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Pioneer Day gives modern folks a look at the past

“This is quite a privilege to sit in this rocking chair,” Don Eliason said Sunday afternoon as he enjoyed the activities at Kenmare’s Pioneer Day.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

After 32 years with the Refuge, Kenmare man is back in the oilfield

After nearly 32 years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Duane “Doc” Dockter turned in his keys for the maintenance shop--and every other building at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge--on May 1st and packed away the required brown uniforms.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Photobook captures images of Mouse River Flood of 2011

A year after the Mouse River Flood, Kenmare photographer Ruth Ganes is still surprised at the response she gets to a photobook she created after the event.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Board discusses ideas for adding on to the school

Preliminary sketches of an addition proposed for the north side of Kenmare High School showed six new classrooms, a second gymnasium and a community wellness center to accommodate the school district’s needs.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Kenmare Country Club in great shape at the age of 95

After 95 years, the Kenmare Country Club refuses to show its age as it attracts golfers across the generations.

Posted 7/06/12 (Fri) read more »

Chicago man makes extended visit to Kenmare to volunteer at the refuge

“At the end of the day, I want to be able to say, ‘So what?’ and have a good answer for it,” said Chicago-area resident Jim Coniglio about his decision to volunteer at the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge this season.

Posted 7/06/12 (Fri) read more »

Political candidates invited to Kenmare Pioneer Day

Kenmare’s annual Pioneer Day, planned for Sunday, July 8th, at the Pioneer Village along U.S. Highway 52, will feature a little political action this summer.

Posted 7/06/12 (Fri) read more »

Alliance Pipeline donates $5000 to Tolley Fire Department

Construction on an Alliance Pipeline segment from Tioga to the Alliance mainline near Sherwood is expected to begin this fall.

Posted 7/06/12 (Fri) read more »

Refuge to begin $2 million road improvements projects

Visitors to the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge should be prepared for some road closures, but work on the projects should be completed by mid-August.

Posted 7/05/12 (Thu) read more »

Razing of 50-year-old building reveals remains of century old businesses

Exactly 50 years ago, the grand opening of Johnson’s Standard on the west side of the downtown business square was announced.

Posted 6/26/12 (Tue) read more »