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Berthold citizens and Enbridge differ on expansion

The message came across clearly from the public during the Berthold Planning/Zoning Committee’s meeting Monday night: We want Enbridge to collect and transport oil here, but we want them west of the railroad tracks.

Posted 8/05/10 (Thu) read more »

New operator of Carpio cafe grew up in the business

“I’m a traditional kind of cook,” said Candie Rohrer, who just leased the Valley Inn Cafe in Carpio and reopened it as Candie’s Cafe. “That means a lot of good old-fashioned food with some German behind it.”

Posted 8/05/10 (Thu) read more »

AmeriCorps offers young adults valuable experiences while they are doing good for the country

Kenmare’s Pioneer Village received some extra help sprucing up for their recent Pioneer Day festivities from a team of AmeriCorps/National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) volunteers. And while the Village looked better for the efforts, the NCCC team also benefited from their experiences in North Dakota.

Posted 7/22/10 (Thu) read more »

Two "Kenmare boys" spend their summer flying into storms

When the thunder starts rumbling before a summer storm in Ward County, most folks head indoors and shut the windows to wait out the weather. Contrary to common sense, Chad Gravesen and Derek Peterson make a dash for their airplane.

Posted 7/22/10 (Thu) read more »

Petroglyphist displays his artwork on the prairie

The Kenmare area’s newest and most enduring work of art may not be viewed by most of the local residents. That realization doesn’t bother petroglyphist Kevin Sudeith, an artist who carves images in stone.

Posted 7/06/10 (Tue) read more »

Local cemetery expert has recorded names and dates of 68,000 graves

Herb Schwede’s interest in cemeteries started a few years ago when he and his sister June Myers researched their own family tree. “Now, we have information back to the 1850s on where our family came from in Germany,” he said, “but the Aurelia Cemetery up here, that’s what I started out with.” More than 68,000 graves later, recorded in both his own computer files and at the Find A Grave website at www.findagrave.com, Schwede could be considered somewhat of an expert on the cemeteries of northwestern North Dakota.

Posted 7/06/10 (Tue) read more »

Hartland Wind Farm now has 350 landowners signed for 128,000 acres

Nearly 128,000 acres owned by some 350 landowners are signed with Hartland Wind Farm as plans continue for the nation’s largest wind farm, but residents of Ward, Burke and Mountrail counties are not seeing a great deal of activity right now. “We’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work,” said Craig Swenson, a principal with Hartland Wind Farm.

Posted 6/29/10 (Tue) read more »

More wild weather

Last week’s wild weather made an impact as plans to spray fields, play baseball or even pull weeds gave way to severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings.

Posted 6/29/10 (Tue) read more »

Eating ribs, riding hogs and cruising classics

A distinct rumble could be heard from the streets of downtown Kenmare late Saturday afternoon as classic cars and gleaming motorcycles arrived in town for the annual Classy Car and Hog Roundup.

Posted 6/24/10 (Thu) read more »

NAWS faces another two-year delay

Work on the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) project is rolling along this summer, but an order issued by the federal court in March has potentially extended the completion of the entire pipeline and treatment system by two years.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »