Sargent County Newspapers

Current Newspapers

Only currently published newspaper in Sargent County is the Sargent County Teller, 427 Main Street, Milnor ND 58060. Phone (701) 427-9472.
There's also an office in Forman on Main St., Forman ND 58032 (701) 724-3320
Official newspaper of the Sargent County cities of Milnor, Forman, Gwinner, Rutland, Havana, Cogswell and Cayuga; also Sargent Central, North Sargent and Milnor School Districts. "Your Sargent County Newspaper since 1883" Richard & Janet Bradbury, owners and publishers (2002)

Past Newspapers

Cogswell


The Cogswell Enterprise started in early 1900, 1903 is the first one on file at the ND State archives. It continued into the 1940s.
Editor: Thomas A. Haigh. 
Began in 1903; -v. 46, no. 48 (Aug. 4, 1949). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#05215+ - Nov. 3, 1903- July 9, 1908 
05216+ - July 9, 1908- Mar. 2, 1911 
05217+ - Mar. 2, 1911- Dec. 4, 1913 
05221+ - Dec. 4, 1913- June 29, 1916 
05222+ - June 29, 1916- Mar. 27, 1919 
05223+ - Mar. 27, 1919- Dec. 1, 1921 
05224+ - Dec. 1, 1921- Aug. 28, 1924 
05225+ - Aug. 28, 1924- June 30, 1927 
05244+ - June 30, 1927- Apr. 24, 1930 
05245+ - Apr. 24, 1930- Jan. 19, 1933 
05246+ - Jan. 19, 1933- Oct. 10, 1935 
05247+ - Oct. 10, 1935- Aug. 4, 1938 
05248+ - Aug. 4, 1938- May 15, 1941 
05249+ - May 15, 1941- Feb. 17, 1941 
05250+ - Feb. 17, 1944- Nov. 14, 1946 
05251+ - Nov. 14, 1946- Aug. 4, 1949 


Crete

Prairie Press
Editor: E.W. Spencer. 
Began June 20, 1908; -v. 25th year, no. 13 (Oct. 5, 1933). 
Published Weekly in English-German language. 
Other information: Place of publication varies: Crete, N.D. (June 20, 1908-June 12, 1909); 
Gwinner, N.D. (June 19, 1909-Oct. 5, 1933). "Official county paper," 1912-1914. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#07418+ - Mar. 20, 1909- Dec. 28, 1911 
07419+ - Jan. 4, 1912- Dec. 31, 1914 
07420+ - Jan. 7, 1915- Dec. 27, 1917 
07421+ - Jan. 3, 1918- Dec. 30, 1920 
07422+ - Jan. 6, 1921- Aug. 28, 1924 
07423+ - Sept. 4, 1924- Oct. 27, 1927 
07568+ - Nov. 3, 1927- Sept. 3, 1931 
07569+ - Sept. 3, 1931- Oct. 5, 1933 

Cayuga

Cayuga Citizen (The)
Editor: Harry E. Polk. 
Began in 1910; ceased July 29, 1920? 
Other information: "Official paper of Sargent County", 1913-1914, 1918. Suspended
 Oct. 31, 1918-July 10, 1919.  Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive 
dates, missing issues): 
#10707++- Jan. 26, 1911- Dec. 25, 1913 (Missing: 1911: Jan.5-19, June 29) 
10708++- Jan. 1, 1914- Dec. 28, 1916 (Missing: 1915: May 13, Aug.19, 
Dec.23; 1916: Jan.28, Feb.10-17, Mar.2-9) 
10709++- Jan. 4, 1917- July 29, 1920 (Missing: 1917: Jan.11; 1918: Oct.31, 
Nov.-Dec.; 1919: Jan.-July 10,31, Aug.14,28, (Sept.25) 

Sargent County Sentinel
Editor: Rollin Bronson. 
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 29, 1922)- 

Other information: Includes a special section: Rutland Booster News 
(Feb. 2-(Mar. 16), 1923). 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#11361 - Dec. 29, 1922- Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 6- May 4, May 18-Aug. 10, 
Aug. 24, Sept. 7-13, 1923 

