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Monday's High School Basketball Scores 

The Associated Press  GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL  Beulah 53, Hazen 46  Bishop Ryan 55, Lewis & Clark/Berthold Co-op 51  Bottineau 69, Velva 29  Bowman County 78, Hettinger/Scranton 46  Central McLean 80, Flasher 33  Des Lacs-Burlington 48, Surrey 32  Four Winds/Minnewaukan 51, Benson County 39  Glenburn 56, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 35  Grant County/Mott-Regent 61,…
January 24, 2023

Hot Topic: Deer Baiting Bill 

Hundreds Testify Pro and Con  BISMARCK – House Bill 1151 is perhaps the most talked about bill at this year’s session of the North Dakota State Legislature. It also may be shortest.  HB 1151 – Baiting deer for hunting not prohibited.  The department may not issue rules or adopt a…
January 24, 2023

Fear of Falling Trains 

A Slice of Life  This isn’t easy to write about, but here it is. I have a fear of falling trains. Stay with me now.  In my attempt to explain why, there is a bit of history that must be recalled, at least vaguely. It involves a landmark of sorts…
January 22, 2023

Latest 3-month Weather Outlook 

Below-normal temps, above-normal precipitation  MINOT – Sheesh.   Oh well. North Dakotans are used to it anyway.  The latest 3-month weather outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center calls for below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation for the Minot area. The long-range outlook was released Thursday morning.  Here’s the gist of…
January 19, 2023

Party Deer Hunting Proposed 

Legislators to Decide  BISMARCK – A bill that would allow deer hunters to shoot deer for others has been introduced in the North Dakota legislature.   Known as the “party hunting” bill, HB 1377 would allow hunting groups of up to 10 license holders to harvest 10 deer without regard to…
January 18, 2023

Below Normal Missouri River Basin Runoff Projected 

Potential Low Water Year for Lake Sakakawea  RIVERDALE – Albeit early in the runoff forecast season for the Missouri River Basin, January projections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for spring runoff is 81% of normal. That would mean another year of very little rise for Lake Sakakawea.  Lake…
January 17, 2023

Ice Fishing Fun 

Annual Longbeards Ice Derby held at Lake Darling  FOXHOLM – Forty-one two-man teams took advantage of the opportunity to partake in the annual Souris River Basin Longbeards Ice Fishing Derby at Lake Darling this past Saturday. The weather more than cooperative for an ice fishing derby with the temperature hovering near…
January 16, 2023

Those Dreaded Lines 

A Slice of Life  After decades of trying, I have never gotten it right. Not a single time. Not once that I can remember.  Lines. That’s right – lines. The kind that never move the way you had hoped they would. I know I am not alone here. I think. …
January 15, 2023

Deer Baiting to be Debated at Legislature 

Hearing Set, Large Turnout Expected  Several bills pertaining to the outdoors and outdoor activities are presented at each session of the North Dakota legislature. Perhaps the most watched bill by the state’s sportsmen in the current legislative session is HB 1151, a bill to take the ability to ban baiting…
January 13, 2023

NAWS Project Progress 

Max pumping station construction   MAX – One of the key components to the Northwest Area Water Supply project is a pumping station immediately east of this community.  Nearly all the exterior construction on the station was completed by late fall. Some of the roofing was delayed due to cold…
January 11, 2023
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