RURAL REFLECTIONS The Al Gustafson Memorial rain garden
Sometimes paths cross; the point at which they intersect can create
conflict but often the meeting is the start of something great. Paths
crossed when the rain garden was installed at the Ralph... Posted on 1/24/15 at 7:38 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Complicated and controversial
It's said that every story in journalism is important -- but that some stories are more complicated than others.
That's certainly the case with the repeated Souris River flooding that has hurt ranche... Posted on 7/11/14 at 10:59 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Where Does the Water Come From?
When it rains here in the Northern Plains, where does the moisture that makes the rain come from? Actually, there is enough moisture in the air for rain most of the time. Storm systems tend to make th... Posted on 6/19/14 at 9:45 PM
A critical water source for U.S. farmers and ranchers is being depleted at a rapid rate and nearly 70 percent of it will disappear within the next 50 years if the current trend does not change, according to a new report issued.
The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service promised by September to come up with a just solution for wetland determination backlogs when he spoke Monday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds here.
WEST FARGO — Tile drainage of farm fields has been cast as a villain that aggravates flooding in the Red River Valley, but also held out as a great hope for better managing runoff to minimize flooding.
BISMARCK, N.D. — It appears that Punxsutawney Phil was mistaken, and an early spring has arrived in North Dakota. Along with the arrival of spring, is the arrival of spring showers (and in most years, snow melt) which leads to fields and pastures full of puddles, ponds, streams and sloughs. As a landowner, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to those puddles, ponds, streams and sloughs.
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