Among the more interesting queries for bits and pieces of local and family history was a letter from a granddaughter of a prominent Langdon family from pioneering days. She had been going through some papers of her mother’s and found her mother had two years with no attendance listed for her…

The Langdon City Commission had a light agenda, but the meeting was heavy with discussion on the future of the city. The focus for the Commission was the need to raise utility rates, a potential Phase 3 project, and the still vacant commissioner position.

Summertime in Cavalier County is always busy, and 2019 was no different. July, of course, kicked off celebrations for Independence Day with Walhalla’s celebration extending over four days and Langdon’s Emmanuel Evangelical Church holding their now annual community fireworks show.

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2020 will be an extremely busy year between elections, the summer Olympics and the 2020 United States Census. The census will be a silent but still vital event for every United States citizen.

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Trade deals have been a huge agenda item for the Trump administration. The last six months has seen massive progress made in the creation of new trade deals with the United States' leading trade partners of China, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Beatrice Delvo, 84, of Langdon, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon. Burial will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery …

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Joy D. Koropatnicki, 86, of Langdon, who passed away January 12, 2020, at her home in Langdon. Burial will be in the spring in Leroy.

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The Northern Valley Human Services (NVHS) board officially met for the first time since its creation. The NVHS is a zonal board overseeing the social services in Cavalier, Pembina, and Walsh counties as a result of the social service redesign bill that was passed last legislative session.

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Tycen Restad loves football and has for most of his life. He can be found watching games and giving insight on the players to those around him. Tycen’s biggest wish came true as he signed a player's contract with the famous Dallas Cowboys.

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Year in Review continues with a look at April through June. The three months in the spring focused not only on new happenings in the area but also provided valuable information for agriculture.

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The month of January has brought some busy times for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich girls basketball team. The Lady Cards played three games in the last week, beating Cavalier 70-38 on Jan. 2, having to come back to defeat Carrington on Jan. 4, then rolling a 71-12 victory at Rolla on Jan. 7. Aft…

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The Langdon Blades girls hockey team played in an invitational tournament in Bottineau on Jan. 3-5 call the Cross-Border Tourney. Four teams from the 19U Girls North Dakota league played in the event from Langdon, Bottineau, Crosby and Richland, plus two teams from Manitoba in Birtle and Nee…

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for David Paul Fetsch, 75, of Langdon, who passed away on January 1, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

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Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Swiss Mennonite Church in Alsen for Ralph Spenst, 89, of Langdon, who passed away peacefully on December 28, 2019, at Claridge Court in Prairie Village, Kan.

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Amy Kram has been named Langdon Area School District (LASD) 2019 Teacher of the Year. The award in even more auspicious because colleagues select the nominees with the Teacher of the Year is chosen from those nominees by a committee consisting of LASD Superintendent, Daren Christianson; prin…

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Thanks to Peggy Davis at Sew On & Sew North, Izabelle Brooks has a new EverSewn sewing machine provided by Scott Fortunoff of the Jaftex company. Though not as common a skill with the younger generation, sewing enthusiasts can still be found. Ten-year-old Brooks is one shining young example.

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Tycen Restad loves football and has for most of his life. He can be found watching games and giving insight on the players to those around him. Tycen’s biggest wish came true as he signed a player's contract with the famous Dallas Cowboys.

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Langdon Blades took first place on Jan. 5 in Bottineau Tournament. Lizzie Muhs, bottom left photo, was player of the game in the championship game. Jessi Gellner, bottom right photo, scored the shoot-out goal to win the championship game in overtime. Photos by Larry Stokke

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The Langdon Blades junior gold hockey team got back to business after the holiday break with three league games played the weekend of January 3-5. The Blades went two of three in a southeast road trip - winning at Fargo 6-3, losing at Grand Forks 6-1 and then defeating Northwood 8-1 in the t…

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The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals boys basketball team played their first game of 2020 on January 3 at home in Edmore versus Park River-Fordville-Lankin. The Cards forced 31 turnovers on the Aggies to win the game handily, 70-37. With the win the Cardinals are now 5-1 on the season and ran…

John Philip Biewer, 73 years, passed away December 1, 2019, peacefully at Fargo Sanford Hospital. Private services were held.

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The Langdon City Commission had a full agenda before the Christmas holiday on the evening of December 23. The Commission, which has a vacant seat, cannot be accused of being Scrooges, however, as they carefully considered the city budget and means when making decisions.

Ringing in the New Year with some always interesting times in Williston and Minot

The new year is now upon us. With that is also a leap year (Yay, one more day!) and a presidential election year ( I can already hear the groaning).

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Having options when it comes to a child's education is one of the perks of living in not only the Langdon area but Cavalier County. Not only are there two excellent public education options with the Langdon Area School District and Munich School District but also a private option with St. Al…

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Visitors to Frost Fire Park and Ski Resort may have noticed some new faces. Natalie Gebur is the general manager of the resort and started working about nine months ago in March 2019.

A Memorial Mass with military honors was held Thursday, January 2, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Crosby for Otis P. Kroke, age 69, who passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Crosby on December 27, 2019.

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Looking back over the year is a common occurrence this time of year as everyone recounts events. The month of January  2019 saw a lot of new faces and change in the Cavalier County Republican.

Alan Herrud peacefully passed away in his sleep December 18, 2019, due to health issues. He was born to Roy and Lyla (Olson) on November 19, 1950, in Langdon at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital. He attended school in Langdon from Kindergarten till graduation in 1968. After high school he at…

The holiday season can be a very stressful time for families, especially those that are under financial strain or dealing with illness. To combat this, the American Legion Riders Post #98 have made it their mission to make the season bright and filled with good cheer for  families that are in need.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, December 19, 2019 at St. James Basilica, Jamestown for Sonia Heinle, 63, of rural Buchanan, who passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 near her home.

While American’s celebrated Thanksgiving, Tucker Regner of the Langdon Prairie Rose 4-H Club and two other 4-H members from the state journeyed to Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the National 4-H Congress. Delegates to National 4-H Congress are selected through their National 4-H Congres…

There’s a new face at the Langdon Activity Center. The Langdon City Commission hired Chelsea Graber as the new Activity Center director. She comes to Langdon by way of Red Lodge, Montana, where she was raised and graduated high school in 2014. Graber grew up with her aunt and uncle. During h…

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City, SD for Myriam Pauline Williams lngulsrud, who passed away Thursday evening, December 19, 2019 at the age of 89 years at an Assisted Living facility in Mesa, Ariz.

While most people reading this will find their mail filled with Christmas letters and updated family pictures, a part of my mail has research puzzles that the writers hope I will help them solve.  I am moving a bit slower these days so hoping for help answering their questions. I put my Chri…