Agriculture

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

The Army Corps and Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners had said the claim was lacking

  WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another loss in federal court for the Sioux tribes. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled against their efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. A lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes saying the pipeline threatens their right to practice their…

Bird Flu Hits Supplier of Nation’s Largest Chicken Producer

31 farms are under quarantine in an effort to keep the virus from spreading

  NATIONAL — Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton has confirmed at least 74,000 chickens have been destroyed on one farm and 30 other farms are also under quarantine after health officials detected the H7 strain of bird flu outside of Chattanooga. The 30 other farms being tested are within a 60 mile radius of the infected farm. Templeton said lab…

Falcon Farming

Pesticides are controversial. See how some farmers are getting around the need for them with their feathered friends.

Farmers near Phoenix are getting some help ridding their fields of pests without using pesticides to do so. Small birds and other animals are a real problem for one family strawberry farm in Goodyear, Arizona. To stop the small pests from raiding their berries, the Duncan family uses hunting falcons and their handlers to help patrol the fields. It’s a…

The 2017 Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show Offering New Fishing Products

Carrot Fishing Rods are One of the New Tackle Products That Can be Found at the Sportsmen's Show

FARGO, N.D. — The 2017 Sportsmen’s Show has a new fishing rod you can take a bite out of. Their carrot fishing rod is on display among the may boats, RVs and fishing tackle showcased in the Fargodome. It’s designers say the rod is made from carrot fibers. Although it’s lightweight, they say it’s strong.   “People have been very…

Rick Perry Confirmed as Energy Secretary

The vote was 62-37

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as energy secretary. The vote was 62-37. Perry, who once pledged to eliminate the department, has repeatedly promised to be an advocate for the agency and to protect the nation’s nuclear stockpile. He has said he’ll work to develop American energy in all forms which is…

Devils Lake Region to Expect Major Flooding

There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The chances of major flooding in the Devils Lake region remain high. The latest outlook by the National Weather Service predicts a three to four foot rise on Devils Lake. There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011. There’s about 10 to 20…

North Dakota Lawmakers’ Reaction to President Trump’s Address to Congress

President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress and fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. Kelly Wang reports from Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress. He outlined his plans on immigration, health care and the budget. Fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. “It was so great to have a president who didn’t apologize for American exceptionalism,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer….

President Trump Eliminates Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota were on hand as Mr. Trump signed his order to eliminate the Obama Administration's Waters of the U.S. rule

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump has signed another executive order that will impact farmers and ranchers. Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota were on hand as Mr. Trump signed his order to eliminate the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Senator Heitkamp says it’s time for Congress to act by giving the EPA direction on what water is jurisdictional…

Fargodome Preps for the Home and Garden Show

The Fargodome Prepares For Their 56th Annual Red River Valley Home and Garden show

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargodome is setting up for the 56th annual Red River Valley Home and Garden show, which kicks off Friday. The three-day event will exhibit all things home and garden, including building, remodeling, interior design, and different home products. Along with different displays, there will be workshop classes, a treasure hunt for kids and a beer walk…

FrogWatch USA Training Session at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo is Hosting a Training Session This Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Did you know that frogs play a very important role in the ecosystem? With them breathing through their skin, they can indicate when there are problems within the environment. “The volunteers are going out and listening for frog calls,” said Bryan Vasquez, the director of conservation and education at the Red River Zoo. “So, we’re having training…