The Cavalier County Commission held their regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. on January 19. Starting with old business was an update on the legislative revolving fund and a bill to cap property taxes at 2% that is not likely pass in the legislature. A social services committee has been working wit…

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney Kari Agotness of Devils Lake to a judgeship in the Northeast Judicial District, effective February 1, 2021. She will fill the judicial vacancy created by the January 29, 2021, retirement of Northeast Judicial District Judge Laurie…

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Though the national news is reporting that the COVID-19 vaccination roll out is going slower than planned, it is going well in Cavalier County. The vaccination of the Phase 1A priority group (healthcare workers, first responders, long term care residents and staff) went well and is complete …

As we look back to July of last year, Frost Fire Summer Theatre announced that it was impossible for them to hold their summer production due to the COVID-19 pandemic so instead came up with the “The Show Must Go On” pledge. This pledge celebrated the 35 years that they have had musical ente…

One of the things about getting old is that people tend to establish routines. Some can tell you during the summer what they are planning to give each and everyone on their list for Christmas. By Thanksgiving they have their Christmas cards in the mail and all the Christmas goodies in their …

The Langdon City Commission meeting was held at the Langdon Fire Hall at 6:00 p.m. on January 11, 2021. The meeting started out with the street department reporting that the roads will have a bit of snow coverage from not having the snow blade entirely to the ground. This is to preserve the …

The Langdon School Board met Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. to canvass the voting materials concerning the building mill levy vote held on January 6 to elevate the building levy from 3-mills up to 10-mills. Inspection of documents and explanation of ballots via mail-in and drop-off ballots…

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Gibbens Title Company, located in Cando, has purchased McHugh Abstract Company in Langdon, previously owned and operated by Patricia Stewart at the Scott Stewart law office in Langdon. Gibbens Title Company is comprised of a husband and wife team, Nathan and Michelle Gibbens. Both are licens…

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Isak Dease, senior at Munich High School and son of Mark and Laura Dease, earned the North Dakota Farmers Union Torchbearer Award, the highest level of achievement in the ND Farmers Union (NDFU) Youth Education program. The award recognizes students for their involvement in the program and r…

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Private family services were held Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the Milton Lutheran Church for Harlan Albert Bowles, 82, who passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2021. A video of the funeral services is posted to Harlan’s obituary on the Tollefson Funeral Home website. A celebration …

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Dennis Roger MacDonald, 73, passed away suddenly at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz., on January 3, 2021. Dennis was born in 1947 to Stewart and Doris McDonald. He was raised and worked on the family farm near Langdon most of his life. Due to health issues he had to quit farming and spent his …

The Cavalier County Commissioners met for their scheduled meeting on January 5. The first topic discussed was road maintenance for snow removal and gravel. Trying to answer complaints and keep the roads kept up has been difficult to do with the weather conditions constantly changing, specifi…

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Jenny Anderson moved to Langdon December 13 and started her new job as deputy city auditor on December 15. Anderson originally grew up and lived in East Grand Forks, Minn. Prior to coming to work for the city auditor's office she was employed by the Grand Forks Growth and Support Center as a…

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A private family prayer service was held December 31, 2020, in DuBore Funeral Home Chapel in Warren, Minn., for Elaine Heck, 81, of Warren, Minn., who died unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, following a Christmas weekend in which she got to see each of her daughters. A r…

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Kristi Mostoller is taking on the minutes of the public meetings for the Cavalier County Republican. She was born and raised in Langdon and enjoys being part of the community. She is married with two young girls and has her own business doing massage therapy. Wanting to do her part as a comm…

The Langdon City Commission met Monday, December 28. Among department reports it was noted a new part-time employee started at the transfer station. The new deputy auditor, Jenny Anderson, was also present to meet members of the board.

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Kristi Hejlik is expanding her Lakota based Pet-tastic dog grooming service into the Langdon area. It will be located at 9722 Highway 1, about 4 miles north of Langdon on the east side of the road and is set to open January 1, 2021. She already has three dogs scheduled for New Year’s Day.

2020 has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, and Frost Fire Park wants to end the year on a positive note for its guests. Even with COVID-19 restrictions and the border shutting out its loyal Canadian customers, Frost Fire Park believes what it has to offer is exactly what people are look…

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Whether you resolve to lose weight or change an unhealthy habit, sticking to a year-long commitment requires determination and dedication. For many, staying on track is easy for the first few months. Still, as the calendar marches on, some struggle to maintain.

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A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, December 15, 2020, followed by a graveside committal service at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Oregon for Doris Marie (Ottem) Daiker, who passed away December 8, 2020, in Oregon City, Ore.

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Funeral services were held Monday, December 28, 2020, at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Grafton for Janet E. Gronhovd, 79, of Grafton, who passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks surrounded by her family. Interment was at the Highland Cemetery of ru…

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A public visitation will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and a private service will be held Monday, January 4, 2021, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Langdon for Lynn F. Ring, 76, of Langdon, who passed away Friday, December 25, 20…

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A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 19, 2020, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner for Verna Lorraine Erickson, who passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby. Burial was at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Cemetery in Towner.

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A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at St. Michael’s Church in Grand Forks for Anna Helen (Marcotte) Chaput, 97, of Grand Forks, who passed away December 25, 2020, with family by her side at Valley Senior Living, Woodside Village. Inter…

The school board convened Monday, December 21 to address a variety of topics. Amid regular reports the elementary school principal, Todd Hettler, presented developments on a previously proposed change in learning and grading systems for elementary students. If chosen, this change would be gr…