STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Elkhorn Ranch listed among ‘America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places’
Theodore Roosevelts Elkhorn Ranch in western North Dakota has been named to this years list of Americas 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation released the... Posted on 6/6/12 at 10:05 AM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Pizza Ranch
There's a new pizza place coming to Grand Forks. It's called Pizza Ranch. And if you like pizza with a little imagination or some spiciness, the restaurant located at 3750 32nd Avenue S. may be just f... Posted on 12/7/11 at 4:24 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Boucher's Williston trip
News release from the Dems about ag commissioner candidate Merle Boucher's trip to Williston today:
Today Merle Boucher visited local agriculture processing plants and spoke with residents at Grandma... Posted on 9/3/10 at 4:55 PM
BISMARCK – A jury verdict awarding $1 million to the owners of a western North Dakota hunting ranch who claimed that oil drilling turned their pristine landscape into “an industrial zone” could set a costly precedent for the state’s booming oil industry.
Deadwood Canyon Ranch LLP sued Fidelity Exploration & Production Co., an affiliate of Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc., in October 2010, claiming $3 million in damages for breach of contract and damages to its property as a result of two wells drilled on the ranch between Stanley and New Town in Mountrail County.
Home to one historic battlefield site already, the Killdeer Mountains are the subject of a new North Dakota fight.
This time, however, the battle is not between the U.S. Army and tribes of Native Americans, but rather between the oil industry and the people who live near and use the mountains, which begin about eight miles northwest of Killdeer.
FARGO - The potential of a new potato could make area farmers big fries in the fast-food market. A new plant is being tested in plots near Larimore for the second consecutive year. The results from the first year of growing had potato growers’ eyes popping.
They’re up. Seed potatoes at the R. Schmidt Potato Co., at Sabin, Minn., are just emerging to 8 inches tall, thanks to a favorable planting season. Randy Schmidt said that despite a hard, fast 2-inch rain on Memorial Day weekend, things are looking good — so far.
Farm groups welcome its demise, but stress they’re committed to safety Several national and regional farm organizations welcomed the recent withdrawal of a proposed federal rule dealing with children working in agriculture. The groups also stressed that they put a priority on the safety of young employees. The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday announced that it’s withdrawing its controversial proposed rule dealing with children who work on farms. The Labor Department also said it won’t pursue adoption of the proposal as long as President Barack Obama is in office.
A cattle guard ordinance six months in the making is coming to a close in Bowman County, and commissioners and ranchers will know who is responsible for taking care of the pasture entries with no gates.
Smith asked to resign in response to investor-client complaint A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project in Grafton, N.D., has resigned from securities brokerage firm after an investor-client complaint. Energae LP Holdings, based in Clear Lake, Iowa, reportedly is buying the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, and Darrell Duane Smith was the main presenter at a March 23 investors meeting in town.
The earliest spring wheat planted in the region in years looks pretty good, despite enduring below-freezing temperatures for 12 of its first 40 days, including a cool 28 degrees in the early hours Thursday.
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