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Forty years ago, the community suffered its only fatality of Vietnam

By all accounts, Larry Jacobson of Norma was a hardworking and loyal young man who had a future as a farmer or mechanic, with a family of his own. Instead, Larry’s life ended 40 years ago on August 26, 1970, when the helicopter he was riding was shot down by enemy forces in Ba Xugen Province, South Vietnam.

Posted 11/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Cafe reopens downtown

“We needed a restaurant here on the corner,” said Yvonne Hanson, new owner with her husband John, of JJ’S Steakhouse and Cafe downtown Kenmare. “A place where families could take their kids and eat.”

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed) read more »

School Board makes band a required class for 5th grade

All Kenmare Elementary School fifth graders will participate in band beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, with all fifth and sixth grade students required to join band beginning the following year, following a 4-3 vote of the Kenmare School Board during a regular meeting held October 19th.

Posted 10/28/10 (Thu) read more »

Blacksmith creates decorative gate for Coulee Cemetery

When Rick and Karen Olson of Deer Park, Washington, made their annual visit to see friends and family in Kenmare, Minot and Donnybrook this year, they also honored relatives’ graves in the Coulee Cemetery with flowers. Permanent flowers, created in iron, painted in bold colors, and attached to a new iron gate for the cemetery, designed and built by Rick.

Posted 10/21/10 (Thu) read more »

State oil director says boom could last 15 to 20 years

N.D. Oil and Gas Division director Lynn Helms noted the impact of oil activity directly on Main Street, as he spoke to an audience at Bowbells.

Posted 10/21/10 (Thu) read more »

Four hunters to be inducted into Hall of Fame during GooseFest

The 2010 inductees to the North Dakota Snow Goose Hunters Hall of Fame at the Kenmare GooseFest have been coming to this area to hunt waterfowl and upland game for more than 30 years.

Posted 10/13/10 (Wed) read more »

Success comes quickly during area moose hunt

David Berg of Epping, 63, drew his North Dakota moose license this year for area M10 in the northwest corner of the state, one of the 70 lucky hunters for that area who started their season on Friday. David’s season ended Friday, too, with a 40-inch bull moose loaded on his trailer, despite all his best intentions.

Posted 10/06/10 (Wed) read more »

Women, children and men can fall victim to domestic violence

Posted 10/06/10 (Wed) read more »

Enbridge to pay $275,000 to Berthold for infrastructure needs

After two and a half weeks of negotiations, the city of Berthold and Enbridge Pipelines LLC have reached an agreement in their differences over the zoning status of an 80-acre tract of land Enbridge wants to purchase and use in a series of expansion projects planned for the region.

Posted 10/06/10 (Wed) read more »

City's well water being trucked to the oilfield

The quality of Kenmare’s city water improved drastically last December when water provided by the city of Minot started flowing through the taps, as distributed through the Northwest Area Water Supply pipeline. However, the old water has found new life in the oil field, and the city has benefited from a few extra dollars in its coffers.

Posted 9/30/10 (Thu) read more »