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 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Genre family home destroyed by fire

Shortly before 5 a.m., on Sunday, March 14, Kristie Genre woke to the smell of smoke in her family's Sheyenne home. The lightest sleeper among the Genres, she said it was also likely that she was...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Eddy County goes 10 days without any new active COVID-19 cases

It has been a year since COVID-19 first hit North Dakota. On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Gov. Burgum held an 8 p.m. press conference declaring schools and public buildings closed as the state began to...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

Shear Delight Salon welcomes new stylist

Carly Jo is bringing a little fire to the Shear Delight salon on Central Avenue! Redhead (for now) Carly Jo Thompson, a veteran stylist with nearly 20 years of experience, will begin booking...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 22, 2021

AG WEEK: Educating future agriculturalists

Agriculture is the cornerstone of our economy and our way of life, and Lake Region State College is at the forefront.  The new 20,000 sq. ft. Hofstad Ag Center opened for classes in January 2021,...

 

Sheyenne VFW announces Voice of Democracy Contest winners

The "Voice of Democracy" audio essay theme this year was: "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" The first place winner from Sheyenne VFW Post 3696 was Harrison Joseph. Harrison advanced to...

 

Free Pro-Life/Abortion Debate moving showing in Carrington

On Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m., the movie “Divided Hearts of America” will be shown at Calvary Baptist Church in Carrington (725 Main St.). The 90-minute movie will cover both sides of the abortion debate, including interviews with those who...

 

PSC completes important step toward implementation of 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has preserved 7-digit dialing in the state while completing an important step towards the implementation of 988 as the national suicide prevention hotline number. Through collaboration between the PSC...

 

Pleasant Prairie: March 22, 2021

Sunday afternoon found Patti Larson enjoying a visit with her mom, Margie Anderson, at her home. Saturday morning, brief visitors at the Charlotte Koepplin home were Todd and Karen Koepplin, and Rowdy. Rowdy stopped in for his treats. Jimmy...

 

N.D. House Update: March 22, 2021

Members of the N.D. House of Representatives continue to work in committee on proposed legislation that has come over from the N.D. Senate. We will be taking final action on the house floor when the committee work is finished. Legislators, others in...

 

Legislative Report: March 22, 2021

Coming back from cross-over break, March 3, found the Senate busy with the other half of the agency budgets, which had been heard in the House during the first half of legislative session. We heard the Treasurer’s budget, which has five functions:...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    March 22, 2021

Oberon Oracles: March 22, 2021

Lester Roberts and his daughter, Lezlee Thorson, traveled to Minot on Saturday. They visited Lester’s sister, Delores Stack. They enjoyed noon lunch with Scott and Pam Miller, and Jerry and Sharon Walks. On Sunday, Lester, Rita Waldorf, Midge Quam,...

 

Talk of the Town: March 22, 2021

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Tim Clapper. Thursday, Shirley Packard enjoyed a phone chat with cousin, Linda Hartl Lies from Fargo, where Old Man Winter was showing his face. All’s well at the Lies home. House guest...

 
 By Patti Clifton    News    March 22, 2021

Sheyenne News: March 22, 2021

Jeff and Denise Labrensz enjoyed the weekend at a hotel in Jamestown, along with Matt, Allison and Jase Pfeiffer. Jase enjoyed spending time in the pool, especially the water slide, with her mom and dad. Our hearts go out to the Genre family after...

 

The pro-life case for the COVID-19 vaccines

I’m pretty open about my pro-life views. I want abortion criminalized, banned and recognized as an act of inhumanity. I agree with Mother Theresa that “abortion has become the greatest destroyer...

 

A year into the pandemic, I'm still stressed

In one of my earliest memories I was sharing a page of my writing with my mother. It was nothing more than a piece of newsprint with a smattering of l's and o's, but she told me to keep it up. Little...

 
 By Joe Guzzardi    Opinion    March 22, 2021

Willfully blind White House ignores border chaos

The daily Southwest border updates are generating nationwide concern, except in Washington, D.C., where indifference reigns. The latest Department of Homeland Security report showed that in February,...

 

Obituary: Timothy Clapper

Timothy Roger Clapper, 52, Violet Hill, Ark., formerly of New Rockford, N.D., died Sunday, March 7, 2021, at his home. A private family service will be held Friday, March 26 at the Evans Funeral...

 

Obituary: Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller, 62, of West Fargo, N.D., passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, after a courageous battle with MS. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 18 at the Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D....

 

Obituary: Jerry Larson

Jerry Larson, 73, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Devils Lake, N.D. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 16 at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, N.D. Burial...

 

Celebration of Life: Leslie Whetham

Leslie J. Whetham St. Paul, Minn. Memorial services for Leslie Whetham will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday April 5, 2021 with a gathering from 10 - 11 a.m. at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 536 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Interment...

 

Sermonette: Contentment in Christ

How many times in the last week would you say you were completely content? I know my answer isn’t what I’d like it to be. These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for me. Having graduated in December, I recently accepted a job out of...

 

Archival Anecdotes: March 22, 2021

Sometimes I wonder what percentage of the American population has had the privilege of pressing down a typewriter key. For the past 30 years, the public has been accustomed primarily to computers and...

 

History of New Rockford: March 22, 2021

On Dec. 14, 1903, E.M. Morris was in to visit his family. Peter Hallquist, from northwest of town, was in on business. George Norman came over from Denhoff for business and a visit. F.C. Davies was...

 
 By David Adler    Features    March 22, 2021

We the People: Holmes' Defense of Freedom Speech

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ invention in 1919, of the Clear and Present Danger Test, in Schenck v. United States, provided little protection for dissenters who opposed America’s role in World War I. Charles Schenck went to prison for...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 22, 2021

Savvy Senior: Keeping Your Balance as You Age

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about balance exercises? I’ve fallen a few times over the past year and have read that balance exercises can help me regain my steadiness, but I’m not...

 

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