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 By Nathan Price    News    March 20, 2023 

Proposed legislation would relax N.D. corporate farming rules

Right now, North Dakota's 68th Legislative Assembly is debating a bill that would allow feedlots and dairies to partner with corporations and limited liability companies, potentially eroding...

 News    March 20, 2023 


ATTENTION READERS: Due to weather-delated transport delays, print copies of the March 20 edition did not make it to the post office for delivery. At this point the best we can hope for is "New... Full story

 By Nathan Price    News    March 20, 2023 

Facing budget deficit, NR-S proposes to cut music teacher

The New Rockford-Sheyenne School District is considering a number of potential spending cuts, including the release of one of their two music teachers. After word spread that budget cuts to the music...

 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 20, 2023 

"The Fox on the Fairway" opens on DPRCA stage March 31

Let's get this par-tee started! It might not be quite golfing weather, but you'll wish you were out on the greens this spring. Beginning next Friday DPRCA presents "The Fox on the Fairway," a...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 20, 2023 

Brown to retire after 23 years

Kent Brown, the longtime technology director and math teacher at New Rockford-Sheyenne, has submitted his letter of resignation to the NR-S school board and will retire after 23 years with the...

 News    March 20, 2023 

Stars all around

NR-S traveled to Carrington for the Region V Large Group Music Contest on Tuesday, March 14....

 News    March 20, 2023 

4-H livestock judging contest winners named

More than 170 4-H members representing 33 teams competed at the North Dakota 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest held at North Dakota State University. Teams from Bowman and Foster counties took home the top prizes in their respective divisions on...

 News    March 20, 2023 

How to protect yourself from fraud and scams

Bank imposter scams Banking has changed quite a bit thanks to the internet. While many people still prefer the brick and mortar experience when dealing with their money, today you can do many of the same functions online and over the phone....

 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    March 20, 2023 

Talk of the Town: March 20, 2023

House guests last week for a couple days at the Candy Jensen home were grand-niece Katie Koepplin and her four legged friends; Papo, Ross and Feebee, while her grandparents, Rick and Cora Koepplin, drove to Grandforks where Rick had surgery on his...


Legislative Report: March 20, 2023

It’s day 41. As of today’s writing, we still have 298 bills in the Senate to act on, and the House is looking to work on 240. The committees have been busy hearing the bills and taking action. We are currently $1.1 billion over budget in the gene...

 By Charlotte Koepplin    News    March 20, 2023 

Pleasant Prairie News: March 20, 2023

Jimmy Indergaard was a Thursday supper guest at the Andy and Ruth Braaten home. All enjoyed watching Carrington girls basketball on TV. Sunday afternoon, visitor at the Margie Anderson home was Gary Anderson. Jimmy Indergaard enjoyed a phone call...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 20, 2023 

701 Rundown: March 20, 2023

Here’s your weekly rundown of some of the most interesting headlines from newspapers across North Dakota. Increase in DUIs is major concern for officials Local law enforcement are expressing...

 News    March 20, 2023 

National Ag Week: Ag Day Essay Contest Winner

The national written essay winner, Timothy Hill of Orlando, Florida, receives a $1,000 prize and will read his winning essay at the virtual Ag Day event on March 21, 2023. The contest also named three merit winners who receive $100 and blog posts...

 By Erik Gjovik    News    March 20, 2023 

Fit for a (rodeo) queen

Jozey Retzlaff, a junior at Carrington High School, has spent her life on the farm immersed in the Western way of life. Get up early, do your chores, feed your horse and maintain a trusting...

 By Erik Gjovik    News    March 20, 2023 

Soothing our furry friends

Amy Becker's extensive background in agriculture, and her sense of empathy and an everlasting love for animals, has inspired her to get into massage therapy for our four-legged companions. Coppertop...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 20, 2023 

Workforce issues extend to agriculture industry

The American workforce shortage has been covered extensively since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, which literally brought the U.S. and global economies to a standstill. Ever since, workforce shortages...

 News    March 20, 2023 

Take precautions when using heat lamps for newborn livestock

As spring approaches, many ranchers are preparing a clean, dry and warm place for newborn animals. Frigid temperatures in the Upper Midwest make it a challenge for producers to keep our newborn...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 13, 2023

New digs for dentists

James River Dentistry's new building is nearing completion, and on Wednesday, March 8, the Transcript got an early look at the latest addition to downtown New Rockford. The new office, located next... Full story

 By Amy Wobbema    News    March 13, 2023

City dives into lodging tax and utility fees

At a 90-minute city commission meeting on Monday, March 6, officials had further discussion on three proposals first brought before them at the February meeting. Proposed changes to the 15-year-old...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 13, 2023

Local 4-year-old finds success on snow circuit

Over the Feb. 25 weekend, 4-year-old Axel Rue won his first ever races on a snowmobile. The racing took place in Perham, Minnesota as part of the Two Eighty Six Sno Series, with Rue taking part in the...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 13, 2023

Bridges in county scheduled for demolition, replacement

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 7, Eddy County commissioners heard updates about three bridges in the county scheduled for major changes, ranging from total demolition to complete...

 By Nathan Price    News    March 13, 2023

Cooperstown hospital rebuilds and rebrands

Cooperstown Medical Center has been renamed the Dakota Regional Medical Center. The area hospital, which has its roots in Cooperstown, has now been rebranded to more accurately reflect its growing ser...


Mental Health workshops

In partnership with North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services, FirstLink is offering the following upcoming mental health workshops free of charge: • Devils Lake - Mar. 16 at Lake Region State College • Jamestown - Mar. 29 at Hampton...


Hoppe, Zwinger honored for work at NDSU

Research and Extension personnel from the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center received awards at the recent Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference held recently in...


Bichler recognized by Nodak Insurance Company

Chris Bichler, a Career Agent for Nodak Insurance Company in Eddy and Foster County, has been recognized for achieving PARTNER status with the company. Chris Bichler earned this recognition for his...


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