Horses and Cattle Returned to Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect

Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger's animals to be in poor shape

GLADSTONE, ND — Seventy horses and 20 head of cattle have been returned to a Gladstone, North Dakota rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office began to seize the animals last week on a judge’s order. But another judge reversed the order. Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger’s animals to be in…

Bug Season Starts: NDSU’s Bug Man

Don Carey has bugs. Now we're bugs -- for bugs.

We’re in the middle of mosquito and tick season, which means the danger of Lyme disease, West Nile, and in some parts of the United States, even Zika virus. And as if the spread of disease weren’t worrisome enough, insects can also be a nuisance and create property damage problems around the home. But they can also do a great…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Work Plan Includes Funding for Flood Protection in the F-M Area

A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet structure near Horace

  RED RIVER VALLEY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Fiscal Year 2017 work plan includes $20 million for permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead region. The funding will support the construction of an inlet structure, as well as the design of further flood control features and environmental mitigation projects. A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet…

Fargo Park District Earning Their Green Thumbs by Planting More than 75,000 Flowers

The fresh displays will be in different locations including downtown, the airport, and the golf courses

FARGO, ND — Crews are hard at work in hopes of making your summer a little brighter. Staff with the Fargo Park District are planting flowers all around town. The fresh displays will be in different locations including downtown, the airport, and the golf courses. Crews are made up of many seasonal employees, as well as staff from the forestry…

North Dakota Senators Upset About President Trump’s Cuts to Crop Insurance Programs

The budget battle begins but North Dakota's senators are not happy with the president's decision on crop insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s first budget is out and the battle begins on both sides of the aisle. But North Dakota’s two U.S. Senators are in agreement about one section of the budget: crop insurance. Republican Senator John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp both say cuts to the crop insurance program are unacceptable. Heitkamp says the president’s budget leaves…

Carl Ben Eielson, Discovery Students Team Up with Fargo Park District for Arbor Day

Carl Ben Eielson and Discovery Middle School's Students Plant Trees at Brandt Crossing Park

FARGO, ND — Local Students and volunteers are helping our community stay green. Students from Carl Ben Eielson and Discovery Middle Schools, along with other volunteers, planted nearly 100 trees throughout the Brandt Crossing Park in Fargo. The students planted the trees as part of an Arbor Day celebration. Fargo Park District Executive Director, Joel Vettel, says it’s important for…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Standing Rock Chairman

The lawsuit claimed Archambault threatened pipeline workers and interfered with pipeline work

BISMARCK, ND — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit from Dakota Access LLC against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, but it may not mean he is in the clear. The judge said the company failed to prove its claim that Archambault and four others caused more than $75,000 in damages for Dakota Access during the protests in…

Diesel Fuel Spill in Devils Lake Contained

The lake is not a source of drinking water to any nearby communities

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — The North Dakota Health Department is monitoring the cleanup after diesel fuel spilled into Devils Lake. The spill happened at the Army National Guard’s Camp Grafton facility when a diesel fuel dispenser malfunctioned. About 1,300 gallons of fuel was contained, but about 500 gallons made its way through the storm sewer system into the lake….

Bills for DAPL Protests Still Coming in for Reimbursement

The bills cover salaries, overtime pay, meals, lodging, mileage and other expenses

BISMARCK, ND — The bills for the Dakota Access pipeline protest costs continue to come in from several law enforcement agencies across the state. The state Division of Disaster Emergency Services says they have paid $719,000 to the Fargo Police Department. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office submitted a final bill for $819-thousand dollars but so far, has only received $62,000…

Horizon Middle School Students Remove Invasive Buckthorn

Seventh Grade Students Partnered Up With River Keepers, Fargo Park District, and the City of Fargo to Clean Up Invasive Buckthorn In Lindenwood Park

FARGO, ND — Horizon Middle School students put on some gloves and headed out into nature Friday. The seventh graders traveled to Lindenwood Park where they helped remove invasive buckthorn that arborists had cut down. Buckthorn is an invasive woody plant that grows along the forest and takes over the forest understory. The students worked with River Keepers, Fargo Park…