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Like father, like son

From the start of its current ownership in 1997, Summit Physical Therapy and Sports Performance has grown from one provider, owner Kyle Smith, to four full-time physical therapists (PTs) and three...

Pingree-Buchanan elementary bond referendum fails

Voters in the Pingree-Buchanan school district rejected a $4.5 million bond referendum that would have approved an addition to the elementary school complex in Buchanan. After the votes were...

Blading price goes up for townships

Blading costs will increase for townships. That was one decision the Foster County Commission made at their meeting last week. During the meeting held on Tuesday, November 15, commissioner Alan Scanson said it is his belief that they cannot...

Reception for Zwinger at CREC Thursday, December 1

NDSU Organic Research Specialist Steve Zwinger has announced his retirement, with his last day at NDSU scheduled for December 1. The Carrington Research Extension Center will host a reception in Steve’s honor at the CREC that afternoon, starting...

'A Christmas Survival Guide' debuts at DPRCA on December 1

The holiday season is upon us. For some, the tree is already up and a slew of gifts have already been purchased. For others, all their holiday planning is shoved into a few weeks, or even a few days....

Alzheimer's virtual webinar Dec. 6, 8 for professionals

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free two-part virtual presentation titled, “Best Practices in Dementia Care.” The presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. This presentation is...

NDSU Extension offers STOP THE BLEED® Training at Central Dakota Ag Day Dec. 16

Minutes count! Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as five minutes. The number one cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. That's why bleeding control ...

Festival of Trees and Wreaths December 3

CARRINGTON, N.D. – A tree full of snowmen? A hunting and fishing themed tree? What about a “silver & gold” or patriotic decorated wreath? Find your favorite tree or wreath on display at the “Festival of Trees & Wreaths” event taking place...

Alzheimer's virtual webinar November 29 for professionals

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free webinar presentation titled, “Best Practices in Dementia Care.” This virtual presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 29 from 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. This presentation is free and open to...

Sixth graders publish 'The Cardinal Times'

Mrs. Brooke Page’s sixth grade WIN class at Carrington Elementary School (CES) added publishing to their list of accomplishments recently. This group of students published a newspaper called “The...

Allmaras makes 2nd team All-State for HWC

Harvey/Wells County senior wide receiver/linebacker Gabe Allmaras has been honored with selection to the Second Team of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association (NDHSCA) Class 11B All-State...

CHS wrestlers begin season at Early Bird

The Carrington wrestling programs began their season with the two-day Minot Early Bird Tournament Friday and Saturday, November 18-19. It marked the debut of the Cardinal girls' program, and the...

Seven Cards on Region 2 squads

Carrington finished their 3-5 regular season in 2022 by getting four players named to the Class 11B All-Region 2 Football team, and three more were designated as Honorable Mentions. Making the top team for the Cards were junior Brock Jungels,...

Brighten the Holidays with colorful plants

Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to give, receive or fill...

From the Past: Voglewede opens her third store

75 Years Ago November 27, 1947 Opening the season at McClusky Tuesday night, the Carrington High School cardinal basketball team was defeated 37 - 27 by the McClusky High School quintet. Mrs. L.E....

Dakota Gardener: The harvest is in

I ask the same questions to my farmer friends every fall – how were the crops this year? Were yields good? Was it an easy harvest? These questions are good conversation starters though they may...

Prairie Fare: Phones, tablets may spread germs

"You can take the new phone," my husband said to me. We were on the way to the airport. I put the palm-sized phone in my purse along with the charging cords. I really had no idea how to use this...

Dakota Datebook: The passing of a pioneer

In the week of November 21 in 1908, the Bottineau Courant announced that Ole Vinje had died. Ole was one of the interesting early immigrants from Europe who came to Dakota Territory. He was born in...

Savvy Senior: How to buy over-the-counter hearing aids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting some of the new over-the-counter hearing aids that just became available a few month ago. Can you offer any tips to help me with this? Straining to Hear...

Guest: It's time to unleash U.S. energy for safer world

On a recent trade and investment mission to Japan, we had just arrived at a Tokyo office to meet with the country's Minister of the Environment when news broke that North Korea had fired a ballistic...

Mom pride at courtside

As I write this, I’m preparing to sleep in my own bed for the first time since Wednesday (and it’s Sunday). Armed with my media pass, new Rocket gear and Erik Gjovik’s Nikon camera, I spent the...

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time. . .

The Sunday before that incredible football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills, I listened to the national anthem and something occurred to me that made me think of an interesting...

G&F advisory board meetings

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host public meetings this fall at eight locations across the state. In addition, the district 7 meeting in Bismarck will be streamed live on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. These...

N.D. Game and Fish proposes new rules

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will hold a public hearing to address proposed new rules and amendments to Title 30 of the North Dakota Administrative Code. The hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at the agency’s main...

Dakota Recreation Report: November 28, 2022

Outdoor notes: *It is illegal to chase, harass, and pursue any wildlife species, including coyotes, with snowmobile or tracked vehicles. *Reminder that most roads and trails closed to hunting if posted on both sides. *Hunters reminded to put...

North Dakota Outdoors: Keeping wild game tasting delicious

As Thanksgiving fades into December many hunters have freezers stacked with mallards and grouse, Canada geese and venison. In college while sharing community freezers we use to have fun by labeling...

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