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  Roosevelt’s Assassin written by Merry Helm October 14, 2019 — On October 14, 1912, a small man named John Schrank came at Theodore Roosevelt outside a hotel and shot him in the chest with a 32 caliber gun. Eleven…
Consider toxicity issues when fall grazing

Toxicity could be a problem when allowing cattle to graze in the fall. With forage production abundant in most areas of North Dakota, producers may be using options to extend the grazing season, including stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm-…
NDSU Extension Offers Fall Cattle Checklist

Fall is the time when beef cattle producers make many management and labor decisions, including repairing cattle working facilities, moving cattle to fall grazing, assessing crop residue opportunities and wondering if winter feed supplies will be sufficient. Producers have other…
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  Roosevelt’s Assassin written by Merry Helm October 14, 2019 — On October 14, 1912, a small man named John Schrank came at Theodore Roosevelt outside a hotel and shot him in the chest with a 32 caliber gun. Eleven…
Hill Top Heritage Foundation hosts annual steak fry Oct. 19

  The Hill Top Heritage Foundation will host its annual steak fry and auction on Saturday, October 19, at the High Plains Community Center in Killdeer. Submitted The meal, which features steak and potatoes, runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30…
Killdeer FFA earns District Championship

The Killdeer FFA team traveled to Dickinson on Tuesday, October 1st to participate in the District 8 Leadership Conference. The team had a great day with many gold awards and multiple high individual awards. The Parliamentary Procedure team consisting of…
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1968 Rough Rider Award written by Merry Helm October 7, 2019 — It was on this date in 1996 that a journalism legend died in New York. He was Edward K. Thompson, who was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider…
Gotta Dance: Halftime ‘show’ focuses on fun

Elementary students from Killdeer were not the only people who were celebrating with a dance on the Cowboy’s football field. The elementary students went out onto the field first, each with at least one scarf. That was by design, according…
State warns about need for flu vaccinations

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding all North Dakotans to get vaccinated against influenza. In an event held at the State Capitol, Governor Doug Burgum highlighted the importance of vaccination, stating, “Getting the flu vaccine is the…
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Church and Politics written by Merry Helm September 24, 2019 — On this date in 1917, Grand Forks Police Chief J. W. Lave banned automobiles from parking “in the immediate vicinity of churches” when worship services were being held. Clergymen…
Daktana 2019

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Halliday’s hunter, archery course is full

A hunter education class in Halliday scheduled for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 is no longer open, according to officials with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The course is a combination which includes both the Hunter Education and…
Buck Wild: Second annual ranch rodeo event lives up to its name

  Staff Report The second annual Buck Wild Ranch Rodeo did just that Saturday in the Killdeer Rodeo Arena. It was Wesley Rosengreen of Wheatland (Wyo.) who placed first. Wesley Aragon of Lagrange (Wyo.) placed second, while Tejay Fenster of…
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Rachel Calof written by Merry Helm September 16, 2019 — A significant Jewish colony began forming around Devils Lake in 1881, when the assassination of Tsar Alexander II led to increased religious intolerance in the Russian Empire. As with Germans…
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Mustache Maud written by Merry Helm September 12, 2019 — Clara Belle Rose was a tough and tender saloon-keeper from a wild little town known as Devil’s Colony, then Winona, across the Missouri from Ft. Yates. Frank Fiske described Clara…
Dunn Center wins the Fair softball tournament

Staff Report It was Dunn Center winning the softball tournament easily with victories over both Halliday/Marshall and Killdeer. The Dunn Center team included Shasta Blackford as the coach, along with players Andrew Sampsel, Jacob Blackford, Brandon Miller, Jonathan Renicker, Parker,…