of New Rockford, where he discovered...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    September 6, 2021

Three new East Central staff at area schools

The East Central Center for Exceptional Children (ECCEC) provides excellent education for children with special needs in our region, and they're supplying some new faces to our region's special...

 

Braves defeat Rockets in home opener

On August 27, The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets (0-2, 0-0) were looking to get their season on track after a dismal outing at Rolette, but their plans were spoiled by the Bottineau Braves (2-0, 0-0),...

 

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