The 2020 Demolition Derby will be held Saturday, July 18, at the Bowman County Fairgrounds in the Dakota Winds Outdoor Arena.

The Bismarck Larks and Farmers Union Insurance held a jersey giveaway to help feed their community on June 24. The event raised 2,392 pounds of food with $256 donated. These donations will provide 2,761 meals for the Great Plains Food Bank.

The Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (PTRM) in Bowman hosted their annual ATV Trails Tour on June 7, with 74 participants joining the tour.

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce that, this year, it is producing a free, virtual “Giving in July” concert on Facebook to replace its annual “Stem to Stone Rally in the Valley” weekend event in Maine.

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The community voted and chose their favorite 2020 Community Challenge applicant, the Splash Path at Rotary Park. Brosz Engineering, Inc. submitted a $25,000 proposal to create a walking path full of colorful and exciting water features that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With the touc…

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Readers of this column will know that I love wildlife and the outdoors as much as anyone. In person, on the phone and via email I’ve connected with many compassionate people regarding situations with young wildlife, and I understand it’s not easy to step back from the urge to “help” an anima…

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Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels. The change increases the amount of income a family can make and still qualify for services. Effective…

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June 16, 2020 - Grand Forks witnessed one of the worst windstorms in the recorded history of North Dakota on this day in 1887. The storm caused over $100,000 in damage and 4 deaths; trees were uprooted, and 100 homes and most businesses were damaged.

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Fargo - The following students were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in spring 2020. NDSU awarded 1,845 degrees to students.

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New Three-Part Series Explores Prehistoric Life Across the Western U.S.

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Medora - Recently, park staff has identified a large culvert failure at mile marker 12 on the South Unit Scenic Drive. The culvert failure has undermined and caved in a portion of the road surface, causing hazardous conditions for motorists.

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North Dakota Lenders processed 18,925 PPP loans for $1.7 billion for small businesses and eligible non-profits. The first loans were approved on April 3 and required a 10-day disbursement window. During the first week of June, many businesses will likely be approaching the end of their 8-wee…

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Whether you are looking for a brick and mortar business location or simply curious about the history of some of our local buildings, On the Market is for you. The purpose of this building tour is to see empty buildings filled, spark ideas for Bowman County Development Corporation’s Business …

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Local Pilots held a flyover, May 29, to show thanks and support for Doctors, Nurses, EMT’s, Police, Firemen, Teachers, Grocers, Gas Stations, Business Owners, Farmers, Ranchers and others that kept us going and safe during this pandemic. The route included Bowman, Scranton, Gascoyne, Reeder,…

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“Am I going to need sunglasses?” my husband asked me.

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Applications are now being accepted by the sunrise Foundation in bowman for educational scholarships.  If you’ve finished your freshman year and are heading into a healthcare field, and you’ve been accepted into your program, students are encouraged to apply.

North Dakota residents who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 6-7.

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Mitch Stuber of Bowman County High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored my Monsanto Company.

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Gov. Doug Burgum congratulated the 290 high school women from 21 schools who participated in this year’s Girls Go CyberStart competition sponsored by the SANS Institute. This program is designed to help young women develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills through a series of onli…

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The other day, I was wandering around my backyard, checking on the new growth of my perennial plants.

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Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger reminds North Dakota residents that they may qualify for property tax relief, even if they rent their primary residence. Qualifying individuals may be eligible for a partial refund of their rent. Deadline is May 31, 2020.

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services, is announcing the availability of the state’s draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the state’s revised draft 2020 Action Plan, and the state’s draft Analysis of Impediments of Fair Housing for public comment.

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Bismarck – North Dakota employers have a unique ability and responsibility to support the behavioral health needs of their employees as they navigate these challenging times. To support their efforts, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has created a beh…

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The International Music Camp’s Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to 1pm Central Time on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The meeting will be held online via zoom. The link to sign up for the meeting will be posted on our website and social media pages in the coming days.

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The Sunrise Foundation Board of Directors awarded six high school students with scholarships towards their college education. To qualify you must be a graduating senior going into a healthcare field and be from Bowman, Slope, western Adams and Harding Counties.  

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Bismarck - The Bismarck Cancer Center is inviting you to participate in the Volkowitsch ‘social distance’ golf scramble anytime from Saturday, June 13-Saturday, June 27 at Prairie West Golf Course, Mandan.

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May 13, 2020 – While there may not be as many gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling.

On hot summer days, the idea of turning on the stove or oven can be unpleasant. Here are a few meal ideas for times it’s too hot to cook.

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Last weekend, North Dakota experienced a late spring frost, during a time when trees are breaking bud and tender shoots and leaves are beginning to expand. A day or two after a hard frost, you may notice tree leaves suddenly wilting and turning brown or black. Late spring frosts may cause di…

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Mandan, ND – May 19, 2020 – Five area high school seniors have each been awarded a $1000 scholarship from Farm Credit Services of Mandan. Amanda Brusseau, Seth Berg, Blake Rafferty, Jayden MacDonald, and Rachael Bosserman were chosen for their outstanding scholastic and leadership achievemen…

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Do you have a great business idea? Have you already started your business plan, but haven’t taken the next step to make your dream a reality?  Let’s make it happen! Bowman County Development Corporation announces its first ever, Business Challenge.  

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Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Tourism Division, in partnership with AAA of North Dakota and North Dakota Council on the Arts, are launching the 2020 North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism.