Library celebrates summer success with picnic at Lions Park

The New England Library ended its summer program with a flourish as it held a picnic at Lions Park Aug. 8 in the local park. According to the librarian, there were 53 participants in the program that ran from June…
NWS improves regional weather coverage

Senator John Hoeven announced that the National Weather Service (NWS) has completed its adjustment of the radar system in Minot to expand low-level coverage in western North Dakota and improve severe weather and tornado warnings in the region. During a…
Hettinger County Shows Strong at State 4-H Shotgun Tournament

  The North Dakota 4-H state shotgun tournament was held August 10 at Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck. Participating were 56 4-H members from across the state in junior and senior divisions. The contest is a total of 200 shots…
Governor appoints four to state veteran committee

Governor Doug Burgum appointed Dan Brown, Dean Overby, Glenn Wahus and James Verwey each to a three-year term on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA). Dan Brown, a resident of Williston ND, is an Army Veteran. Dean Overby, a…
Slope County readies for 99th Farmers Fair

The Slope County Farmers Fair will start Aug. 23 with the class exhibits, but it will be ending with a bang when the rodeo starts two days later. But the online entries for the NDRA-sanctioned rodeo will open Aug. 16…
City, people glow after dark

  Staff Report Hundreds of people showed up at the old lumberyard in New England, getting covered in colored power, running, walking more than three miles around the city Saturday evening. It was the annual Edward Schwartz Memorial Glow Run.…
Opening Day: Wildfire gridders start season with first practice

Staff Report It was sunny, cool and for the first time this summer, was filled with the sounds of football. Officially, it is football season with the state high school association allowing the first official practice. Mott-Regent/New England coach Nate…
Sunday showers pound county

By Brad Mosher The Herald   It wasn’t a little storm, but it had an impact in Hettinger County when it went through southwestern North Dakota Aug. 10. In some places, there were reports that five inches of rain fell…
New England set to glow Saturday for 5K run

New England will be literally glowing Saturday evening as part of the annual Edward Schwartz Memorial Glow Run 5K. Unlike most 5-kilometer races, the event will be held in the evening starting by the lumberyard behind Hank’s Place off Eighth…
Counties facing massive social services realignment

By Brad Mosher The Herald   There is going to be some big changes in how Hettinger County handles its social services needs. None will bigger than when the all of the counties in the state must adapt to a…
Mott plans improvements after tornado cleanup

By Brad Mosher The Herald Mott will not only survive, but improve after sustaining millions of dollars in damage from a July 12 EF-1 tornado, according to the city’s mayor. “We haven’t assessed all the issues yet. We are still…
OMDAHL: NPLers Celebrating Mill, Bank 100th

By Lloyd Omdahl The Bank of North Dakota and the North Dakota Mill & Elevator will be celebrating their 100th anniversary soon but not before a resurrected band of NPL supporters have toured three gems created by the Nonpartisan League…
Mott makes disaster declaration

  By Brad Mosher The Herald   It was unanimous. After being pummeled by an EF-1 tornado and windstorms July 12 which caused millions of dollars in property damage, the city council held an emergency meeting Monday to approve a…
Regent’s renaissance festival fades away

By Brad Mosher The Herald It didn’t last long. But for several weekends, there was a little taste of a medieval Camelot in Regent. There will be no more jousting or sword fights behind the Enchanted Castle. The acrobats and…
Kehr gets Dunn County Fair gig

Staff Report The Josh Kehr Band will be the big entertainment draw when the Dunn County Fair opens Aug 30. The North Dakota native grew up in New England and eventually moved to Nashville. But, he won’t be the only…
Twilight tour highlights local agriculture

Duaine Marxen Hettinger County Extension/ANR The Regent Twilight Tour was held on July 25. The tour was at the Hettinger Research Extension Center(HREC) test plots west of Regent. John Rickertsen, NDSU Research Agronomist at the Hettinger Research Extension Center explained…