2024-05-17 E-Edition

Amidon native claims state crown, heads to national pageant

Codi Ann Miller may be at home in one of the smallest communities in the state of North Dakota. Now, she will be on a much bigger stage after winning the title of Miss North Dakota USA May 12 when the pageant was held in Watertown (South Dakota). Both the North Dakota and South Dakota pageants were held in the […]

Ojibwe culture, author comes to Bowman

A visit by North Dakota’s current Poet Laureate brought to life some of the state’s Objibwe culture and traditions — in Bowman County’s Solberg gymnasium Thursday (May 9). Denise Lajimodiere is a member of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe and the state’s Poet Laureate through 2025. She also is the author of a children’s book “Josie Dances” which focuses on a […]

Concerts spring into season

It was simultaneously springtime in both Scranton and Rhame Monday. At least musically. Both Scranton Elementary and Rhame Elementary held their spring concerts May 6. In Scranton, the “Sing About Spring” concert started with Pre-Schoolers performing a pair of songs – “Sweater” and “The Goldfish” in front of a large crowd of families. Kindergarten was next, performing “Alice the Camel” […]

News from the Walking X Ranch

Cowboy prank

A young guy we thought a lot of had come to help us do some sorting and other cow work in preparation for branding. His name was Scott and he was darned sure a cowboy and good hand. Him and his Dad before him, staunchly believed in not riding mares. Scott and I had argued about it for years, but […]

North Camp Crook News

After an amazing trip to and through Iowa State University at Ames, IA, we breathlessly arrived home late last night so the news this week might be slightly abbreviated. The neighbors all were in the various stages of branding, sorting and moving cattle to summer pasture this week, but had other ventures too. Next week we will catch up to […]

Landon McKitrick earns once-in-a lifetime trip to Washington, D.C.

Slope Electric Cooperative is proud to announce the winner of its 2024 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour essay competition. In June, McKitrick will join nearly 2,000 students from across the country on a weeklong trip to our nation’s capital, where he will visit historic locations, observe the inner workings of our nation’s government, meet members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation and […]

North Dakota Outdoors

Open water means checking for aquatic nuisance species

Unfortunately, my old hometown of LaMoure stakes the claim to being home to the first documented bighead carp identified in the James River about five years ago and also a couple of the only zebra mussel infested lakes – Twin Lake and Lake LaMoure. When I visit LaMoure I still drive past the old house, the school and enjoy stopping […]


Paddlefish snagging season to close to additional harvest The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced today that the state’s 2024 paddlefish snagging season will close May 15 to any additional harvest to provide long-term protection of the paddlefish population. An additional snag-andrelease extended season will begin May 16 and run through May 21. Paddlefish snaggers with unused tags can […]

Bowman Regional Library seeks county help

But federal stimulus plan may be answer

The American Rescue Plan Act may literally come to the rescue of the Bowman Regional Library. The ARPA is a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that was passed in 2021 and was designed to help restart an economy hobbled by the global pandemic. That may be one answer to the planned project for the property just south of the library. The […]