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Jessie Veeder: After miles of backroads, understanding what we're all about

Jessie Veeder: After miles of backroads, understanding what we're all about

Sitting next to me on my desk is my calendar. I've been obsessing over it for the last month or so, because I've just released my new album, and that means making plans for performances in communities across the state.

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NDFB scholarship winners announced

Nineteen individuals from North Dakota have been awarded scholarships through the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation. The scholarships are a project of the NDFB Promotion and Education Committee. This year a total of $9,500 in scholarships were awarded.

Katie Pinke: Not all rural created equal

Katie Pinke: Not all rural created equal

How can we inspire, empower and encourage the next generation of rural residents? I don’t have the answers, but even though not all of rural America looks alike, it all needs us.

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Yemen struggles with food shortages as shipments stay slow

A trickle of aid, medicine and commercial food cargoes is reaching Yemen yet the process remains slow as more ships await clearance to discharge at ports and logistical chains buckle due to fuel shortages and war.

Farmer escapes after sinking in grain bin

A southeast Minnesota farmer is recovering after being stuck in corn up to his neck in a grain bin at a farm near Ellendale, Minn.

WATCH: Teen who lost arms in auger accident as child meets first responders who saved him

In just a few days, a young man from Milnor, N.D., will walk across the stage and graduate from high school. 18-year-old Parker Sebens will make the whole town proud, because about 15 years ago, the toddler nearly died in a grain auger farm accident that resulted in the amputation of both his arms.

68th North Dakota Dairy Princess contest seeking candidates

The Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division is seeking candidates to participate in this year’s North Dakota Dairy Princess contest on June 28 and 29, in Bismarck.

Demeter Award nominations sought for outstanding women in ag

Nominations are now being accepted for the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence, which acknowledges the outstanding achievements of women in the ag sector.

After losing arms in auger as a 3-year-old, Parker Sebans ready to graduate high school

After losing arms in auger as a 3-year-old, Parker Sebans ready to graduate high school

The little boy who once pulled at the heartstrings of people in the region after his arms were severed in a grain auger on the family farm is all grown up and ready for college.

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Katie Pinke: Pay tribute to your heritage in rural cemeteries

With Memorial Day just a week away, I find myself reminiscing about my childhood visits to rural cemeteries in eastern North Dakota with my great grandparents and grandparents.

Agweek's Mikkel Pates gets a special thank you

Agweek's Mikkel Pates gets a special thank you

Agweek Staff Writer Mikkel Pates received an art-filled thank you note from Emily Gorder, 10, a fourth-grader who won a North Dakota ag poster contest, but had never been on a farm. After Pates' article was printed, Gorder received multiple invitations to see ag operations and this week, her class visited North Dakota State University to visit the school's livestock farms. Take a look at the letter Pates received from Gorder, thanking him for accompanying her class on the tour.

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Students preparing tractor for national competition

Students preparing tractor for national competition

For the past several months North Dakota State University students have been working to build a ¼-scale tractor, basically from the ground up.

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Johnny Depp's pet dogs face death threat for skipping Australian quarantine

Australia's farm minister has given film star Johnny Depp two days to send his pet dogs home to the United States so they can go through quarantine on their return, or face having them put down.

Growing Together: Area spruce trees ravaged by new disease

Growing Together: Area spruce trees ravaged by new disease

FARGO -- A potentially devastating disease epidemic is attacking our region's most common evergreen trees. Colorado, Black Hills and Norway spruce have long been planted in yards and shelterbelts. Most of the tree-type evergreens in our region are spruce, ranging in color from silvery blue to deep green and growing 40 or 50 feet high. And now a relatively new disease called Stigmina needlecast is causing serious damage.

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Katie Pinke: From good to great

Katie Pinke: From good to great

Far from the energy growth areas of western North Dakota, we live on the edge of a south-central North Dakota town. When we moved back to my husband’s home eight years ago McIntosh County was known as the “most elderly county per capita in the nation” and the older people were really excited to see that I was expecting a winter baby that year.

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