Letter to the Editor

Producers will have an opportunity to learn more about soil health during a series of webinars North Dakota State University Extension is hosting.The dates of the webinars and topics that will be covered are:•April 30 – cover crops for wet field conditions•May 5 – a history of phosphorus export from North Dakota•May 7 – how to select a cover crop […]

WGU celebrates Nurses Week

In recognition of nurses everywhere who are putting themselves on the frontline to treat and protect the vulnerable as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Governors University (WGU) is kicking off National Nurses Week – which runs from May 6 through May 12 – with a new Nurse Appreciation Scholarship for nurses who are interested in furthering their education. […]

Burgum asks for budget cuts, joins cities and counties

The North Dakota governor has asked for state agencies to come up with budget cuts.With the request, announced May 1, Gov. Doug Burgum joined with municipal and county governments throughout the state, including in Bowman County.The governor announced that the agencies should come up ways to cut between five and 15 percent from their budgets in addition to identify methods […]

Marvin Braaten, 92

Marvin Braaten, 92, of Rhame, ND, passed away on April 21, 2020 at the Southwest Healthcare Medical Center in Bowman. Private family services will be held. There was a public visitation for Marv on April 23, 2020 at the Krebsbach Funeral Home Chapel. John Marvin Braaten, was born on Dec. 11, 1927 at Mrs. Lukes’ house in Bowman to John and Marie […]


Marvin Braaten, 92

Commercial pesticide certification exams

North Dakotans who want to become certified for commercial, public or dealer pesticide application now have an option for an in-person exam.“This proctored exam is required only for people who want to become certified for commercial, public or dealer application or whose commercial certification has lapsed,” says Andrew Thostenson, North Dakota State University Extension pesticide program specialist. “People who want […]

Drinking Water Week May 3-9

Southwest Water Authority (SWA) along with water systems across the United States and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) are reaching out to bring public awareness to our most precious resource, water, during National Drinking Water Week, which is May 3-9, 2020. This year’s theme is “There When You Need It.”“We celebrate National Drinking Water Week each year because drinking […]

Pastor’s Corner: Who is in Control?

Feel like life is spinning out of control?We will have at times, but maybe even more the last few weeks.I like schedules, I like to-do lists, and I like to plan.I sincerely believe that why this epidemic and quarantine has been so difficult for so many is that it awakens us anew to the reality that we are not in […]

Economy reopening in time for Mothers Day

North Dakota is reopening its business economy, just in time for Mother’s Day.The annual day to honor family matriarchs will be May 10, on Sunday.For Lasting Visions’ Lyn James, a Bowman florist, it was perfect timing.She has Mother’s Day shoppers already in her store early Monday morning.“We are following all of the guidelines and welcoming people in, as appropriate under […]

Joanne Lorge, 90

Joanne Lorge, 90, of Bowman, ND, passed away on April 22, 2020 at the Southwest Healthcare Medical Center in Bowman.Joanne was born to Max and Mabel Bender in New England, ND on Dec. 16, 1929. Shortly after, the family moved ten miles south of New England to the Alfred Strehlow farm in Strehlow Township. Joanne grew up here with her […]