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 By Leasa A. Lura    News    November 28, 2022 

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 continue...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    November 28, 2022 

Around the State: November 28, 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. McKenzie school district test scores increasing New...

 

FEMA grants available for city repairs

There are grants from FEMA that are available if a city meets the right criteria. This is one of the things the Carrington City Council learned at their meeting last week. During the meeting held on Monday, November 14, Daniel Schwartz of Nexus...

 

Around the State: November 21, 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. Attempted murder suspect found dead After a recent rough...

 

Letter to commission clarifies residents' stance on 66th Avenue dust issue

Residents living along a three-quarter mile stretch of 66th Avenue N.E. in Foster County let their feelings be known to the Foster County Commission at their meeting held on Tuesday, November 1,...

 

Around the State: November 14, 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. Death of man at motel remains a mystery Despite having...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    November 7, 2022

Residents concerned about dust from semis

Concerns from residents dealing with dust issues occupied a large part of the Foster County Commission meeting last week. During the meeting held on Tuesday, November 1, Shaunette Koenig, Jim Sherman and Clinton Sherman attended the meeting to...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    November 7, 2022

Around the State: November 7, 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. North Dakota is 133 years young North Dakota’s 133rd...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 31, 2022

Murphy vs. Thornton for district judgeship only contested race

The midterm general election is just days away. Since it is not a presidential election year, the focus will be on other offices both state-wide and local. Foster County interim auditor Ellen Roundy reported that as of press time, her office has had...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 31, 2022

Around the State: October 31, 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. Man charged with terrorizing children Robert John...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 24, 2022

Emergency manager, new radios top priorities

The Foster County Commission voiced their concern at their last meeting about not being able to find and hire an emergency manager. During the meeting held on Tuesday, October 18, commissioner David Utke said there is more work than past manager...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 24, 2022

Around the State: October 24, 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. Greenley ranked 4th in the nation Watching some kids...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 17, 2022

Railroad track repair to wait until next year

Repair on railroad tracks near Grace City will have to wait till next year. That is one of the items the Foster County Commission ruled on at their meeting last week. During the meeting held on Thursday, October 6, the board discussed the repair on...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 17, 2022

Voglewede buys GTA Elevator lot

The Carrington City Council heard from Todd Ingebretson at their meeting last week about a water main replacement. During the meeting held on Monday, October 10, Ingebretson asked the council about a...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 17, 2022

Around the State: October 17, 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. Council addresses employee actions After an employee’s...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 10, 2022

Around the State: October 10, 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. Woman faces raccoon-related charges A Maddock woman who...

 
 By Leasa A. Lura    News    October 3, 2022

Around the State: October 3, 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. Election officials tired of requests Election officials...

 

Grievance committee hears from auditor

In a meeting of the temporary grievance committee for the City of Carrington, council members Chase Pederson, Al Trader and Neil Fandrich presided over the meeting and heard the grievances filed by city auditor Jennifer Gast relating to city policy...

 

County will cost share for drain

The question of whether or not the county will cost share for the Drain No. 1 Assessment District has been answered. A motion was passed at the Foster County Commission meeting after much discussion to allot 60 percent of the remaining 55 percent for...

 

Around the State: September 26, 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. It runs in the family Last month, Tristan Thompson took...

 

City Council: Bittmann takes helm; ordinance readings

The first order of business at the Carrington City Council meeting last Monday was to appoint Christopher Bittmann as the new chief of the Carrington Police Dept. In a roll-call vote, all voted aye except for councilman Neil Fandrich who voted no,...

 

Around the State: September 19, 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. Torgerson pleads guilty to bank fraud Brady Torgerson,...

 

Water board requests special election for assessment district

The Foster County Commission had a visit from the Water Board at their meeting last week about creating a special assessment district for landowners along the Bordulac Highway. During the meeting held on Tuesday, September 6, Doug Zink spoke to the...

 

Around the State: September 12, 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. Jim Wink donated his organs to 85 people When James “Ji...

 

Around the State: September 5, 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. No room in the roost The New Town City Council passed an...

 

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