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One of the best ways to see the area that is the Rendezvous Region is by bike, which is why four years ago Nathan Smith organized the first Tour de Rendezvous bike ride. This year, the route that Smith has designed will start and end in Walhalla on Saturday, July 11.

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The Rendezvous Region often has a lot to boast about in terms of summer events. This year has brought every event to a standstill as COVID-19 makes them impossible to hold. One of the biggest attractions of the summer for the area is the Frost Fire Summer Theatre production and, in true thea…

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The Langdon City Commission held their final meeting with long time city commissioner Marty Tetrault stepping down after decades of service. The commissioners received updates from departments and attended to city business following the swearing in of Daren Kaercher, Lawrence Henry, and newl…

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There is no noise more annoying during the summer than the sounds of mosquitoes as they attempt to land and grab a quick meal. Green grass and blue skies no longer have to include those pesky mosquitoes as 4J Mosquito Control begins serving the area.

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A memory from high school for just about every American is attending prom. This year put a stop to many memory-making events or changed how they were done. For Langdon and Walhalla, both school districts decided to not hold a formal dance for their students leaving that universal memory-maki…

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So many of favorite summer events have been canceled or postponed this year as a result of COVID-19, but one of the most action-packed events to take place in the area is ready to roll. The Brick Mine Pro Hillclimb sponsored by the Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Club and the Pembina Gorge Dirt Rider…

The Cavalier County Commission addressed numerous items of business that will change the current set up in the courthouse from just employee to the public. The Commission, along with Cavalier County Public Health District’s Steph Welsh, discussed the next steps in opening the courthouse to t…

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Cavalier County has reported it’s first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is self isolating and the North Dakota Department of Health is working to identify people who have been in close contact with the affected individual. If you are identified as a close contact, yo…

With this stated, the board held two meetings to cover an array of new and old business. The first of which being a special meeting of the budget & finance committee to review the current status of the school finances. It was reported, while pending funds are still arriving through vario…

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The only liquor shop in Langdon is now under new ownership as Scott Anderson, owner of the Cork & Barrel chain in Jamestown and Carrington, has added Bottle Barn to the chain. Anderson gained official ownership of Bottle Barn as well as the FM Mall building at the end of April.

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During what normally would have been the beginning of a busy season, Jeff Baker of Rez Famous Lemonade on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, is kicking off June with local lemonade sales to drive-up customers.

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Summer is finally here with the recent heatwave making everything green start to grow. A garden of flowers or food is a great way to not only have an excuse to be outside but also be an activity for life.

The Langdon City Commission held a short meeting on the evening of Monday, June 8 in the Langdon Fire Hall. The Commission will be holding their meetings in the bay until the renovations to city hall are complete.

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Cavalier County Extension Service once again has a Family and Community Wellness Agent. Katie Henry of Langdon has been brought on to assist the residents of Cavalier County and meet the needs they present.

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Election 2020 is heating up just like the summer sun as one of the hottest turnouts in voting took place on June 9 in Cavalier County. With a total of 1,098 ballots cast the 2020 Primary tally places in the top three election cycles within the past five.

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The story of the Rendezvous Region just got a lot more epic as the Frost Fire Park has officially opened its newest feature in their mountain bike park - its lift. The new unique feature now makes it easier than ever to get an up-close view of the beautiful scenery available in the Pembina G…

The Cavalier County Commission had a very long meeting on Tuesday, June 2 with discussion of county business including the reopening of the Cavalier County Courthouse. The commissioners also held the county equalization hearing with minimal issues being corrected on the county tax roll.

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Cavalier County Emergency Management and Cavalier County Public Health District are tackling the issue of masks. Specifically, the lack of cloth masks for the general public to wear as they go about their day and interactions with others.

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Street projects have been a summer fixture for the residents of Langdon as the Langdon City Commission looks to improve the city roadways. This spring has brought a new headache as frost boils made themselves more apparent and 'a must' issue to be addressed by the commissioners.

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A man's health is his most prized possession, and during the month of June, the United States puts the focus on improving the health of its male citizens. Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Cavalier County Health District want to remind residents that now is a great time to bring the focu…

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…

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…

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

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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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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, …