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DULUTH—Enbridge Energy is giving landowners more time to decide if they want the old Line 3 oil pipeline removed from their property after regulators approved a replacement for the aging pipeline last month. The Calgary-based company filed proposals to comply with conditions set on the certificate of need and route permit set by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which approved the approximately 340-mile pipeline that will stretch across northern Minnesota to connect Alberta with Superior, Wis.
FOSSTON, Minn.—A Polk County deputy located a "small herd" of 10 to 14 cows running down U.S. Highway 2 in northwest Minnesota east of Fosston Monday. Local law enforcement and the Fosston Fire Department attempted to stop the cattle as they continued to run around the east side of town for more than two hours. Most of the cattle have been caught and brought back to their owner, Mike Halland, without incident, but as of Monday evening, some of the cows were still unaccounted for.
MEDORA, N.D. — Cowboy Lyle Glass, a fixture in the popular Medora Musical in the North Dakota Badlands, has passed away, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation announced Wednesday. He was 67. His years of service to Medora and TRMF are highlighted by over 2,000 ghost rides in the musical—a featured scene he made famous by descending a steep butte on horseback, guided only by a spotlight. Glass was born June 22, 1951. He left his hometown of Crookston, Minn., in 1973 for the Badlands—and a small tourist town called Medora.
ST. PAUL -- An increase in cyclospora infections, spread through consumption of imported fresh produce, has affected at least three dozen Minnesotans and has prompted the Minnesota Department of Health to further its investigation. One outbreak has been identified among people who ate at Sonora Grill in Minneapolis in mid-May, the health department said. To date, 17 customers have reported illness. The restaurant is fully cooperating with the investigation, and investigators say they do not have any indication that there is an ongoing risk to patrons.
GRAND FORKS -- The West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in the Grand Forks area, officials announced Tuesday, June 12. The Grand Forks Public Health Department regularly monitors for instances of West Nile virus, and the disease has been present in the area since 2002. Last year, North Dakota saw 62 reported cases of West Nile in humans and two deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A virus spread among horses has forced the cancellation of the Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Stampede rodeo. Dickinson State Coach Eudell Larsen said that because of another outbreak of equine herpesvirus, often called EHV, the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association has decided to cancel both of its remaining rodeos in Dickinson and Spearfish, S.D.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- The first confirmed emerald ash borer infestation in South Dakota has been discovered in northern Sioux Falls, bringing the tree-killing beetle to within 70 miles of Mitchell. Ash trees make up almost a third of the trees planted in South Dakota communities and also are also common in windbreaks. Insecticide to treat ash trees can be expensive, Mitchell Parks Supervisor Steve Roth said Wednesday, and the city lacks a formal plan for dealing with tree deaths.
FRAZEE, Minn. – Thousands of turkeys are dead after an early-morning fire broke out at a barn near here Thursday, May 3. The fire started about 7 a.m., according to Frazee Fire Chief Albert Doll. Five nearby fire departments were called in to help extinguish the massive blaze.
A fire at the CHS Feed Plant at Edgeley Wednesday didn’t cause any structural damage, according to Steve Powers, Edgeley fire chief and mayor. The fire was reported at about 8 a.m. Units of the Edgeley Fire Department were on the scene until about 6 p.m. Powers said a bin of feed pellets burned but the fire did not spread to any structure. Cause of the fire was likely moldy grain that generated heat as it decayed.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Ahead of what has been billed as a “potentially historic” April snowstorm from the National Weather Service, a number of weather closures and cancellations were made Friday.