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 By Leasa A. Lura    News    August 15, 2022 

Dietz hired as new director of CCEDC

The Carrington City Council unanimously voted at their meeting last week to hire Chamber of Commerce Director Laurie Dietz as the Carrington Economic Development Director. Dietz will now oversee the...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    August 15, 2022 

Around the State: August 15, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Feral felines can’t run free in Fessenden After last...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    August 8, 2022

Ballot questions discussed at commission meeting

Ballot questions were a topic of discussion for the Foster County Commission at their meeting last week. During the meeting held on Tuesday, August 2, the board discussed what they wanted on the ballot for the general election. The 10 mills that make...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    August 8, 2022

Around the State: August 8, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. KSI employee killed on job site A KSI industries...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    August 1, 2022

Around the State: August 1, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Earning his wings As the wheels of the airplane lifted of...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 25, 2022

Farm to market, county road mills set to expire in '25

The Farm to Market and County Road Funds will expire in 2025, so now is the time to get them on the ballot for the next 10 years. This is the information the Foster County Commission received at their meeting last week. During the meeting held on...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 25, 2022

Around the State: July 25, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Foreign Minister of Iceland to visit Pembina The Icelandi...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 18, 2022

Taking a bite out of the budget

The cost of school breakfasts and lunches are going up for the 2022-2023 school year. That is what the Carrington Public School District Board of Education learned at their last meeting. During the meeting held on Monday, July 11, business manager...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 18, 2022

City pushback on request for smoke-free ordinance

Foster County Public Health employees Lisa Hilbert and Colleen Sweet were on the Carrington City Council meeting agenda again this month to discuss their campaign to make the City of Carrington a smoke free environment. During the meeting held on...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 18, 2022

Around the State: July 18, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Petition circulated to pause expansion A new petition...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 11, 2022

Ambulance building proposal considered

A short discussion on a proposal for the ambulance board about the building came up at the Foster County Commission meeting last week. During the meeting on Tuesday, July 5, Commissioner David Utke told the board that he talked to Jody Hovdenes...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 11, 2022

Around the State: July 11, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Returning superintendent walks into a mess Interim...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 4, 2022

After a petition to join Fessenden-Bowdon Dist. - Annexation for Seil approved

The Carrington School District will have to function with a little less money from property taxes for the foreseeable future as one district taxpayer has been allowed to annex into the Fessenden-Bowdon School District. At a special meeting of the...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    July 4, 2022

Around the state: July 4, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Stolen crude oil According to paperwork filed with the...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 27, 2022

Ambulance building: Should county keep paying for repairs?

Suggestions for how to handle the ambulance building situation came up at the Foster County Commission meeting last week, with all commission members agreeing. During the meeting held on Tuesday, June 21, commissioner David Utke asked the board for g...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 27, 2022

Around the State: June 27, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. County’s road supervisor resigns After a months long se...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 20, 2022

Griffin resigns as economic development director

Carrington Economic Development Director Karlee Griffin resigned her position with the city at the City Council meeting last Monday night. During the meeting held on June 13, Griffin read her long and thought-out resignation letter to the council....

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 20, 2022

2022 Primary Election: Erdmann, Murphy win races

The unofficial results of the primary election are in with few upsets, and no surprises. On the county side running unopposed, Alan Scanson, District 2 and Scott Beumer, District 4 will keep their...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 20, 2022

Around the State: June 20, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Fentanyl: ‘a prominent problem’ During the City and...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 13, 2022

County mulls exit strategy for ambulance building

A previous discussion about the removal of an approach in McHenry continued at the Foster County Commission meeting last week. During the meeting held on Tuesday, June 7, Commissioner Alan Scanson reported that he spoke to owners of the land...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 13, 2022

Primary election Tuesday, June 14

The primary election for Foster County and its cities will be held on Tuesday, June 14. On the 2022 ballot is the City of Carrington mayor seat and three council members. The City of Glenfield has seats open for two council members. The City of...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 13, 2022

Around the State: June 13, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Recall, shortage empties store shelves Becoming a mother...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    June 6, 2022

Around the State: June 6, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Students Gay/Straight Alliance revoked A Watford City...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    May 30, 2022

Removal of approach in McHenry disputed

A letter sent to the Foster County Commission from Jeanne Hoyt and Barb Bergan regarding the removal of an approach located on the north side of 11th St. in McHenry was acknowledged, but not considered, by the commission at their last meeting when mo...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    May 30, 2022

Around the State: May 30, 2022

The counties and cities within the state of North Dakota hold many interesting news stories. Here are just a few of the feature stories that others are reading in communities around the state. Beulah mourns Schaeffer After 11 days missing, Tyler...

 

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