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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 "Carrington... Full story

Southeast District Court: March 20, 2023

Feb. 1 – Feb. 28, 2023 Criminal Cole Michael Hendrickson, Carrington, N.D.: DUI – .16% or greater - 1st offense. Condition: Complete recommended treatment. Comply with payment agreement. Electronic monitoring. Evaluation already completed....

Ambassadors cut ribbon at High Plains Equipment and at Retzlaff Seed & Supply, LLC

The Carrington Chamber and Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Ambassadors made an appearance at the new High Plains Equipment building on Highway 52-200...

Council to hold public meetings for restaurant tax

In a very-short meeting last week, the Carrington City Council ran through the agenda in 25 minutes. During the meeting held on Monday, March 13, Mayor Tom Erdmann reported that the state has approved the wording of the ordinance for the proposed...

School board talks buses, business

Transportation was the primary topic of conversation at the Carrington School Board meeting on Tuesday, March 14. District buses have experienced electrical issues that are expensive to fix, board...

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...

A Chance to Snoop

Students from Carrington High School had a chance to experience 24 skilled trades on Friday, March 3. Representatives from Job Service North Dakota, Heather Hovland and Nicole Wischnak, brought...

Lions Club March news

Speakers at the March Carrington Lions meeting were Ellen Roundy and Brittney Moravec. They presented a program on The Market, which is held in the Carrington Park every other week starting July 11...

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...

NDSU sunflower production update March 21

Sunflower producers, crop advisers and others interested in sunflower production management updates are encouraged to participate in the 2023 Getting-it-Right in Sunflower Production Conference on...

Rolling to perfection

As a police officer by profession, Chris Ormiston spends one night weekly at Central City Lanes to unwind from a job that provides its own special level of stress and anxiety. On the evening of...

Bismarck Bound

The closing line of 1980 Team USA Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks' fabled speech in "Miracle" to his team before they took on the Soviets rang true for the Medina/Pingree-Buchanan Thunder. "This. ....

Short, Fossum crowned March 14

75 Years Ago March 18, 1948 Defeating a determined Bordulac team 34-28, the Dawson High School girls’ team won the state championship Saturday night in the final game of the 1948 state tournament...

Savvy Senior: Getting paid as a family caregiver

Dear Savvy Senior, I have been taking care of my elderly father for over a year and it’s taking a toll on my finances because I can only work part-time. Are there any resources you know about that...

It's a Canadian invasion

Anyone who travels U.S. Highway 52 anywhere between Portal to Minot and beyond is fully aware of the number of semi-trailers that are coming from western Canada. I’ve written about this in the past...

To drive or not to drive

Along with identifying as “Swifties,” ignoring the reported Chinese threat of bad dancing posed by TikTok, and pretending that plant-based meat is actually edible, many young people in America...

Workforce issues in the ag 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 are still impacting every industry despite...

N.D. Game & Fish offers wildlife seed

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will again offer free seed for the upcoming growing season to landowners interested in planting wildlife food plots for pheasants. Rather than a traditional corn or sunflower food plot, this seed mix... Full story

North Dakota Outdoors: Proper release of a fish important any time

If you don’t fish, what I’m about to say won’t sound logical: Catch-and-release isn’t always the best choice for fishing. What? The short answer is when you catch and release a fish and the...

Dakota Recreation Report: March 20, 2023

Outdoor notes: *Permanent ice houses can’t be left unattended on lakes. *Be mindful of parking when accessing area lakes; not blocking roadways or snow removal operations. *Reminder that it’s illegal to chase, harass, or pursue any wildlife...

Obituary: Mark Nevland

Mark Nevland Mark Nevland, age 68, of Bottineau, N.D., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at his home in Bottineau. Services will be planned at a later date. Mark Nevland, a son of Fred and Helen (Harding) Nevland, was bon on March 6, 1955, in... Full story

Obituary: Jim House

Jim House Glenfield, N.D. Jim LeRoy House, age 71, passed away at home on Monday, March 6, 2023. He was born on February 24th, 1952 in New Rockford, N.D. His parents were Tommy and Deloris House of... Full story

Obituary: Muriel Ringerud

Muriel Ringerud Muriel Jean Ringerud passed away on March 8, 2023, at the age of 91, at CHI St. Alexius Health, in Carrington, N.D. Muriel's visitation will be Thursday, March 23, from 1:00-7:00... Full story

Obituary: Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey Robert "Bob" Bailey, age 85, of Carrington, N.D., died Friday, March 10, 2023, at the Fargo Veterans Medical Hospital, Fargo, N.D. His visitation will be Wednesday, March 22 from... Full story

Obituary: Doris Wolsky

Doris Wolsky Carrington, N.D. Doris Ann (Gedrose) (Partlow) Wolsky, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. Doris' visitation was held on Monday, March... Full story

Obituary: Ben Eide

Ben Eide Ben B. Eide, 86, Bowdon, N.D., passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey, N.D. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Bowdon... Full story

Obituary: Dale Thorstenson

Dale Thorstenson Dale Thorstenson, 93, Bismarck, N.D.,passed away on March 10, 2023. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 24, at First Lutheran Church, 800 N 7th St., Bismarck.... Full story

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