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Youth contribute to sheep futures

The “miracle of birth” may be the farthest from stock producers’ minds at the height of the spring birthing season, no matter what type of livestock is involved. Births occur during cold—and often miserably snowy, windy—weather, during all hours of the day and night. Stock must be monitored round-the-clock, as birthing complications undetected in the early stages may result in loss of the mother and/or offspring.

Posted 2/20/13 (Wed) read more »

Safer roadways and brighter minds

Although there are a lot of subjects District 33 Rep. Brenda Heller is interested in this legislative session, her specific committee work has her in familiar territory.

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Security approved for OC courthouse

Everyone seemed to leave happy, County Commission Chairman Lee Husfloen said at the Feb. 7 meeting.

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Permit not needed to oil wrestle

The oil wrestling event scheduled for March 2 at the Lone Wolf does not, at least on the surface, violate the city’s entertainment and live performances on licensed premises ordinance. Dale Barth, owner of The Lone Wolf, submitted a request to the city for a permit for the event. The request was referred to city attorney John Mahoney during the January City Council meeting.

Posted 2/06/13 (Wed) read more »

Life at the Capitol

Who likes getting bills? Unless they’re bills featuring Ben Franklin, Ulysses S. Grant or even Top Hat Lincoln, probably nobody.

Posted 2/06/13 (Wed) read more »

CSPS students stop words and actions that hurt

Center-Stanton Public Schools kicked off the district’s Olweus Bullying Prevention Program with a week’s worth of student activities including a carnival, a “Wildcats Have Talent” variety show, a car smash for grades seven through 12, and banner making for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Posted 1/30/13 (Wed) read more »

N. Dakota chosen to pilot new EMS training standards

North Dakota was chosen by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians to pilot new recertification requirements for EMTs, advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

Posted 1/30/13 (Wed) read more »

Heid returns to Center practicing chiropractic

For a town with less than 1,000 people—571, according to the 2011 Census, Center has produced more than its fair share of chiropractors: Dr. Cody Berger, Dr. Doug Ness and Dr. Angela Ness.

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed) read more »

Flu season waning but not over

Oliver County is in the eye of the 2012-2013 influenza storm. According to a map on the North Dakota Department of Health website, the light blue color of Oliver County indicates one to 10 reported cases of influenza. The four surrounding counties—Morton, Mercer, McLean and Burleigh—are colored red on the map, indicating 50 or more confirmed cases of influenza have been reported.

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed) read more »

Hypothermia, dehydration top cold weather livestock threats

When temperatures drop and the wind picks up, it’s tempting to get chores done quickly and get back into the house and out of the cold. But those frigid, blustery days are when it’s most important to take the time needed to check livestock for signs of hypothermia and dehydration.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed) read more »