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The Good Old Days are Back, Devils Lake

March 21, 2019: “This spring will be a throwback to the good old days,” said angling educator, world walleye champion and Devils Lake guide Johnnie Candle. He was speaking of the extensive snow pack and anticipates a large influx of water for the first time in nearly four years.


Agricultural struggles in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., met with agricultural professionals to discuss his efforts to help expand and open markets for North Dakota. Several of the professionals at the round table mentioned that since the United States pulled out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, ag trade oversea


Devils Lake officer fired after fatal shooting considers lawsuit

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A former police detective who was cleared by prosecutors in the 2018 shooting death of an unarmed suspect is considering suing the city of Devils Lake for firing him.


North Dakota's Legacy Fund looking 'healthy' at almost $6 billion

North Dakota's Legacy Fund is approaching $6 billion. Dave Hunter, executive director and chief investment officer of the state Retirement and Investment Office, presented the fund's latest statement in his quarterly report Wednesday to the Legacy and Budget Stabilization Fund Advisory Board.


U.S. labor secretary visits North Dakota to discuss workforce issues

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta learned that North Dakota is challenged by the ratio of businesses to people in the state. "You've got one small business for about every 10 people, including children, and that's a real challenge, because you create jobs in such a decentralized way," Acosta sai


Federal jury convicts North Dakota man of child sex crime

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) A jury in federal court found a North Dakota man guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl. Calvin Keith Delorme, 30, of Belcourt was convicted Tuesday of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 12-years-old, according to a press release.


Celebrating Women: Meet the Founder of North Dakota's First Sober Living Home

All month long we're honoring women in our area who are making a difference in their community. Tonight, in our special series celebrating women, we introduce you to Judith Roberts.


3 ND military projects are on federal government's list for wall funding

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News LIve) The federal government has released a list of military projects that could be impacted by President Trump’s emergency declaration for a wall. Three North Dakota construction projects are on that list, yet state military officials said they’re not too concerned.


Jake’s Take on Sports

A sports icon lost for Langdon and Cavalier County. We come to you this week by bringing the sad news that longtime Langdon resident Al Adam passed away recently. We mention it here because Al was a longtime supporter of every Langdon sport you could think of, and will be sorely missed. He was a lon


Road Updates: I-94 to open at 1 p.m. from Bismarck to Fargo; I-29 open from Fargo to Grand Forks; Hwy. 2 from Grand Forks to Devils Lake open

I-94 to open at 1 p.m., Friday, March 15, from Bismarck to Fargo. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) will be opening I-94 at 1 p.m. Motorists must use caution when traveling as I-94 is still covered with areas of ice, compacted snow, and scat


WATCH: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s video shows extreme conditions Thursday on Highway 2

GRAND FORKS — After needing to rescue drivers, Highway 2 was closed from Grand Forks to Devils Lake Thursday morning, March 14. The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department said drivers struggled to keep control of their cars and saw as many as 20 cars in the ditch.


Eriksmoen: Here's why farmer Erik Ramstad can be considered the father of Minot

In 1886, a farmer-rancher deeded 40 acres of his land to the Great Northern Railroad (GNRR) for the establishment of a town on the land, and that town grew to become the fourth largest city in North Dakota.


Outdoor report: Northern pike action improves on Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake

As of early this week, great reports continued to come in for walleyes and saugers, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported Monday in its weekly update. Many resorts along the south shore have moved their rental houses closer and are within 5 to 6 miles of shore.


Blizzard Geraldine closes highways, worst still to come

Highways closed Thursday morning as Blizzard Geraldine barreled through the region, leaving heavy snow overnight to mix with winds of up to 60 mph. The National Weather Service warned the worst of the storm is still to come.


National Agriculture Week is March 10 - 16, Ag Day March 14

This is Ag Week for 2019 and throughout the days ahead there will be special articles and pages in both the Devils Lake Journal, Monday through Friday, and the Country Peddler, Mondays only.


In Memoriam: Don Langenberg, University Leader and Visionary in K-16 Education

Donald N. Langenberg, a physicist and past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science who led the University System of Maryland to national renown, died Jan. 25 at his home in Dickeyville, Md. He was 86.


Cardinals season ends with first roung loss at Region 4 Tourney

The Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals hoped to put things together and make a deep run in the Region 4 Boys Basketball Tournament held in Devils Lake on March 4-7, but the choppy play that has troubled the Cardinals most of the year showed up again in their opening round game against New Rockford-Shey


CHS girls finish perfect run

It didn't come easily, but the Century Patriot girls basketball team reigns as the rarest species of champion — the undefeated kind. The Patriots survived relentless Devils Lake full-court pressure and canceled out an uncharacteristic number of turnovers with a combination of defensive stops and key


Bismarck Century wins 2nd straight title 69-61 over Devils Lake

BISMARCK, ND — The Bismarck Century Patriots are the 2019 North Dakota State Girls Class A Champions. The Patriots defeated the Devils Lake Firebirds 69-61 Saturday night to capture their second straight state title.


Fire at Dakota Dry Bean

A small fire broke out at the Crary, ND, Dakota Dry Bean plant east of Devils Lake, this afternoon. Four trucks from the Devils Rural Fire Department responded. "It was minimal damage," said Todd Smith, president of Dakota Dry Bean. "Our crew did a really good job of containing it, but right now we