Historical Society hopes for a very canny response

Staff Report A can can make a big difference. Especially in North Dakota’s Dunn County. The Dunn County Historical Society will be hosting a Cream Can Supper Saturday (Sept. 7) at 5 p.m. in the Dunn County Museum. The event…
National Park hosts astronomy festival

Theodore Roosevelt National Park hosts the seventh annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1. There will be park rangers, astronomers, and space enthusiasts of all types to explore North Dakota’s beautiful night skies in the park, a…
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Judge Davies Integrates Southern Schools, Part 2 written by Merry Helm August 30, 2019 — Yesterday we talked about U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Davies, who nullified a Little Rock injunction to stop the first integration of a southern high…
Bulletin Board

City of Killdeer Commission meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 5 p.m. at city hall. City of Halliday Commission meets the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at city hall. City of Halliday Park…
Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug. 30 7 p.m., FB Hazen vs. Killdeer at Killdeer Sports Complex 4-6 p.m., Killdeer Lions annual Fish Fry at the High Plains Community Center. Tickets $15. All day, Dunn County Fair in Killdeer   Saturday, Aug. 31 All…
DCSO stressing Drive Sober campaign

Dunn County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign through Sept. 2, according to a spokeman. “We want to inform our community that you may see an increase in DCSO patrol vehicles…
County purchase adds to security for vehicles

Sample Motors is no more, but the building near the Dunn County Courthouse will be soon renovated to become a motor pool and storage area for the Dunn County Sheriffs Office, according to the Sheriff, Gary Kuhn. The property was…
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Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic Explorer   written by Merry Helm August 26, 2019 — A legendary Arctic explorer died on this date in 1962. He was Vilhjalmur Stefansson, born in 1879 to Icelandic immigrants in Manitoba. When he was two, the…
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Ft. Pembina Deserted written by Merry Helm August 15, 2019 — The U.S. Army abandoned Fort Pembina on this date in 1895. The only other military fort that remained operational after that year was Fort Yates, which was abandoned in…
K-9 program gets large donation

    The Dunn County Sheriffs Office picked up a big backer for the K-9 program. The Farm Credit Services Community Grant Fund handed a check for $27,500 dollars to Dunn County Sheriff Gary Kuhn and his deputies in the…
Upcoming Events

Friday/Saturday, August 16-17 7 p.m. PBR rodeo at Killdeer rodeo grounds, two miles west of Killdeer on the Highway 22 Bypass.   Saturday, Aug. 17 11 a.m. Northern Plains Ethnic Festival at Prairie Outpost Park on Museum Drive. It is…
City of Killdeer looking to fill local committee vacancies

  The City of Killdeer is looking for community members interested in the following two committees: The Killdeer Complete Count Committee, which is partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to develop and implement an awareness campaign for population participation in…
California Dreamin’

  Students on the Killdeer band and choir got a break from a North Dakota summer in June when they traveled to Northern California. But it was much more than that. According to school music director Abby Oase, the group…
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Turkey Track Bill written by Merry Helm August 2, 2019 — It’s interesting how some characters sound good just because they have three names. Like South Dakota’s Wild Bill Hickok or North Dakota’s Limpy Jack Clayton. Well, here’s another one…
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    Anthony England, Astronaut/Scientist written by Merry Helm July 29, 2019 — It was on this date in 1985 that astronaut-scientist Anthony England finally reached outer space. He was part of a seven-man crew aboard the space shuttle Challenger,…
Killdeer Lions ready to build on burgers July 25

  The Killdeer Lions are ready to build on a successful Burgers in the Park June 27 with another July 25. Not only were burger sales good, but Orlandos Versatile Construction of Halliday also made a big donation. Herald photos…
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Jail Break written by Tessa Sandstrom July 22, 2019 — On this date in 1916, eight men who were concealed by an icehouse and under the noise of a running twine machine escaped from the State Penitentiary after breaking through…