Community comes together after tornado, winds hit Mott

By Brad Mosher The Herald   An EF-1 tornado hit Mott Friday evening, destroying several buildings, trailers, and the 4H building at the Hettinger County Fair. Witnesses credit quick action by the Hettinger County Sheriffs Department and fair personnel and…
Reiss, Gjermundson place fourth in early national rodeo events

    Staff Report Riley Reiss of Manning placed fourth in Sunday’s Steer Wrestling competition at the National High School Rodeo Championships in Rock Springs (Wyoming). His time of 6.16 seconds was a half-second out of first. On Monday, a…
HAT TIPS: What a gosh darn cowboy likes….

Hello, I’ve got a friend that’s a heck of a good cowboy. He can pick up a rodeo, calve a bunch of heifers, get his hay put up, and put a good handle on a broncy colt. When he was…
OMDAHL: ROKU brings Country-Western music back…

By Lloyd Omdahl Whenever my son comes with a black box, I know I’m going to be pressured into a new electronic gimmick the learning of which, considering a human’s normal lifespan, can’t be amortized in my schedule. And I’ll…
BE PREPARED: Knowing what to do is key to surviving disasters

  By Brad Mosher The Herald The recent EF-1 tornado which hit the City of Mott isn’t unusual, according to the Dunn County Emergency Manager. Denise Brew said Tuesday it is important to be aware of severe weather events and…
DAKOTA DATEBOOK

  Sibley Historic Sites written by Merry Helm July 15, 2019 — The State Historical Society administers a good number of historic military sites throughout the state, many of which are small out-of-the-way spots that come with small brown road…
Dunn County send-off raises thousands for National qualifiers

  Staff Report More than $4,000 was raised Tuesday evening for the Killdeer area qualifiers for the National High School Rodeo Championship in Wyoming. More than 130 people participated in the dinner-auction fundraiser at High Plains Community Center. The national…
Fourth of July parade draws thousands to Killdeer

Staff Report Many were local. Some were not. Thousands of people lined the streets of Killdeer for the annual Fourth of July Parade which started by the High Plains Community Center and headed north past the Lions Park According to…
RIDING HIGH: Local wrestles win at July 4 PRCA rodeo

  Staff Report Killdeer’s Scott Kleeman won the steer wrestling competition with a fast 3.5-second takedown during the PRCA Killdeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo competition July 4. (Further results in next issue)        
HAT TIPS: Horse racing alive and well….

  Hello, I know many of you will find this hard to believe, but once upon a time, far, far away, I was a jockey. Really! A jockey. Now that was not only many years ago, it was many pounds…
OMDAHL: Is nationalism idolatry?

By Lloyd Omdahl   “All Nationalism Is Idolatry” blared the headline of an opinion paper in California, arguing that “the Christian scriptures contend that all allegiance to the God of love is paramount, and yet all modern (and ancient) nation-states…
HAT TIPS: Don’t care much for fireworks….

  Hello, I don’t care much for fireworks. I don’t know if I ever really did. Seems like a lot of money to put up in smoke. And besides that, living just a couple miles out of town makes it…
Veteran open house draws interest

    The Veterans Open House in Killdeer was a success, according to the new Dunn County Veterans Service Officer.   By Brad Mosher The Herald   The Open House, held June 25 at the High Plains Community Center, exceeded…
Dakota Datebook

    Finding Fen-Phen written by Merry Helm July 8, 2019 — It was on this date in 1997 that CNN broke the news that the miracle combination of diet drugs known as fen-phen was causing leakage in users’ heart…
Historic Vang Cemetery gains new chapel

  By Colette Gjermundson For the DC Herald   About 75 people gathered on a high hill southeast of Dunn Center on Sunday, June 30 to dedicate the new Vang Chapel which sits on a slight mound on the east…