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Articles from the April 1, 2019 edition

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Archers take aim at state

The New Rockford Sheyenne archery team received a lively send off from their classmates and teachers on Friday, March 22 as they departed for the state archery competition in Minot. This in the third...

 
 By Bilal Suleiman    News    April 1, 2019

Grappling with the Legacy Fund: Opinions vary widely on how, when to spend fund's earnings

Maybe they thought the day would never come. Back in 2010, when voters approved the Legacy Fund, 2019 felt very far away. Yet, nine years later, North Dakota is faced with a tough question: how should we spend it? Lawmakers have floated several...

 

New Rockford Community Foundation grant deadline approaches

The New Rockford Community Foundation is still accepting online applications from New Rockford nonprofit and community organizations for the 2019 grant cycle. The deadline is Wednesday, April 10. For instructions on how to register your organization...

 

Eyes that see the good in things: Gratefulness in the midst of pain

New experiences happen all the time as we move through this journey that we call life. People joke about hospitals being a place that you want to stay away from. You don’t want to go in and you...

 

N.D. House Update- April 1, 2019

Committee work in the policy committees of the 66th Legislative Assembly is nearing completion, and most work will be wrapped up early this week. The two chambers will move into the conference committee portion of the session, in the next few days....

 

N.D. Senate Update- April 1, 2019

The Senate had Sophia Richards from Hope-Page High School serving as the Page for the Day. She assisted the Senate pages in distributing material to the Senators before and during session, attended committee work, and got a deeper look into the...

 

The best way to prevent type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is an ever-growing health concern in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is linked to higher health care costs and risk of death related to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and other diabetes-related complications. In North...

 

Nelson County Art Council to host student art show

Nelson County Arts Council (NCAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Student Art Show. Students in grades 7-12 from Dakota Prairie, Lakota, Valley-Edinburg, Larimore, and possibly other schools will have their works of art on display for public viewing...

 
 By Linda Madson    Features    April 1, 2019

Oberon Oracles - April 1, 2019

James Nelson enjoyed a phone call from Lester Roberts Sunday evening. Doris Griffin visited with the other members of The Association of Carefree Teachers on Monday morning at Harriman’s in Maddock. Thursday, Doris attended the monthly meeting of...

 

Talk of the Town - April 1, 2019

New Rockford, Sheyenne and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Gary Peters, Gilbert Anderson and Ida Wahlstrom. Monday visitor at the Shirley Packard home was Elaine Thompson. Martin and Eloise Lucht drove to Devils Lake Thursday, where...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - April 1, 2019

Wednesday found Jimmy Indergaard a visitor at the homes of Mervin Indergaard and Dennis and Fran Walen. Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a visit over grilled spuds and homemade sausage supper Wednesday at the Taylor and Amanda Koepplin home. Friday,...

 

Sheyenne News - April 1, 2019

Jason, Tracy, Henry and Charlie Bedsaul from West Fargo were weekend guests at the home of her parents, David and Diane Karlsbraaten. Community Credit Union of New Rockford, Carrington and Fessenden, held its annual meeting at Ostby Hall in Sheyenne...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 1, 2019

Not socialism but a national community

“America will never be a socialist nation,” prophesied President Trump in his Feb. 5 State of the Union Address. He may have been wrong about some things in the past but this time he is...

 
 By Phil Kerpen    Opinion    April 1, 2019

In defense of payday and small dollar loans

Attorneys general from California and other liberal states - many of which already ban payday loans - sent a nasty letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger last week opposing her proposal to relax the...

 
 By Peter Funt    Opinion    April 1, 2019

Democrats must focus on 2020

Every step of the way, Donald Trump has played voters and media with catch phrases of the type favored by Madison Avenue and reality TV, starting with "Make America Great Again" - as if such a task...

 

Letter to the Editor: The impact of Theodore Roosevelt Library

The Theodore Roosevelt Library is the greatest economic opportunity the state has had since the establishment of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It will grow North Dakota’s third largest industry. Oil and natural gas is 30.5 percent, agriculture...

 

Sermonette- April 1, 2019

These results caught my eye the other day and got me wondering. Once again, Finland has won and the United States has come in a sorry 19th place. Finland is, officially, the happiest country in the world. Denmark is the second happiest. Norway is...

 

Living on Purpose: Imagining what we are missing

When we hold a tiny baby in our arms, do we consider how devoted they will be to God, or do we just see the natural and physical possibilities? As Christians, we have the opportunity to become as...

 

What It Takes: A day with a pastor

So I have to say "April Fools!" Last month I ended my article by saying I was going to interview someone that I didn't know. But I had a really great chance to interview someone I know and I couldn't...

 

History of New Rockford- April 1, 2019

On April 29, 1902, Mrs. W.E. Curtis of Tiffany and Mrs. Ed Walsh shopped in town. Mrs. Martin Walsh visited in town. Peter Michel was in from the Guler district. Sheyenne Valley carpenter H.H. Moen...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 1, 2019

Savvy Senior: Finding health insurance before Medicare kicks in

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be retiring in a few months and need to get some health insurance for my wife and me until we can enroll in Medicare. What are my options? About to Retire Dear About, There...

 

Dakota Datebook: Prairie dog velcro and the war to evade all wars

Prairie Dog Velcro April 1, 2019 — Today marks the day that genetic researcher-turned entrepreneur Cy Ludovicianus started his ranch west of Betrugen in Dupér County. There he does not raise the usual cattle or horses— or even bison or emu....

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    April 1, 2019

Rocket girls open track season in sixth place

It’s still a bit premature to declare conditions in the area out of Old Man Winter’s grasp, but the NR-S track and field program got their spring underway in climate-controlled conditions this past Saturday, March 23. At the State Class B Indoor...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne School announces third quarter honor rolls

New Rockford-Sheyenne High School Principal Avolt Baumbach released the third quarter honor rolls for the 2018-19 school year. High School A Honor Roll Seniors: Theodore Allmaras, Keegan Anderson, Gretchen Berglund, Cassidy Clifton, Cassidy Holth,...

 
 By Doug Leier    Recreation    April 1, 2019

North Dakota Outdoors: Open-water boat fishing on the Missouri

Every year some of the earliest open-water boat fishing in North Dakota occurs on the Missouri River. Historically, from Washburn down past Bismarck-Mandan, this “first boat in the water” has occu...

 

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