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 By Aliza Hunter    News    May 13, 2020

Sidney FFA Member Emma Torgerson Wins Ram Truck Scholarship

Emma Torgerson, a senior at Sidney High School, was presented with a $2,000 National FFA scholarship sponsored by Dodge Ram. Ram Trucks has had a strong partnership with the National FFA Organization...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    May 13, 2020

This Year's McKenzie County Fair Canceled Due to COVID-19

While the county fair is a long-awaited summertime event, this year, the McKenzie County Fair Board decided that it is in everybody’s best interest to cancel this year’s 2020 McKenzie County Fair.  The fair board met via conference on Monday,...

 

Candidate's Forum May 14 Sidney

The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the Richland County Farm Bureau Federation will hold a candidate’s forum with House District 35 candidates Joel Krautter and Brandon Ler starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. The forum will...

 

Fairview Class Of 2020 Drive-By Graduation Party

Come out and show your support for the Fairview graduates, Saturday, May 15, 3-5 p.m. at Sundheim Bridge. The seniors will be scattered along the side of the road through Sundheim Park so that family, friends, teachers and community members can honk...

 

Richland County Republicans Host Candidates Forum

The Richland County Republican Central Committee (RCRCC) gathered for a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, May 7. The event was originally supposed to be scheduled as a debate between HD35 candidate Brandon Ler and HD35 incumbent, Joel Krautter,...

 

Garden Seeds Available To Plant Vegetables For Local Food Pantry North Dakota

NDSU Extension/McKenzie County is partnering with the North Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Fargo Public Library to support food pantries with nutritious, fresh...

 

Kathryn "Kat" Platz, 35 Sidney, MT

The Lord got a hand-full with the passing of one of the most stubborn, feisty, crazy, funny, loyal and loving individuals ever created. Kathryn "Kat" LeeAnne Tresa Platz finally tuckered out after a...

 

Arnold Howard, 87 Rapid City, SD formerly of Fairview, MT

Arnold Howard, 87, of Rapid City, SD formerly of Fairview, MT, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Avantara Arrowhead, Rapid City, SD. Services will be held at a later date, Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is caring for the...

 

Luella C. Buxbaum, 82 Sidney, MT

Memorial services for Luella Buxbaum will be held at a later date so family and friends can attend. Visitation was Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family internment took place at Sidney Cemetery under the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am saddened to see politics in Richland County more vicious than I have ever seen it. Based on recent letters to the editor, petty personal attacks cast a cloud on real issues that need to be addressed. We need discussion on how...

 

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 By Bill Vander Weele    News    May 13, 2020

Sidney Chamber Fall Leadership Class Applications Being Accepted

The 2020-2021 Sidney Area Leadership Program through the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is being planned to start this fall. Applications are now being accepted. To receive an...

 

From Rubbermaid To Old Clunker

I used to be made of rubber: elastic, stretchable, and just about indestructible, or at least that is the way I felt. When I was a child and even still as a young adult, I could leap over tall buildings in a single bound, tumble down stairs, bounce...

 
 By Joe Bradley    News    May 13, 2020

The MonDak Heritage Center Announces Reopening Plans

The MonDak Heritage Center is excited to announce that we will be reopening to the public beginning Tuesday May 19th. We have 3 new exhibitions ready for viewing and are eager for you to have the opportunity to view them. Social Distancing rules will...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Offers Farm Loans For Farmers And Ranchers Facing Covid-19 Related Challenges

Bozeman, MT - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to agricultural producers who may not find success obtaining loans from their traditional...

 
 By Lauren Lewis    News    May 13, 2020

DLI Issues Guidance To Montanans Returning To Work

Helena – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today is issuing guidance to Montanans returning to work during Phase One of the reopening of Montana’s economy. “We at the Department of Labor & Industry have been intently focused on...

 

Williston Auto Partners Contribute $15,000 To NWNDCF Relief Fund

Williston, ND - Williston Auto partners, David Billion and Pat Murphy, have contributed $15,000 to support recovery and relief efforts in northwest North Dakota through the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation’s (NWNDCF’s) Relief Fund....

 

Paddlefish Snag-And-Release Season Open May 15-21

A one-week paddlefish snag-and-release season will be open May 15-21 for anglers who hold a valid fishing license, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced this week. However, if conditions warrant, Game and Fish may close the season with...

 

Williston Residents Build Motocross Track

Two longtime motocross riders have teamed up to build a racetrack in their hometown. Joseph Edman and Eric Nelson are seasoned riders who designed De Fort Motocross located on the Nelson Farm 14...

 

MT 200 – Fairview Project Update

The MT 200 - Fairview road reconstruction project remains on schedule and even ahead of schedule. Crews have finished the city’s water line replacement work and are laying moisture barrier fabric in anticipation of concrete paving beginning the mor...

 

Wayne D. "Bud" Morrill, 82 Fairview, MT

Graveside services for Wayne D. “Bud” Morrill, 82, Fairview, MT will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND with Pastor Kelly Sloan officiating. The Montana Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #114 of Fairview...

 

Rocky Dean "Rock" Brekhus, 62 Aurora, CO formerly of Sidney, MT

A small family funeral will be held for Rocky “Rock” Brekhus, 62, formerly of Sidney, MT on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT with Pastor Rolf Preus of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. He will be...

 

Burgum, Baesler Announce Summer School, Testing Options

BISMARCK, N.D – Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that beginning June 1, North Dakota schools will be allowed to host a number of activities, including summer school and college admissions testing....

 

Emergency Commission Approves Using Over $500M In Federal Funds For COVID-19 Response And Recovery

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted today to utilize more than half a billion dollars in federal funding for North Dakota’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, with the majority of the money directed to support...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    News    May 13, 2020

Environmental Council Set To Derail Protections Against Radioactive Waste

The Environmental Quality Council has sidetracked six years of citizen work to protect Montana against radioactive waste from out of state. At its April 2020 meeting, the Council voted 10-to-6 to file an informal objection to protective rules propose...

 

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