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USDA: Wet Weather Causes Lowest Corn Crop in Four Years

Farmers say they're hoping for favorable conditions during the summer

NORTH DAKOTA — A new report shows farmers across the country aren’t growing as much corn because of the wet weather this spring. The USDA says our country’s corn crop is the lowest it’s been in four years. “This spring has just been a gut punch to the farmers,” Jean Henning, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Council, said. Randy…

Hector International Airport Named Official Aviation Guide’s Busiest Small Airport of the Year

Hector is served by Delta, United Express, Frontier, American Eagle and Allegiant

FARGO, ND — Fargo has something else to brag about. Hector International Airport has been named Official Aviation Guide’s Busiest Small Airport of the Year. Executive director Shawn Dobberstein says it’s a reflection of the passengers they serve. The airport accommodated nearly 554-thousand scheduled departing seats in the previous 12 months. Hector is served by Delta, United Express, Frontier, American Eagle…

President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For North Dakota & Minnesota

Covers Damage In Both States Caused By Spring Flooding

BISMARCK, ND — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for North Dakota and Minnesota due to widespread spring flooding. Governors Doug Burgum and Tim Walz both requested federal help last month in dealing with flooding that damaged homes, infrastructure, roads and farmland this spring. The damage is expected to exceed $40 million in Minnesota and $8.5 million in North…

Man Pulled From Grain Bin Dies At The Scene

The Sargent County sheriff says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around

SARGENT, ND — A man died after he got caught in a grain bin at a farm in Brampton, North Dakota. The Sargent County sheriff says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around. He checked the bin and discovered signs that the man was loading corn and became trapped. First responders and neighbors were…

CHS Makes Another Major Donation To The Great Plains Food Bank

The gift will provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed those in need

FARGO, ND — CHS has made another substantial donation to help fight hunger across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The global agribusiness presented a check for just over $90,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The money was raised through CHS’s annual Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive. The gift will provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed…

UPDATE: Man Found Dead in Ransom County Creek Identified

The sheriff says someone reported the vehicle going into the water shortly before 11 a.m. Monday

UPDATE – Ransom County Sheriff Darren Benneweis says Ronald Wallner of Lisbon was found dead in a submerged pickup near Lisbon.   RANSOM CO., ND — A man was found dead inside a submerged pickup near a boat ramp at Dead Colt Creek in Ransom County. The sheriff says someone reported the vehicle going into the water shortly before 11 a.m….

UPDATE: Person Hospitalized after I-94 Crash

FARGO, N.D. – One person is in the hospital after part of the road on westbound I–94 heaves causing a chain reaction crash in Fargo. Crews responded near the 45th Street exit around 6:30. The Highway Patrol says where the freeway has four lanes part of the roadway heaved. Construction crews were working in the area. Three pickups collided and…

North Dakota Veterans Gather at West Fargo VFW for 98th State Convention

The quartermaster general wants more veterans to get involved

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from across North Dakota are in West Fargo for the VFW State Convention. The convention includes socials and dinners, but also matters of business. There are administration and committee meetings to talk about plans and legislation that advocate for veterans. The VFW helps veterans work through the red tape at the VA and get claims filed….