De Lamere

De Lamere Mistletoe (The)
 
Editor: Albert P. Layton. 
Began in 1900; -v. 17, no. 20 (Nov. 9, 1916). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "Official paper of Sargent County", 1916. Includes 
a magazine section, published Nov. 12 and Dec. 17,
1908. Continued as an unnumbered page in the Sargent County 
Teller until 1933. Absorbed by: Sargent County teller. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#11142++- Nov. 19, 1903- Dec. 27, 1906 (Missing: 1904: June 9,23, 
July 21, Aug.4-18, Dec.1; 1905: Apr.27) 
11143++- Jan. 3, 1907- Dec. 28, 1911 (Missing: 1907: Oct.17; 1908:
 June 25; 1909: Jan.28, 
July 29; 1910: Feb.10-17; 1911: Feb.2) 
11144++- Jan. 4, 1912- Nov. 9, 1916 (Missing: 1913: Apr.10; 1914:
 Mar.5, June 4, Dec.24; 
1915: May 27, June 24) 
De Lamere News
Editor: L.N. Simons. 
Began in 1919; -v. 2, no. 20 (Feb. 4, 1921). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: Continued by: Independent Reporter (Forman, N.D.). 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#08323++- Jan. 2, 1920- Feb. 4, 1921 (Missing: 1920: Oct.15, Dec.17,31) 

Forman

Forman Independent-News (The)
Editor: Jay H. Maltby. 
Vol. 17, no. 9 (Oct. 20, 1911)-v. 23, no. 39 (May 10, 1918). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "A legal paper of Sargent County." Also continues 
the numbering of the Sargent County Independent: Vol.
24, no. 21-7th year, no. 29. Formed by the union of Forman News 
and Sargent County Independent. Continued by: Sargent
County News. 

Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#01086+ - Oct. 20, 1911- Mar. 23, 1913 
01087+ - May 23, 1913- Mar. 2, 1917 
01088+ - Mar. 2, 1917- May 10, 1918 
Forman News (The)
Editor: Jay H. Maltby. 
Began in 1902? -v. 17, no. 8 (Oct. 13, 1911). 
Published Weekly in English-German language. 
Other information: "Official County newspaper," 1905-1909, 1911. 
Occasional columns in German. Continues: Davenport
news (Davenport, N.D. : 1902). Merged with: Sargent County 
Independent to form: Forman independent-news. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#01085+ - Jan. 1, 1904- Mar. 26, 1909 
01086+ - Mar. 26, 1909- Oct. 13, 1911 
Independent Reporter
Editor: Forman Pub. Co. 
Vol. 2, no. 21 (Feb. 11, 1921)-v. 5, no. 2 (Sept. 27, 1923). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: Continues: De Lamere news. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#01103+ - Feb. 11, 1921- Aug. 12, 1921 
01104+ - Aug. 12, 1921- Sept. 27, 1923 
Item
Editor: Alfred H. Ellsworth. 
Began in 1883. 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: The words "Sargent County" appear around masthead ornament, 
May 11, 1888- . "Official paper of Sargent
County," 1887 (continued to publish official news through 1888). Some issues misdated. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#01101+ - Jan. 1, 1887- Nov. 25, 1887 
01102+ - Dec. 2, 1887- Dec. 28, 1888; 
- Mar. 20, 1891 

Sargent County Independent (The)
Editor : William Hurly. 
Began in 1888; -v. 24, no. 20 (Oct. 12, 1911). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "Official county paper," 1889, 1906, 1910.
 Includes occasional magazine or comics sections, 1906-1907.
Merged with: Forman news to form: Forman independent-news. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#01102+ - June 20, Dec. 5, 1889; Apr. 23, Sept. 24, Oct. 15-22, 
Nov. 26, 1891; Dec. 1, 1892; Nov. 23, 1893; Aug. 6,
1896; May 6, July 22, Aug. 5, Sept. 9, Nov. 11, Dec. 16-23, 1897; 
June 9, Oct. 27, Dec. 22, 1898; Mar. 16, 1899; June 26,
Nov. 6, 1902; June 25, Oct. 1, 1903; June 16, Aug. 18, Sept. 1, 15, 
Nov. 10-17, Dec. 15, 1904; Jan. 5, 1905 
01102++- Mar. 2, 1905- Jan. 30, 1908 (Missing: 1905: July 20; 1906: 
Jan.25; 1907: Feb.7, June 27, July 11,25) 
01103++- Feb. 6, 1908- Oct. 12, 1911 (Missing: 1909: July 22, Nov.18, 
Dec.16; 1910: Oct., Nov.6; 1911: Sept.14-21)
Sargent County Item
See: Item
Sargent County News (The)
Editor: Sargent County Farmers Pub. Co. 
Vol. 23, no. 40 (May 17, 1918)-v. 79, no. 35 (Feb. 29, 1968). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "Official county paper," 1918-1960, 
1963-1964. Special Diamond Jubilee edition published 
June 11, 1959.
Continues: Forman Independent-News. Absorbed by: 
Sargent County Teller. 
National Nonpartisan League--North
Dakota--Newspapers. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#01088+ - May 17, 1918- Aug. 20, 1920 
01089+ - Aug. 20, 1920- Apr. 10, 1924 
01090+ - Apr. 10, 1924- Feb. 10, 1927 
01091+ - Feb. 10, 1927- Jan. 16, 1930 
01092+ - Jan. 16, 1930- Nov. 17, 1932 
01093+ - Nov. 17, 1932- Sept. 26, 1935 
01094+ - Sept. 26, 1935- Oct. 21, 1937 
01095+ - Oct. 21, 1937- Dec. 28, 1939 
01096+ - Dec. 28, 1939- Oct. 15, 1942 
01097+ - Oct. 15, 1942- Dec. 6, 1945 
01098+ - Dec. 6, 1945- Oct. 21, 1948 
01099+ - Oct. 21, 1948- Apr. 23, 1952 
01100+ - Apr. 23, 1952- Jan. 20, 1955 
01101+ - Jan. 20, 1955- Dec. 27, 1956 
10553+ - Jan. 3, 1957- Dec. 31, 1959 
10554+ - Jan. 7, 1960- Dec. 28, 1961 
10555+ - Jan. 4, 1962- Dec. 26, 1963 
10556+ - Jan. 2, 1964- Dec. 30, 1965 
10557+ - Jan. 6, 1966- Feb. 29, 1968 

Gwinner

Prairie press (Crete, N.D.)
See: Crete (Sargent County);
Prairie press (Crete, N.D.)
Prairie press (Gwinner, N.D.)
Editor: Prairie Press. 
Began July 4, 1963; -v. 5, no. 37 (Feb. 29, 1968). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: Although datelined Gwinner, paper is published in Milnor, N.D. 
Absorbed by: Sargent County Teller. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#07569+ - Jan. 23, 1964- Dec. 31, 1964 (Missing: 1964: June 4, Oct.22; 1965: Mar.18) 
07570+ - Jan. 7, 1965- Feb. 29, 1968 

Harlem


Harlem Courier was started in 1888 by Bale and Barton, manager was G. E. Graber, John Kick, Thos. B. Hurley and James B. Shanner. Unknown when publication ceased, probably aound 1900 when the railroad missed Harlem and businesses moved away. It appears that the N.D. State Archives does not have any copies of this paper.
 

Havana

Havana Herald
Editor: Wells and Carlen. 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "Official paper of Sargent County," 1903. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#07064+ - May 12, 1899- Feb. 26, 1904 (Missing: 1899: May 26, 
June 23-30, July 7, 21-28, Aug.3,18-25, Sept.1-8, 29;
1900: Aug.25, Sept.1, Oct.13, Dec.8-22; 1901: Jan., Feb.16-30, 
Mar.1-22, Apr., May 11, June 8-29, July, Aug.3-10,
Sept.14-21, Nov.2-23, Dec.7-14; 1902: Feb.8-May 30, June 13-27, 
July-Oct.18, Nov., Dec.13-27; 1903: Mar.19-Sept.4,
Nov.-Dec.; 1904: Jan., Feb.5-19) 

