Center Republican

It is an ever-growing melting pot. The United States is home to descendents of all countries around the world. They started coming to the United States back when boats were the only form of transportation across the oceans.

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Leslie Lennick prefers to stay “under the radar.” That wasn’t possible earlier this month when she was presented with a Star of Life Award by the North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association during a ceremony at the state capitol. Lennick is a 25-year volunteer with the Oliver County Ambulance Service; she was one of eight honored statewide at this year’s Star of Life celebration.

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A bill giving $31 million to rural water projects could help local residents get water faster.

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Three-time Paralympian Aaron Cross was almost always in motion, but Center-Stanton students were so still during his presentation one could have heard a pin drop when Cross paused.

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February 28, 2013

It’s quitting time

Retirement is not new to Basin Electric Power Cooperative, but rising numbers indicate it could lose 410 employs by the end of the decade.

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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.

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February 21, 2013

‘Colter’s torment’

“What’s next, Colter?” Carolyn Woodruff asked her son a simple question that parents ask children after they finish a project. Colter Dallman wasn’t a child anymore but a grown man with a weight upon his shoulders that he could no longer carry. Carolyn asked her only son what was next on his life’s journey at Christmas time last year.

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

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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.

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February 7, 2013

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.

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