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Legion Auxiliary helps local woman go back to school

It’s never too late to go back to school. Thanks to the joint efforts of several local institutions, it’s never been easier either. Battleview resident Marie Wold, 54, is the latest beneficiary of Tioga’s unique situation in that regard. Wold is one of eight students currently enrolled in the Dakota Nursing Program, run by Williston State College. Rather than commute […]

Mask order allowed to expire Monday

Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday announced he would allow a statewide mask requirement to expire, but urged vigilance on the part of North Dakotans to maintain the low rate of COVID 19 transmission. An executive order that limits capacity for bars, restaurants and event venues was also modified to take effect at the same time, changing ND Smart Restart protocols […]

Schools expect mask changes

The expiration of a statewide mask mandate will allow schools to return to protocols previously established. Tioga School District Superintendent Carolyn Eide said the district’s Restart Plan remains intact, “so we will go back to our Plan which states masks are optional.” In Ray, Nesson School District Superintendent Ben Schafer said he expects a return to the stance that masks […]

Kupper elected as commission leader

Troy Kupper is the new president of the Ray city commission, as elected by the people of Ray, a position he has held temporarily since April 2020. The votes weren’t officially counted by the city’s election canvassing board until Tuesday night, after press time, but the unofficial results showed a clear victory for Kupper. Kupper received 63 votes, according to […]

Winter damages oil price hopes

Winter weather is coming at the worst possible time for the North Dakota oil market. The return of demand for fuel has caused oil prices to rise in recent months but the state is unable to take full advantage of the market resurgence due to the high winds making it more difficult to increase production. Lynn Helms, director of the […]