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Bite the Ice looking for a few nibbles

Last year Mother Nature blew up a blizzard to make the Annual Bite the Ice Fishing Tournament exciting. This year the weather should be cold but calmer for the hundreds of anglers expected to descend on the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea on Saturday.

Posted 1/29/14 (Wed) read more »

A New Dean of North Dakota Sheriffs

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken G. Halvorson will replace long-time Wells County Sheriff Curtis Pellett. Pellett retired on January 7 due to ill health.

Posted 1/23/14 (Thu) read more »

Hand Games Tournament a cultural competition

Drums resounded in the cafeteria of the Edwin Loe Elementary School in New Town as competitors stared intently at the faces of the opposing team, looking for the smallest twitch of an eyelid or quiver of a lip that could betray the thoughts and reveal the whereabouts of the marked bones.

Posted 1/23/14 (Thu) read more »

Parshall to crack down in 2014

The Parshall City Council is looking at getting tough on several fronts as the community prepares to celebrate its centennial in June.

Posted 1/16/14 (Thu) read more »


Whereas, The city of Parshall was organized in 1914 and will commemorate 100 years of existence in the year 2014; and

Posted 1/16/14 (Thu) read more »

Ranchers tend to cold cows

Contrary to rumors, says Mountrail County Extension Agent Jim Hennessy, it didn’t get so cold out this week that local cattle were producing ice cream.

Posted 1/09/14 (Thu) read more »

Countdown to 100 is on: Parshall Centennial Updates

The countdown is on. June will be here before we know it and though there is still a lot to do and we are not ready.... I, for one, am definitely looking forward to some warmer temps! While we are asking, how about some sun for the big celebration? Notice I did not say no rain as I am still a farmer!

Posted 1/09/14 (Thu) read more »

Centennial Quilt on display

The Parshall Centennial Quilt is one of the projects that will mark the 100th birthday of Parshall this summer.

Posted 1/02/14 (Thu) read more »

2013 Top Story Review

It doesn’t take a Christopher Columbus to figure out that it’s a long way from Twin Buttes to New Town, especially when you’re battling construction and oilfield traffic.

Posted 1/02/14 (Thu) read more »

Icy roads contribute to accidents

Icy conditions were a factor in two injury accidents in the region during the past week.

Posted 12/24/13 (Tue) read more »