Mountrail County Health Center Drive Through Testing Draws A Crowd

30 Apr 2020 Events, News

Mountrail County Health Center in Stanley hosted a Drive Through COVID-19 testing event on Friday, Apr. 24. Testing started at 10:00 a.m. and ran through 2:00 p.m. although the lineup of vehicles of those waiting to be tested started more than an hour before.

Testing was organized through staging using the Stanley High School parking lot. Those looking to be tested were asked to report to the High School where they were assigned a number to their car. Mountrail County Sheriff Corey Bristol and several of the department officers, Mountrail County Emergency Manager Warren Bogert along with the Highway Patrol were at the school to coordinate that portion of the event.

When told by Health Center staff, they would then send a set number of vehicles down 8th Avenue towards the hospital. Along the way, intersections were being controlled by members of the Stanley Public Works and Stanley Police Department to assure smooth movement of not only those who were waiting to be tested, but also those cars that were just trying to go from one area of the city to another.

At the Health Center, they were met by staff with the information forms prior to testing. They then moved along the driveway area on the east side of the complex for testing. Tests were administered by staff and then brought back into the “command center” where they were documented and packaged for transport to the State Lab for testing.

The Health Center was grateful to all that helped make the testing a success, saying they could not have successfully done this test without coordination and manpower from the Stanley Police Department, Mountrail County Sheriff’s office, Stanley Public Works, and the Highway Patrol. They kept everything moving as smoothly as possible, without clogging up city streets with traffic, and that was no small feat. People participating were in awe of the teamwork as they drove from the staging area and down 8th Avenue to MCHC.

Additional thanks went to Marilyn Gaebe, who provided a delicious lunch for staff and kept them energized for the entire day. They appreciated Estvold Oilfield Services, specifically Jake and Kelsey, for allowing them to use their coolers to safely transport tests from Stanley to Bismarck testing labs and the “best COVID-19 courier in the state” Rodney Essler.

They also expressed their thanks to the community saying, “We would not try to offer these testing services if we did not think that people would show up to be tested, and our community SHOWED UP! It was a steady stream of cars the entire four hours.”

Last but not least, they expressed a personal thank you to the staff of the Mountrail County Health Center. From traffic control, to gathering information from each test subject, to registering each test subject, and properly marking each test to the Providers performing the swabs, and then our lab processing each test from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and to everyone inside the building allowing business to proceed as usual. This was pointed out as teamwork at its ultimate finest.

In the span of a little over 4 hours, the Mountrail County Health Center staff were able to test 189 vehicles, totaling 357 tests that included residents from throughout the county and a few out of county residents. “Thank you to everyone who came to get tested so we can gather more data about how this virus is impacting our community and to start working on getting North Dakota open again,” they said.

The drive through testing helped support Governor Doug Burgum’s goal of increasing testing to start the work on smartly reopening the state.

This testing clinic was a group effort between administration and providers.

Additionally, per direction of the state, the facility is also testing all of their residents and employees starting last week and continuing on Monday.

As of Monday morning, tests completed in Mountrail County had increased from 524 on Friday to 892 on Monday. One new positive was recorded on Monday, up from the cumulative 33 since the first tests administered in the county. That new positive is part of the testing done on Friday and is a case from New Town. Of the 892 tests recorded in the county thus far, 858 have returned negative. Not all of Friday’s test results were included in Monday’s numbers.

This article has been republished by the gracious consent of the Mountrail County Promoter.

Mountrail County Health Center COVID-19 Drive Through Testing

20 Apr 2020 Events, News

April 20th, 2020

RE: Mountrail County Health Center COVID-19 Drive Through Testing

Mountrail County Health Center is committed to providing our community the best care possible during the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic. We therefore are offering a complimentary “Drive Through” testing event at our facility on Friday, April 24th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  We are strongly encouraging residents of Mountrail County who have not previously had access to  drive-through testing to be screened.


COVID—19 testing will be conducted at door 13 at the back of our building.  Please see the map for further instruction.

Please bring your Photo ID.  MCHC employees will register patients while they wait in line.  Please remain in your vehicle with your window rolled up unless instructed otherwise by MCHC staff.

Testing will be offered on a first come first serve basis.  Please be advised that once you enter the driveway for testing, there IS NOT an area to turn around.  You will need to wait until it is your turn to be tested in order to exit. 

You will have a limited amount of time with the provider conducting this test.  The drive through testing clinic is NOT the time to discuss symptoms or other medical conditions with a doctor.  If you need 1:1 time with a provider, or are experiencing severe respiratory symptoms, please do not use the drive through clinic.  Call the Rural Health Clinic at 701-628-2505 so our nurses can triage you individually and get you the care you need. 

