When coronavirus first hit the news and made headlines, I looked up the symptoms and what the initial findings were for how it affected the body. I knew those symptoms. I knew what the effect of them were like for someone on a intimate level. I knew what it was like to watch and not be able …

On Friday, May 23, Mrs. Vicki Kubat was announced as the EMT of the year for Langdon Ambulance. This award is given in coordination with National EMS Week. Kubat was presented the award by Christopher South, ambulance director.

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The Langdon City Commission met on May 27 for the first time in person since the COVID-19 precautions enacted by the governor took effect. The first item on the agenda was Langdon City Commission Chair noting that the City of Langdon was awarded City of the Week for April 28 by KVRR and that…

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For Austin Lafrenz, the seed business is family tradition. When the opportunity for re-entering the trade was presented, Lafrenz took it as a chance to, once again, have a part in the agricultural community of Langdon.

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You know her when you see her. What many may not know is that a common figure in the Langdon community was nominated by Langdon Post #98 to be the North Dakota American Legion Legionnaire of the Year. Anna Spivey was announced as the 2019 recipient of the Legionnaire of the Year Award in the…

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As the area leapfrogged through the seasons, seeming to skip spring entirely, when the streets of Langdon left unfinished last fall would be completed was a question everyone wondered. The Langdon City Commission and Moore Engineering’s Andrew Aakre were planning and ready for favorable weat…

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A private family service was held Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Welter Funeral Home with burial at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Iroquois, SD, for Lois M. Rounds, 91, of Huron, SD, who passed away May 19, 2020, at Avera Dougherty Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

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The Cavalier County Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19 over Facebook Live with a heavy agenda. One of the first items of discussion was the Census concerning missing reporting from rural areas like the satellite communities of Cavalier County. Commission Chair Nick Mose…

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On Monday, May 18 the Langdon Area School Board outlined the plans for the graduation ceremony and the reopening of school grounds. Open only to immediate family of graduating students, the graduation ceremonies will be held at the Dakota Spirit Arena. To organize a safe environment for all …

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As the dreams of green lawns and summer fun take hold, the need to maintain those lawns for summer fun takes center field. Businesses and facilities within the City of Langdon that contract their lawn care have found a new provider in Hein Lawn Care Services.

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The worst kept secret in the state is the fact that the state budget is highly dependent upon the oil extraction tax to fund it. From special savings like the Legacy Fund to the special projects like the Prairie Dog bill, North Dakota has for the past decade utilized the natural resources fo…

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“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country, is good enough to be given a fair deal later.” - Theodore Roosevelt

A graveside service was held May 23, 2020, at Vang Cemetery for Todd D. Peterson, 56, of Langdon, who passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

A private Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 18, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon for Richard W. Perius, 94, of Langdon, who passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 25, 2020, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Lincoln, Neb., for Linda Stansberry, 63, of Lincoln, Neb., who passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020.

A private Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 18, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon for Dorothy Kroetsch, 96, of Langdon, who passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon. Burial was at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel.

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The Cavalier County Republican is very pleased to announce that Melissa Anderson, left, won first place at the North Dakota Newspaper Association's newspaper contest for her article "Breaking records and breaking stereotypes". She also received second place for her "Social Service redesign p…

The members of the Northern Valley Human Services Zone board held a meeting via teleconference on the morning of Monday, May 11. The agenda covered a multitude of topics that all related to the zonal plan that is due to the state by June 1, 2020.

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The 2020 Census is trying to pick up where it left off when COVID-19 made its presence known in the country just a few months ago. Now, as reporting numbers are reviewed, a problem has been discovered for the rural states like North Dakota.

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What should have been the last few weeks of school for the 2019-2020 school year is instead a collection of missed milestones associated with the end of the school year. There will not be a formal prom dance held, and the graduation ceremonies are going to be highly restricted. The local sch…

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Agriculture has been designated as an essential industry. Grocery has been designated as an essential industry. The “middle man” that joins those two areas has been designated as essential to keeping America running and fed. Yet, the news is littered with reports of dairy farmers dumping mil…

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Dorothy Muhs, 97, of Langdon, has passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

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As shutdowns and cancellations continue, one impact is that many first responders across the state are struggling to find the necessary classes to remain certified. At Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Ambulance Director Christopher M. South, NRP recognized the need and has volunteered to a…

The Cavalier County Commission focused on infrastructure and dealing with COVID-19 at their recent meeting on Tuesday, May 5. The Commission continued to practice social distancing by holding the meeting in a closed room with public access via Facebook Live.

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The Cavalier County Emergency Services have worked together to create a much faster and more efficient method of decontaminating their vehicles following calls. Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Ambulance Director Christopher South explained that the idea for the new method came about as a t…

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Local government is composed of neighbors and friends putting their time and energy into making sure communities, as a whole, are able to function. There are four elections occurring that all have a local impact.

The election year of 2020 is fast approaching the starting gate as the primary election will be held on June 9. With the current health crisis, eligible voters are going to be voting from home rather than the polls. This will give ample time for consideration and research of each candidate, …

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Ernest Joseph Carrier, loving husband and father of eight children, passed away at the age of 89. Ernest was born on July 30, 1930, in Olga, to Joseph and Marion (Dauphanis) Carrier. He worked around his home until he enlisted in the Army in November of 1948. He…