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GROWING TOGETHER: Stop and smell the Lisianthus

FARGO -- Whew! Everyone take a breather. Together these past months we've planted, pruned, pinched, fertilized, weeded, dug, deadheaded, and stressed out over the latest insects and diseases. Let's wipe our brows, pause for a bit, and enjoy the midsummer beauty around our homes and cities.

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Patch allows for around-the-clock drug monitoring

DICKINSON, N.D. -- It’s a simple looking thing that has the same size and appearance of a bandage. And while it doesn’t look like much, the white adhesive is absorbing sweat that will later be registered into a computer and determine whether or not an individual has been using drugs.

A story of the Badlands wild horses

A story of the Badlands wild horses

Photographer captures Theodore Roosevelt park’s majestic bands of free-roaming animals THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. -- It was a wild horse showing of love and then of a fight to remember. The stallion didn’t want “his mare” to leave. When she did start to prance away, to retrieve their foal napping on the other side of the hill, he tried to stop her. But Molly stood up to her mate Red Face -- so named because he has a red face in sharp contrast to his blue-roan body. She took off anyway, returning shortly with their baby.

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Lack of a watchful eye: Child care services falling short of demand in Dickinson area

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Emily Dolinar of Stark County Social Services said she constantly gets inquiries from locals about open spaces in nearby daycare facilities for their children. "I get calls, I get emails," she said.

Hearings conclude for Dakota Access, but regulators say more work to do

Hearings conclude for Dakota Access, but regulators say more work to do

WILLISTON, N.D. – Many unresolved issues remained Friday after the Public Service Commission concluded its final public hearing on what would be the largest crude oil pipeline in North Dakota.

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NextEra still searching for potential wind farm location in southwest ND

DICKINSON, N.D. -- The company that withdrew its application to build a $250 million wind farm in eastern Stark County isn't giving up on southwest North Dakota.

NextEra still searching for potential wind farm location in southwest ND

DICKINSON, N.D. -- The company that withdrew its application to build a $250 million wind farm in eastern Stark County isn't giving up on southwest North Dakota.

Small oil trigger boosts completed wells

BISMARCK -- Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says he’s surprised by the strong number of wells that were completed in the past five months while a small oil tax trigger was in play.

UND study: Bakken natural gas flare satellite images aren't accurate

UND study: Bakken natural gas flare satellite images aren't accurate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Satellite images that circulated the Internet more than two years ago purported to show natural gas flares lighting up the Bakken Oil Patch as bright as a major metropolitan city were "highly processed," "manipulated" and "inaccurate," researchers at the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center said Wednesday. Chris Zygarlicke, the EERC's deputy associate director for research, said he took an interest in the images because the science involved aligns closely with his background. He said having driven through western North Dakota and the Oil Patch, he believed the images were inaccurately portraying the area.

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Café no longer nervous about slowdown

Café no longer nervous about slowdown

WILLISTON, N.D. – As oil activity slowed down a few months before her Williston café was set to open at an expanded location, Lonnie Iverson grew nervous.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2757/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Pluto Probe Glitch Halts Science, Picture-taking
For and hour and 20 minutes on the 4th of July, NASA lost touch with itsNew Horizons spacecraft just 9 days before its flyby of Pluto. During that time, the autonomous autopilot recognized the probl...
7/5/15 at 12:39 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2792/50/50/ OIL PATCH DISPATCH
Williston wastewater deluge takes its toll
WILLISTON, N.D. Willistons sewage lagoon system cant handle the citys expanding population and concerns are growing about the impact its having on the backwaters of the Missouri River and headwater...
7/5/15 at 12:03 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2811/50/50/ UND HOCKEY
Oshie excited to team with Chorney
After notifying his family that he was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Washington Capitals, T.J. Oshie's first text was to his former UND teammate and classmate. Oshie, who spent the same thre...
7/2/15 at 6:41 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2763/50/50/ BISON MEDIA BLOG
NDSU's Lechler talks about playing for grandfather
I spent a lot of time today withBisonoffensive lineman Landon Lechler at his family's farm and ranch north of Beach, N.D. for a series of stories on NDSU's rural offensive linemen. In this clip, he t...
7/2/15 at 1:12 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2766/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN
North American duck numbers set another record
I haven't seen the official news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but Ducks Unlimited issued a news release this morning citing results from the spring waterfowl survey conducted by th...
7/2/15 at 11:50 AM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2771/50/50/ KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
Be Kind and Give Yourself Some Grace
I don't even care that I have breast cancer right now. I really don't. Do you know what I'm distraught about? I'm grieved that the parents of two Park Christian students had to bury their sons this ...
7/4/15 at 7:35 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
NDSU professor receives Distinguished Chair Fulbright Award
Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics, has been awarded a Distinguished Chair Fulbright Scholar grant, the United States Department of State and J. William Fulbright For...
7/2/15 at 2:07 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
UND student Kathryn Fink’s fine arts exhibit, ‘The Dress,’ to delve into topics such as grief, death, sex and gender
What: University of North Dakota student fine arts exhibit --The Dress Who: Kathryn Fink, UND fine arts student When:5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 30 Where:HB Sound & Light, 101 N. Eighth St., in Gr...
7/2/15 at 1:25 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2812/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES
Are SSA amounts based on where you live?
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7/2/15 at 9:03 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2767/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN: REMINISCENCES AND RECIPES
Grandma Weingarten’s Icebox Cookies
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