Two mountain lions killed in Turtle Mountains in the past two weeks

February 12, 2018

A pair of mountain lions were harvested recently around the Turtle Mountains.

According to North Dakota Game and Fish Furbearer Biologist Stephanie Tucker, the first cat was killed on January 30 and the second was taken February 6.

According to Tucker, the first mountain lion, or cougar, was taken in the Turtle Mountains near St. John. She said it was the first official recording of a mountain lion being killed in the area.

“We’ve never had a mountain lion harvested in the Turtle Mountains,” Tucker said. “We have had six verified cases of lions in the past 15 to 20 years, but never one taken.”

Remembering the love of his life

February 12, 2018

Louis “Sam” Laducer loves people and his community. Known as a kind and friendly man, Laducer has a lot of friends in the Turtle Mountain area and beyond who enjoy his engaging and unique stories along with his genuine laughter.

The Turtle Mountain tribal elder and proud Korean War veteran is a widower now and is finding it difficult to adjust to be without the woman he devoted his life to. His wife was his constant companion and they both loved to travel together all across the state. Their favorite destinations were not to the bigger cities, but to the small towns that are sprinkled across North Dakota and several other states.

‘Super hero’ event dedicated to veterans

February 12, 2018

The community of Belcourt and surrounding communities are filled with heroes and the military veterans are some of those heroes. But there are many others who fit that description, too.

The dedicated people who sponsor and organize the Turtle Mountain Labor Day Veterans Pow Wow work hard to keep the event at a perfect time and place to honor the warriors who served the country honorably.

The committee members who organize the annual pow wow feel that the veterans are all “superheroes” who put their lives on the line to protect the land and people. So with that line of thinking, the committee recently hosted a ‘super hero toy bingo’ for the kids at the old bingo palace. That toy bingo attracted more than 100 kids under 16 years of age and watching the joy expressed by the children was a sweet reward for the hard work in organizing the special bingo, said Helen Keplin, a member of the Turtle Mountain Labor Day Veterans Pow Wow Committee. 

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February 12, 2018

With the Winter Olympics in full swing, skating enthusiasts in and around Rolla have an opportunity to test their ice skating abilities.
Plans to flood a skating rink in Rolla began last month at a regular city council meeting. Rolla resident Becky Albert attended a me...

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