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Sunday storm causes damage to the north

A supercell thunderstorm that developed in north central Burke County Sunday evening traveled east into northern Renville County, where high winds and possible funnel clouds damaged trees, crops and buildings.

Posted 7/17/12 (Tue) read more »

Group making great strides toward smoking ban measure

Kenmare Tobacco-Free Coalition members heard the good news at a July 10th meeting that a drive to include an initiated measure on the November ballot to prohibit smoking in all public places across the state was making great strides.

Posted 7/17/12 (Tue) read more »

Berthold looks at starting its own Police Department

The city of Berthold may soon benefit from local law enforcement, following discussion at a special meeting of the city council held July 10th.

Posted 7/17/12 (Tue) read more »

City expands out to the southeast with approval of new water and sewer

A low bid of $841,330 was accepted by the Kenmare City Council on Monday to extend water and sewer to the new Gooseneck Implement dealership site.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Pioneer Day gives modern folks a look at the past

“This is quite a privilege to sit in this rocking chair,” Don Eliason said Sunday afternoon as he enjoyed the activities at Kenmare’s Pioneer Day.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

After 32 years with the Refuge, Kenmare man is back in the oilfield

After nearly 32 years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Duane “Doc” Dockter turned in his keys for the maintenance shop--and every other building at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge--on May 1st and packed away the required brown uniforms.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Photobook captures images of Mouse River Flood of 2011

A year after the Mouse River Flood, Kenmare photographer Ruth Ganes is still surprised at the response she gets to a photobook she created after the event.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Board discusses ideas for adding on to the school

Preliminary sketches of an addition proposed for the north side of Kenmare High School showed six new classrooms, a second gymnasium and a community wellness center to accommodate the school district’s needs.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Kenmare Country Club in great shape at the age of 95

After 95 years, the Kenmare Country Club refuses to show its age as it attracts golfers across the generations.

Posted 7/06/12 (Fri) read more »

Chicago man makes extended visit to Kenmare to volunteer at the refuge

“At the end of the day, I want to be able to say, ‘So what?’ and have a good answer for it,” said Chicago-area resident Jim Coniglio about his decision to volunteer at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge this season.

Posted 7/06/12 (Fri) read more »