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Law Enforcement Center faces $70,000 shortfall: Towner County's exit prompts LEC to request new agreement with counties

If there was one thing that the attendees of the joint commission meeting at Lake Region Law Enforcement Center could agree upon, it was the need for a joint powers agreement. The sentiment came after...

 

Nose to tail: February Employee of the Month has honed in on animal care since day one

Bison ranchers across four states and into Canada know this month's Chamber Employee of the Month as simply "H.T." Formally known as Harold Thomas, H.T. has been with North American Bison, LLC since...

 

Extension, Public Health partner on fall prevention program

 One in four older adults has a fall each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and falls are the leading cause of injury and death for older Americans. In fact, an estimated 50% of older adults, 80 and older, will...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    February 24, 2020

County reviews proposals for substation and grant writing

Central Power Electric Cooperative sought comment from county officials regarding replacement of an existing substation in Eddy County; the property is located near the BNSF railway at the...

 

CHI 'Casino Night' set for March 14, tickets and sponsorships available

Tickets still remain for CHI St. Alexius Health Center’s big gala affair, “Casino Night”, set for Saturday night, March 14 at the Carrington Armory. “Yes, we still have tickets available and will until that night,” said Nicole Threadgold,...

 

Archers 'Rock-it' at Cooperstown, prepare to host next tournament at NR-S

On Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, NR-S archers traveled to Cooperstown to compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program tournament. Alex Weisenburger and Keaton Cudworth placed first...

 

NRABC, Chamber partner to encourage local shopping

Did you know that when you visit an independent local business that you keep more money in our local economy? You celebrate the uniqueness of our community. You support local jobs. You support city projects through your sales tax. You invest in...

 

Harvey hosts "Night to Shine"

It was another night to remember, another “Night To Shine.” New Life on Main Church at Harvey again sponsored a prom event for special needs high school and adult participants. The event, which...

 

Public comment sought on amendment to expand Medicaid behavioral health services

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is accepting public comments on its draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to expand Medicaid coverage for in-home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults. Comments...

 

Oberon Oracles: Feb. 24, 2020

Last Sunday, Jake, Amanda, Fallyn and Piper Hegland went to Grand Forks to cheer on Amanda’s cousin playing basketball for the University of South Dakota against UND. The Heglands met up with Amanda’s aunt and uncle from Oneida, S.D., and took...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Feb. 24, 2020

Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a visit over supper Sunday at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Margie Anderson was among those who attended the annual meeting of Kvernes Lutheran Church Sunday following church services. All enjoyed a brunch preceding the...

 

Talk of the Town: Feb. 24, 2020

New Rockford area folks extend sympathy to the families of Marlene Knatterud, Maxine Byrum, Martha Gross and Roger Semmens. Friday Todd Harrison was a visitor of his Aunt Shirley Packard. Ken and Marvis Holte were among those who enjoyed the annual...

 

Frahm recognized by Farmers Union Insurance

North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance based in Jamestown, N.D., announced that Donn Frahm of New Rockford, was the top producer of New Annuity Sales for the company for the month of December. He was...

 

Pain of true believers in body politic

The country is now in the grips of a mysterious bout with polarization not seen for generations in American society. Hate and anger seem to have displaced civil discourse and honest disagreement. For...

 

Can we please have more Middlebrown citizens?

“Middlebrow.” I sitˆ typing this column on the 20th anniversary of the massive heart attack that took the life of my father, and “middlebrow” is one of the words that pops into my mind when...

 

Presidential Address shows America moving in the right direction

I believe President Trump’s State of the Union Address articulated an inspiring vision of American greatness. The President made a powerful case that his pro-growth economic policies are not only sustaining record-high levels of optimism among...

 

Cattle producers inform court RFID Mandate is not resolved

Last week the attorney for R-CALF USA and several individual rancher-plaintiffs, who alleged in October that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) violated U.S. law by attempting to...

 

Obituary: Maxine Byrum

Maxine I. Byrum, 92, New Rockford, N.D., passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 19 at St. John's...

 

Obituary: Roger Semmens

Roger Allen "Butch" Semmens, 69, of Carrington, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 20 at St. John's Catholic Church in New...

 

King and Queen crowned at LHGS

Eunice Kunz and Allyn Seastrand were crowned this year’s king and queen of the Valentine’s Ball at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd on Thursday, Feb. 13. Everyone enjoyed the musical entertainment, Valentine’s treats and opportunity to...

 

Sermonette: Feb. 24, 2020

Division. No, I’m not speaking of a function of mathematics. And I am not speaking of a grouping of sports teams that get scheduled to play against each other. Neither am I talking about a large military unit like an Infantry or Armored division....

 

Archival Anecdotes: Does this ring a bell?

Perhaps the single most influential name in the development of communication technology is Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Bell's mother was deaf, and his father and grandfather...

 

Savvy Senior: When should Dementia patients stop driving?

Dear Savvy Senior,  Is there a good rule of thumb on when dementia patients should stop driving? My 82-year-old mom has early stage Alzheimer’s disease but still drives herself around town just fine. Inquiring Daughter Dear Inquiring, Most...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 24, 2020

The Jan. 16, 1903, “Transcript” mentioned the “Cooperstown Courier,” which had just finished its 20th year and the “Grafton News &Times.” An announcement said that George Brazee was going...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Feb. 24, 2020

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams Somehow I missed National Random Acts of Kindness Day this year until...

 

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