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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 who actually shoots each deer. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
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 Sakakawea stood at 1,829.15 feet […]
by Kim Fundingsland
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 30 degrees with no wind.  […]
by Kim Fundingsland
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.  I’m writing about those many […]
by Kim Fundingsland
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 for deer away from the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
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 temperatures but work is continuing […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 11, 2023


A Slice of Life  Popcorn -- the most popular snack food of all-time.  Okay. I have not researched any factual data for that declaration, but it has to be true. Who doesn’t love popcorn?  I have memories of my mother making popcorn on a stove, dumping kernels from a bag into sizzling oil and waiting […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 8, 2023

Public Funeral for Minot PD Officer 

Patrick Blanchard Honored at MSU Dome  MINOT – There was a large presence of fellow police, sheriff’s officers, and first responders from throughout the state at the Minot State University Dome Friday morning for the funeral of Minot Police Master Officer Patrick Blanchard.   Blanchard, a U.S. Army veteran, joined the Minot Police in 2017. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 6, 2023

December to Remember, or Forget 

Weather cold, snowy  MINOT – December 2022 is in the rear-view mirror, and it proved to be one of the coldest, snowiest Decembers in this city’s history. Evidence can be found throughout the region, with giant piles of snow pushed up from roadways and parking lots and such.   Total snowfall for December 2022, as […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 2, 2023

Walkin’ on Water 

A Slice of Life  A non-resident asks, “What makes you darned North Dakotan’s so special?”  Resident -- “Well, we do walk on water.”  Incredulous non-resident -- “Are all North Dakotans so arrogant and pompous?”  Resident -- “Nope. Some don’t ice fish.”  That kind of sums it up.   Oh yes. In North Dakota we walk on […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 1, 2023
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