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Rick Whittier of Lidgerwood, North Dakota, is renowned for crafting what he calls functional art. He ships his spear fishing decoys worldwide. There are so many orders, in fact, that this time of year is rather crazy, he said.

• Red.  A brilliant Christmas color.  The red berries on the holly,  Rudolph’s nose, Santa’s sleigh and mistletoe.  But, best of all is the red Salvation Army kettle and volunteers in red aprons ringing for the cause.  Remember that even your extra change is helpful. 

In November, nearly 170,000 North Dakotans voted for transparency in government by supporting Measure 1, the anti-corruption ballot measure.  They did this in spite of misinformation about what the measure would do. The overreaction by Measure 1’s opponents was fierce but unwarranted.

When taking on the No. 5 team in the state, missed opportunities need to be limited. Wahpeton had Fargo Shanley right where they wanted them on Friday, Dec. 7, but turnovers and missed free throws kept the Huskies from pulling off the upset in a 59-54 defeat.

The first game of the NDSCS AmericInn Classic saw North Dakota State College of Science beat up on Bryant & Stratton College by a score of 85-47 on Friday, Dec. 7. The hosts limited the Bobcats to 22 percent shooting from the field, while also holding them to 4/32 from behind the arc.

Jan Ketterling, a local psychologist, participated in the Region 2 American Quarter Horse Championship show last weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her horse, No Doubt Ima Loper, was awarded the Grand Champion award in three events: Amateur Performance Geldings, Open Performance Geldings a…

The ability for a simple horse to drastically change lives is being witnessed daily at Ricigliano Farms. Since its inception last year, children and adults have been positively impacted through riding lessons and most recently through equine assisted psychotherapy. 

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As I was getting ready for work on Tuesday, Nov. 27, I heard an interesting fact on the radio. It is stated that Nov. 27 is the saddest day of the year, according to a psychiatry report. 

THIS IS IT! We’re closing out some seasons, opening up new ones and even looking ahead to those that will come in 2019.  We talk about these items and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  The setting sun highlights the orange breast feathers of a rooster pheasant. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Tue...

SCHOOL’S IN!  As we get closer to holiday break, it’s tough to think about finishing out the semester, when “school” will take on another meaning as kids hit the ice with family and friends (maybe you’re taking a few?) When targeting schooling fish through the ice, we have some lessons to get the bigger ones...

By Nick Simonson If you’re looking to give the gift that keeps on giving to your favorite angler, or maybe just trying to find a way to burn up these dark winter nights in your den, a fly tying kit is the end of both holiday shopping quests and the beginning of a great pastime. ...

LOOKING OUT.  The week looks fine for ice fishing or hunting, and we tap into some new resources made available by the G&F as part of today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Three eyes. Know how big the walleye population is getting in your water with help from Sampling Data.  Simonson Photo   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):...