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Occupants of three Lakeshore households survive EF3 tornado

A strong EF3 tornado that touched down about a mile east of Bowbells Thursday night impacted three households in Burke and Ward counties on both sides of the Lakeshore crossing, with nearly complete destruction of the Dennis Bauer farm and severe damage to the Tim and Colette Bryan farm on the west side of the Des Lacs Lake and to the Ronnie Brekhus house and yard, occupied by Gary Egeberg and Dawn Matthews, on the east side of the lake.

Posted 8/25/10 (Wed) read more »

Patrons surprised by sudden closing of Post Office at Donnybrook

The 42 postal customers who received their mail in boxes at the Donnybrook Post Office had a surprise waiting for them with the deliveries made August 9th. They were informed in a letter signed by Wanda Cleveland, manager of Post Office Operations in Bismarck, that their local post office would close its doors on Saturday, August 14th.

Posted 8/25/10 (Wed) read more »

Berthold City Council denies rezoning for Enbridge expansion

The Berthold City Council relocated from City Hall to the Sportsmen’s building across Main Street for their regular meeting Monday night. The move was necessary to accommodate the number of local residents who showed up to speak about Enbridge’s request to have an 80-acre parcel of land rezoned from agricultural to industrial use for a proposed expansion of their facilities.

Posted 8/10/10 (Tue) read more »

Second confirmed West Nile case this summer is young Kenmare boy

Posted 8/05/10 (Thu) read more »

Bremer Bank to pull out of Berthold

After 45 years in Berthold, Bremer Bank will close the doors to its branch location there at the end of the business day on October 29, 2010.

Posted 8/05/10 (Thu) read more »

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 »