Glöckner honored for 50 years of voluntary service, 1972

DIANE BOIT 25 years ago – 1997 Mandan City Commissioners have earmarked $28,500 to purchase the old Doc’s Bait and Tackle building at 500 East Main. Doc’s was opened in 1982 by John and Ramona Dockter, who ran the business until 1992. Up to this point it was a popular meeting place for thousands of … Read more

New research would make clearing roads in Iowa safer during a snowstorm

New research and technology could help guide Iowa snowplow drivers in white-out conditions and warn them of obstacles, improve driver safety, and keep roads open in low visibility conditions. The Iowa Department of Transportation is working with Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation to develop a system that will allow its employees to “see” better … Read more

As the snow falls early, backcountry touring opens up in western Montana

JOSHUA MURDOCK There isn’t much snow in the mountains around Missoula at the moment. But there is a lot for mid-November. And what’s even better, it’s (barely) deep enough to ski in some spots. Snowpack across the region is at 150% to more than 200% of its normal depth for early and mid-November thanks to … Read more

Mineral report shows record royalty income

This is Up and Down, where we briefly give a thumbs up or thumbs down on last week’s topics. High State oil and gas mineral rights are valued at $2.8 billion, according to an estimate presented to the Board of University and School Lands last week, The Associated Press reported. Analysis by Watford City-based MineralTracker … Read more

Blizzard interrupts drought in central North Dakota; Lake-effect snow pervades the region

The humidity from last week’s record-breaking snowstorm has caused severe drought in central North Dakota, but not on a large scale, according to this week’s US drought monitor map. Meanwhile, much of southern North Dakota, including the Bismarck-Mandan region, was advised against travel early Thursday due to high winds and blowing snow, including a weather … Read more

Unusual weather phenomenon could affect the region; cold weather, difficult journey expected

A weather phenomenon typically associated with heavy snowfall in the Great Lakes region could hit south-central North Dakota on Thursday. Lake Effect snow, which has been known to bury cities in the Northeast US like Buffalo, New York, with several feet of snow in a short time, could occur downwind of Lake Sakakawea. When it … Read more