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Tisa Peek

'Cowboy Town' Hosts NDRA Finals

Rodeo in Watford City WATFORD CITY--North Dakota Rodeo Association competition is fierce, yet the comradery and family are as genuine as the sunsets across the North Dakota plains. Watford City was home to the top contestants, their families, and fans this past weekend, Sept. 23-24, crowning state champions in each…
September 27, 2022

ND High School Rodeo 

End of Fall Season  VALLEY CITY-- Thunder and lightning weren’t the only effects coming out of the N.D. Winter Show arenas in Valley City this past weekend, September 16-18 as the N..D High School Fall rodeo season ended.  Adversity is the word that sums up the last weekend of their…
September 20, 2022

Cowgirls for a Cure

Shades of Pink MENOKEN--Giving cancer the ‘boot’ is the motto of Cowgirls for a Cure. Lifting North Dakota breast cancer patients, up with their horses, is what close to four-hundred people did-- including barrel racers, their supporters, and Sanford employees Saturday, September 10.  Joining the fight against breast cancer, Bill…
September 13, 2022

Roughrider Rodeo Finals

Labor Day Weekend tisa.peek@mydakotan.com PARSHALL-- Challenges have arisen all season for Roughrider Rodeo contestants. Whether it be recovering from last year’s drought to the spring storms, to an increase in fuel prices—nothing stopped contestants from putting their best ‘boot’ forward this past 2022 rodeo season. “Cowboys and cowgirls are resilient.…
September 6, 2022

Community, Rodeo and the Prairie

Parshall's Healing Horse Ranch hosts MHA Rodeo tisa.peek@mydakotan.com PARSHALL – The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation Rodeo Association held its first year end finals rodeo this past weekend, August 26-27 at Healing Horse Ranch.  “We are very pleased with the first season, especially the finals,” said Northeast Segment, Parshall-Lucky Mound,…
August 30, 2022

High Kicking Arena Action

High School Rodeo Opener NEW SALEM -- North Dakota High School Rodeo had its season opener here this past weekend, August 20-21.  A total of 880 competitive runs from cow cutting, rough stock rides to roping went through the arena that sits under Miss Salem Sue. From seniors in high…
August 23, 2022

Bucking Badlands

MEDORA-- Majestic Medora, heart of the Badlands, was home to tourists, rough stock, cattle, cowboys, and cowgirls August 12-13. The arena hosted a record sixty-two runs during Ranchorama Rodeo Days performance Saturday night alone.  “This place is always packed with tourists, and they come intrigued and excited. It’s not just…
August 16, 2022

Grandma is Building a Legacy

TWIN BUTTES -- “I’ve been a sponge my whole life, getting help from other horseman, ropers, competitors, you name it” explained Halliday, North Dakota barrel racer, Lynn Schaper. Making her mark this year in the North Dakota Rodeo Association (NDRA) as one of the top all around cowgirls. She is…
August 9, 2022

Trials and Tribulations of Yard Work

North Dakota summertime brings a unique sense of urgency and pride when it comes to taking care of a yard. Maybe it’s because we have a limited season to enjoy the aroma of fresh cut, magenta, green grass, or it’s the season of competition on who can maintain the ultimate…
August 2, 2022

Big Loops -- Lake Sakakawea Classic

PARSHALL -- Fish were not the only thing getting caught this past weekend, July 23 and 24 on Lake Sakakawea. Healing Horse Ranch and Wrangler Team Roping Championships presented an estimated couple thousand teams of team ropers utilizing their loops to catch horns and hooves-- bringing home the grand award…
July 26, 2022
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