HOSA Indian Taco Feed funding trip to Nationals

      Staff Report More than 200 people were at the Indian Taco Feed fundraiser Sunday at High Plains Community Center. It was to help fund travel costs for the HOSA members who qualified for the upcoming nationals in…
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Mr. Giveaway written by Merry Helm May 6, 2019 — McLean County is named for John A. McLean, the first mayor of Bismarck. Today we’re talking about one of his sons, Harry, who was born in Bismarck in 1883 and…
Local children find egg-citement

More than 70 children got a chance to run around Lions Park in Killdeer for the annual Easter Egg Hunt by the Killdeer Lions Club. In addition to eggs, the Lions also arranged to have large Easter Baskets as door…
North Dakota’s health department celebrates Earth Day for future

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide April 22, 2019. Throughout North Dakota, various events were held to foster awareness of the state’s natural resources and demonstrate support for environmental protection. In Bismarck, the 12th annual Earth Day Festival took place on…
Easter comes early (photos & video)

… And with a big splash for Killdeer youngsters   Some Killdeer children got a head start on Easter April 8, when the Killdeer Aquatic and Welness Center held its own version of an Easter Egg Hunt. The big differences…
Former pastor resigns post after charges filed in Becker County court

The First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes has started the process of replacing Pastor John Simonson and his wife, Rachel, also a pastor at First Lutheran, following his resignation after criminal charges were filed against him. By Nathan Bowe Detroit…
Steffan wins title at State FBLA, earns trip to nationals

Elissa Steffan placed first at the State FBLA Leadership Conference in Bismarck on April 2. Elissa competed in the Computer Applications Event. The conference hosts 1300 students from across the state. Elissa has earned the honor to compete at the National…
Local Girl Scouts go to Bismarck for latest badge

Killdeer Juniors of Troop 85112 get involved with state government, laws Killdeer Juniors of Troop 85112 had the opportunity to visit the ND State Capitol on Friday, April 5. The Girl Scouts were working towards their Inside Government badge, which…
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Dead Man Walking written by Merry Helm April 19, 2019 — A strange sight was seen by motorists outside of Minot on this date in 1916. A dead man was lying beside the road. Authorities were quickly notified, and soon…
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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)…