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Cavalier County will be conducting the November 3, 2020, General Election as a mail ballot election with one (1) physical polling location. The authority for a county commission to conduct mail ballot elections is authorized by North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 16.1-11.1-01. A mail ballot e…

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Steve Anderson has been selected to be the new Veterans Service Officer (VSO) for Cavalier County. He will take over November 1, 2020, for Leon Hiltner, who has decided to step away from the position after 15 years. Anderson applied for the position and was interviewed and selected by the Ca…

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Kraig Gellner spent a few days fishing with two veterans from Rochester, Minn., as part of a 'Fishing with Vets' event held at Devils Lake August 20-22. Gellner was contacted by Scott Van Overbeke from Marshall, Minn., a friend he met many years ago at a fishing tournament. Van Overbeke had …

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Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, we checked in to see how everything is going. The students are excited to be back in the building with their classmates, friends, and the staff. The teachers and all the staff have worked hard - above and beyond - to welcome the students b…

The Cavalier County Commission met to conduct county business on Tuesday, September 1. The meeting focused primarily on the immediate future of the courthouse in terms of both COVID recommendations and staff.

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Reverend Chris Collier has been called to be the new pastor for First Baptist Church in Langdon and started Sunday, August 16. He is joined by his wife, Erin, daughter Livia, and son Jacob. Their oldest daughter, Christina, is in college in Texas.

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Last week Cavalier County’s Ag & Natural Resources Agent Anitha Chirumamilla told us about the new NDAWN weather station in Wales. Most farmers are probably very familiar with NDAWN, its weather stations, and the data they provide, but the general public may not be aware of what it is, t…

The Langdon City Commission held their end of August meeting with a full agenda of old business being the focus. The city departments of water and street have been busy awaiting the end of the spraying season before the water tower repair can begin and reviewing frost boil repairs being done…

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Cavalier County Health District (CCHD) has expanded their staff, hiring Barbara Crockett as a public health nurse. A public health nurse has a wide range of responsibilities. Crockett administers vaccines for all ages from birth to adults and manages medication regimens for several clients i…

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Langdon Area, St. Alphonsus, and Munich schools all have new teachers starting this year. Some are new to the Langdon and Munich area, and some are familiar faces who grew up here. All are excited to be here and educating their new students.

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Linda Timian has joined the Cavalier County Republican as a part-time writer. She will be covering local events, people, and news. Timian retired last year after 33 years with the US Postal Service. She was a clerk, carrier, and Postmaster in various Post Offices until working as an Operatio…

The Cavalier County Commission held a short meeting on Tuesday, August 18. The commissioners discussed various topics, but COVID-19 related issues were focused on.

The Langdon Area School Board convened on Monday, August 17th with a full schedule. Reports were fielded from school officials, the finance committee, the curriculum committee, and developments from the activities committee.

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The Domestic Violence and Abuse Center (DVAC) needs your help. The services that they provide to those in need depends on the generosity of others. Executive Director Debra Olson has now found a way to make the donation process that much easier during hectic times - donation by text message.

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Sarah Vaith said she never knows for sure what she’s walking into on a call with the Michigan, N.D., Area Ambulance Service.

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This year has not been kind to many different industries, but the oil industry has been hit especially hard. Much like the dinosaurs - "it’s made from oil" - may soon be a thing of the past. The Northern Canola Growers Association, (NCGA) along with the U.S. Canola Association (USCA), have p…

The Langdon City Commission met on Monday, August 10 with a full agenda. During department updates the Commission was informed by Langdon City Water Department Supervisor Jason Busse that one of the water towers does have a leak and that plans are being made to drain it for repair. The city …

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The Blacksmith. One of the most important members of a small community for centuries. They turned metal into more than just a thing, they turned it into something that was needed - something that would be used daily - something that many now call folk art.

