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 By Nathan Price    News    January 10, 2022

Water boards request hydrology study of dam

At the Eddy County Commission meeting on Jan. 4, tense discussions broke out surrounding an official request that commissioners require a hydrology study for Monty Schaefer’s proposed alterations...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 10, 2022

2021: The Year in Review

The spring and summer of 2021 brought both triumph and tribulation. Amidst fire and drought, local people were recognized for their accomplishments. This week’s installment features headlines from...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 10, 2022

Teachers reflect on how the pandemic affected education

Since COVID-19 first emerged in the spring of 2020, the nation's educators and their students have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic. But, as it has for so many, the pandemic is offering...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

Residents urged to keep fire hydrants clear

Take a look at the fire hydrants close to your home and business. Do they look more like the picture on the left, or the right? If a fire hydrant is covered with snow, like the one shown on the left,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

With no liquor license, Karen's Place forced to close

The City of Oberon has shuttered its only bar by not approving its liquor license. Elvis Thumb, owner of Karen’s Place, closed the doors at midnight on January 1, 2021, at which time his 2021...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

City Commission reviews water plant progress, hears from a third garbage removal service

The reverse osmosis equipment for the city’s water treatment plant has finally arrived. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hirchert reported to the commission at their meeting on Jan. 3 that it was...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Collaboration Room Monday, January 10th, 2022, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent... Full story

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    January 10, 2022

Detection is key to preventing CO poisoning

With furnaces humming and fireplaces blazing, local fire departments are on high alert during winter for the "silent killer", carbon monoxide. Many readers have likely heard about the family of seven...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    January 10, 2022

701 Rundown: Jan. 10, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Father gets 2.5 years, children get probation for drug-related crimes The leader of a drug d...

 

Medicaid Expansion program available to qualifying low-income North Dakotans

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), are partnering to provide high-quality health care services to qualifying low-income North Dakotans through the state’s Medicaid...

 

VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) re-introduced their VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act. This bipartisan legislation would implement a Zero Suicide Initiative pilot...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    January 10, 2022

Oberon Oracles: Jan. 10, 2022

Happy New Year! Last week: Wednesday overnight guests of the John and Donna Grann family were Larry Howard and Marsha Scheer from Ray. Ben, Brittany and Dutton Grann spent the weekend in Fargo at the home of Brittany’s brother and family-Tyler and...

 

VSO: Veteran Readiness and Employment available for veterans

You may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume’ development, and job-seeking skills coaching. Other...

 

Talk of the Town: Jan. 10, 2022

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Martin Koepplin. Family and friends have been there for Janelle and family with support, condolences, comfort, food and prayers. Wednesday, Calvin Packard was at his mom’s, Shirley,...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Jan. 10, 2022

Eileen Williams brought belated Christmas greetings and goodies to Charlotte Koepplin on Friday, along with heartfelt condolences to the Koepplin family at the loss of brother, father and husband Martin Koepplin. Todd and Karen Koepplin, and Aaron,...

 

Letter to there Editor: N.D. Republican District Reorganizational meetings

It’s a New Year and time to reflect, and a time to make resolutions. How can we engage and encourage those in leadership positions in our state? As a member of the North Dakota Republican party, I am aware that many of the 47 NDGOP Districts...

 

Senators oppose Biden vaccine mandate in upcoming SCOTUS case

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the upcoming case considering the Biden Administration’s top-down Occupational Safety...

 

Cooper v. Aaron: Striking down nullification, again

In 1958, in Cooper v. Aaron, the Supreme Court, ensnared in the white-hot cauldron of southern resistance to federal authority, the Supremacy Clause and the abolition of segregation, delivered a...

 

Obituary: Cleus Walter

Cleus Walter Warwick, N.D. Cleus A. Walter, age 58, resident of rural Warwick, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 at her home. Cleus Ann Walter was born July 11, 1963 at Devils Lake, N.D., the youngest...

 

Obituary: Leonard Simenson

Leonard Simenson Glenfield, N.D. Leonard James Simenson, 74, of Glenfield, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at his home. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Prairie Faith Lutheran...

 

Obituary: David Miller

David Miller Fargo, N.D. David Mark Miller, 62, passed away on Jan. 2, 2022, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. A celebration of David's life will be held with immediate family, per his wishes....

 

Obituary: Martin Koepplin

Martin Koepplin New Rockford, N.D. Martin "Marty" Koepplin, 70, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, N.D. Funeral service was held Wednesda...

 

Obituary: Gertrude Laib

Gertrude Laib New Rockford, N.D. Gertrude Laib, 85, of New Rockford, N.D., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 8...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 10, 2022

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 Happy New Year! I pray that your Christmas celebrations were filled with comfort and joy – comfort from the one...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Humanity in Medicine

What does it mean to practice humanity in medicine? The phrase is used as a tagline and in book titles. Humanity and compassion in medicine are touted as something to aspire to, a noble accomplishment...

 

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