PRAIRIE AIRE Our our small towns killing themselves?
Often I think so.
Yes, I KNOW that the Northwestern part of the state is growing by leaps and bounds. That isn't all there is to North Dakota!
So many of our towns lie quiet and on the brink of ex... Posted on 5/2/12 at 7:58 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND North Dakota tourism update
BISMARCK--The North Dakota Tourism Division has provided an update on what sites are open and which are closed due to widespread flooding in the state.
Despite the flooding, North Dakota offers a lot... Posted on 6/30/11 at 3:50 PM
A Hensler, N.D., man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash in rural Oliver County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said Russell V. Smith, 34, Washburn, N.D., was driving a 2001 Ford F-250 extended-cab pickup at 5:20 a.m. about 4 miles west of Hensler in a pasture owned by his family. Locke H. Smith, 43, Hensler, was a passenger in the truck. They had stopped to check on some horses and were heading back to the road over rough terrain when the vehicle overturned and came to rest in a slough.
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn is preparing an exhibit with artifacts from two men who came through what is now North Dakota a quarter of a century after the famed explorers.
The exhibit of German Prince Maximilian and Swiss artist Karl Bodmer will open in the next few weeks and remain through next year.
Families are invited to have an outdoor adventure the weekend of Sept. 19-21 in the Washburn area during “Wings n’ Things Nature Fest,” hosted by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. Co-sponsoring the event with the foundation are the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cross Ranch State Park and the Audubon Wild-life Refuge.
The Bellamy Brothers are returning to the banks of the Missouri River, at the Western 4-H Camp in Washburn on Friday, with local favorites “All Aces” and Quintana Biffert, of Halliday, N.D., leading the way. The concert is a fundraiser for the Washburn Explorers Daycare and the Washburn Corner Teen Center.
The McLean County Courthouse, parts of which date back about 100 years, is the workplace of about 20 employees and the home of about 150 flying bats, a county official estimates.
“We’ve had them flying in the building during meetings, during work hours,” said Leslie Korgel, the county auditor. “What you usually hear is a scream and a door slam. They make some people uncomfortable.”
The bats have been there for as long as Korgel, who said he has worked there for 23 years, can remember.
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