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Nick Olson, a Fargo real estate agent and director at large for the North Dakota Association of Realtors, said that while there are many reasons why more people than usual are seeking new homes, one big factor could be the increase in having to work from home and people wanting to accommodat…

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Last week, the extensive precautions Langdon Area Schools plans to implement in their face-to-face learning approach was published. This week, we contacted other area schools on how they’re approaching the same issues in relation to face-to-face learning in response to the COVID epidemic. Sc…

The Cavalier County Commission had a lot of business to discuss at their recent meeting held on Tuesday, August 4. Besides their usual review of county roads with Cavalier County Road Supervisor Terry Johnston, the Commission reviewed a proposal from the North Dakota Association of Counties.

Cavalier County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has focused on how they can best serve the community from the beginning. Recently, they added to their staff a new ambulance director in Chris Sanders, whose focus on community matches CCMH perfectly.

After an abrupt end to campus life during the spring semester, North Dakota college students are eager to get back to school this fall but nervous for how campus life will be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In the past weeks, universities across the nation have released plans for retur…

In a special meeting held August 3, the Langdon Area School Board unanimously approved plans to tentatively return to face-to-face learning for the upcoming school year. This decision came with a risk level framework divided into five phases, outlining that the school may need to return to v…

Langdon City Commission tables till next meeting The Langdon City Commission met on Monday, July 27 to discuss business. One of the first items on the agenda, approving the preliminary budget was pushed back as Langdon City Auditor RoxAnne Hoffarth informed the Commission that she would be r…

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One of the biggest concerns for a highly rural area like Cavalier County is having the roads to connect us to the world at large. With a population under 4,000 people covering just about 966,400 acres with 95 percent being agricultural, having good roads is a must.

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A lifelong love of racing was kindled in Danny Roy in 1957 when his parents brought him to his first race when he was 4 years old. A short 16 years later, the little boy entered the race track in his own race car to compete. On July 24, 2020, Danny Roy was inducted into the River Cities Spee…

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You have followed the guidelines to protect yourself from COVID-19 infection. Despite your best efforts, you begin to feel a little sick. A summer cold, nothing more. Still, being responsible, you call in to the local clinic and get tested for COVID. Your symptoms begin to subside a little, …

On Monday, July 20 the Langdon Area School board met with a discussion on future plans for the 2020-21 school year in relation to Covid-19 related closures. While the board expressed interest in a goal to open school grounds to face-to-face learning, a decision has yet to form. This interest…

The Cavalier County Commission held their regular meeting attending to business related to roads, budget, and the need for HR services. The Commission met in person but limited the room attendance to two people. Other ways to attend the meeting were provided with the north meeting room being…

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The Icelandic community of Mountain invites one and all to the Deuce of August celebration happening the first weekend in August. The event has trimmed some of the usual weekend festivities due to COVID-19, but the majority of the festivities, including the parade and Heritage Program, will …

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Just before the 2019 session of the North Dakota Legislature, Sen. Rich Wardner came up with the ideal name for what would become House Bill No. 1066, Operation Prairie Dog. This bill would aim to provide up to $250 million from oil and gas tax revenue for funding infrastructure needs across…

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HiWay Laundry in Langdon has found new owners and a new lease on life. Doug and Mindi Lill have taken over the business and have been hard at work making it not just a laundromat but a fun place to be.

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The Langdon Area School District (LASD) has formed a committee to determine if and how the school will go about the upcoming school year. The diverse group of school administrators, teachers, parents and health officials met via virtual meeting and phone conference on Tuesday, July 14 for th…

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Cavalier County had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 just a few short weeks ago, and in that time frame the number has now reached the teens with more expected to be identified in the coming weeks. Cavalier County Public Health District has been diligently informing the public on the ste…

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The Commission held a virtual conference with Jeff Schneider from T.R. Waind Insurance to discuss the coverage of county-owned buildings. Schneider explained that some buildings were under insured while others were over insured. The discussion with Schneider lead to the decision to increase …