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 By Nathan Price    News    December 13, 2021

N.D. Farm Bureau hires Overby

Northeast North Dakota has a new representative at the North Dakota Farm Bureau (NDFB). Megan Overby, originally from the Michigan, N.D. area, is the NDFB's new northeast field representative. Having...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 13, 2021

Embarking on an era of cooperation

Following years of proposals between the Spirit Lake Reservation and Eddy County Sheriff’s Department regarding law enforcement on tribal land, a new arrangement seems to be on the verge of...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 13, 2021

City formulating plan to get rid of unclaimed vehicles in impound

Last month, commissioners discussed how to clear the impound lot, which is full of nuisance and abandoned vehicles. City attorney Travis Peterson conducted research on the matter and came to the...

 

Santa Day draws 160 kids

The Brown Memorial was packed on Saturday, December 4, as families from all around the area showed up to get their time on Santa's lap. The Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce cooperated on the...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 13, 2021

Smith announces departure from Nicolai Chiropractic

On December 31, the Nicolai Chiropractic Center, P.C. will lose one of its seasoned chiropractors. Dr. Zachary Smith, who's been practicing chiropractic medicine in New Rockford since January of...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    December 13, 2021

N.D. Attorney General says City of Oberon violated open records law

The City of Oberon was recently put on notice by the North Dakota Attorney General’s office for “blatantly ignoring” an open records request. On January 4, 2021, citizen Corey Ploium requested c...

 

New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board Agenda - Dec. 13, 2021

AGENDA New Rockford-Sheyenne Board of Education Regular Meeting – Collaboration Room Monday, December 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m. I. REGULAR ITEMS  A. Call to order, roll call, establishment of quorum, and approval of agenda.  B. Consent agenda.... Full story

 

Dakota Gardener: The poinsettia is a distinctly American tale of innovation

Poinsettias are a familiar sight during Christmas. While the plant originated in Central America, the modern history of the poinsettia has a distinctly American flare. Despite deep cultural and...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    December 13, 2021

701 Rundown: Dec. 13, 2021

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Picket line protests (non-existent) mandate Picketers outside the SMP-Health medical center...

 

AARP Scam Alert: Ho Ho ... hoax? Avoid scammers this holiday season

Finding and giving the perfect gift is part of the joy of the holiday season, but, too often, scammers look to steal that joy. A new AARP study shows that the entire gift-giving process, from purchase to delivery offers opportunities for scammers to...

 

Otter Tail Power Company donates $5,000 to Wonder Lanes project

Otter Tail Power Company Foundation donated $5,000 to the Wonder Lanes Bowling project....

 

NDDOT announces online test for learner's permit

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) recently announced that customers may now take their driver’s license knowledge test online at dot.nd.gov. “We are excited to offer our customers this convenient new...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Dec. 13, 2021

Thursday, Karen Koepplin brought a treat of pigs in the blanket to the Charlotte Koepplin home and Martin Koepplin dropped off some mighty tasty turkey rice soup. Sunday found Martin Koepplin pushing snow at the Charlotte Koepplin home and bringing...

 

Talk of the Town: Dec. 13, 2021

Travelers Dave and Cheryl Gabbert are enjoying the sights in and around Tallahassee, Fla. for a couple of weeks. Candy Jensen heard recently of the death of a cousin, Chuck Krause, in California. Chuck is the son of the late Raymond and Irene...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    December 13, 2021

Oberon Oracles: Dec. 13, 2021

Tom and Pam Schmid traveled to Mandan to visit Jakob and Alison. Lester Roberts had a phone conversation with Chad Getscher one day this week. Saturday, Lester’s visitor was his brother, Roger. Lester enjoyed a phone visit with his daughter, Bobbi...

 

The best Christmas gift is time

Our time is the best gift we can give to our friends and family this Christmas. Nobody knows how much time we have on Earth - nobody knows when our time will end. We all have friends and loved ones...

 

A guy never forgets his first car

The other day, Otis, the used car dealer, pulled out a wad of bills and handed my son two crisp C-notes. That’s all Danny’s ’98 Pontiac Grand-Am was worth anymore, but the rite of passage it had...

 

Marbury v. Madison: The greatest of landmark decisions

The first landmark ruling delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court was Marbury v. Madison (1803), in which Chief Justice John Marshall asserted the power of judicial review, the authority of the federal judiciary to review the constitutionality of...

 

Obituary: Marilyn Stenberg

Marilyn Stenberg Pekin, N.D. Marilyn L. Stenberg, age 86, longtime resident of Pekin, N.D., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota, N.D. Marilyn Louell Loe was born...

 

Obituary: James Sears

James Sears Carrington, N.D. James Sears, 72, of Carrington, formerly of Aneta, N.D., died peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, after a valiant battle with cancer in...

 

Obituary: Corby Jacobson

Corby Jacobson Warwick, N.D. Corby J. Jacobson, 63, passed away on Dec. 3, 2021, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services for Corby were held on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at the Warwick Lutheran Church...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 13, 2021

How is your Advent Season going? Have you been able to spend some time prayerfully meditating on its meaning? Have you had time to reflect on how broken our world was back then awaiting the Messiah to come to save it on Christmas morning? Have you...

 

History of New Rockford: Dec. 13, 2021

On Aug. 17, 1904, Beth and Harriet Davidson returned from a visit with their sister Mrs. John Medlicott at Balfour. Mrs. Charles Martin of Chicago arrived to visit her sisters, Mrs. C.F. Sewrey, and...

 

Archival Anecdotes: Weather or not

The snow is on the ground. It happens almost every year. And yet, so many of us can still be left in awe of the accumulations. In the early days, there seemed to be no shortage of excitement around a...

 

Tree Talk: Holiday plant traditions

In addition to Christmas trees, there are other plants that have become traditional during the holiday season. Poinsettias are native to Mexico, but are grown in commercial greenhouses under special conditions, to prepare them for distribution...

 

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