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 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

City benefits from remote seller sales tax revenue

The City of New Rockford has collected more than $54,000 in local sales tax revenue from remote sellers in the past two years. That information was revealed in a new report released by North Dakota...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

Two bright ideas burn out

The proposal to allow residents to bring the New Year in with a “bang” appears to have been a dud. City Attorney Peterson yet again brought revisions to the fireworks ordinance to the March 1...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board Election set for June 8

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board election will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with polling at the New Rockford-Sheyenne School gymnasium lobby in New Rockford. Three terms expire this year— that of Mary Kay Price, Davi...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

Area merchant seeks sponsors for senior care package program

A successful holiday promotion in Carrington is coming to New Rockford, just in time for Easter! Lioness, an apparel and accessories retailer in downtown Carrington, started offering care packages to... Full story

 

Public Health Covid-19 Vaccination Update

The county is currently administering vaccines in Phase 1C, and is now vaccinating essential workers and all individuals 16 and older with at least one high risk medical condition. Individuals who have received their first dose are also encouraged...

 

New Rockford woman ready to dance again

One retired teacher is (almost) ready to dance again, now that she has a new knee. Janel Fortney of New Rockford said she didn't want to miss out on special life moments like dancing at her son's wedd...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 8, 2021

Facility improvements, state's attorney compensation on the docket for County Commission

The keyless entry system that former Emergency Manager Jess Earle purchased for the courthouse with grant funds reportedly doesn’t fit the existing door jambs. The issue was identified when new Emer...

 

Dakota Recreation Report: March 8, 2021

Outdoor notes: *Beware of deteriorating ice conditions, water around ice houses, slushy shorelines, and open water around culverts and vegetation with warmer weather. *Elk, moose, and bighorn sheep...

 

N.D. House Update: March 8, 2021

The House of Representatives completed all their work this past week as they took action on all bills and resolutions before adjourning for crossover. The House started with over five hundred bills. We are disappointed that so many of the citizens...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    March 8, 2021

Oberon Oracles: March 8, 2021

Jakob Schmid and Alison Widmer were home for the weekend. Lester Roberts enjoyed a visit with Wayne and Karen Lindenberg while out shopping one day last week. Lester and Lezlee Thorson traveled to Grand Forks to watch great grandson, Aiden...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 8, 2021

Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed phone chats with sisters Sharon Laxdal and Ruth Braaten this past week and was a Saturday dinner guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home where he enjoyed a visit with Nikki and Page and took in a basketball game in Jamestown...

 

Talk of the Town: March 8, 2021

Janet Laube communicated with family, namely grandson Travis Laube, sister-in-law Lois Ockert and niece Robin Westall all of Fargo and with niece Shelly Nelson of Oklahoma. All are fine and taking all in stride. Todd Harrison was happy to clean snow...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    March 8, 2021

Sheyenne News: March 8, 2021

Two February birthdays were celebrated at the Sheyenne Senior Center last Friday. Marilynn Kruger and Shirley Westby were the birthday ladies. Saturday night bingo will resume at Ostby Hall on Saturday night, March 6, at 7 p.m. Dakota Blende will be...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Meeting Agenda

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting in Collaboration Room A14 Monday, March 8, 2021, 4:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent agenda.... Full story

 

Bowling News: March 8, 2021

Alley Dusters February 24, 2021 DJ’s Home Center 48-24 Leevers 46-26 Rosenau Central City 43-29 Dakota Central 38-34 701 Wash 35-37 Central City H20+ 28-44 Cgtn Hiway Drive 26-46 Hanson’s Bar 24-48 Scratch game: Ann VandeHoven 223, Kristin...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 8, 2021

Believe it or not, money isn't the key to happiness

Get this: A study by McGill University has found that more money does not necessarily make people in low-income countries happier. I like more money as much as the next guy, but that does not...

 

Speech standards must be applied the same to all

I was once fired by an employer because they did not like the way that I tweeted. They had no problem with the way that other people at this same enterprise tweeted, they just didn't like my own flavo...

 

Letter: Drag races at airport strongly discouraged by N.D. Aeronautics Commission

I’ve had a discussion with Aeronautics Commission Director Kyle Wanner regarding drag racing on airports. We have significant concerns about this type of activity and strongly recommend against it, especially given the current pavement condition...

 

Sermonette: Yielding My Perceived Rights

Kids these days, they’re so entitled. What a classic line from parents. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’ve even said this, which is funny—because recently I’ve been hit with the conviction that I’m entitled. I live like I have the right to ce...

 

Trailriders hold monthly meeting

The February Trailriders 4-H meeting was held at the Evangelical Free Church on Feb. 21. At the meeting 11 kids were there, but two were on Zoom. We talked about what we are going to do in the next...

 

Obituary: Minerva Faul

Minerva Irma Faul, 95, of Cathay, N.D. passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, N.D. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3,...

 

Obituary: LeRoy Buckmeier

LeRoy Buckmeier, 72, of Sheyenne, N.D., passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Sanford Health, Bismarck, N.D. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, 2021 at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford....

 

Obituary: Margaret Miller

Margaret Ann Miller passed away peacefully on March 1, 2021 in Wayzata, Minn. Marge was born on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 1932, in Jamestown, N.D. Marge was preceded in death by her husband Roy Miller;...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    March 8, 2021

Next up: Region 4 Tournament

New Rockford-Sheyenne School hosted the 2020-21 District 7 Boys' Basketball Tournament on February 26, 27 and March 1. To start off the tournament, the Benson County Wildcats took on the Harvey-Wells...

 
 By Kyrie O'Connor    Sports    March 8, 2021

Walford, Genre earn first place in Gackle Streeter 3D Archery Tournament

Fifteen New Rockford-Sheyenne archers participated in the Gackle Streeter 3D Tournament last Thursday. Nine of the fifteen Rocket Archers placed in the top ten. High School Boys Division Koven...

 

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