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Park District gets $136K from Garrison Diversion rec grants

Carrington, N.D. – The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s (Garrison Diversion) Recreation Committee recently awarded two grants totaling $136,202 to the Carrington Park District. A $75,000 grant will assist with the baseball/softball...

Mayoral race pits Erdmann, Miller

There can only be one mayor of Carrington, but two residents are vying for the seat. The incumbent and current mayor of Carrington, Tom Erdmann, would like to be mayor for another term, while the...

From coursework to. . . course work

It didn't take Carrington native Jayden Shipman long to secure a job once he got a college diploma in hand. In his case, it was waiting for him. Upon receiving his degree in accounting and finance...

Kiwanis presents gift card to CHS Senior

Carrington Kiwanis President Laurie Dietz presented a Subway gift card to Mollie Lindberg, the Carrington High School Senior Student of the Month, for April...

Car Show drew 25 entrants

Twenty-five entrants attended the second annual Five Spot Car Show in Carrington on Saturday, May 14. Following the showing from to noon to 4 p.m., 27 cars and motorcycles cruised past Golden Acres...

Southeast District Court: May 23, 2022

April 1 - April 30, 2022 Criminal Christopher Lee Belcher, Carrington, N.D.: failure to transfer title - transferee. Condition: Comply with payment agreement. Notify court of address change. Set up payment schedule. Unsupervised probation. Violate...

New roof for Public Health building

Black mold has been found in the basement of the Foster County Public Health building due to seepage and leaking, but getting to the root of the problem has proven to be more difficult than planned. The Foster County Commission learned at their...

Taxable sales up in Foster Co., Carrington

Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus released the 2021 annual and 2021 fourth quarter taxable sales and purchases reports last week. In the calendar year 2021, taxable sales and purchases totaled $20.3 billion, a 9.2 percent increase from $18.6 billion...

Hurlbut to attend Girls State

The North Dakota Flickertail Girls State will be held on the UND campus, June 12 - 17. Carrington student, Natalie Hurlbut, daughter of Pastor Keith and Colleen Hurlbut, Carrington, will be sponsored...

Memorial Day at Grace City

The Grace City Memorial Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 30 at the Grace City Cemetery. Program and potluck lunch will follow at the Schoolhouse Cafe at 11:00...

Headlocks among donors of $10K to stadium project

Dennis Freeman of Headlocks Bar, along with Red Skytland, hold a check for $10,000 which will go towards the new renovations at Stadium '76. Headlocks, along with the Matpac Wrestling Club of...

Several qualifiers for Cards at Lloyd, Rotary

The Carrington track teams got a few new state qualifiers with time in the regular season rapidly winding down, at a pair of meets in Fessenden Saturday, May 14, and Devils Lake this past Monday....

Rexin punches ticket at qualifier

Make that two siblings that have earned their way into their respective state golf meets via the automatic route. Following his sister Kacie's successful freshman fall golf season, senior Jacob Rexin...

CHS surges to #2 seed going into Region 3

Three clutch mound performances, along with a power surge by Hudson Schmitz in the final two Region 3 games, helped put the Carrington Cardinal baseball team in a good spot heading into the...

Softball gets back in win column; beat PCN

The first-year Carrington softball program registered their second win of the season in Larimore with a 14-12 back-and-forth victory over the Pembina County North Grizzlies Tuesday, May 10....

Hornets preparing for postseason

The Harvey-Wells County track and field teams participated in their final two meets of the season as they made preparations for the North Central Region Track and Field meet scheduled for Friday, May...

Smith second at Summit for Bison in steeplechase

Payton Smith would have loved to been in attendance for his older brother Brady's graduation at UND to receive his doctorate of physical therapy. However, the younger Smith had other commitments....

Midkota's Johnson qualifies for state at Larimore meet

Midkota High School junior Kaylee Johnson will be competing in the State Track Meet in Bismarck for the G-M Titans this weekend, May 26-28. Johnson earned a berth at the Larimore High School...

From the Past: Fire destroyed Hart farm home

75 Years Ago May 29, 1947 Fire destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hart, Bordulac, on the night of May 14, the blaze originating in a chimney. Only some furniture was saved. The house was a...

Dakota Datebook: Link Fiddle Contest

Dakota Datebook written by Christina Sunwall May 24, 2022 — Since his birth on this day in 1914, Arthur Albert Link has become widely recognized in his home state for his service as a US Representative and as the twenty-seventh Governor of North...

Dakota Gardener: The best backyard fruit tree

Fruit trees are great for landscapes. Their blossoms are dazzling in spring and the fruits are absolutely delicious. Do you have a fruit tree in your backyard? If not, what are you waiting for? When...

Savvy Senior: How to start a walking program and stay motivated

Dear Savvy Senior, My doctor recently suggested I start a walking program to help get my weight and blood pressure under control, but I’ve never exercised much and am 66. Can you recommend some...

North Dakota Outdoors: Understanding G&F lottery, point system

Understanding how the Game and Fish Department’s lottery and bonus point system works can help applicants make better decisions based on their expectations. First, it’s a matter of understanding...

Good things come in good time. . .

It was about this time of year, 22 years ago, when I was on the precipice of my future. There I was, in my second semester of university, and my roommate had an epiphany: we should “go away” for...

Upside Down Under: Welcome back to North Dakota. . .

In the past month, there have been a lot of vehicles with Saskatchewan and Manitoba license plates milling around Minot and on U.S. Highway 52. Covid restrictions were lifted April 1 in Canada which...

Perspective: Is there a children's mental crisis?

May being Mental Health Awareness month, it seems appropriate for us to confront an issue that eludes our attention until it strikes home. It is odd that mental health has become a major problem in a...

Dakota Recreation Report: May 23, 2022

Outdoor notes: *June 4 & 5: Free Fishing Weekend. *June 8: Deer gun and muzzleloader applications due Tournaments: *June 4: Devils Lake, East Bay. *June 4: Pipestem Reservoir, Parkhurst Landing. *June 7: Lake Ashtabula. Fishing: *Devils Lake...

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