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It’s time to ‘Bite the Ice’

The 5th Annual Bite the Ice on “The Hook” Ice Fishing Tournament and Raffle is Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Hook Arm. The event is sponsored by Parshall Promoters and New Town Chamber of Commerce. The tournament is one of the most anticipated winter events in the area.

Posted 2/03/11 (Thu) read more »

Rock View closing in early March

Nobody in Parshall is looking forward to March 7 when the Good Samaritan Society’s Rock View Nursing Home will close its doors. Good Samaritan’s public affairs director mark Dickerson told the Mountrail County Record that the decision to close the skilled nursing facility was difficult and the ultimate decision to do so followed a long, drawn out debate.

Posted 2/03/11 (Thu) read more »

Hosie sentenced

A Garrison woman was sentenced this past Friday for assault with a dangerous weapon. Alicia M. Hosie, 20, of Garrison, was sentenced in Bismarck before United States District Court Daniel L. Hovland. Judge Hovland sentenced Hosie to two years of probation,

Posted 1/27/11 (Thu) read more »

Survey finds North Dakota surface water near pesticide free

A second comprehensive, statewide survey has found only minimal amounts of pesticides in North Dakota rivers. “The 2010 surface water monitoring program shows North Dakota’s rivers and streams have minimal pesticide contamination – just trace amounts of nine commonly used products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who released the survey Monday. “These results also show that current regulations, use restrictions and our enforcement strategy are effective in preventing pesticide contamination of surface water.”

Posted 1/27/11 (Thu) read more »

Corps extends comment period on Sakakawea surplus water report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has extended the public comment period for the Draft Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report and Environmental Assessment by an additional 15 days, giving the public an opportunity to provide their input and recommendations through Feb. 1.

Posted 1/20/11 (Thu) read more »

Teachers: average benefits up 9 percent in 2 years

Pay hikes for teachers grew in the single digits over the past years. If the governor has his way there will be more pay increases tied to students’ successes.

Posted 1/13/11 (Thu) read more »

Dakotan quick to go cellular, slow to text

Going cellular for telephone communication? Definitely. Embracing the bells and whistles of going mobile? Not so much.

Posted 1/13/11 (Thu) read more »

Parshall poised to grow to the north

Is it possible for Parshall to more than double in geographical space as well as population in the next several years? Dean Rasmussen thinks so and he pitched that message to the city council during Tuesday’s January meeting. Rasmussen, an engineer with Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, provided a draft engineering report suggesting the city annex numerous parcels of land immediately north of the city so Parshall will be poised to grow with continued oil production.

Posted 1/06/11 (Thu) read more »

Governor’s State of the State message includes oil country

In his inaugural State of the State message held Tuesday before a joint session of the Legislature, Gov. Jack Dalrymple set the course for North Dakota for the next 10 years and that includes changes in the oil and gas producing counties of western North Dakota.

Posted 1/06/11 (Thu) read more »

Legislators gear up for new session

In just a few days legislators from across the state will convene in Bismarck for the 62nd Legislative session. The session begins Tuesday, Jan. 4. District 4 legislators, Sen. John Warner, D-Ryder, and Reps. Tom Conklin, D-Douglas, and Kenton Onstad, D-Parshall, said they are looking forward to the session getting underway. District 4 includes portions of McLean, Mountrail, Ward, McKenzie, Mercer and Dunn counties.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »