Agriculture

Minnesota DNR Advises Ice Anglers to be Cautious this Winter Season

warmer weather keeps thawing the ice out

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The warmer weather certainly hasn’t stopped people from ice fishing this year. Minnesota’s Department of Resources is reminding everyone to proceed with caution. Ice anglers say they need to get back out on the lakes soon to feel the rush they’ve been waiting for all year long. “I mean you get out there and you drop a…

DAPL Protesters Appealing Convictions

A decision by the court has not yet been made

  BISMARCK, ND — Dakota Access pipeline protesters, who were sent to jail for their actions in Morton County, are appealing their convictions to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mary Redway, 64, of Rhode Island, and 27-year-old Alexander Simon of New Mexico were convicted of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Redway served four days in jail and Simon served 12….

Richland County: North Dakota Wildfires Under Control

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's Fire Service helped monitor the fire throughout the night

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — Wildfires that burned about 800 acres in southeast North Dakota have been brought under control. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says up to eight departments were called to assist with the fires, which spanned about 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Crews from Hankinson, Mantador, Lidgerwood, Dwight, Great Bend, Fairmount, Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and…

Pet Connection: Meet Lila

Baby, it's cold outside. But this dog will see to it your feet are nice and toasty.

Lila couldn’t have come into the studio at a better time. When all the forecasts are calling for a sudden drop back to normal from our record-setting warmth, one of Lila’s favorite activities is snuggling up with someone to keep them nice and warm. This beautiful 4-year-old mixed breed possibly has some Great Pyrenees in her background, which would explain…

2018 Expected To Be A Better Harvest Season

corn, soybean production are predicted to drop while wheat production is expected to rise

FARGO, ND — Farmers across the Midwest had a much drier season in 2017. Agricultural industry leaders at the Northern Ag Expo say farmers could have a turn of luck in the New Year. Drought conditions made work a lot harder for Midwestern farmers in 2017. “The wheat was a decent harvest but we needed more rain,” said farmer Steven Erickson….

Farm Rescue Adds New Service for Farmers and Ranchers in Need

The non-profit provides free labor for farmers and ranchers

  REGIONAL — Farm Rescue has announced they are expanding their services to farmers and ranchers in need. The organization is adding livestock feeding assistance and it will be offered throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska. This will add to a list of services, such as harvesting, haying, and hauling hay and grain. The nonprofit provides…

TransCanada Recovers 24,000 Gallons of Oil at Site of South Dakota Spill

They don't believe any of the spill polluted surface water or drinking water systems

  AMHERST, SD — TransCanada officials say they have been able to recover thousands of gallons of oil from the site of a spill in Amherst, South Dakota. The company says more than 24,000 gallons of oil have been recovered as of Wednesday and nearly 170 people remain at the site working on the clean-up. They don’t believe any of…

Keystone Pipeline Spill Affecting Gas Prices Over Thanksgiving Holiday

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or roughly 210,000 gallons, spilled in the leak

AMHERST, SD — The shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following an oil spill has lifted crude oil prices to levels not seen in two and a half years. Oil prices jumped two percent on Wednesday, the highest since July 2015. Last week’s leak near Amherst, South Dakota and the shutdown have raised concerns about this vital source of supply. About…

Talking Turkey: A Minnesota Turkey Farm Family Recipe

Your family will gobble it up -- our morning show crew sure did.

When it comes to making the best possible turkey for your family, it makes sense to go to the source. That’s where Bruce Anderson’s family comes in. The Fargo Fire battalion chief prepares a bird with this recipe every year for his family at home, and some years, when he’s working, for the crew at the fire house. It’s the…

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Don't inadvertently invite the fire department to your family dinner.

In your pursuit of the perfect bird, don’t let your quest for culinary mastery become a quest for fire instead. Fire and safety experts say Thanksgiving dinner is one of the riskiest times for fires around the home, and cooking the meal is in large part to blame. “We’re not used to cooking such a big meal every day,” said…