Being in the dark can cause health problems

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension We’ve reached the point in autumn when many of us leave home for work in the dark and return to our homes in the dark. We are not necessarily working on…
Dakota Datebook

State Mill and Elevator written by Merry Helm October 30, 2019 — On this date in 1922, Governor Rangvold Nestos pushed a button that officially started the machinery of the soon-to-be-completed North Dakota Mill and Elevator in downtown Grand Forks.…
Bulldog harriers sweep for region titles, runners go to state meet

Teams prep for State Championships in Minot Saturday   Staff Report The Bowman County Bulldogs made themselves feel at home Saturday in the West Regional Cross County Championships at the New Town Public Golf Course by sweeping both the boys…
Cowboys’ narrow loss still leads team into state playoffs

Staff Report When time ran out Oct.16 in Richardton, the Killdeer playoff dreams appeared to be dead. The Cowboys had been shut out for three quarters before a late rally ended with a 13-12 loss. The visitors from Killdeer had…
NOAA predicts warmer than average winter – for most of U.S.

Warmer-than-average temperatures are forecast for much of the U.S. this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Although below-average temperatures are not favored, cold weather is anticipated and some areas could still experience a colder-than-average winter. Wetter-than-average weather is most…
Omdahl:  Ethics becomes offensive to some…

By Lloyd Omdahl Some of the legislative leaders have taken offense at my “left wing” clarification of what the legislature did to the new citizen-initiated ethics commission. First of all, I want to deny that I am some kind of…
HAT TIPS: Pat always understood that…

Hello, This is the time of the year that I miss Pat. Pat O’Brien. He passed away several years ago after a lifetime in the cattle industry. I knew him mostly as an auctioneer. You have to understand that this…
Steak Fry raises funds for Hill Top

By Brad Mosher The Herald More than 400 people helped raise over $55,000 at the 31 st annual Steak Fry fundraiser held Saturday at the High Plains Community Center. In addition to the meal, the fundraiser organized by the Hill…
Dakota Datebook

Goosefest written by Merry Helm October 21, 2019 — Kenmare has identified with geese for decades; their school mascot is a snow goose, and their sports teams are called the Honkers. The town’s goose appreciation is at its zenith this…
Killdeer runners take fourths at home, head to regionals

Staff Report In its final meet before Saturday’s rescheduled West Regional, the Killdeer cross country team placed fourth in both the boys and girls races at the Medicine Hole Golf Course in Killdeer (Oct. 15). Killdeer’s Owen Duttenhefner placed third…
North Dakota farmers hit by early winter blizzards

By Brad Mosher The Herald It was predicted to be a “Category Five” blizzard in North Dakota with the possibility of causing massive closures and power outages throughout the state. For western North Dakota, the blizzard proved to be much…
Cowboys lasso ‘titan-ic’ win over Trinity

By Brad Mosher The Herald The Cowboys scored first with a touchdown in the first quarter with John Tomjack going in from the three yard line. The visiting Titans turned a Cowboy turnover in the second quarter into six points…
Killdeer climbs into sixth in volleyball standings

Staff Report After a slow start, the Killdeer volleyball team has climbed into sixth place in the Region 7 standings. Bowman County (80-0) and Hettinger-Scranton (6-0) are still unbeaten and atop the standings. Heart River and Dickinson Trinity are in…
Consider toxicity issues when fall grazing

Toxicity could be a problem when allowing cattle to graze in the fall. With forage production abundant in most areas of North Dakota, producers may be using options to extend the grazing season, including stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm-…
HAT TIPS: Thankful for helpful neighbors…

Hello, We were lucky. Real lucky. I’m sure you have seen the stories and the pictures of last weeks snow storm in North Dakota. For an October storm, it was a doozy. Up to two or three feet of snow…
Omdahl:  State corrections need home help…

By Lloyd Omdahl In North Dakota we have over 1,700 inmates in custody in our correctional institutions. Another 6,100 former prisoners are on parole or probation. We also have 7,300 unruly and delinquent kids as juvenile court referrals. These are…