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N.D. Senate Update - April 29, 2019

Tuesday evening, I met with the delegation from the Midwest Higher Education Compact. This Compact works with 12 states to increase productivity, access to higher education services and streamline the higher education system across the Midwest. Work...

 

Residents urged to check conditions before burning

If the recent weeks have been any indicator of the season, we may be heading into abnormally dry conditions for Eddy County. Emergency Manager Jess Earle encourages residents to check fire conditions prior to burning. Various conditions (including...

 

Eyes that see the good in things- April 29, 2019

Washington State Senator, Maureen Walsh has been walking back comments that she made while debating Bill SHB 1155. This bill was originally intended to protect the lunch and rest breaks for nurses who...

 

N.D. House Update - April 29, 2019

Members 66th Legislative Assembly are working together to try to bring the session to a close, hopefully the end of this week. SB 2020 has passed the House and Senate. The bill as amended includes $37.2 million for rural water systems. Sixteen of...

 

Tornado sirens to be tested Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS), the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to raise awareness about severe summer weather....

 

Oberon Oracles - April 29, 2019

Gene Woolley visited James Nelson one day this week. Monday afternoon, Todd Buehler visited James. Jakob Schmid spent Easter weekend at home with his parents, Tom and Pam. Tom, Pam, Jakob and his friend, Alison, took in the Country Artists Tribute...

 

Pleasant Prairie News - April 29, 2019

Pleasant Prairie folks extend sympathy to the family of Neola Richter. Much of the Richter family were longtime residents and farmers in Pleasant Prairie township. Easter guests at the Margie Anderson home were, Peter Larson and Joanna. Ervin...

 

Talk of the Town - April 29, 2019

New Rockford and area folks extend sympathy to the families of Neola Richter and Ron Waldo. Thursday Ken and Marvis Holte drove to Jamestown, did some shopping, met Faye Rink and enjoyed a visit over coffee and a treat. Martin and Eloise Lucht were...

 

Sheyenne News - April 29, 2019

David and Diane Karlsbraaten were weekend guests at the home of Tracy and Jason Bedsaul In West Fargo. Easter Sunday guests at the home of Keith and Sara Hanson in West Fargo were David and Diane Karlsbraaten; Jason, Tracy, Henry and Charlie...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 29, 2019

Just kick the can down the road

For centuries, philosophers have tried to rationalize the underpinnings of governments. We are supposed to be in some make-believe contract to bond together for mutual security, shared services,...

 
 By Peter Funt    Opinion    April 29, 2019

Baseball must end diamond dust-ups

The boys of summer will be boys and it's high time Major League Baseball did something about it. The generally genteel game is increasingly marred by senseless brawling among players and coaches. It...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    April 29, 2019

Where do y'all wanna go eat?

Life with daughters is full of important questions. What's the best way to provide for their education? How can we ensure that they grow up with a solid moral compass? How can we keep them from dating until my first hip replacement? While finding...

 

Letter to the Editor: Mail carriers and dog bites

Dear Editor, Did anyone bite you at work today? On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.” Postal Service officials report that in 2018, 5,714 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day,...

 

Obituary: Kathy Zink

Kathy Lynn Zink, 64, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019, in Ozark, Mo. The funeral service was held April 27 at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington. Burial was at the...

 

Obituary: Neola Richter

Neola Jean (Georgeson) Richter, 87, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. Neola was born to Arthur "Art" Georgeson and Myrtle (Thompson)...

 

Sermonette: Miriam

Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. — Exodus 15:20 God had done some incredible, amazing, mighty deeds to free God’s people from their...

 

Living on Purpose: Building a ladder to your dreams

There are certain spiritual laws similar to the natural law of gravity that may be difficult to understand yet they are true and important keys to victorious living. The power of words fall under...

 

History of New Rockford- April 29, 2019

On the morning of May 19, 1902, the little daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. J.E. Bennett caught her index finger on the right hand in the cog wheels of a washing machine. Her finger was badly torn, but co...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 29, 2019

Savvy Senior: Air Travel Tips for Older Passengers

Dear Savvy Senior, My son is getting his PhD next month and I would like to fly my parents in from across the country for his graduation, but I have some concerns about the flights. My dad is 82 and...

 
 By Merry Helm    Features    April 29, 2019

Dakota Datebook: State Hospital Opens and Broste Rock Museum

State Hospital Opens by Merry Helm May 1, 2019 — On this day in 1885, the North Dakota Hospital For The Insane at Jamestown was opened. Its corporate seal featured the three figures of Faith, Hope and Charity, with the caption: "But The Greatest...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    April 29, 2019

Belquist qualifies for state at HWC Meet

One full week after competing in the Lloyd Invitational, the NR-S Rocket track squads found their way back to the Fessenden-Bowdon track complex for the HWC Invitational, held Tuesday afternoon,...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    April 29, 2019

'Sox make late rally, but fall to rival Cards

When central North Dakota athletic bragging rights are on the line, no lead, regardless of how cushy, can be considered sufficient. Carrington could have easily thought they were in the clear with a...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    April 29, 2019

Black Sox sweep Polar Bears

Though they walked eight Larimore batters and plunked two more, the SNR Black Sox pitchers worked around those difficulties to register an 9-4 nonregion road win over the Larimore Polar Bears on April 18. Colt Soderholm and Johnny Grann drew hill...

 

Financial Literacy class goes car shopping at Halvorson's

The NR-S Financial Literacy class, taught by Patricia Rinde, took an rather educational field trip this week. They went car shopping! That's right, students visited Halvorson Auto Sales in New...

 

Boys golf team opens season by hosting home meet

On April 22 New Rockford-Sheyenne hosted its first high school golf meet for many years. There were eight teams, including NR-S, from Region 2 competing in the golf meet. The total number of golfers...

 

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