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Lady beetle becomes state insect with signature from Governor

If the legislators at work during a Senate floor session on March 8th would have paused and opened a window in the Capitol building that afternoon, they could possibly have heard the echoes of a cheer sent up from the Kenmare Elementary students after HB 1219 was passed by those senators.

Posted 3/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Kenmare school patrons to vote on $47,000 technology levy

Voters in the Kenmare school district will have the opportunity on June 14th to approve a five mill levy to be used specifically for technology needs in the district. At the current district valuation of over $9 million, the levy would generate approximately $47,000 annually.

Posted 3/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Ladybug Bill moves from House side to Senate

The North Dakota Senate Political Subdivisions Committee considered HB 1219 on Friday, also known as the “Ladybug Bill,” and were treated to a professional, colorful multi-media presentation the bill from Kenmare second graders Megan Zimmer, Isabel Schwab, Logan Redding and Jaden McNeiley.

Posted 3/08/11 (Tue) read more »

Trail cameras catch thieves in the act at Kenmare farmstead

Thieves broke into a locked Quonset on the John Steinberger farm early in the morning of February 19th.

Posted 3/08/11 (Tue) read more »

Airboats on ice

The usually quiet winter afternoons at the spillway on the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge where ice fishermen gather to try their luck were noisy last week with four airboats running up and down the Mouse River on the other side.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Zumba uses music and dance steps for hour-long workout

If those 2011 New Year’s resolutions to slim down and exercise more have started wavering in recent weeks, maybe Kenmare’s zumba class with its hard-driving Latin music is what you need to get re-energized. Some of the Monday and Wednesday regulars call the sessions just as addicting as chocolate.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Group strives for improved landowner surface rights

The Northwest Landowners Association had just finished organizing last December when they found themselves in Bismarck two weeks later, drafting legislation to address some of their concerns about issues between surface owners and the North Dakota’s booming oil industry. Following action in the state House of Representatives last week, those efforts have started to see success.

Posted 2/23/11 (Wed) read more »

Five K-T-R wrestlers heading to State B

The Kenmare-Tioga-Ray wrestling squad will continue to have a presence at the Class B state wrestling tournament, with five grapplers qualifying during the Region 3 Individual Tournament held at Rugby on Saturday. The K-T-R team finished in 8th place with 88.5 points.

Posted 2/17/11 (Thu) read more »

City gains properties from Ward County

The City of Kenmare has taken ownership of four properties for which they had offered Ward County $200 apiece.

Posted 2/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Kenmare kids' Ladybug Bill passes House, moves on to Senate

House Bill 1219, nicknamed the Ladybug Bill, cleared a second hurdle on its way to the Governor’s desk last Thursday at approximately 1:20 pm.

Posted 2/08/11 (Tue) read more »