New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation

The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation, the non-profit organization working with the City of New Rockford for economic development, has announced its three-year goals and strategies for community growth. The three primary focuses of the organization in 2016-2018 will be in the sectors of housing, business and job growth, and tourism. In housing, the goal […]

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Falling for Autumn

As an unusually sweaty person, I love fall. Walking around outside, it’s as if the whole world were pleasantly air-conditioned. When I wear sweaters, I don’t look like I just fell off a boat and crawled out of a lake. My face isn’t all red, my hair isn’t flat, and I can enjoy a warm […]

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Shopaholic in New Rockford

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m rather an insufferable wine snob. At least, I come off as insufferable, because right before taking a sip of wine, I tend to make a series of smug, extremely pleased facial expressions and pronounce everything on the label very loudly, in the original language, as if I knew exactly what […]

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Business Spotlight – North Inch Greenhouse

North Inch Greenhouse Stepping inside the bright new hoop house is a feast for all the senses – the crisp, blending florid scents, the tiny bursts of a thousand shades and colors, the velvety and silky petals and leaves, the heady rush of herbs so robust you can taste them in the air. North Inch […]

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Wind Energy Update and Other news

Wind energy development efforts continue in Wells and Eddy Counties with the installation of two monitoring towers. The East Tower, in Eddy County, was installed in mid-March. The monitoring equipment is installed at three heights; 40m (131 ft.), 60m, and 80m; on the Eddy County Communications Tower located five miles north and one mile west […]

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Local shopping blog recently launched

A major trend in retail and city life has found its way to New Rockford with the launch of http://shopnewrockford.blog.com. A free online publication, written by Jessica Dillon of the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation, this site is a collection of short articles, updated weekly, about the how and why of shopping locally. Gift ideas, […]

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Strong Towns Presentation Brings Big Idea

More than thirty community and business leaders from New Rockford, Sheyenne, Tolna, and surrounding areas attended a community planning presentation and dinner at the New Rockford Eagles Club on Jan 11th. The speaker for the presentation on sustainable city planning was Charles Marohn, Jr. PE AICP, Executive Director of Strong Towns, a non-profit, non-partisan city […]

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Library Seeks Donations for e-book Lending Services

The New Rockford Public Library is seeking help with funding to start a new service called Overdrive Library2Go. This service would allow people to download e-books to e-readers such as Nook & Kindle and audiobooks to your iPod. You will be able to download these items from the library’s new website right to your computer […]

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