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Grants pave the way for new foundations as Pioneer Village opens for the summer season

Things look a little more stable and square at Kenmare’s Pioneer Village these days, following some foundation work done early in May for the Niobe Hall and the Bintz House.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Quilt Inn sold

Ten years after the Quilt Inn opened in Kenmare, with 22 stockholders risking their money and their reputations on the venture, the motel has been sold to a local ownership group.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Bakken could change North Dakota the way Prudhoe Bay did Alaska

Members of the Berthold Economic Development Corporation and other interested residents had their own introduction to drilling for oil in the Bakken formation from Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Oil & Gas Division. “This has the potential to change North Dakota the way Prudhoe Bay changed Alaska,” he said. “This is a renaissance for North Dakota.”

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

Enbridge Pipeline plans expansion at Berthold station

As Enbridge Pipeline LLC works on the details for an $8.9 million proposed expansion of their Berthold facility, representatives from the company predict the community’s name will be forever linked with oil production in the Bakken field. “Berthold will represent Bakken crude,” said Kelly Wilkins, a senior business consultant with Enbridge. “Everybody’s going to know it starts at Berthold.”

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

Kids Academy plans to open new daycare in Berthold

The Kids Academy in Berthold is now officially incorporated as a non-profit educational and charitable organization that provides a safe environment to care for and meet the needs of children and youth in the area. The doors just aren’t open yet.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

Walk for Alex raises over $11,000

The signs and stickers worn by the Kenmare students said it all last Wednesday: “I’m walking for Alex” and “I support Alex.”

Posted 5/05/10 (Wed) read more »

Potash mining could be next economic boost for region

If land and mineral owners in northwest North Dakota approve, specifically those in north central Burke County, potash development could possibly be the next economic boom to this region.

Posted 5/04/10 (Tue) read more »

Jodi Benge honored for professional excellence in long-term care

Baptist Home of Kenmare administrator Karen Schwartz rattled off a list of adjectives to describe Jodi Benge of Bowbells, the facility’s activities director. “She’s caring, compassionate, fun-loving and dedicated to the residents,” said Karen. And tonight at the North Dakota Long Term Care Association’s annual awards banquet in Bismarck, Jodi will be recognized as the best in the state at what she does when she accepts the 2010 Activity Professional Award of Excellence.

Posted 4/28/10 (Wed) read more »

Firemen unveil "new" tanker at Fire Hall open house

Members of the Kenmare Fire Department threw open the doors to their new fire hall on Saturday to host an open house event that attracted a couple hundred guests.

Posted 4/21/10 (Wed) read more »

Development Corporation hires new executive director

Ralph Hoversten, the new executive director of the Kenmare Community Development Corporation, was born and raised in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, but his heart belongs in the country.

Posted 4/21/10 (Wed) read more »