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ND Supreme Court Upholds Permits for Hog Operation in Buffalo

Opponents asked a judge to block the project

  BUFFALO, ND — Despite pleas from the surrounding community, the North Dakota Supreme Court is upholding a decision on permits for a hog farm in Buffalo. Rolling Green Family Farms, operated by Minnesota based Pipestone Holdings, is a $15 million dollar hog farm that has many of the people who live in town concerned about things like groundwater and…

Grygla Farmer Dies After Getting Trapped in Truck Chute

Authorities say 80-year-old Ralph Lee was cleaning the box of a farm truck when he somehow got stuck in the grain chute

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A Grygla man is dead after a farm accident in Beltrami County. Authorities responded to the 43000 block of Moose River Road in Northwood Township after a call for help came into the Sheriff’s Office just after 10 a.m. Authorities say 80-year-old Ralph Lee was cleaning the box of a farm truck when he somehow…

One Ticket or 10? What Would You Do if You Win Powerball’s $700 Million Jackpot?

It's the second largest drawing in Powerball history, the first being the $1.6 billion jackpot, won in January of 2016

FARGO, ND — A $700 million jackpot is on the line, and even though you have better odds of being struck by lightning than you do of getting six numbers to align with you, it’s not stopping people from buying up tickets. In fact, by the time the drawing takes place, you could be in the running to have much…

Senator Hoeven Holds a Roundtable to Discuss the 2018 Farm Bill

An agriculture roundtable was held to discuss concerns from agriculture producers across the state

CASSELTON ND — North Dakota farmers and ranchers met with Senator Hoeven for an agricultural roundtable to talk about their worries and desires over the 2018 farm bill. Senator Hoeven laid his outline of the 2018 Farm Bill on the table and said getting feedback is the best way to improve any concerns from the producers. More agriculture research, revenue…

Judge Blocks North Dakota Law in Question Over Farm Equipment

The judge's order directs Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem not to enforce the measure until the issue can be resolved

  NORTH DAKOTA — A federal judge has blocked a North Dakota law designed to protect farm equipment dealers. The law permits implement dealers to sell generic rather than name-brand replacement parts. Four major manufacturers of farm implements filed a lawsuit that claims the law is unconstitutional. The judge’s order directs Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem not to enforce the measure…

Recent Rain is Holding Back North Dakota’s Drought Conditions

Escalating drought conditions are still prominent but not getting worse thanks to recent rain

NORTH DAKOTA — Our much needed rain over the past week has keep drought conditions in North Dakota from getting worse. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 82 percent of the state in some stage of drought, unchanged from last week. Most of central and western North Dakota remains in extreme or exceptional drought. There was a small area…

Dakota Farmers Slammed by Worsening Drought Conditions

Experts told us some producers will feel the effects of this dry season for many years

LEONARD, ND — Farmers and ranchers in North Dakota are concerned about extreme drought conditions creeping into the eastern side of the state. Some Ag experts said we haven’t had drought conditions this bad since 2006. Last year’s harvest held an abundant yield for many North Dakota farmers. But with drought conditions and little rain, the same can’t be said…

Drought Causing Increase in Livestock Killing Bacteria

Six livestock deaths caused by the algae are reported in North Dakota so far this year

FARGO, ND — The drought conditions are escalating algae which can kill livestock in five minutes if ingested. For rancher Roddy Grefsrud, it’s been a forgiving season in Hawley, Minnesota. “We got an inch and a half of rain Wednesday night,” said Grefsrud “We hope the pasture will come back a little bit. But otherwise, it hasn’t been bad.” But the…

Drought Conditions Hitting Farmers and Ranchers Hard Across the Region

A farm in Leonard is suffering from drought conditions

LEONARD, ND — Due to severe drought conditions in portions of the state, North Dakota lawmakers announced farmers and ranchers will receive emergency grazing acres. Drought conditions are affecting nearly a third of North Dakota. That’s a concern for Leonard farmer, Mark Nesemeier. “We have some subtle moisture, but we do have some late planted crops that had trouble coming up…

“They Did Change the World”: North Dakota “Farm Boys” Turned Soldiers Remembered this Flag Day

In Honor of Flag Day, Post 2 Re-Dedicated the 164th Infantry Regiment WWII Memorial Monument in Lindenwood Park

FARGO, ND — Veterans and community members gathered at Lindenwood Park in Fargo for a ceremony for the 164th Infantry Regiment World War Two Memorial. “During over four and half years of activation, these soldiers proved that on the fields of international conflict, a citizen solider could excel and meet the best the enemy had to offer and could prevail,”…