Little Matmen

Hundreds of wrestlers from throughout the state came to compete in a youth tournament in Killdeer last Friday.
Drug overdose deaths drop in state for first time since 2016

North Dakota received good news recently when the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported online that overdose deaths in the state decreased for the first time since a record 77 deaths were reported in 2016. According to the CDC,…
Legislative update: Senate District 4

Good afternoon! Here is my legislative update for the week. Thank you! District 4 Jordan Kannianen Greetings to you, my friends and neighbors. A disagreement regarding the distribution of the oil extraction tax, which has been visited by various parties…
Dakota Datebook

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…
HAT TIPS: Looking for more heat…

Hello,This has been a trying week.  I have trying weeks fairly often.  Especially when the weather is bad.  I try to do things right, but struggle. By Dean Meyer It started with a water tank.  When you have frost-free tanks,…
Omdahl: Recreational marijuana coming in back door …

All states in the Union except four, including North Dakota, have annual legislative sessions. But we wait until we have enough business for a session or problems go to Washington to be solved. By Lloyd Omdahl By the time the…
Oil fire erupts west of Manning

  An oil fire that occurred Friday several miles west of Manning in Dunn County is still under investigation, according the Dunn County Sheriff. By Brad Mosher The Herald The fire started about 11 a.m. on March 8 at the…
HAT TIPS: February’s not nice…

Hello, February was not nice. After a mild start to winter, this past month the proverbial “stuff” hit the fan. Coldest on record. Wind blows every day. By Dean Meyer This past weekend we had wind chills to minus 60! …
Sheriff issues ‘wanted’ poster for K-9 help

In order to take a bite out of crime in Dunn County, the county sheriff is hoping to take a bite out of the cost. According to Dunn County Sheriff Gary Kuhn, the department is trying to find a way…
Killdeer FFA competes in Winter Contest

FFA News On March 2nd, members of the Killdeer FFA Chapter competed at the Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky Winter Contest. It was another successful day for the members both individually and for the teams. Livestock Judging The Livestock Judging Team earned a…
OMDAHL: States join plot to bypass Electoral College …

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a national movement to bypass the Electoral College in favor of direct election of the president. By Lloyd Omdahl A compact has been drawn for states to agree to cast their electoral votes for…
Dakota Datebook

Doctor Reilly is Jailed by Merry Helm March 4, 2019 — About this time in 1911, the town of Milton and the surrounding communities were reeling from a series of events that led to the murder trial of one of…
North Dakota takes on robocallers

Rep. Mike Schatz says he is sick and tired of getting unwanted calls while he’s napping. “It annoys me very badly,” h So he decided to seek help. “I called the attorney general and I said, ‘You know, what do…
Cowboys now springing into a new season

Killdeer seniors Shawnee Hansen (24) and Steena Larsen (13) are among the Cowboy athletes switching to spring season sports.   There may still be snow on the ground covering the ice. The temperatures may be hovering around zero. But, to…
Legislative update: Senate District 4

Good afternoon! Here is my legislative update for the week. Thank you! District 4 Jordan Kannianen Hello everyone, we are back to work after crossover break. HB 1118 allows Federally recognized tribes to make their register available to county clerks…
Frigid February may morph into more moderate March

The long streak of sub-zero temperatures will be changing in the next few weeks, according to weather forecasts. Staff Report In Bismarck Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Hazardous Weather Outlook through the beginning of March, citing predicted…