Havana Herald 
Re-established in 1923
Editor: B.L. Bierce. 
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 25, 1923)- ; ceased July 25, 1923? 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#07064+ - Apr. 25, 1923- July 25, 1923 
Havana Record
Editor: J.E. Hudson. 
Began in 1905; ceased June 25, 1910? 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "Official county paper." 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#07368+ - Apr. 19, 1907- May 31, 1907 
05561+ - June 7, 1907- June 26, 1908 
08014+ - Apr. 19, 1907- June 26, 1908 (Missing: 1907: May 17, Aug.9-16, 
Nov.29; 1908: Jan.10) 
Havana Union (The) Havana, Sargent County, N.D. : A. J. Norin. Began in 1910; -v. 18, no. 4 (June 25, 1925). Published Weekly in English language. Other information: Suspended June 29-Nov. 16, 1922. Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): #07064+ - Jan. 19, Mar. 16-30, May 4 & 25, June 8, Aug. 31 and Dec. 28, 1911 07064+ - Jan. 14, 1915- Aug. 30, 1917 (Missing: 1916: Feb.24, Mar.23, Dec.22-29) 07065+ - Sept. 6, 1917- Oct. 28, 1920 (Missing: 1917: Dec.27; 1918: Mar.7; 1919: Dec.18) 07066+ - Nov. 4, 1920- June 29, 1922 (Missing: 1920: Nov.11, Dec.23; 1922: Jan.12) 07066+ - Nov. 16, 1922- Mar. 29, 1923 07067+ - May 10, 1923- June 25, 1925 (Missing: 1924: May 1, Dec.11)

Linton

Linton was a small town near Milnor, the N.D. State Archives has filed all of the Sargent County Tellers under this short-
lived town.

Sargeant County Teller
Editor: Falley & Co. 
Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 19, 1883)-v. 83, no. 3 (May 17, 1972). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: Publisher's block title sometimes reads: Milnor Teller.
 Changed spelling on masthead to: Sargent County
Teller, June 29, 1883. Special issue: 75th anniversary (June 6, 1958). 
Includes a special section: The De Lamere Mistletoe
(formerly published separately), Nov. 16, 1916-Oct. 5, 1933. 
"Official county newspaper," (1898)-1904, 1906-1910, 1914,
1916, 1918, 1965-1972. Place of publication varies: Linton, N.D. 
(May 19-Aug. 10, 1883), Milnor, N.D. (Aug. 17,
1883-May 17, 1972). Suspended Dec. 6, 1942-May 29, 1947. 
Absorbed: Prairie Press (Gwinner, N.D.), Sargent County
news, and De Lamere mistletoe. Continued by: Teller (Milnor, N.D.). 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#10757++- May 19, 1883- Dec. 30, 1892 (Missing: 1883: July 27, 
Aug.3; 1884: May 16-Dec.; 1885; 1886: Jan.-May 7;
1887: Jan.29, Feb.4, Apr.29-Dec.; 1888-1891; 1892: Jan.-July 15) 
10758++- Jan. 6, 1893- Dec. 27, 1895 (Missing: 1893: May 19, 
June-23-30, Nov.3; 1894: Jan.12, June 22, Sept.13,28,
Oct.12, Dec.14; 1895: Feb.8-15, Mar.29, Apr. 5,26, Aug.16) 
10759++- Jan. 3, 1896- Apr. 29, 1898 (Missing: 1896: Feb.21-28, 
Apr.17, June 5, July 3,17; 1898: May-Dec.) 
10760++- May 5, 1899- Feb. 25, 1904 (Missing: 1899: Jan.-Apr.; 1900: 
July 20-27, Sept.7, Oct.12; 1901: Jan.25,
Feb.1,15-Dec.; 1902: Jan.-June 12,26, July 3,17-24, Aug.7-14,28, 
Sept.-Dec.; 1903: Jan.8-Mar.5,19-Apr.2,16-30, May
14-June 4,18, July-Oct.1,15-Dec.; 
1904: Jan.-Feb.4) 
01481+ - Apr. 20, 1905- July 9, 1908 
01482+ - July 9, 1908- Nov. 16, 1911 
01483+ - Nov. 16, 1911- June 1, 1916 
01484+ - June 8, 1916- Aug. 28, 1919 
01485+ - Aug. 28, 1919- Sept. 21, 1922 
01486+ - Sept. 21, 1922- Jan. 7, 1926 
01487+ - Jan. 7, 1926- Dec. 6, 1928 
01488+ - Dec. 13, 1928- July 27, 1933 
01489+ - Aug. 3, 1933- Dec. 17, 1936 
01490+ - Dec. 17, 1936- July 20, 1939 
01491+ - July 20, 1939- Feb. 12, 1942 
01492+ - Feb. 12, 1942- Nov. 26, 1942 
Publication suspended from Dec. 6, 1942- 
May 29, 1947. 
01492+ - May 29, 1947- Feb. 10, 1949 
01493+ - Feb. 10, 1949- Oct. 4, 1951 
01494+ - Oct. 4, 1951- June 10, 1954 
01495+ - June 10, 1954- Aug. 22, 1957 
01496+ - Aug. 22, 1957- Dec. 31, 1959 
10558+ - Jan. 7, 1960- Dec. 28, 1961 
10559+ - Jan. 4, 1962- Dec. 31, 1963 
10560+ - Jan. 7, 1964- Dec. 28, 1965 
10561+ - Jan. 4, 1966- Dec. 26, 1967 
10562+ - Jan. 2, 1968- Dec. 25, 1968 
10563+ - Jan. 1, 1969- Dec. 31, 1969 
10564++- Jan. 7, 1970- Dec. 29, 1971 
10565+ - Jan. 5, 1972- May 17, 1972 

