The Langdon Area School Board met Monday, October 18, for their regular scheduled meeting. At the meeting Superintendent Daren Christianson discussed the elementary school project funding. With the votes not coming through to fund this project in past years, money has been being saved in var…

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Dr. Anitha Chirumamilla has been promoted to extension specialist in cropping systems at the Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC). The promotion was effective October 1, 2021. Filling the position will be a benefit to area growers, the NDSU extension system, and the Ag industry.

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Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationwide the last week of October every year and focuses on educating youth, mobilizing communities, and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities. Counselor Beth Romfo and Librarian Jenny Romfo have been doing some project-based learning activit…

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This is the final article covering National Women's Small Business Month, highlighting the benefits and industry brought to communities by women in business.

The Langdon City Commission met for their scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 11. Several letters were received from community members that the board read to themselves for a period of time. The board then moved onto department reports. The street department is sweeping streets until the snow sta…

Cavalier County Commissioners met on October 7 at 8:30 a.m. for their bi-monthly meeting. Emergency Manager Karen Kempert informed the commissioners about the approval of a request for a security grant for the courthouse. The grant is for a total of $40,140 to update locks and for the doors …

United and Turtle Mountain Communications (“United”) announced that they have promoted Steve Swanson to become the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer and General Manager effective September 30, 2021. Swanson will lead the organization in continuing its long history of success in pro…

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This is the second in a series of articles covering National Women’s Small Business Month, highlighting the benefits and industry women bring to communities when they own a small business.

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Kacy Kakela, Runa Anderson, and Becky Borgen were thinking they should get their kids together and take a picture, so they agreed to meet up at KA Studios on Saturday morning for a photo shoot. All three kids need to wear a brace for scoliosis. Kacy’s son, Brody Steinmetz, only recently disc…

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Andrew Stegman purchased Lorrich Industries in June this past summer. He and the previous owner, Lorne Reimer, have been friends for over 10 years. Reimer mentioned selling Lorrich to Stegman in passing conversation while the friends were mountain biking.

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This is the first in a series of articles covering National Women’s Small Business Month, highlighting the benefits and industry women bring to communities when they own a small business.

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The Rendezvous Region Tourism Council (RRTC) is building a Talking Trail Tour to promote the many historic sites, scenic byways, museums, heritage areas, nature trails, art, and state parks in our own area. Talking Trail is an app for your phone or tablet that brings you stories of those loc…

The 81st annual National Newspaper Week, a celebration of the impact newspapers have in their communities, will be observed Oct. 3-9. This year’s theme is “Community Forum.” The annual effort is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., a consortium of North American trade associati…

The Langdon City Commission met Monday, September 27, at City Hall. The street department is busy street sweeping and mowing. The fire department received pallets of canned water from a grant. This water is good for when fire fighters are on calls and will be dispersed to other fire and resc…

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Family Nurse Practitioner Karla Parkes has worked and attended school at a variety of locations across the eastern half of the US prior to coming to Walhalla. Originally from the Detroit, Michigan, area, Parkes did not know exactly what she wanted to do after high school.

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Langdon City Auditor RoxAnne Hoffarth was nominated and elected for a two-year term to the executive board of the North Dakota League of Cities (NDLC) to represent cities with a population under 2,500 in the League’s northeast region. As a member of the executive board, Hoffarth will be resp…

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for 99 years, has announced “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9, 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate the publi…

The Langdon School Board met Monday, September 20, for their regular scheduled meeting. Minutes from the previous meeting were tabled until the business manager could be present. The financial reports were approved. There was a short discussion on the hot lunch program having hick-ups with a…

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Licensed child care providers have a new source of financial assistance through the Choice Bank Child Care Grant Program. After the success and positive feedback of the previous Day Care Gala fundraiser, the Choice Bank Board of Directors decided to create a grant program that can provide gr…

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In 2010 while playing in a college football game, Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury. He was 18 years old at the time. Doctors gave him just a 3 percent chance of ever moving again from the neck down. He defied those odds.

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Sew On & Sew North, owned by Peggy Davis, hosted a Sew Together Tuesday tutorial on September 7 at Noon CST. Sew Together Tuesday is a teaching video series by Shannon Fabrics, maker of Cuddle® minky, a plush, soft, furry stretch fabric. Teresa Coates, national educator for Shannon Fabri…

A special meeting was held at the high school on September 13 at 8:00 p.m. The meeting was a request for concerned community members to voice their thoughts and opinions on the current plans for COVID-19 precautions. When the meeting started, a brief speech asking the public to be respectful…

The Langdon City Commission met September 13th for their scheduled meeting. The street department reported they’ve been mowing and working on equipment for winter. The Activity Center backboards and wall pads are installed. The old backboards will be up for sale. New stage curtains should ar…

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Oscar Fernandez, MD, joined the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Clinic staff on August 1, 2021. He is here full-time as a family practice physician. He takes call and sees clinic patients 20 days a month.

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The Canadian-American land border closed around the time Sharon Lundgren’s husband passed away.

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This is the third of three articles covering the NDSU Research Extension Crop and Soil Field Day on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Last year, Chip Shea and Sarah Newgard organized the first ever Lawton Loop, a bicycle gravel ride that explores the relaxing and beautiful countryside around the Lawton area. It was a fun, successful day, and time for a repeat! The 2nd Annual Lawton Loop will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021.

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Jim and Karla Rademacher, owners of Hank’s Ice Cream Shop in Langdon, are bringing their wonderful ice creams on the road. The Rademachers found and bought an enclosed trailer and converted it into an ice cream trailer!

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This is the second of three articles covering the NDSU Research Extension Crop and Soil Field Day on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, hosted by Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Soil Health, and Sam Markell, NDSU Extension Broadleaf Crop Pathology. They were joined by professors, researchers, and scient…

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Cody Staples is turning his part-time mechanical service into Hillside Heating and Cooling, now open full-time. Centrally located near Hank’s Corner on Highway 5, he will have close proximity to multiple towns like Langdon, Walhalla, Cavalier, Mountain, Edinburg, and more. Staples will servi…

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Dirt bike enthusiasts will get their chance to test their trail racing skills this weekend, September 11th and 12th, at the 15th Annual Peterson Coulee Hare Scramble Off-Road Motorcycle races. The races are held in the coulee on the Peterson family farm property between Langdon and Walhalla.…

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NDSU Research Extension hosted a Crop and Soil Field Day on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The event was based at the Mooreton, ND, Smart Farm site and live-streamed to all the NDSU Research Extension Centers (RECs) across the state and available to everyone through Zoom.

On Monday, August 23, the Langdon City Commission met for their scheduled meeting. Upon approving the minutes from the last session, there was a change to be listed as there was a regular meeting and an executive meeting to follow that was not part of the recorded minutes. Jerry Nowatzki was…

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Curt Kram is starting a new chapter in his career in education as the new elementary principal in the Munich Public School District.

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Many students spent all or part of the 2020-21 school year in online classrooms. The new school year means more of those kids are going back to brick-and-mortar learning, albeit with some extra precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic waxes and wanes around the country. As tough as the transitio…

The Langdon Area School Board met August 17th at 7:00 p.m. for their scheduled meeting. The business manager reported the audit is for the most part done and will be presented in either September or October.

The Cavalier County Commission met Tuesday morning, August 17. The road supervisor position and the drought declaration were the main items on the agenda.

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Amy Kram, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Langdon Area High School, was named Teacher of the Year by the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education (NDACTE). The award was announced Monday, August 10, 2021, at the ND Career and Technical Education Professional Develo…