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 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021 

Sheriff Lies explains proposed increase to city police contract

The Eddy County Commission proposed that the City of New Rockford pay 2% more for police service in 2022, prompting city officials to request a report from Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies. Lies prepared...

 

Oh my gourd!

James River Ag sponsored a Pumpkin Growing Contest this summer. Last Thursday growers gathered at the company's shop to weigh in their gigantic gourds. The winners are pictured here, clockwise from...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021 

New Rockford street repairs estimated to cost up to $8.75 million

Monday night Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering unveiled street repair alternatives for New Rockford city officials to consider. The firm conducted a visual observation of all the city's streets...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 11, 2021 

New investment into Dakota Growers aimed at improving efficiency

8th Avenue Food and Provisions, parent company to Dakota Growers, will soon begin work on a multi-million dollar investment to their Carrington, N.D. facility. Since purchasing Dakota Growers in...

 

North Dakota Stockmen's Association names new officers and directors

North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) members tapped 32-year member and New Rockford, N.D., cattleman Jeff Schafer for a second term as the organization's president at the NDSA's 92nd Annual...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Oct. 11, 2021

Margie Anderson was among those who attended the annual meeting of the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd on Sunday. Charlotte Koepplin kept a therapy appointment on Thursday and afterwards drove out to James River Ag and took some pictures of Taylor...

 

Talk of the Town: Oct. 11, 2021

Sunday, the taco supper to benefit the fire department was enjoyed by all who attended. Among them were Calvin Packard and his mom Shirley, Margie Bohnet, Ruby Simms and Helen Duda. Eloise Lucht, driven by daughter Heidi Schneider, had good reports...

 

Legislative Report: Oct. 11, 2021

I attended two Interim Committee meetings on September 30. The first was Legislative Procedures and Arrangements. The purpose of that meeting was to set the framework for the upcoming special session which begins November 8. There was a background...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    October 11, 2021 

Oberon Oracles: Oct. 11, 2021

Family gathered Saturday afternoon at the John and Donna Grann residence for dinner. That evening, all went to St. Michael’s Catholic Church for the baptism of Emersyn Jo Olson. Dan and Marda Olson (Grandpa and Grandma) from Flandreau, S.D., were...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 11, 2021 

Five sentenced for felony offenses in Eddy County Court, four serving time

A man who assaulted three men at a party this summer will not spend any time in jail. Cameron T. Hurst of New Rockford was charged with Class C Felony aggravated assault and two counts of misdemeanor...

 

Lions host Fiesta Taco Bar to raise funds for local fire department

To kick off National Fire Prevention Week, the Lions Club held a supper on Sunday, October 3, to benefit the New Rockford Fire Department. Approximately 150 people were served soft shell tacos, or a...

 

NextBlue of North Dakota expands Medicare Advantage service

NextBlue of North Dakota Insurance Company (NextBlue) announced its expansion in the state’s Medicare Advantage market. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) affiliate will increase its service areas from five counties to 40 counties...

 

Devils Lake - On every ice fisherman's bucket list

Will this be the season to find out why Devils Lake is on every ice fisherman's bucket list? Whether chasing perch (the favorite for most anglers), white bass, pike or walleye, Devils Lake has it...

 

October - It's Pasta Time!

October is here, which means "It's Pasta Time!" October is National Pasta Month, and the North Dakota Wheat Commission will continue its tradition of recognizing the state's dedicated durum...

 

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

A full Friday of homecoming festivities took off today with dodgeball starting at 10 a.m. The champions of dodgeball were the seniors. Next up was mat-ball. The seniors defeated the teachers. At...

 

Cudworth and Jacobson crowned at coronation

2021 Homecoming festivities began on Monday morning with coronation in the high school gym. The ninth grade class chose Maria Becker and Hunter Jacobson, the tenth grade class chose Delana Thomas and...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 4, 2021

Redistricting committee proposes to eliminate District 23

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from the original version that ran online last Saturday. The map and other details have been updated to reflect the changes discussed in committee meetings...

 
 By Nathan Price    News    October 4, 2021

COVID-19 quarantine protocols updated

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the state, it’s time to revisit the quarantine protocols for those infected, and their close contacts. According to Lake Region District Health Unit Nurse,...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 4, 2021

Foundation to host "The Feud" to raise funds

The New Rockford Community Foundation is bringing back game show excitement on Saturday, Nov. 20! Readers may remember Deal or No Deal, in which contestants were drawn out of the game one by one,...

 

2021 NR-S Homecoming

October 4-8 Activity Schedule Monday, Oct. 4: Dress Up Pajama Day 10 a.m. Coronation in Gym 4:30 p.m. JH/JV Football vs. Nelson Co Tuesday, Oct. 5: Dress Up America Day Wednesday, Oct. 6 Dress Up...

 

Raffle tractor winner joins CNDSTR

The 63rd annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion on the third weekend of September featured perfect weather, great attendance, and a lot of fun! The parade ran all three days, with the...

 
 By Amy Wobbema    News    October 4, 2021

Pipe bursts inside water plant, prompting emergency conservation order

The basement of New Rockford’s municipal water plant was full of water at 2:45 am on Tuesday, when water plant manager Rick Swenson came on the scene due to an alarm. He carefully climbed a flight o...

 

Bret Dockter of Harvey named 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that Bret Dockter, a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey, has been named North Dakota's...

 

Pleasant Prairie News: Oct. 4, 2021

Thursday morning, Auntie Charlotte Koepplin and other family got the good news that Hendrix and mom Danielle Koepplin were on their way home, after Hendrix had been in the hospital in Bismarck for rhinovirus. He’s back in the pink and all are...

 
 By Linda Madson    News    October 4, 2021

Oberon Oracles: Oct. 4, 2021

Wednesday, hunting visitors at the John and Donna Grann farm were Jim Howard from Bismarck, Brad Robertson from Dickinson, and Aaron Newcomb from Devils Lake. They were accompanied by their hunting dogs. Bobbi Grann and Josey Clark from Carrington...

 

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