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Nine Burros Burned in Custer State Park Wildfire

The animals are getting antibiotics, pain medication, food and water

CUSTER, SD — Custer State Park officials say that nine burros have been burned in the wildfire that broke out Monday and they are unsure if they will survive. These burros are currently being treated by a veterinarian. Park visitor services program manager Kobee Stalder says officials are doing everything they can. The animals are getting antibiotics, pain medication, food…

Interested in Growing Hemp in North Dakota?

Next year will be the third year of the state's industrial hemp research program

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is hosting a meeting for people interested in growing industrial hemp. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Brynhild Haugland Room at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Next year will be the third year of the state’s industrial hemp research program. Its goal is to determine whether hemp can…

Area Colleges Prepare for Graduation Ceremonies

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM

  REGIONAL — Hundreds of students are getting an early Christmas gift: a college degree. Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM. This year, 657 students will participate in NDSU’s winter commencement on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. UND will hold three commencement ceremonies for the more than 850…

North Dakota’s Coyote Catalog Activated for Sixth Year

Anyone who registered in previous years needs to sign up again

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — A program in North Dakota that connects coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are having problems with the animals has been activated for a sixth year. The Coyote Catalog is a partnership of the state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments. Last year, about 30 landowners and more than 500…

Great Plains Food Bank Pop-Up Truck Making a Stop in Hillsboro

Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to attend and receive food at no cost

  HILLSBORO, ND — Trucks supplying free fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more will be in Hillsboro on Friday. It’s part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. The above picture is from their pop-up visit to Moorhead High School in August. Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to…

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics After Investigation into Doping Program

The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging in an extensive state-backed doping program

INTERNATIONAL — The International Olympic Committee has banned the country of Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The IOC says Russia’s government officials are also banned from coming and the country’s flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony. The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging…

The “Cullen Hockey Center” Will Soon Replace the Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena

The city council approved the first two phases of renovation which will cost around $8 million.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena is planning to make some changes and re–name the renovated facility the “Cullen Hockey Center. The city council approved the first two phases of renovation which will cost around $8 million. The city plans to issue taxpayer–backed bonds in order to pay for phase one of the project, which will include the…

Minnesota Doctors May See Limits on Opioid Prescriptions

Doctors who give more than the limit for more than half of their patients will be warned and go through extra training

  MINNESOTA — New limits for opioid prescriptions are underway in Minnesota for doctors in the Medicaid program. Doctors who give more than the limit for more than half of their patients will be warned and go through extra training. Anyone who does not reduce their dosage amounts could be removed from the program. These limits would only apply to…

Hundreds of Drought-Stricken Ag Producers Still Struggling

The aid is used to help pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their livestock through the winter season

  NORTH DAKOTA — Hundreds of North Dakota farmers and ranchers are expected to apply for more aid in wake of the drought. The state Ag Department is expecting at least 700 applications by the November 3rd deadline. The aid is used to help pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their livestock through the winter season. With…