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Shiny new blades

The Eddy County road crew gathered Monday to see their new fleet. The trio of John Deere 772GP road graders the county purchased from RDO Equipment came on site just in time for winter plowing...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    November 1, 2021

County officials evaluate jail conditions

On Thursday, Oct. 7, Eddy County officials spent roughly 90 minutes touring an organized maze of concrete walls and steel bars. The in-depth tour of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center (LEC) not on...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 1, 2021

Community rallies to raise funds for burial stone project

Four men buried in the New Rockford Cemetery decades ago will have proper stones installed to remember them, courtesy of a community effort. It all started with a Facebook post on the “New Rockford...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    November 1, 2021

Be Here Tomorrow: Hines to deliver message of hope and healing

Eddy County Community Cares and the Carrington Area Healthy Communities Coalition have partnered to bring an incredible mental health resource to the area. On Nov. 16, witness the story of Kevin... Full story

 

Leadership training available in New Rockford Thursday

Eddy County NDSU Extension is hosting Lead Local, a one-day training that will help participants: • Feel better prepared to serve on a board, council or committee • Recognize the components of an effective meeting • Learn how to use basic...

 

Music Makers

New Rockford-Sheyenne School's Music Department hosted its annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the NR-S gym. Musicians in grades 7 to 12 entertained audiences for about 60 minutes, with a mix...

 

Tobin joins NDSU Extension's livestock unit

Just up the road from Carrington, the NDSU Research Extension Center (REC) has welcomed a new member to their Livestock unit. Dr. Colin Tobin, who grew up on a cattle ranch in central South Dakota,...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    November 1, 2021

701 Rundown

Every week, newspapers across North Dakota produce stories that go largely unread by residents outside their community. The 701 Rundown is a weekly column dedicated to bringing those stories to...

 

Rockets clash with Titans

On Monday, Oct. 25, the Rockets hosted the Griggs-Midkota Titans in the New Rockford-Sheyenne gymnasium. The Rockets also had their senior night to recognize Mya Cudworth, Alexa Holth, Maria Becker,...

 

Pleasant Prairie: Nov. 1, 2021

Last Saturday and Sunday Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a visit and supper at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. Thursday, Karen Koepplin and granddaughter Evelyn Koepplin stopped in briefly to say hello to Charlotte Koepplin, bringing a new soup to try. It...

 

Talk of the Town: Nov. 1, 2021

Janet Laube and YipYip were shoppers on Monday in Devils Lake, and Tuesday in Jamestown, shopping for Yips favorite treats. Sunday, son Loren Holte and family enjoyed a phone call with mom and dad, Marvis and Ken Holte. All are doing fine, just...

 

Carrington community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 25

This year’s Carrington Community Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings, will be served at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 725 Main Street in Carrington, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. Everyone is welcome!...

 

Kelsey Herberg, Joanna Gall join the Lighthouse Commodities team

Lighthouse Commodities has expanded its team with two recent hires. Kelsey Herberg joined in the newly-created Administrative Coordinator role, and Joanna Gall as a Farm Merchandiser. Kelsey will...

 

Northern Plains Electric announces 2022 scholarship program

Northern Plains Electric and Basin Electric Power Cooperatives are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a dependent of a member of Northern Plains Electric for the 2022-2023 school year. Basin Electric is a consumer-owned and controlled regional...

 

Do you hate intersections too?

When my high school classmates obtained a driver’s license, it was not uncommon to hear a teacher opine, “Oh, they must be having a sale at Sears.” Judging by the deplorable examples of road...

 

"The public good" isn't Mark Zuckerberg's - or Congress's - priority

Facebook "whistleblower" Frances Haugen, the Washington Post reports, has "repeatedly accused [Facebook CEO Mark] Zuckerberg of choosing growth over the public good." The Post's headline puts it a...

 

The permanence of print in a changing world

When I was in high school, we filed down to the library (before the rebranding of “media center” entered the landscape). We crowded around the front desk, the librarians eager to show us something called the World Wide Web. “Pick a topic ...

 

Obituary: Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer Carrington, N.D. Catherine J. Palmer, 100, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held on...

 

Obituary: Jesse Wobbema

Jesse Wobbema Minot, N.D. Jesse Lynn Wobbema, (Tank), age 37, of Minot, N.D., passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021, in his home from pulmonary cardiac arrest. Jesse was born June 2, 1984 in...

 

Obituary: Linda Olson

Linda Olson Cokato, Minn. Linda Marie Olson, 66,of Cokato, Minn. passed away on Oct. 6, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, Minn., after a brief illness. Linda was born on April 28, 1955 in Carrington, N.D. to Paul Hoppe Sr. and Margaret (Wobbema) H...

 

Sermonette: Nov. 1, 2021

Change, transition, whatever name you wish to put on it, we are experiencing it right now. I've been known to repeat this a number of times so bear with me if you have heard me say this before. When I was young, I would hear grown-ups say that the...

 

Archival Anecdotes: I mustache you a question

Have you ever shaved with a straight edge razor? Would you even know where to begin? For much of history, the straight razor was the most effective option for those who wanted a smooth face. Perhaps...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 1, 2021

On the afternoon of July 12, 1904, the Great Pan American Shows, a two-ring circus with water-proof tents, featured a Grand Free Street Pageant; a Roman Hippodrome; elevated stage; museum; the Cooke...

 

Savvy Senior: Tips and tools for family caregivers

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any resources that offer help to family caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 86-year-old mother and could use some help. Burned-Out Brenda Dear Brenda,...

 

Tree Talk: Dodging the deer

In North Dakota, November is celebrated for a number of holidays including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and another that is steeped in tradition – Opening Day of Deer Season. More than 58,000 hunters were successful in harvesting nearly 40,000...

 

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