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Nebraska Department of Agriculture offering help due to dry conditions

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:23:33 GMT

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is providing information to Nebraska's farmers and ranchers in need of assistance due to prolonged dry conditions in the state. "The U.S. Drought Monitor has updated its drought status.




Seattle Man Faces Charges in North Dakota Bank Robbery

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:36:38 GMT

A Seattle man accused of robbing a bank in North Dakota is now also accused of terrorizing clerks in the business. The Minot Daily News reports that 44-year-old Jeremy Maines made an initial appearance on the four terrorizing counts on Wednesday but didn't immediately enter pleas.




Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:15:02 GMT

They had just spent an exhausting day touring Halden, the maximum-security facility Time has dubbed "the world's most humane prison," yet neither of them could sleep. Halden is situated in a remote forest of birch, pine, and spruce with an understory of blueberry shrubs.




Petition would end North Dakota Sunday shopping restrictions

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:25:04 GMT

Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Tuesday he is reviewing the ballot initiative to end the state's so-called blue laws. Once the petition is approved for circulation, it will need signatures from about 13,500 North Dakotans to put it to a statewide vote next year.




West Nile virus confirmed in 2 North Dakotans

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:42:02 GMT

The North Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first human cases of West Nile virus disease for the season. In 2016, the ND Dept.




Man Involved In Officer Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:49:32 GMT

The man accused in a police pursuit that ended with an officer-involved shooting in Yankton has pleaded not guilty to most of the charges against him. Fifty-eight-year-old Curtis Adams Sr., of Yankton, appeared in court Monday where he entered not guilty pleas to attempted murder, aggravated assault against an officer and intent to distribute methamphetamine.




8-Year-Old Dies of Injuries Suffered in Crash

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:51:33 GMT

The 8-year-old boy from Page was airlifted to a Fargo hospital following the crash Tuesday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a pickup failed to yield at an intersection along County Road 1, striking the car in which the boy was riding.




Trump Denies North Dakota Money To Pay Down Costs Of Pipeline Protests

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:30:04 GMT

The Trump administration denied North Dakota federal dollars to help the state recoup money lost while cleaning up after last year's Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The federal government will not help the state pay down what is expected to be $37 million in damage associated with the protests, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Doug Burgum.




President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Dakota

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:01:35 GMT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Dakota to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from March 23 to April 29, 2017. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding in Benson, Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Towner, and Walsh counties, and in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation.




GOP Sen. John Hoeven comes out against health care bill

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:14:33 GMT

Sen. John Hoeven is the latest Republican senator to come out against party leaders' plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, sharing his reservations at a roundtable in North Dakota this week. According to the Bismarck Tribune, Hoeven participated in a discussion at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine on Wednesday.




On the Offensive Against Opioids

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:44:30 GMT

That mission just got a much-needed boost with a federal grant, solidifying the University's role as a regional focal point for the nationwide effort to combat drug abuse particularly that related to the overdose epidemic of opioids such as fentanyl, carfentanyl and others. Thomasine Heitkamp, professor in the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, recently was awarded a five-year grant totaling $3.8 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.




Medicaid key to perception of healthcare reform

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:08:51 GMT

While it is the federal government dealing with the hot potato of healthcare reform right now, eventually it might boil down to state officials to determine how palatable changes are to North Dakota residents. The issue is Medicaid expansion, which North Dakota opted into.




Cowboy culture, history

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 05:48:59 GMT

When rodeo legend Larry Mahan spoke at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony last weekend, he told the audience everyone should be proud of the Hall of Fame interpretive center in Medora. "It's a slice of history and they're keeping it alive.




Canada 150's legacy? Reconciling Canada's past with our shared future

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:37:39 GMT

Thomas Taylor and Poor Jane are seated in front, with my grandmother, Dora, in between. Her four siblings, Jessie, Rose, Robert and Charlotte are behind.




LaMoure Police Chief Charged With Sex Crimes in 3 Counties

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:13:05 GMT

A police chief in a small North Dakota town is facing sex crimes charges in three counties, including allegations he had sex with a minor under the age of 15. This booking photo released Friday, June 30, 2017, by the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown, N.D., shows James Watson, the police chief in LaMoure, N.D., who was charged Friday with sex crimes in three western North Dakota counties, including two counts of continuous sex abuse of a child. Watson has yet to appear in court.




NDDOT begins offering Patriotic Plates to citizens

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:25:20 GMT

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has a new series of Patriotic Plates available for purchase for North Dakota citizens. The new plates are available to all North Dakota vehicle owners and can be purchased at any of the Motor Vehicle Branch Offices in the state or by filling out an application form available online through the NDDOT website.




Japense Beetle is back

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:42:20 GMT

An enemy for gardeners is back again, after a 6 year hiatus. Japanese Beetles were discovered in a shipment of plants from Baileys Nursery in Minnesota.