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Herbert Wilson, Fort Berthold Doctor written by Merry Helm April 15, 2019 — Doctor Herbert Wilson was born in Bethel, Vermont, on this date in 1921. Wilson was a physician at Fort Berthold for 43 years. Of his self-dedication, Dr.…
FFA Chapter holds awards banquet

On March 25th, the Killdeer FFA Chapter hosted the 59th annual Killdeer FFA Banquet at the High Plains Cultural Center. The banquet included a meal, guest speakers, awards, and a labor auction. By Jaylynn Hicks Killdeer FFA Reporter The following…
Killdeer elementary student places third in poster contest

Charli Clyde, a first-grade student at Killdeer Public School, placed third in a state-wide poster contest. Keep North Dakota Clean (KNDC) has announced the state winners of the 51st KNDC Art and Media Contest.  KNDC is the largest and longest-running…
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Prairie Dog Velcro April 1, 2019 — Today marks the day that genetic researcher-turned entrepreneur Cy Ludovicianus started his ranch west of Betrugen in Dupér County. There he does not raise the usual cattle or horses – or even bison…
Building skills part of youth hoop program

Chad Dahlen is hoping to keep some local children as active as possible – while also learning more skills they can develop on the basketball court. “The goal of the skill sessions and open gyms are to help kids stay…
Killdeer sends eggs out for an Easter Dip at pool

There won’t be a lot of running around April 10 when the Killdeer Aquatic Center holds an Easter Egg Hunt. Both the eggs and the hunters will have to get wet. The first wave of Easter Egg hunters will dive…
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Who Designed the Quarter? written by Merry Helm March 25, 2019 — On this date in 1996, the United States issued its newly redesigned $100 bill. What does that have to do with North Dakota? Nothing, really. But now that…
SBA highlights Women’s History Month

As we enter the third year of the Trump administration, we’re fortunate to have a President who understands the vital role women entrepreneurs play in our economy. By Dan Nordberg SBA Region VIII Administrator The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)…
HOSA strikes ‘Red Gold’ in blood drive

It may have been hastily rescheduled by a recent storm, but the members of Killdeer’s HOSA group were able to pull off a blood drive Monday at the Killdeer Ambulance building. By Brad Mosher The Herald The local HOSA (Health…
HOSA sending 13 to National conference in Orlando

One group of Cowboys picked up a big prize recently. But they will have to wait until mid-June to enjoy it. Staff Report The local HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) chapter earned a trip to the national conference, according…
Insurance companies offer flooding tips

As parts of the Midwest experience historic flooding, The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is urging property owners to take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings. “We encourage property owners to think safety first and to report any…
Killdeer student picks up UND honors

Kallisha Keller of Killdeer was one of more than 1,400 students to make the Fall 2018 Dean’s List for the University of North Dakota. The list was announced March 10. The Dean’s List comprises students whose grade point average are…
Killdeer FFA wraps up Winter Judging Season

The Winter CDE Judging Season wrapped up this last Monday, March 18th in Minot. There were over 575 students competing in the Agronomy, Ag Sales, and Livestock Judging Career Development Events (CDEs). It was a successful year for the young…
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Torkel Njaa’s German Shepherds by Merry Helm March 13, 2019 — Torkel Njaa was born during this week in 1870 in Thime, Norway. He pioneered in Griggs County with a farm in the Sheyenne Valley southeast of Cooperstown. Njaa was…
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Of War and Agriculture written by Steve Stark March 12, 2019 — Despite being in the middle of World War II, visitors to the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City were enjoying the last hours of the sixth annual…
High Plains ‘heats up’ with third annual Chili cook-off

  Staff Report The weather outside may have been frightful, but inside the High Plains Community Center Saturday March 9th, it was really hot at the third annual Chili Cook-Off. Three teams picked up wins, with the Blazing Saddles team…