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FARGO, N.D. — Myriad Mobile, a full-service mobile and web application development company headquartered in Fargo, has acquired iNet Solutions Group, an ag-focused technology company based in Omaha, Neb. Jake Joraanstad, Myriad Mobile's CEO and co-founder, described the purchase as a way to further "bolster our offering for the ag space."
FEDORA, S.D. — Multiple agencies are investigating the recent death of more than 40 cattle on a Fedora, S.D., farm. According to the Miner County Sheriff's Office, 42 heifers and 1 bull died between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 on a farm south of Fedora. It is unclear what caused their death, but authorities said the deaths are "definitely suspicious. Water samples from the farm were sent to North Dakota for testing, and tissue samples from dead cows were sent to Iowa.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. - Two Park Rapids, Minn. men have been charged with felonies after allegedly selling cattle they did not own. Bret Ricardo Glatzmaier, 49, of rural Park Rapids has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of rustling and cattle theft, and Christopher Charles Strehlow, 31, of Park Rapids has been charged with one felony count of rustling and cattle theft.
PIERZ, Minn.—An 80-year-old Pierz man was injured Thursday morning in a farming incident on his family farm 4 miles north of Pierz in north-central Minnesota. According to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office, Robert Happke was standing on a TMR mixer when the tractor started to move, causing him to fall off. Happke was then run over by the tractor. Happke was transported to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls by Gold Cross Ambulance and later airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital. His condition was not known Thursday afternoon.
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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A driver was injured Sunday, Dec. 3, after driving his SUV into three cows on the highway about 30 miles south of here. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the crash happened at 7:20 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 281 in Lamoure County. Ronald White III, 33, of Edgeley, N.D., was southbound in a 2011 Toyota 4Runner when he struck three cows in the southbound lane around mile marker 37.
STAPLES, Minn. — The 17-year-old boy who was driving a horse and buggy that was hit by a semi-truck in northern Todd County has died, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Friday, Dec. 1. David Miller of Staples was driving the horse and buggy west on Highway 210 between Hewitt and Staples on Thursday. A semi-truck driven by Douglas Calkins, 60, of Deerwood, also was westbound and rear-ended the horse and buggy.
STAPLES, Minn. — A 17-year-old boy is facing life-threatening injuries after the horse and buggy he was driving was rear-ended by a semi-truck. David Miller, of Staples, was injured on Thursday, Nov. 30, on Highway 210 in northern Todd County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The horse and buggy were westbound on Highway 210 between Hewitt and Staples. A semi-truck driven by Douglas Calkins, 60, of Deerwood, also was westbound and rear-ended the horse and buggy.
TRIPP COUNTY, S.D. — Bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a Tripp County, S.D., beef herd. The infected cow was identified by meat inspectors during a routine inspection in October at a Texas slaughterhouse and official records linked the cow to a Tripp County herd, according to State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic respiratory disease of cattle, and infected animals can transmit the infection to other animals in close proximity.