Legislators tell SMCCC to fight over prison closure plan

The regional county consortium which administers the state’s only womens correctional facility in southwestern North Dakota looked to state legislators for advice Jan. 2 in the conference room at the Law Enforcement Center in Dickinson. They got that. And more.…
Kuhn takes command as new Dunn County sheriff

Gary Kuhn was sworn in Jan. 2 as the new Dunn County Sheriff at the Board of Commissioners room in Manning’s county building. A Manning resident, Kuhn was elected in November. Among the changes in the department made since his…
Newest commissioner sees big challenges ahead

There is a new face on the Dunn County Board of Commissioners. Joann Marsh Brew filled the vacancy created when she garnered more votes than the former board president Donna Scott in the November election. By Brad Mosher The Herald…
HAT TIPS: Bison stir grid memories

Hello, I’m not the biggest football fan around.  I very seldom watch an entire game.  That is unless it’s the Harding County Ranchers junior high team. By Dean Meyer Then I pack up Gramma and travel across two states to…
Omdahl: New Farmers Political Almanac Hits Market

Beginning with this first publication in January, the New Farmers Political Almanac will bring fresh insight into political prognosticating in North Dakota.  By Lloyd Omdahl Since Dave Barry just finished a dubious review of 2018, this is an appropriate time…
Cowboys take sixth at Hettinger wrestling invite

The Killdeer grapplers placed sixth in the two-day Hettinger Classic, with New Salem-Almont claiming the team title. Killdeer finished with 197 points, while New Salem had nearly double the point totals with its 375 point win. Moorcroft placed second with…
Wildfire burns down Killdeer defense, 72-37

A close game broke open in the second quarter as Mott-Regent pulled away for a decisive 72-37 victory Tuesday in Killdeer. By Brad Mosher The Herald The Wildfire win improved its record to 2-1 in Region 7 play and 4-4…
Killdeer FFA attends Leadership Conference

The Killdeer FFA chapter traveled to Bismarck, ND to participate in the 2019 FFA Winter Leadership Conference. The conference provides FFA members with the opportunity to develop  leadership skills and meet other members from around the state. By Jaylynn Hicks…
January weather showing warming trend

Colder temps may return in February For the majority of December, people have been rushing outside with their beach towels looking to catch a tan… Well, not exactly. By Frank Turner acrnews@countrymedia.net But the Great Plains region has been experiencing…
Dakota Datebook

Dick Johnson, Test Pilot by Merry Helm January 7, 2019 —Lieutenant Colonel Richard Johnson was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery with full Air Force Military Honors on this date in 2003. Dick was born on September 21, 1917,…
Rural counties meet to plan how to fight ‘betrayal’

For John Plaggemeyer, there is a sense of betrayal when it comes to the womens correctional facility on Main Street. The Dakota Womens Correctional and Rehabilitation Center has provided a vital economic hub in the small town along the northern…
Weather making roads, travel dangerous

The recent cold weather and snowstorms have exaserbated what the assistant superintendent for Dunn County Roads Department already knew. By Brad Mosher The Herald It is dangerous on the  roads that the county agency try to maintain and keep clear,…
HAT TIPS: I like New Years Eve

Hello, Happy New Year!   I suppose, depending on when you get your paper, you are either getting ready for New Years Eve, or getting over New Years Eve. By Dean Meyer I like New Years Eve. But I hate…
Omdahl: A multi-lingual translation

By Lloyd Omdahl A ‘The Night Before Christmas’ Multi-lingual Translation “It vas der nacht before Santa Clausen und all through the housen No noise makin’ by schweinhundt and mousen all qveiten Ooof-ta schmelly foot wearin up by the fireplace hangin’…
Heart River runs away in second half for easy win in region opener

Killdeer had a tough battle inside against the Heart River Cougars in the team’s Region 7 opener, with Jamie Keller batting for a shot (left photo) and Michael Moreno (above) fighting for an offensive rebound. – Herald photos / Brad Mosher…
Dakota Datebook

Eagle Woman That All Look At written by Merry Helm December 31, 2018 —Eagle-Woman-That-All-Look-At was the daughter of Two Lance, chief of the Upper Yankton Nakota, who felt she was destined to gain some of the admiration the tribe had…