If you have questions about this process, please call 701-628-2424.

Get OFF the Couch and GO Summer Challenge IS BACK!!!!

13 Jun 2018 Events

Stanley, ND – The Mountrail County Health Foundation is teaming up again this year with the Stanley Rec-Stanley Park District and the Stanley Public Schools to issue a challenge to Mountrail County: Get OFF the Couch and GO Summer Challenge!!!

A punch card has been created with different events throughout the summer. All Stanley Public School system children received their punch card and rules last week, along with the flyer for the Back 2 School Bash.  Additional punch cards and rules are available at Town and Country Credit Union, BNC Bank, American Bank Center and the T.H. Reiarson Rural Health Clinic.

Rules are that for each event a child/adult completes on the punch card they will receive a stamp. Whoever has the most stamps on their punch card wins a Family ND Getaway Weekend sponsored by the MCHF.  In case of a tie, a drawing will be held for the trip.  Consolation prizes will be Scheels gift cards.  This event is open for all ages.

On Your Own activity you will need to post a photo of you completing the activity on your Facebook page and the TAG the Stanley Rec-Stanley Park District, Mountrail County Health Foundation and the Stanley Blue Jays Facebook pages or send the photo to A representative from the Park District, Foundation or the School will contact you after your fun photo is posted and instruct you how to mark that event completed!

Attend as many of the Scheduled Events below and receive a stamp by a Park District, Foundation or School representative at the event.  Different this year is that prizes sponsored by local businesses will be awarded at certain events. 

  • Swimming for the Day (either pool) – Just go to the pool, swim, show them your punch card and get a stamp.
  • Free Day of Swimming at the outdoor pool (MAY 31st, June 19th, JULY 4th) – Bring your punch card and you get a FREE DAY of swimming and a stamp. All Day Event
  • Indoor Swimming Lessons (June 4th-14th) —Schedule lessons at the Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center, bring your punch card and get a stamp.
  • Base Running Competition (7:00 PM – Thursday, June 7th) – Join us at the High School Baseball field, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event Starts at 7pm. Prizes sponsored by MRC.
  • 3 on 3 basketball Tournament—(5:00 PM – Friday, June 29th) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp Event starts at 5pm. Prizes sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance (Ron Hamers), Norman Mell and Associates, MWEC and Rudolph Electric.
  • Corn Hole Tournament—(Time to be determined – Saturday, June 30th) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. This will be in the afternoon, Keep a look out in the paper & on Facebook for the time! Prizes sponsored by Douglas Anderson, DDS, MDU and Rudolph Electric.
  • 5K SpLaSh dAsH—(8:00 AM – Saturday, June 30th) – Join us at the High School East Parking lot, bring your punch card and participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Ends at the East Parking Lot. Registration starts at 8am.
  • Outdoor Pool Lessons (July 9-19th) —Schedule lessons at the Ray Rude outdoor pool, bring your punch card and get a stamp.
  • Grand Slam Contest—(5:00 PM – Thursday, July 12th) – Join us at the Grade School baseball field, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event starts at 5pm. Prizes sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union.
  • 5K Bike Ride—(7:00 PM – Sunday, July 15th) – Join us at the High School East Parking lot, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event starts at 7pm. Prizes sponsored by MWEC.
  • Sand Volleyball —(Time to be Determined – Wednesday, August 1st) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Keep a look out for the time in the paper and on Facebook. Prizes sponsored by Kids Korner Daycare, Diane Hellman and Rudolph Electric.
  • Family Olympics—(7:00 PM – Thursday, August 2nd) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event Starts at 7pm. Prizes sponsored by MRC, MWEC and Travel Now.
  • Back 2 School Bash—(Friday, August 3rd) – Turn your cards in here! The events runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the East parking lot of the High School.

Any questions please contact 629.8990 or send an email to Join in the fun and remember….”You are off to Great Places!  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”  Dr. Seuss



13 Jun 2018 Events

On Saturday, June 9th, the Mountrail County Health Foundation (MCHF) sponsored their annual Golf Scramble at the Prairie Rose Golf Club in Stanley.  There were 16 teams registered and over $11,755.00 was raised this year. This money will be used to help purchase needed equipment for the Mountrail Bethel Home. Over the past five years, the MCHF has raised $57,910 with the help of our wonderful sponsors and our awesome golfers!!!!

The first place team winners of $400 included: Brock Borud, Brent Borud, Jim Everett and Tom Wilhelmi.  They shot 14 under, with a score of 58.  Three teams, Brian Borud’s, MDU and Brosz Engineering tied at 8 under with a score of 64.  The team of Scott Worthington, Terry Kuntz, Nate Berens and Gayle Cox from Brosz won the $200 second place prize in a coin toss.

