A north central North Dakota agricultural tradition resumes Jan. 8 and 9 at the Memorial Building in Devils Lake, N.D. The annual Lake Region Extension Roundup is expected to once again draw about 700 people to hear speakers on a wide range of agricultural topics, including tiling, weather, land values and cell phone applications.
Devils Lake just keeps going up, and that poses a growing threat to downstream communities along the Sheyenne River in places like Valley City, Lisbon, Kindred, West Fargo and Harwood. The lake has surged 28 feet since 1992, more than tripling its size, dislocating 450 homes and swamping more than 80,000 acres of farmland. The spreading crisis already has consumed more than $1 billion.
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