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 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 15, 2021

Positive vibes only

Positive vibes only, that's Kali Clelland's motto. She opened Positive Vibes Apparel in November, and she's ready to show this community what she has to offer. Kali said her custom-printed garments...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 15, 2021

DPRCA to resume live performances of "Honky Tonk Laundry"

DPRCA is back on stage, and they are picking up right where they left off last March! "Honky Tonk Laundry," a new musical from Roger Bean, abruptly ended when the pandemic hit, and after a year-long...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 15, 2021

Shop local, and you could win some green this St. Patrick's Day

May the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patrick's Day! The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Shamrock Shimmy local shopping event. On Wednesday, March 17 only,...

 
 By Brayden Zenker    News    March 15, 2021

School officials grapple with 'learning gap'

BISMARCK – As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the country and the world, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, is looking for ways to address a student learning gap blamed on the virus and schools’ attempts to contain...

 

Summer school, buses discussed by school board

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board met in person on Monday, March 8. It has been one year of Zoom meetings thanks to COVID-19. After financial reports from all departments, a discussion regarding work done to the Rocket activity bus ensued. To...

 

Water plant addition erected in two days

The foundation walls were poured last fall by Lindstrom Concrete & Construction of Devils Lake. Throughout the winter Wells Precast Innovators built the 10 wall panels and three double tee roof...

 
 By Allen Stock    News    March 15, 2021

New NDDOT kiosk in Carrington offers vehicle license tabs on the spot

A new kiosk installed at Leevers Foods in Carrington will allow vehicle owners to scan vehicle registration renewal cards and receive their new tags on the spot. The Carrington location was one of...

 

N.D. House Update: March 15, 2021

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives returned to the capital on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, to start the second half of the session. Other than a few resolutions that we needed to act upon the first day back, everything else involved...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 15, 2021

Tuesday morning, Charlotte Koepplin was surprised by a nice cup of hot coffee and a visit from third cousin, Bob Longnecker of Mound, Minn., and Jim Brown of Eagle Idaho. Bob is the son of the late Leo Longnecker, and Jim is friend to Cindy...

 

Talk of the Town: March 15, 2021

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Bill Hope. Circle Trail Riders, Inc. held their Annual Meeting Monday, March 1, at the home of Sec./Treas. Charlotte Koepplin with ten members present. A ballot vote found Bill Ziegler,...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    March 15, 2021

Oberon Oracles: March 15, 2021

Lacey Grann flew to Dallas, Texas on Tuesday. She spent a couple days in Ft. Worth with Cale Redlin of Woodworth, N.D., who was competing at the Junior American in goat tying. Thursday through Saturday, Lacey spent time in Stephenville, Texas with...

 

New film shows both sides of the abortion debate

CARRINGTON, N.D. – In his newly released film, former New England Patriots player Benjamin Watson covers both sides of the abortion debate. In the 90-minute movie, “Divided Hearts of America,” he interviews 30 people, including former...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 15, 2021

Looney Times

Is the world finally coming to grips with the wrongs I endured as a child growing up in the 1970s? I came of age before 24-hour cable news channels sensationalized childhood abductions and made every...

 

Dem-NPL lawmakers are fighting for N.D. families

Nearly halfway through the 67th legislative session, Democratic-NPL lawmakers continue to fight for policies that support North Dakotans and their families. We have had many successes and a few missed opportunities so far this session, and we remain...

 
 By Al Haut    Opinion    March 15, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Women entrepreneurs are driving America's recovery from the pandemic

Since 1987, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated Women’s History Month to recognize the role women entrepreneurs have in building and strengthening our local and national economies. Women have transformed the face of entrepre...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    March 15, 2021

Dr. Seuss monetizes the culture wars

On March 2 -- the late Theodor Seuss Geisel's 117th birthday -- Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that, some time last year, it ceased publishing/licensing six of the popular author's children's books which "portray people in ways that are hurtful and...

 

Obituary: William Hope

William "Bill" Raymond Hope, 99, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at CHI St. Alexis Health, Carrington, N.D. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at Prairie Home...

 

Obituary: Mabel Hammer Walsh

Mabel passed away peacefully February 13 at the age of 92 in Bothell, Wash. She was born to Georgeous Peter Hammer and Rose Mary Maginel Hammer and was raised in New Rockford, N.D. She was one of the...

 

Obituary: Rebecca Utke

Rebecca "Becky" Jane Utke passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Funeral service was held Friday, March 12 at Prairie Faith Lutheran Church, Gl...

 

Sermonette: An Honest Chat

The spiritual difficulties I’ve gone through have usually come in waves of struggle. Something like this: getting better—same struggle—getting better, etc. I usually don’t talk about it until I have it all sorted out, and feel like I...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Smiles all around

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the lack of smiles in photographs from the earliest parts of the 20th century. It turns out the smiles that we expect in photos didn't come into fashion until the late...

 
 By David Adler    Features    March 15, 2021

We the People: Dissenting speech v. national security claims

The question of governmental authority to punish speech in the name of national security came before the Supreme Court for the first time in 1919 in Schenck v. United States, resulting in the court’s first major ruling on the scope of freedom of...

 

History of New Rockford: March 15, 2021

On Dec. 7, there was “a good fall of snow.” However, it wasn’t enough to provide good sleighing. The morning train brought in Charles Mann. He and his wife took the afternoon train to begin...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 15, 2021

Savvy Senior: Technology That Can Help You Locate Things You Misplace

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any good devices that help seniors with tracking down misplaced items? My wife misplaces everything including her car keys, eyeglasses, cell phone, purse and...

 

Bearcats shut down Rockets in Region 4 Tournament

The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets hosted the North Star Bearcats in the first round of the Region 4 Tournament on Monday, March 8. The Bearcats defeated the Rockets in double overtime with a score of...

 

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