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My farm is not in District 25 and I do not live in Wahpeton. However, I did spend a fair amount of time in Bismarck during the last legislative session and I feel compelled to share some of what I observed there; even though I am from the opposite end of the Red River Valley.

North Dakota won’t enforce new abortion law until judge issues ruling

When I was in high school, I was always intrigued by the Breckenridge-Wahpeton Blades hockey team. I played basketball in the winter and had teammates that I thought of as brothers, but a hockey family always seemed to take it to another level. That closeness from players who were best frien…

Breckenridge Post 53 entered the annual Stars and Strikes Border Battle with a four-game losing streak where they struggled at the plate and it was only a matter of time before their bats came back to life. Post 53 avenged last year’s lopsided loss to their rivals with an 11-1 rout of Post 2…

We asked for your summer fun photos last week, and we received these from Mother Madonna, of a frisbee game at the Carmel of Mary’s monastery cloister garden, taken Friday, July 12.

If you are blessed with having an equine in your life, there comes a time when you realize there is a big horsey world out there just calling you and your horse’s name. It’s time to travel with your horse.

The weather has warmed up and we’re busy with summer activities all around the region. Share your summer recreation photos with us — including fishing, camping, viewing nature, youth sports, vacations and any other fun activities you’re taking part in — for a chance to be featured in print.

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With summer’s extended daylight hours, it may be tempting to stay up if there is daylight to get just one more project finished and then wake up at the crack of dawn to begin another day. Research from the National Sleep Foundation shows it’s important to put a good night’s sleep at the top …

Healthy lifestyles are encouraged for all populations. However, the elderly population is often neglected when it comes to addressing health promotions.

The eye is the only place on the body where veins and arteries can be seen without advanced imaging. The appearance and quality of these blood vessels can give a lot of clues as to the health of the cardiovascular and other critical systems of the body.

UNSTEADY.  Some instability builds in today and tomorrow as a chance for rain lingers with the heat and humidity which have settled in.  The July full moon will keep the bite going into the weekend, and the weather should still be nice. We check out where the wind is blowing, along with tips for bass...

NDG&F Dept. Release North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game biologists have summarized the spring survey results for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and sage grouse. Statistics from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 9 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year. Statewide, 2,267 sharptails were observed on...

LIGHTNING.  After a few rumbles of thunder in the evening and overnight, generated by yesterday’s heat, we jump back up for more warmth today. While we do, we lay out some summer time tips for better fish, better fishing and some natural lights (not the beer) in our Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo: Light’s Out.  A...

By Nick Simonson Everything moves faster in summer.  Kids on bikes zip down the hill in front of my house with lightning speed.  The days, despite being longer, disappear into the blur of humidity and haze of a hot day, filled with activity that barely allows a second to catch a deep breath of sweet...

Jess Krump is celebrating her 10th anniversary with Cares for Cancer, a grass-roots organization that provides financial assistance to people who have a serious illness. The only requirement is they live within 40 miles of Hankinson, this service organization’s home base. People can apply fo…

Lidgerwood’s Cruise Night is coming up — stay with the News Monitor to see exactly when this annual event fills Wiley Avenue and antique car collectibles... In the spirit of preparing mind, body and spirit for this classic car show, take some pictures of your own cars — collectibles, hobby c…