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The state of North Dakota is awarded funding each year for AmeriCorps and is excited to fund new projects. The Workshop will focus on the AmeriCorps funding and information on other opportunities that the Corporation for National and Community Service has to offer.

On Jan. 9, a group of Scranton’s local FFA members gathered at the school, to take part in this year’s Winter Leadership Conference. Speaking on behalf of the other participants, we had a wonderful morning full of great life lessons taught to us by the state officers and other trainers. By s…

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After more than a month with lights streaming everywhere, the 2020 version of the Festival of Lights is done.

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North Dakota’s Gov. Doug Burgum announced in November that there would be more stringent COVID-19 guidelines for the state in order to battle a record jump in the pandemic.

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The first vaccines at Southwest Healthcare Services for COVID-19 have been administered. Shortly before Christmas, the shipment of roughly 40 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived at the facility in Bowman by way of courier. Lisa Knopp, clinic manager, could be seen greeting the courier with …

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Something is exciting about new things. Cars that have that new car smell, new tools or gadgets that aren’t scuffed from repeated use, and (my personal favorite) the smell and feel of a new book that crackles when you open the cover, all these things bring a certain joy. There’s also nothing…

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Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, D-Fargo, said that she plans to modify and reintroduce a bill for a state-facilitated paid family leave program, a proposal which failed in 2019.

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With the first coronavirus vaccines in the U.S. now authorized, government officials are warning that scammers will try to capitalize on the historic step to steal your money.

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department urges winter anglers to use extreme caution when venturing on the ice.

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January 6, 2020 - An unusual burglary occurred in Fargo early on this morning in 1907. The bandits were not after the usual white diamonds, but those of the black sort.

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Marmarth local, Jimmy Carroll, recently published his first book The Riverside Stories: Ring Bell for Service. It is the first book in a series of six.

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North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) bestowed its highest youth achievement honor – the Torchbearer Award – on Kevin Fischer of Bowman at the organization’s recent state convention, held virtually due to COVID-19.

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For Sherry Adams, there are some positive trends in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in Bowman and the surrounding counties.

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Just before Christmas, I had the opportunity to visit the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in Bowman, ND. It was truly a journey through time. First, I peeked into the living quarters of a pioneer home. It had a bed, a wooden highchair, and a cooking space all in one room, and I saw authentic …

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Dakota Western Bank recently made a $10,000 donation to the Sunrise Foundation. Presenting the check is Ron Palczewski (left), President & CEO of Dakota Western Bank. Accepting the donation are Barbi Narum (center), Sunrise Foundation director, and Dr. Jennifer Sarsland (right), member o…

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When it comes to the season of giving, Bowman County is there and has always been there to meet the food needs of local residents.

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The Bowman/Slope Community Foundation awarded $11,984 during their 2020 grant round. Local grant requests totaled over $58,800. The Foundation distributed their endowment funds of $6,284, plus an additional $5,700 from generous donors who supported the Power of 100 Campaign.

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The holiday season is a time when families across the globe look forward to the traditions they’ve passed down from generation to generation. Holiday baking is one such tradition in many families.

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In November, Scranton students were acknowledged for the character attribute of “Caring” (Saying nice things and sharing compliments with others; lending a helping hand to those around you; being the person others can count on).

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What a year! In spite of all that has happened this year our club stood strong by serving our community. We started the year by adding new members to our club. We held our Super Bowl Soup and Sandwich Benefit to help defray medical expenses for a local youth. We had our annual park cleanup, …

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Farm Credit Services of Mandan association purchased snack boxes to say thank you to our local community hospitals, clinics and ambulance squads who are working overtime to fight the Covid-19 virus. The snack boxes contained a variety of snack items for health care workers to take a break an…

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The city of Bowman is decked out in seasonal colors, with Christmas decorations lighting up Main Street and residents moving from Thanksgiving to Christmas in their yards.

The Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 traded newfound religious freedom for harsh living conditions being unprepared for the bitter winters of New England. The Plymouth historical organization reports that two or three people died each day during their first two months on land, an…

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Kevin Fischer, Harley Lardy and Brendon Rasmussen of the Bowman County FFA Chapter were selected to receive their State FFA degrees. The State FFA Degree is awarded to the top members of a State FFA Association. Kevin is the son of Marcus and Mary Fischer. Harley is the daughter of Ivan and …

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The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) has been notified of a source water spill resulting from a pipeline leak in Bowman County. The pipeline is operated by Denbury Onshore, LLC.

The Southwestern District Health Unit Board of Health meeting will be held via Teleconference Dec. 10, 2020, 3:30 p.m. at Southwestern District Health Unit. Phone number to call into is: 1-800-832-0736 Room Code is 5424874#

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Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) announced today that it will partner with the North Dakota State Fair Foundation to offer eight scholarships to high school seniors who are current members of either 4H or FFA and are pursuing secondary education or training in a career related to or in support o…