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Mouse roars out of Canada

Just as the National Weather Service predicted, water keeps roaring down the Mouse River out of Canada, and for the first time since flood control structures were built there in the early 1990s, a voluntary evacuation of Mouse River Park has been ordered.

Posted 4/20/11 (Wed) read more »

Water on Des Lacs at historic levels

Water levels at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge are high this spring, perhaps historically high, and it’s a situation Kenmare residents may have to deal with for a few weeks yet.

Posted 4/20/11 (Wed) read more »

Renville Co. water board works with several agencies to control the Mouse River

Mouse River Park has been a favorite recreation site of area residents for over 100 years because of the way the Mouse River meanders around an oxbow there, but management of that river flow is not strictly under the local control of those who know it best.

Posted 4/20/11 (Wed) read more »

AmeriCorps volunteers in the area to help and gain life experiences

As spring returns to the northern plains, a group of AmeriCorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC) volunteers has settled into the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge for six weeks as the first project of their year’s worth of service.

Posted 4/13/11 (Wed) read more »

City to annex site for new Gooseneck Implement store

Kenmare will expand in size by 40 acres with the annexation of a portion of property recently purchased by Gooseneck Implement.

Posted 4/13/11 (Wed) read more »

Is Kenmare ready to go smoke-free?

Napoleon has done it. So has Pembina. Medora is considering it. So is Kenmare ready to become one of the first small communities in North Dakota to enact a smoke-free workplace ordinance?

Posted 4/13/11 (Wed) read more »

Drive-in becomes One Stop Burger Shop with new ownership

The Kenmare One Stop corner stays plenty busy, with the clothing and work wear sales, laundry facility, embroidery service, and rental storage units all in high demand. Now, owners David and Penny Sigloh invite their customers to swing by for a bite to eat at the One Stop Burger Shop, most recently called the Chill-n-Grill and known to Kenmare’s middle-aged residents as Liver’s Drive-In.

Posted 4/06/11 (Wed) read more »

State Ag Commissioner honors Renville Elevator Co. with Environmental Respect award

Over a hundred area farmers and customers of Renville Elevator Company gathered with elevator manager Carl Zeltinger and his staff on Thursday to celebrate receiving the 2010 Environmental Respect Award for the state of North Dakota.

Posted 4/06/11 (Wed) read more »

New fast-pitch girls softball team excited to get started

Fast-pitch softball is a growing sport for girls across the state, and Kenmare-Bowbells-MLS is entering the mix this year with a new team.

Posted 4/06/11 (Wed) read more »

Kenmare Area Community Foundation meets $10,000 fund-raising goal for 2010

In less than two years, the Kenmare Area Community Foundation has more than doubled in size from an initial $25,000 donated by the Kenmare Veteran’s Club, Inc. and the Kenmare Community Development Corporation, to $53,180.

Posted 3/30/11 (Wed) read more »