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Declutter: Tips to tidy up your home, inbox
Manitoba's spectacle of snakes draws tourists from around the world
ND 20-year-old from Turtle Mountain reservation graduates from Harvard
Fargo Catholic Diocese puts priest on leave over concerns about 'his interaction with youth'
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Davies girls go back-to-back as state track and field champs
Dickinson tops Jamestown for West Region baseball title; Kessler, Kratz earn top awards
State Track and Field Results: (Saturday)
Mayville-Portland's Peterson runs to a second state title
Bison baseball season ends with 7-0 loss to Oral Roberts
Port: Numbers support Heitkamp defense against Democratic Party faction
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Missionary doctor hopes to inspire lives of significance by stories borne from struggle
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Arlene Jewel Veil
Betty J. Elhard
Become a part of the City Beautification Program
Trinity Lutheran promotes uses of facility to groups
Blood drive set at Trinity
Friendship Suppers set at SDA
VBS set at Presbyterian church
Community calendar for May 27, 2017
Public meetings scheduled next week
Community calendar of events for May 25, 2017
KC-Steele releases honor roll
February 24, 2017
Bill would help bring teachers to rural schools
A bill to fill critical teacher vacancies in small school districts has passed the North Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 2243 creates a student loan reimbursement program for two teachers to work in a North Dakota school district or nonpublic school with fewer than 1,000 students. The...
February 24, 2017 - 7:41am
March 10, 2014
Rural EMS bends under the strain
You know those problems about which people say, “It’ll take a disaster before anything gets done?” This is one of those problems. And if North Dakota and Minnesota could avoid the disaster — which likely will involve sick or injured North Dakotans and Minnesotans dying because...
March 10, 2014 - 7:14am
December 30, 2013
Study: Rural N.D. women get later cancer diagnosis
GRAND FORKS — Women living in rural North Dakota are less likely to have their breast cancer diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage, according to a recent University of North Dakota study. One of the authors of the study, fourth-year medical student Krishan Jethwa said...
December 30, 2013 - 7:23am
November 18, 2013
Small ND towns, groups work together on child care
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some small North Dakota towns and community groups are coming together to address a shortage of child care. The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/19z8JL0 ) that in Turtle Lake, part of City Hall is housing a child care program. In Killdeer,...
November 18, 2013 - 9:50am
March 14, 2013
Census: Record 1 in 3 US counties are now dying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the...
March 14, 2013 - 5:00pm
February 21, 2013
Midwest bankers survey suggests economic growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A survey of rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests slow economic growth is ahead. A report released Thursday on the Rural Mainstreet Index says the overall index rose to 58.2 in February, compared with 55.6 in January. Creighton University economist...
February 21, 2013 - 11:00pm
July 12, 2012
USDA selects recipients for grant
USDA Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider announced Wednesday the selection of eight recipients to receive more than $470,000 in grants to support small business and to create job opportunities. "This funding will help sustain rural business and promote job creation,"...
July 12, 2012 - 7:25am
June 26, 2012
USDA announces grant recipients
Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director, announced Monday that four recipients have been selected to receive $62,000 in grants to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development's...
June 26, 2012 - 7:29am
May 3, 2012
Stutsman Rural Water expands its footprint
Residents in Woodworth along with about 270 rural households in Griggs, Foster and northern Stutsman counties will be getting a new source of water this summer. Construction is starting this month on about 270 miles of water pipeline in an expansion to the Stutsman Rural Water District. "This...
May 3, 2012 - 6:58am
March 16, 2012
Rural economy strong in 10 states
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Higher fuel prices haven't slowed the economy much in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey of rural bankers showed no change in March. The overall economic index registered 59.6 again this month, and any score above 50 suggests the economy...
March 16, 2012 - 6:25am
November 11, 2011
ND town of Fordville losing only grocery store
FORDVILLE, N.D. (AP) -- The northeastern North Dakota town of Fordville is without a grocery store for the first time in its 106-year history. A grocery-butcher-hardware store building and equipment is being auctioned off Saturday, after Curt and Jan Iverson hung up their aprons...
November 11, 2011 - 10:35am
October 17, 2011
Rural states to lobby for Medicare provision
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Health leaders from the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming plan to travel to the nation's capital this week to try to salvage future Medicare payments. The group wants Congress to protect new rules that beginning in 2013 will correct inequities in Medicare payments...
October 17, 2011 - 10:11am
August 30, 2011
Rural water main being repaired
Repairs are under way for a broken water main on the Stutsman Rural Water system. The break occurred Aug. 25 where the line passes under Pipestem Creek about a half mile below Pipestem Dam. "It affected the city of Eldridge and the area around the reservoir initially," said Geneva...
August 30, 2011 - 7:22am
August 24, 2011
USDA Rural Development dollars help N.D., state director says
FARGO -- In the past year, the USDA Rural Development agency financed more than $900 million worth of infrastructure projects across North Dakota. The money included about $200,000 in federal stimulus funds. Jasper Schneider, state USDA Rural Development director, calls it a significant...
August 24, 2011 - 6:43am
August 23, 2011
A federal program that works
If rhetoric these days in North Dakota is fashionably anti-federal spending, the reality is quite different. A "progress report" issued last week by USDA Rural Development in North Dakota lists 43 projects that received a total of $969 million last year in direct loans, guaranteed...
August 23, 2011 - 6:56am