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Young rodeo queen overjoyed to win N.D. title

Young rodeo queen overjoyed to win N.D. title

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.”

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Wildlife face pressures amid changing face of North Dakota

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.

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Some North Dakota species have experienced decline in recent years

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.

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NDSU buildings need major work

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.

Lawmakers to take a tour of Oil Patch

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.

‘Overlooked’ history: Impacts of Killdeer Mountain Battle felt 150 years later

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.

AG says some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

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.

Air quality monitored after oilfield supply business burns in Williston

Air quality monitored after oilfield supply business burns in Williston

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.

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N.D. challenger floats ‘no work, no pay’ initiative for Congress

N.D. challenger floats ‘no work, no pay’ initiative for Congress

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?”

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N.D. legislative committee favors tuition freeze only for two-year colleges

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.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2763/50/50/ BISON MEDIA BLOG
Where To Start?
We're a week away from NDSU opening fall camp and Monday was a busy one on the football news front. Jeff and I conducted our usual season preview interview on Monday morning, look for the TV version c...
7/28/14 at 11:50 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2757/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Seeing meteors? Delta Aquarids peak this week!
With the Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaking tomorrow morning, the summer meteor season's officially underway. While not a spectacular shower from mid-northern latitudes, why not chance a l...
7/28/14 at 3:56 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2759/50/50/ ADDICTED TO RUNNING
Day of firsts
A bit surprised by the cool, gray weather, my spirit was undeterred this morning about the mission ahead: log a decent recovery run, and make sure my Golden pal, Coby, has a special day. In part, tha...
7/27/14 at 7:07 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2811/50/50/ UND HOCKEY
Random updates
UND bid farewell to one member of its support staff this week as equipment manager Andy Rannells left to take a job the head equipment job with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the AHL team of the Philadel...
7/25/14 at 5:49 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2760/50/50/ AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHON KNUTSON
Fate of key deduction still uncertain
I wrote a story this spring about Section 179, a key tax break that's important to farmers and ranchers. Members of the region's Congressional delegation, as well as farm equipment dealers, said the w...
7/25/14 at 11:10 AM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2812/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES
Social Security disability, retirement or both?
Q: My brother is 64 years old but in poor health even though he still works full-time.His doctors are telling him to retire. The doctors say he should qualify for disability. What would be the best fo...
7/28/14 at 10:53 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2771/50/50/ KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
Boy With Epilepsy Turns Mean Joke Into Act of Kindness
I recently talked to the father of a Minnesota boy who could very well capture the attention of the nation and change the way the medical world uses marijuana. Brett Solum is a 13-year-old boy who,...
7/26/14 at 7:07 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
SUNRISE Summer undergraduate students to showcase their research accomplishments
Public is encouraged to attend session and to ask participants questions about their projects The public is invited to attend the 12th annual SUNRISE Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (R...
7/25/14 at 9:03 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2767/50/50/ COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN: REMINISCENCES AND RECIPES
The Turk’s Cheese Börek
When Marge Gogian died on February 26, 2013, seventy-nine years of history died with her. The daughter of George, The Turk, and Isabelle, Ma, Gogian, Marge kept serving guests at The Turks Inn until ...
7/23/14 at 4:05 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
Music education symposium draws nationwide participation
The fourth bi-annual Music Education Summer Symposium is scheduled July 28 to Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the NDSU campus. The symposium is a weeklong event for music teachers nationwide to com...
7/22/14 at 11:37 AM

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