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Summer spruce-up underway at school

Crews are working to complete a few improvements to the NR-S School campus before classes resume later this month. On Wednesday, two firms were at work on the north side of the building. Reporter...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 1, 2022

Staffing changes mark county budget talks

On Tuesday, July 26, Eddy County commissioners held a special meeting to continue their budget discussions. Up first was Tiffany Harr, who briefly discussed the budgets for the Recorder/Clerk of...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 1, 2022

Serene time at Sacred Serenity

"The key to relaxation is in the palm of your hand." That's the motto of Sacred Serenity Massage Therapy, a new business in New Rockford owned and operated by Susan Lund. Housed inside Shear Delight...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 1, 2022

Johnson resigns as Lake Region Law Enforcement Center Director

Rob Johnson has resigned from his position as Director of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LEC), effective Aug. 31. The resignation comes amid the LEC’s ongoing struggle to acquire and train...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 1, 2022

Drake killed in ATV crash

A Sheyenne man was killed in an early morning ATV crash on Saturday, July 23. According to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Keith Drake, 60, of Sheyenne was traveling northbound on 2nd...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 1, 2022

Danduran promoted to Major

Jacob Danduran, a native of New Rockford and 2005 graduate of New Rockford High School, was recently promoted to major during a North Dakota Army National Guard ceremony in Bismarck at the Raymond J....

 

Columbia Grain International acquires eight grain facilities from Gavilon

Columbia Grain International (CGI), a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for the...

 

Cooling assistance available to qualifying N.D. households

The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Commerce together offer a cooling assistance program that can help qualifying lower-income households beat the heat. Operated in cooperation with Community Action...

 

Dean's Lists' released

Presnell, Jay named to Dean’s List at Mayville State University Heather Hoyt, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, Mayville, N.D., announces that the following students have been listed on the Dean's List for th...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    August 1, 2022

Taxable sales up statewide, down locally

North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2022 were up 13.2 percent compared to the same timeframe in 2021. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February, and March of...

 

Annual Veritas Volleyball Camp brings in 28 athletes

The 2022 Veritas Volleyball Camp was hosted by Dale Peaslee on July 18 - 20. He was assisted by and Mya Cudworth. A total of 28 student athletes from around the area participated in the...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    August 1, 2022

701 Rundown: August 1, 2022

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Walsh County crops rebound from wet spring Crops have been maturing nicely throughout Walsh...

 

Food assistance program to benefit 46,000 children

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and state Department of Human Services Director Chris Jones announced Thursday that 46,000 North Dakota children will be receiving a new round of food assistance funds this summer. The program is called...

 

Talk of the Town: August 1, 2022

Sheyenne and area folks extend sympathy to the family of Keith Drake. Janet Laube and YipYip entertained great-granddaughter, Kayla Kimball, for a couple days this past week. Kayla is from Oklahoma and is the granddaughter of Donna Sharbono. Candy...

 
 By Jodi Hovdenes    News    August 1, 2022

Within Our Walls

CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington would like to introduce you to Dr. Brent Bruderer. Dr. Bruderer is a board certified general surgeon with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Bruderer provides surgical...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: August 1, 2022

Jimmy Indergaard and his sister, Ruth Braaten, took in a car show in New Rockford last week. Monday, Jimmy was a supper guest and visitor at the Braaten home. Charlotte Koepplin enjoyed a phone call with her uncle, Eugene Weisenburger, Friday....

 
 By Amy Wobbema    Opinion    August 1, 2022

The hostess with the mostest

I had the privilege of inviting newspaper colleagues of mine from across the state to central North Dakota recently. This was one of the "perks" of serving as president of the North Dakota Newspaper...

 

Letter to the Editor: Re: Times have changed

Dear sir: There is a stigma that animals rescued on the Spirit Lake Reservation will be shot if no rescue or foster homes are found. This may have happened in the past under previous animal rescue personnel out here, but that was in the past. We...

 

Guest Review: Worthy of applause

I’m writing this from the Rock Inn, a beautiful family owned small hotel in New Rockford, North Dakota. I’m here as a board member for the North Dakota Newspaper Association and our president invited us to her community of 1,428 people for...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    August 1, 2022

Korematsu: A heart-breaking landmark decision

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Korematsu v. United States (1944), upheld a government program that required the exclusion of Japanese American citizens from areas along the West Coast on the premise, without benefit of any evidence, that...

 

Obituary: Keith Drake

Keith Drake Sheyenne, N.D. Keith Clarence Drake, 60, of Sheyenne, N.D., passed unexpectedly in the early morning hours of July 23, 2022. Keith's visitation was Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 1 - 4 p.m....

 

Letters of intent accepted for grants up to $50,000

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation will provide a limited number of one-year annual grants up to $50,000 to North Dakota communities and organizations undertaking efforts to support community-based wellness and...

 

Sermonette: Do I have to go to church?

Before becoming a pastor in 2020, I worked as a Children, Youth, and Family Minister for a couple of decades. One of the things I loved best about ministry with kids and youth was the amazing questions they asked. One of the most frequent questions,...

 
 By Gerri Makay    Features    August 1, 2022

Tree Talk: Honeylocust - A sweet tree

If you are looking for something a little different to grace the landscape of your yard, consider planting a honeylocust tree–specifically, 'Northern Acclaim' thornless honeylocust. While the...

 

History of New Rockford: August 1, 2022

On March 24, 1905, Mrs. A.A. Pettit left for her old home in Iowa where her sister was very ill. John Collins returned from a visit to his old home in New York State. On March 25, George Pincott...

 

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