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 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 1, 2021

NRABC launches new game to encourage local shopping

Winter sure has reared its cold, ugly head this past week. To beat the winter blues, and encourage residents to support local businesses, the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation has launched its...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    February 1, 2021

What it takes: Soaking up the college experience

For the past two years, I've been writing this column about people and their professions. After all this time, I still find myself pondering the age old question, "What do you want to be when you...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 1, 2021

With COVID-19 positivity rates below 5%, statewide risk level goes green

With active cases of COVID-19 across North Dakota at their lowest level since the start of football season, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Wednesday that the statewide risk level would be adjusted from...

 
 By Rachel Brazil    News    February 1, 2021

Deputy Roberts joins Eddy County force

Eddy County's newest deputy hails from rural Georgia, but has had many stops along the way. Four years in the Marine Corps took Deputy Jake Roberts to North Carolina, New York, South Korea and Japan....

 

Rud receives Bank Forward's Bill Brown Award

Bank Forward is pleased to announce that Deb Rud has been named the recipient of the 2020 Bill Brown Award, Bank Forward's highest honor for outstanding service. The Bill Brown Award reflects the...

 

Widmer makes Dean's List at Dickinson State

Elizabeth Widmer of New Rockford, N.D., has been named to Dickinson State University's Dean's List for the 2020 fall semester. At the end of each regular semester, the University recognizes those...

 

Valley City State University announces Honor Rolls

Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., has released its Honor Rolls for fall semester 2020. The Honor Roll recognizes students who completed 6 to 11 semester hours of Valley City State University classes for which grade points are earned...

 

NDSU's Fall Dean List has many familiar names

Sheyenne: Wilson Howard, Agricultural and Biosystems Eng. New Rockford: Theodore Allmaras, Accounting; Gaius Arroyo, Architecture; Jared Hartl, Music; Riley Longnecker, Architecture; Micah Nicolai, Music Glenfield: Alexis Rushlow, Animal Science...

 

Carrington Health Center Auxiliary awards $750 scholarships to 3 students

Each year, the Carring Health Center Auxiliary offers awards leadership awards in the form of $750 scholarships to Winners of the 2020 awards three college students enrolled in the health care field. This year’s recipeints include: • Alexis Lies,...

 

Becker, Hilbert named to BSC's President's List

Two NR-S alumni have been named to the Bismarck State College Fall 2020 President's Honor Roll. Christopher Becker of McHenry and Kyleigh Hilbert of New Rockford both recieved the honor. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must have...

 

Idalski, Leininger among President's List honorees at Lake Region State College

Lake Region State College has released its honor lists for Fall 2020. Students who maintained a 4.00 grade point average are named to the President’s list. Students who maintained high academic standings between 3.25 and 3.99 are named to the...

 

Minnesota Stae University Moorhead announces fall dean's list

The following students have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean’s list in recognition of academic achievement fall semester 2020. Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to...

 

Area students among those recognized at UJ

The following students have been named to the University of Jamestown Fall 2020 Dean's List for maintaining a semester GPA of 3.50 or better. Carrington: Garrett Bickett, Kiera Eli, Kadyn Mehring, Samantha Morris, Abigail Neumiller, Madison Solwey,...

 

N.D. House Update: February 1, 2021

Members of the 67th Legislative Assembly continue working on the bills in committee and bringing them to the floor of their respective chamber for action. We are getting a lot of emails on various bills and greatly appreciate the people from our Dist...

 

Legislative Report: February 1, 2021

MONDAY and TUESDAY: The first two days of this week were dedicated to hearing budget requests from the 11 campuses in the North Dakota University System. We began by hearing an overview from the system office on their three focuses: 1. Innovation,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    February 1, 2021

Oberon Oracles: February 1, 2021

Lester Roberts had a phone conversation with his sister, Jean, in Mesa, Ariz., on Wednesday. Lezlee Thorson visited her Dad, Lester, on Sunday. Tom and Pam Schmid spent Sunday with Pam’s dad, Bud Hermanson and her brother Dan in Hampden. Our sympat...

 

Talk of the Town: February 1, 2021

Janet Laube and YipYip enjoyed a Sunday phone call from sister-in-law Lois Ockert of Fargo. Lois was excited to announce she was to be a grandmother again. Thursday Todd Harrison cleaned his Aunt Shirley Packard’s yard of snow. Saturday visitor at...

 

Pleasant Prairie: February 1, 2021

Margie Anderson enjoyed a Saturday visit at the David and Karen Anderson home. Tuesday cousin Greg Scheer of Idaho called Charlotte Koepplin. He was en route into the mountains of Idaho where he was going to enjoy an afternoon of cross country...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    February 1, 2021

Sheyenne News: February 1, 2021

January birthdays were celebrated at the Sheyenne Senior Center. Members having birthdays in January included Shirley Nelson, Kathy Magnan and Patti Clifton. Helping Patti Clifton celebrate her birthday recently were Jan Loe, Joan Cudworth, Bonnie...

 

Ever sing the college brochure blues?

It has been a bittersweet experience seeing the mailbox flooded with college recruiting brochures addressed to my son Gideon. Bittersweet because, speaking as a science fiction fan, each “road not...

 

Resisting Girl Scout cookies' temptations harder than ever

The country is divided, in massive debt, and our future isn't looking so good– but thankfully, I have more immediate worries to consume my energies. Girl Scout cookies are back. I'm on a diet, you s...

 

Letters to the Editor: February 1, 2021

North Dakota lost a good leader in 2020 upon the death of Jesse Taken Alive. I am writing this on Martin Luther King Day and contemplating what good leadership is all about. Out of the downward vortex of mistreatment, broken promises, darkness,...

 

Obituary: Sam Samuelson

Sam Samuelson, 88, passed away on January 17, 2021 at Trinity Medical Center in Minot. Funeral Services and Time of Sharing were held on June 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Dev...

 

Obituary: Delmer Leapaldt

Delmer R. Leapaldt, 86, of Carrington, N.D., formerly of rural Woodworth, N.D., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington. Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 30,...

 

Sermonette: February 1, 2021

There are 365 times in scripture that we read the words, “Be not afraid.” I’ve never gone through and counted them, so don’t quote me on it, but a simple concordance search confirms: there’s about that many. The remarkable part is to whom...

 

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