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Extreme heat & drought causes problems for farmers

The plants aren't able to root down enough to absorb the moisture that is down below for as fast as it's evaporating.

WHEATLAND, N.D. (KVRR) — Warm temperatures and the lack of rain is posing some problems for farmers and their crops. “I guess to take care of them and to raise a crop you need to get it planted right and make sure you take care of the weeds and pray for a little bit of rain once in a while,”…

Sargent County Rancher Finds Innovative Ways To Sell Her Products

Block's sales includes steaks, ground beef, and brisket

HAVANA, N.D. — Lacey Block is a sixth generation cattle rancher from Havana, North Dakota, south of Fargo in Sargent County. “It kind of just runs in our blood and there’s nothing else we want to do in this world,” said Lacey Block. She says in September of last year, she started to see that the amount of time and…

U.S. Senators Join Forces To Call For Meat Price Fixing Investigation

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and ten other state attorneys general earlier called for an investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota leaders are continuing to push for an investigation into price fixing in the cattle industry. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and 18 Senate colleagues, including North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, are working together. They wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting they investigate potential anti-competitive activities in the beef…

Semi Driver Suffers Medical Condition While Driving Near Jamestown And Dies

There was no damage to the truck or load of cattle he was hauling

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A 63-year-old semi driver is dead after suffering a sudden medical condition and driving off Old Highway 10 near Jamestown. It happened around 7 Tuesday night. Two other drivers saw what happened and found the semi driver unconscious and called 911. The driver was taken to the hospital in Jamestown where he was pronounced dead. There was…

Several Cattle Killed When Semi Overturns in Emmons County

No charges will be filed against the semi driver.

HAZELTON, N.D.–A semi truck carrying approximately 72 head of cattle tipped over, killing some of the cattle near Hazelton. The semi driver was traveling Southbound on U.S. Highway 83 when he slowed to make a left turn into a Cenex gas station. As the truck was turning, the weight of the cattle shifted causing the semi to turn over on…

Man, Cattle Die After Crash Near Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A 49-year-old man has died after his pickup carrying a trailer full of cattle crashed Friday. It happened on State Highway 20 3 miles south of Devils Lake around 3:15. The North Dakota State Patrol says a pickup was heading north when it left the road. The driver, a Devils Lake man, was taken to St….

Man Killed After Getting Pinned Between Trailer And Fence Post

He Was Helping Load Cattle At The Time

ALEXANDER, N.D. — Authorities have identified an 89-year-old man who was killed after he was pinned between a livestock trailer and a fence post in Alexander, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says Arne Skedsvold was taken to a Montana hospital, where he died because of injuries from the accident. Officials say a 33-year-old man was backing up a tractor…

Cattle Trailer Rollover Near Oberon, North Dakota

The semi was traveling from Rugby when it rolled on Highway 281

OBERON, N.D. — A semi hauling cattle was traveling from Rugby, North Dakota when it rolled into the ditch. It happened three miles north of Oberon along Highway 281 around 7:30 Tuesday morning. The trailer was hauling nearly 70 head of cattle. Area ranchers helped transport them to Devils Lake to be looked over for any injuries. The driver of…

PSC Chairperson Is Running For Re-Election

Randy Christmann owns a Cattle Ranch Near Hazen, North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND — Randy Christmann is running for re-election to the North Dakota Public Service Commission. He has served as a PSC Commissioner since 2012 and is currently its chairperson. Christmann said that during his time as commissioner, North Dakotans have enjoyed some of the lowest utility rates in the nation. Prior to the PSC, Christmann served in the North…