JESSIE, N.D. – Taylor Zimprich of rural Jessie recently returned from competing in the National High School Rodeo Association Queen Contest in Wyoming. The 17-year-old took 18th in the nation and said she placed in the top 10 in personal interview. “The competition was really tough,” she said. “A lot of them have been training since they were tiny to be rodeo queens. I didn’t come from that background, but I thought I’d give it a shot, and I thought I did very well for this only being my second pageant.”RELATED CONTENT
Biologists, game officials worry about species’ ability to rebound
FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota finds itself in the midst of a gigantic experiment concerning the sustainability of its wildlife populations. The unknown: At a time of unprecedented pressures as varied as intensive energy development and plummeting conservation acreage, will susceptible wildlife species be able to rebound from inevitable stresses, such as severe winters or droughts? North Dakota will learn the answer to that question in the coming years, as worried wildlife biologists and game officials watch dramatic change sweep over the landscape.
North Dakota’s wildlife species generally increased throughout the state after game management began in the 1930s, following decades of unregulated hunting, and once the landscape recovered from the devastating drought of the 1930s. In recent years, however, a combination of pressures including harsh winters, energy development and a sharp loss of conservation acres that provided wildlife habitat has resulted in declines for many species, in the view of conservationists and wildlife advocates.RELATED CONTENT
Current funding would provide fraction of estimated $244 million required over six years
FARGO, N.D. – When Jane Schuh was a graduate student at North Dakota State University in the 1990s, she sometimes had to stop her research because the power had failed in her building. Schuh, now a professor and administrator at the university, said it’s hard to conduct lab work when the lights go out.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford says it’s time to shift the focus on why the oil patch is important to the entire state.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- Monday marks 150 years since the battle at Killdeer Mountain, an event that shaped North Dakota in ways felt more than a century later.
BISMARCK – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for substance abuse.
Explosion at Williston warehouse forces people to evacuate the area, closure of nearby highway
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Preliminary analysis at the site of a fire Tuesday at an oil industry supply business showed no significant issues with air quality, an official said. Hazardous materials teams were monitoring the area after a series of explosions caused flames to shoot 500 feet in the air at Red River Supply just east of downtown Williston early Tuesday. Preliminary analysis of air quality shows “nothing of concern,” said Capt. Waylon Tomac, a member of the National Guard’s 81st Civil Support Team.
FARGO, N.D. – George B. Sinner made clear Tuesday that he wants members of Congress to be held accountable when they miss votes. “For all the rest of us here, if we don’t show up for work, we don’t get paid,” said Sinner, a Democrat running for North Dakota’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Why should it be any different for members of Congress?”RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A North Dakota legislative committee on Tuesday recommended that lawmakers fund a tuition freeze at the state’s two-year colleges but left out four-year campuses. The State Board of Higher Education had approved a budget last month calling for a tuition freeze at all 11 North Dakota University System institutions, contingent on funding to increase employees’ salaries and benefits.