Land

Brutal Weather and Coming Storm Leaves Farmers With Uncertainty

In a region with lots of high and low land, there are more wet areas that usual

LISBON, N.D. — Farmers are feeling the weight of Mother Nature. “We’re not doing too bad now, things are drying up nice, it’s looking a lot better, but when you’re talking another 12 inches of snow, and what that’s going to do, it’s already wet and late to start out with,” Matthew Lyons, a farmer in Lisbon, said. He says…

Hundreds of Farmers Attend Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

The expo gave them a place to collaborate on industry challenges

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of farmers gathered at the Fargodome for the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. It gave them a place to collaborate and get tips on industry challenges, such as maximizing profit. “Money talks when it comes to commodities and that’s the bottom line— it’s their bottom line,” said Matt Gast, a soybean farmer. Farmers say it’s the…

Frisco is Feeling Like Fargo…Only in Texas

No green and gold inside Toyota Stadium quite yet, you won't see that for a few more days, but if you go just about anywhere in the city, you will see plenty of it

FRISCO, TX — We continue our coverage of the NDSU football team’s road to the national championship game in Frisco, Texas. Many of the Bison Faithful have already made their way down to Texas. No green and gold inside Toyota Stadium quite yet, you won’t see that for a few more days, but if you go just about anywhere in…

Days After Oil Spill, Construction Approved for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline

After nine years, two presidential orders and dozens of lawsuits, the pipeline is being built. Fox News reporter, Mike Tobin, has more.

NEBRASKA — The Keystone pipeline is finally approved for construction by Nebraska regulators, but it comes just days after a devastating oil spill. After nine years, two presidential orders and dozens of lawsuits, TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline has finally cleared its last regulatory challenge with Public Service Commissioners in Nebraska voting to approve the pipeline’s route through their state. Some…

Local Students Celebrate Fargo’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day

School officials say they want the students and the community to come together and learn about the true history of Native Americans

FARGO, ND — More than 70 high school students from the Fargo-West Fargo Indian Education Program are honoring Fargo’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Kids got to learn about the original discoveries of this land and the background on indigenous people. School officials say they want the students and the community to come together and learn about the true history of Native…

Local Producers Optimistic About Harvest Despite Drought Conditions

With the growing season almost over and harvesting around the corner, area farmers say they will still come out with a good product

ARTHUR, ND — The drought in North Dakota left land dry for much of the summer. “We had really nice growing conditions through about the middle of July this year and then here in the Arthur area it quit raining almost completely,” said Kevin Skunes, the First VP for North Dakota Corn Growers. With the growing season almost over and…

Minnesota School Districts Hopeful with New Tax Credit

The community has voiced its concern about the burden property taxes can play on agricultural land when it comes to school building bonds

GLYNDON, Minn. — In the last ten years, property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114%. “About 60% of our total net value of a school district is in ag land,” said Bryan Thygeson, the Superintendent of the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school district. A new bill is now taking some of that load off their shoulders and giving school districts an…

TOWN OF THE YEAR: Abercrombie Shatters Voting Records with More Than 150,000 Votes

The town of around 280 people received more than 150,000 votes in the final round

ABERCROMBIE, ND — Abercrombie, North Dakota shattered all previous voting records to win our Town of the Year Contest. The town of around 280 people received more than 150,000 votes in the final round. Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec spent the day getting to find out what make this town tick. Rob met one of the nominators of Abercrombie for Town…

The Fargo Project in Final Steps of Developing Nature Property

The Fargo Project is hoping to make a vacant property a place where people in the Red River Valley will have a space to relax and gather for fun activities

FARGO, ND — People of the Fargo Project are putting their plans into place for an open plot of land in south Fargo. They are working on developing the land to connect people with nature. The Fargo Project is hoping to make a vacant property a place where people in the Red River Valley will have a space to relax…

Community Gathers in Pelican Rapids for Meeting on Star Lake Casino Project

Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — We first brought the story about the Shooting Star Casino proposing a new casino project back in February. Otter Tail County officials are seeking public input in their decision to approve the project. Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project. The meeting was meant…