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Runoff quickly turns from a trickle to a gush

Kenmare residents experienced their own flood event Saturday as water at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge immediately west of town trickled, then gushed, then closed Ward County roads 1 and 2.

Posted 5/09/13 (Thu) read more »

Domestic violence rises in Kenmare and Minot area in the past two years

“Domestic violence victims often know what’s safest for them,” Nancy Murphy told audience members during the April meeting of the Kenmare Safe Communities organization. “Sometimes we have to be quiet and listen.”

Posted 5/07/13 (Tue) read more »

Jamaican scammers have too much information for comfort on Kenmare woman

“I thought maybe they would give me enough information so I could catch them at their game,” Shirley Christensen said about scam artists who called her cell phone Monday with an unbelievable prize offer.

Posted 5/07/13 (Tue) read more »

Kenmare school board approves $270,000 high school furnace project

The Kenmare school board moved forward Monday night on a project to replace the coal-fired boiler at the high school building.

Posted 5/07/13 (Tue) read more »

Berthold day care wants more kids

The Kids Academy day care facility in Berthold was opened in fewer than three years after a group of local residents formed a non-profit organization to provide child care for the community.

Posted 4/25/13 (Thu) read more »

Kenmare fertilizer plant vastly different from site of Texas catastrophe

Kenmare, ND, and West, TX, are both small communities with established fertilizer plants located at the edge of town--near homes, businesses and schools--to serve the needs of each area’s farmers.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed) read more »

Speculation continues as area awaits spring run-off

Some residents living downstream of the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge have been vocal in their concerns about potential levels of the Des Lacs River, once winter temperatures loosen their grip on the northern end of Ward County and the snow begins to melt.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed) read more »

Kenmare school to hire one more elementary teacher

Kenmare Elementary School will add one more teacher to its staff this fall, following action taken by the school board during the April 16th meeting.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed) read more »

Four landowners' bills signed into law, other issues will continue to be addressed

The Northwest Landowners Association started the year by submitting eight bills to the 63rd Legislative Assembly. Four of those were defeated, one was absorbed into another bill, and three were amended and ultimately approved by the North Dakota House and Senate.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed) read more »

Washington resident sends Love Quilt to Kenmare man who is battling rare disorder

Helen Meeker, the daughter of William and Gertie Kirchner, grew up on a farmstead west of Kenmare and graduated from KHS in 1950. She left the area as a young bride in 1953, following her new husband back to his home state of Washington.

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed) read more »