Milnor

Milnor Teller See: Linton (Sargent County )
Sargeant County teller
Prairie Press (Gwinner, N.D.) See: Gwinner
Sargent County
Prairie Press (Gwinner, N.D.)
Sargent County Teller See: Linton (Sargent County )
Sargeant County Teller

Teller (Milnor, N.D.)
Editor: Alfred R. Henriksen. 
Vol. 83, no. 4 (May 24, 1972)- 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Other information: "Official newspaper of Sargent County", 1972- . Continues: Sargent County Teller. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#10565+ - May 24, 1972- Dec. 27, 1972 
10566+ - Jan. 3, 1973- Dec. 26, 1973 
10567+ - Jan. 2, 1974- Dec. 25, 1974 
10568+ - Jan. 1, 1975- Dec. 31, 1975 
10569+ - Jan. 7, 1976- Dec. 29, 1976 
10570+ - Jan. 5, 1977- Dec. 27, 1978 
10571+ - Jan. 3, 1979- Dec. 31, 1980 
10572+ - Jan. 7, 1981- Dec. 30, 1981 
10573+ - Jan. 6, 1982- Dec. 29, 1982 
10574+ - Jan. 5, 1983- Dec. 28, 1983 
10575+ - Jan. 4, 1984- Dec. 26, 1984 
10576+ - Jan. 2, 1985- Dec. 25, 1985 
10577+ - Jan. 1, 1986- Dec. 31, 1986 
10578+ - Jan. 7, 1987- Dec. 25, 1987 
10579+ - Jan. 1, 1988- Dec. 29, 1989 
12169+ - Jan. 5, 1990- Dec. 27, 1991 
12543+ - Jan. 1, 1992- Dec. 31, 1993 
13216+ - Jan. 7, 1994- Dec. 29, 1995 
Currently publishing. Current issues received are available 
in original paper copy until microfilmed. 

Ransom City

Ransom City Pilot
Editor : F.G. Tuttle. 
Publishing Frequency Unknown; English language. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#11453+ - Aug. 16, 1884 

Rutland

Rutland Leader (The)
Editor: J.J. Monghan. 
Began in 1906. 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#07711+ - Apr. 23, 1908- Oct. 20, 1911 

Stirum

Stirum Citizen
Editor: Alex R. Mason. 
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 20, 1923)-v. 1, no. 23 (May 23, 1924). 
Published Weekly in English language. 
Microfilm holdings (roll numbers, inclusive dates, missing issues): 
#08318+ - Dec. 20, 1923- May 23, 1924 (Missing: 1924: Mar.13,27) 

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