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Gov. Doug Burgum announced during his March 31 press conference the activation of North Dakota’s Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) to serve emergency workforce needs in support of health care providers, industries and agencies affected by COVID-19.

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The days are getting longer, the sun is getting stronger and the days warmer. The change in season means more time outside, and thanks to Otter Tail Power Company, summer nights are now going to be a whole lot brighter.

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Got nothing to do? How about taking the census if you have not already? Why should you participate in this? Good question.

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Main street is the heart of small towns, and it is easy to see the health of a town by how prosperous its main street is. In Cavalier County, the small, independently owned businesses are still operating to the best of their ability. With support from local, state, and federal levels, the ch…

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All individuals traveling back to North Dakota from international locations and states in the U.S. that have been classified as having widespread disease by the CDC (list below) must quarantine immediately upon reentry to the state of North Dakota and for a period of 14 days.

As with just about everyone, the main topic of discussion during the March 24 Cavalier County Commission meeting was COVID-19. The meeting itself felt the impact of the virus as commissioners barred entry to the actual meeting room but, instead, provided space within the courthouse and provi…

The Langdon Area School District board held a special meeting on Monday, March 23. The special meeting was held for the purpose of Tonia Olson’s reduction in force hearing and to also give LASD Superintendent Daren Christianson the opportunity to provide updates on the District’s plan for ed…

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Langdon Floral owner Tatiana Davis can now add Certified Florist to her name as she recently completed the pilot program initiated by the ND Florist’s Association Board of Directors. Davis is a member of the board and explained that the board wanted to make the examination available to their…

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The Cavalier County Republican is and will continue to operate under normal business hours. Please contact us at 256-5311 or email at ccr@utma.com.

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Jobs may be at risk, elderly family members are vulnerable, and many of us are now forced to change our daily routines. What’s more, we’re constantly flooded with news, statistics, and fresh emergency guidelines…

San Francisco and six Bay Area counties, with a combined population of nearly 7 million, are under “shelter-in-place” orders directing everyone to basically stay inside their homes for the next three weeks in hopes of suppressing the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the region.

At their recent board meeting held on Monday, March 16, the Langdon Area School District (LASD) board met to conduct regular business as well as discuss potential future plans to handle an extended release should the state or federal government mandate it.

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While the rest of the economy may come to a grinding halt, one sector that will not is the agricultural producers and those that assist in the growing of crops year after year. CHS, Inc., an agri-business cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States, has inves…

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As panic spreads amongst consumers across the nation, residents within Cavalier County and surrounding area will soon feel the full effects. It can be seen locally already as supply for certain products becomes limited and restrictions begin being implemented for certain services.

The Langdon City Commission had a short agenda for the March 9 meeting. The Commission was updated by Commissioner Marty Tetrault regarding streets that were left unpaved last fall due to the abrupt shift in weather in October. Moore Engineering’s Andrew Aakre informed Tetrault that he would…

The Cavalier County Commission addressed agenda items during their recent meeting held on Tuesday, March 10. The primary focus of the Commission’s discussion was related to the now vacant HR position and what the best option moving forward would be for that position and duties.

Scott Stewart Law Office has brought a new attorney on board to assist area residents. Angelo Mondragon, formerly of Santa Cruz, California, has started practicing law in Langdon.

As of March 9, 2020, a total of 45 nations informed WHO of additional health measures they implemented in relation to COVID-19 and provided the public health rationale for these measures. On the evening of March 10, President Donald Trump informed the nation from the oval office that travel …

After a season that ended with their second fifth place finish in as many years at the State Class B Tournament, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals girls basketball team knew that they had to keep working to get over the hump to win a state title. Head Coach Rob Scherr said, "I knew this su…

The Langdon Area School Board was busy during the first week of March as they looked to balance the budget. After going through the budget and making as many reductions in spending as possible, the next option presented was to undergo a reduction in force. Two teachers, Tonia Olson, who is t…

If you were to travel to the U.S. - Canadian border at the Maida Port of Entry it would be only a short trip to the city of Morden, Manitoba, Canada, where Danceworks studio is located. It is to this dance studio that Langdon Area High School sophomore Autumn Howatt has traveled to weekly fo…

What is the single largest preventable cause of death in United States? Smoking. This industry depends on attracting new customers while it slowly kills those it has already made addicted to their product. Efforts to help those who have become addicted are nationwide, and for the residents o…

The weeds of Cavalier County will have a new name to fear as Josh Short has taken on the task of keeping the weeds in check. Short has been a resident of the area for several years now working as a surveyor.

It’s been a little over a year since Food First, LLC located in Walhalla launched their brand new product, MicroBiome Bars, into the health food market. Since then, more and more studies and research shows that the Thornbergs were onto something when they created the tasty prebiotic packed treat.

The backbone of the economy within the state of North Dakota has been, and most likely always will be, agriculture. The changing landscape of farming is providing challenges that producers and their supporting industries are successfully adapting to. Gaining the education to assist in that a…

The Cavalier County Commission met on Tuesday, February 18 following the President’s Day holiday. The meeting had a short agenda that lead to a lot of discussion and input from county employees.

When did you learn to dance, and who taught you? Many share the same memory of learning to dance on top of the shoes of Mom or Dad. For parents, holding tiny hands and waltzing around in the kitchen or twirling together on the dance floor at a wedding is one of your most precious and prized …

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world thanks to strict guidelines and inspections conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness, often called “…

It is no secret that the agricultural industry is hurting. From bad weather to extended trade feuds, every sector of the ag world is eager for a turn around in fortune as lenders, insurance, agronomists and producers look towards 2020.

The Langdon City Commission held a short meeting on Monday, February 10. The meeting concerned mostly business as usual agenda items.

For those unable to come to Langdon Area School District activities occurring in the gym, a brand new service is being offered courtesy of the Cardinal Sports Boosters. With the Boosters support, the school is now able to provide online streaming of games and events like concerts.

The Langdon Area Elementary School parents and students have a new after-school program that challenges students through the application of science, technology, engineering, art, and math-themed projects. The STEAM CAMP after-school care program began on August 26, 2019. STEAM stands for sci…

It may be February but some avid gardeners are already thinking about their 2020 garden. Starting early and getting the seeds and sprouts going to be transplanted into the famously fertile ground of the area may yield more than just a bountiful crop this year for those with an entrepreneuria…