Hole prize winners included longest putt for women on Hole #1 was Dawn Evenson. She won a $50 Souris Valley gift card sponsored by Doug Kinnoin Farms.  Longest drive for men on Hole #1 was Tanner Borud. He won a $50 Scheel’s gift card sponsored by Farm Credit.  Longest drive for women on Hole #2 was Pam Nelson.  She won a $50 Scheel’s gift card sponsored by Farm Credit.  Longest putt for men on Hole #2 was Tom Wilhelmi.  He won a $50 Souris Valley gift card sponsored by Doug Kinnoin Farms.  Closest to the pin – 1st shot – on Hole #3 was Dylan Enger.  He won $50 cash sponsored by Health Care Insurance Services.  Closest to the pin – 2nd shot – on Hole #4 was Terry Kuntz.  He won a case of Titleist Pro V1’s sponsored by Trailsmen Court.  Closest to the pin – 1st shot – on Hole #6 was Todd Jorgenson.  He won a UND golf basket sponsored by WE Integrate.  Longest putt for men on Hole #7 was Brock Borud.  He won a case of Titleist Pro V1’s and a bottle of Captain Morgan sponsored by The Leader.  Longest putt for women on Hole #8 was Amy Littlecreek.  She won golf bag sponsored by Secure Energy Services.

Numerous door prizes were also awarded sponsored by Border Plains, Renae Gjellstad, Brosz Engineering, WE Integrate, Ace Hardware, Everett Chiropractic Health Center, Stanley Park District, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of ND, Ina Mae Rude Aquatic/Ann Nicole Nelson Wellness Center and Brandi Bieri of Aflac.

The MCHF wishes to express their gratitude to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who made this day a great success. We especially want to thank all the golfers that came back out to golf the postponed date and to Cash Wise, Target Logistics, Marilyn Gaebe and the Bethel Home Auxiliary for working with us on the food two weekends in a row!!!

Check out the pictures of the day’s events. They will be located on the newly designed Foundation website at and on their Facebook page.  Mark your calendars for next year’s Scramble which is scheduled for June 1st, 2019.



2018 Golf Scramble 2nd Place Winners


Mountrail County Health Foundation Golfing “Fore” a Cause Golf Scramble – Saturday, June 2nd

16 May 2018 Events


Mountrail County Health Foundation Golfing “Fore” a Cause Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, June 2nd

The Mountrail County Health Foundation will be holding their Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 2nd at the Prairie Rose Golf Course in Stanley. This golf scramble is sponsored by Pearl Valley Oilfield Services, Dakota Drug, Geneil Vedaa of AFLAC, Mountrail County Farm Bureau, Midstate Telephone, NAPA, Border Plains Equipment, American Bank Center, Secure Energy Services, BNC Bank, EAPC, Lynn Grabow and Springan Furniture. All proceeds raised will benefit equipment enhancements at the Mountrail Bethel Home.

Registration for the 18-Hole Best Ball Golf Scramble starts at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Target Logistics will be provided after registration. A dinner sponsored by Cash Wise, Marilyn Gaebe, and the Mountrail County Bethel Home Auxiliary will follow the day of golf.

Many local businesses such as We Integrate, Health Care Insurance Services, Farm Credit, The Leader, Doug Kinnoin Farms, Pinnacle, Secure Energy Services and Trailsmen Court have donated the hole prizes for longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

There will also be six special Hole In One Prizes. A lucky winner of a Hole in One on #3 could win a set of Callaway Irons sponsored by Prairie Ford and a Z540M John Deere lawn mower sponsored by Gooseneck Implement. Hole in One on #5 could win a 2018 Ford Escape Titanium sponsored by Prairie Ford and a $1000 Savings Bond sponsored by American Bank Center. Springan Furniture will be sponsoring a Hole in One contest on #6 with a Lazy Boy Recliner going to the winner along with a LED Flat Screen TV sponsored by Prairie Ford.

Also, there will be a raffle for a chance to win a round of golf and a food/beverage gift card at the Vardon Golf Club sponsored by the Vardon Golf Club or a Yeti Hopper Backflip 24 Cooler or a Yeti Fully Loaded 5 Gallon Bucket sponsored by the Mountrail County Health Foundation and Ace Hardware. These tickets will be on sale the day of the scramble for $10.00 a piece or 3 for $20.00.

For more information on the Golf Scramble or if you would like to donate items towards the goodie bags or donate a door prize please contact Steph Everett at 682-1405 or emailing her at