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Park amenities are a work in progress as summer approaches

“Every week, it’s amazing what happens in here,” Ron Heisler said as he walked through the double doors now in place at the north end of the Mouse River Park auditorium. The building is being remodeled into the new Country Mouse Bar, and Heisler was granted the lease to operate the establishment. “For the Park, this is awesome.”

Posted 5/09/13 (Thu) read more »

Popular Mouse River Park watering hole to reopen soon

Ron Heisler just expects his errands to take longer these days. He gets stopped and questioned continuously by friends and strangers alike ever since the Renville County Park Board announced he would take over the operation of the Country Mouse Bar this summer.

Posted 5/09/13 (Thu) read more »

Seeding plans and concerns vary by area

The below-average temperatures and above-average snow cover kept everyone talking about the weather through April. Now, after the weekend’s extreme thaw, farmers have to deal with the impact of a late spring.

Posted 5/09/13 (Thu) read more »

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 »