Distracted driving enforcement in April

Law enforcement agencies across the state worked 446 overtime hours for North Dakota’s distracted driving enforcement period, U Drive. U Text. U Pay., this April. A total of 390 citations were attributed to the added patrols. Of the total citations, 190 were issued for distracted driving, 58 for other traffic citations (i.e. disobeying traffic signals, equipment violations), 40 for speeding, […]

Thinking about health

New hospital safety ratings available to the public

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled to the nation’s hospitals that it was getting serious – and tough – about patient safety and the quality of care hospitals provide. The government’s rating system – five stars for the best hospitals and one star for the worst – sends a message that patients have a right to […]

Companion programs to the popular CRP

The rise and fall of acreage enrolled in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program is well documented. The CRP got its start in the mid-1980s as a program designed primarily to reduce nationwide crop production in an effort to turn around low commodity prices, and also to reduce soil erosion as crop fields were planted back to grass. […]

Area Church Schedules

STEELE CHURCHES:St. Francis de Sales CatholicChurch – Father Jerome Hunkler, 701-475-2333. 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday, 9:00 a.m.;2nd and 4th Sundays, 11:00 a.m.Trinity Lutheran Church–PastorJacob DeBoer. 475-2490. SundayWorship, 10:30 a.m.United Methodist Church – SteveBehrens, Pastor. Sunday – SundaySchool, 10:30, all ages; worship, 11:30;Communion – 1st Sunday of the month;Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. Beth Moore Study;Wednesday – 5:30 p.m., Confirmation,7:00 p.m., Youth […]


Katherine Walz, 102, Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Jamestown and Pettibone, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Woodside Village in Grand Forks. Katherine Martin was born to Jacob and Carolina (Albrecht) Martin on February 16, 1915, in Petersville Township, North of Pettibone, ND. She was baptized on April 2, 1915, at Zion Lutheran Church, Petersville, and confirmed her faith on […]

Handy hints

The next time your child puts temporary tattoos up and down their arms or gets tar on themselves, put a little olive oil on a soft cloth. All you have to do is gently rub the spot and the adhesive should come right now — no harsh solvent necessary. Even with so many products on the market, baking soda, a […]

Recounting the 1997 Red River flood

In the past couple of months, many media outlets in North Dakota, especially in the eastern part of the state, published or broadcast stories related to the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Red River flood. With all those historical accounts taking place, it seemed more appropriate to wait a few weeks before relating my own experience. As a North Dakota […]

Baseball results

May 11, 2017Kidder County 1Midkota-DP-Lakota 8 K.C.0100000 173MDKT224000x 862 Kidder County stats: Parker Hager – 3 AB, 2 K; Jayson Knight – 3 AB, 1 H; Dalten Jangula – 2 AB, 1 H, 1 BB, 1K; James Thompson – 3 AB, 1 R; Jon Abbott – 2 AB; Ross Schneider – 1 AB; Ethan Hager – 3 AB, 2 H, […]

Kidder County Music Tour

The Jazz Band and Swing Choir went on tour to Chicago, Illinois April 19-23. Everyone involved had an awesome experience we will never forget. Thank you to all of the community members who supported the music department and made this possibility a reality for these students!! We appreciate all of your support so much!!! Our trip started out with performances […]

K.C. School activities schedule

May 17 – K.C. School awards banquet, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. May 18 – K.C.-Tappen PK/K program, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Varsity baseball at Washburn, 4:30 p.m.; Steele PK graduation, 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 19 – K. C.- Tappen graduation, 7:30 p.m. May 20 – Varsity track at Bismarck, 10:00 a.m. May 21 – K. C.- Steele graduation, 2:00 p.m.