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Gackle Man Re-Elected President of the ND Stockmen’s Association

Zenker has been a Stockmen's member for 24 years

NORTH DAKOTA — Warren Zenker of Gackle will lead North Dakota’s largest rancher organization for another year. The Logan County rancher was re-elected president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association at the group’s recent 88th annual convention and trade show in Fargo. Zenker has been a Stockmen’s member for 24 years. His family runs a farm, ranch and feedlot. The…

Hello, Ska! Chahinkapa Zoo Acquires White Bison

Ska is named for the Native American word for white

  WAHPETON, ND — The Chahinkapa Zoo has acquired a white bison from a ranch in Selfridge. The yearling has been named “Ska” and weighs between 600 and 700 pounds. Ska is named for the Native American word for white. The animal is considered spiritually significant in several Native American religions. The zoo curator says Ska is unique because he’s…

Drought Conditions Hitting Farmers and Ranchers Hard Across the Region

A farm in Leonard is suffering from drought conditions

LEONARD, NDĀ — 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…

North Dakota Sees Drop in Farms, Ranches in 2016

The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined

  NORTH DAKOTA — The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped slightly last year. The federal Agriculture Department estimates 29,800 agricultural operations in the state in 2016, down 200 from 2015. The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined. Land in farms and ranches totaled 39.1…

Illegal Use of Poison Puts Hundreds of Bison Under Quarantine in the Dakotas

The EPA investigation uncovered 40,000 pounds of poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres

  Hundreds of bisonĀ are under quarantine in North Dakota and South Dakota after an illegal poison was used to kill prairie dogs. An EPA investigation found 40,000 pounds of poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres. It was spread on the former Cannonball Ranch near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the Wilder Ranch. The EPA-led investigation began last year…

Senator Hoeven Asking for More Help for Officers at DAPL Site

Senator John Hoeven says protesters who are still at the camps continue to create more challenges for law enforcement

Senator Hoeven is encouraging the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide more officers to help local authorities clear out the remaining pipeline protesters. Hoeven also met with Interior Department nominee Ryan Zinke to talk about the challenges law enforcement continue to encounter by protesters illegally occupying Corps land. He says there have been instances of trespassing,…