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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.
CHICAGO — Gas prices are rising with the national average at $2.68 per gallon of regular unleaded, the priciest since July 2015, according GasBuddy's figures Thursday morning, April 12. The crowd-sourced gas price compiler said the sudden surge can be blamed on oil prices surging to nearly $67 per barrel, the highest level since 2014, on fears of military action in Syria and trade conflict with China.
HEWITT, Minn. – An 85-year-old central Minnesota man was trampled to death by one of his cows as he was trying to tag a calf Sunday morning, April 8, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were dispatched at 10:32 a.m. to 26998 County Highway 75 on the east edge of Otter Tail County after a report that Delbert Horn, of rural Hewitt, had been trampled by a cow.
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man was injured Wednesday afternoon when the pickup he was driving left the road and crashed into a row of farm equipment that was lined up in front of a Willmar business. The accident was reported at 5:03 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 and Industrial Drive. According to the State Patrol, Derek Scott Heike, 27, was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram east on Highway 12 when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and the truck went off the road and struck machinery at Farm-Rite Equipment.
BISMARCK — Entities applying to become medical marijuana growing facilities are "not presumed" to be subject to North Dakota's anti-corporate farming law, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in an opinion Tuesday, April 3. Although the Legislature did not exempt marijuana from the definition of "farming or ranching," in the state law that largely prohibits corporations and limited liability companies from farming or ranching, Stenehjem said there is "nothing in the medical marijuana law that requires a compassion center to be located on farmland or ranchland."
RICHARDTON, N.D. -- The ethanol plant owned by Red Trail Energy reported an ethanol spill Thursday, March 29, at their plant near Richardton in southwest North Dakota. The leak was not noticed by workers and resulted in 202 barrels, or 8,484 gallons, of ethanol spilled.
DULUTH, Minn. — Its name is no joke. The brown marmorated stink bug really does give off a stink when disturbed. Even more disturbing: It's been discovered in St. Louis County, Minn., for the first time.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Two people were struck by a pickup participating in a truck pull event at the North Dakota Winter Show here, and law enforcement are seeking spectator videos of the crash. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a 2004 Dodge pickup driven by Nathan Bell, 19, Gardner, N.D., was pulling a 1994 Peterbilt skid vehicle at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the arena.
BISMARCK—The head of the North Dakota Association of Counties will retire at the end of March, the organization said Friday, Feb. 23. Mark Johnson has led the association for 35 years. Terry Traynor, its assistant director of policy and programs, will serve as interim executive director starting in April. Johnson lobbied for counties during legislative sessions and helped "create and protect funding mechanisms for local infrastructure and other county interests," the association said.
FARGO - File this one under "only in North Dakota." Multiple videos have been circulating on Facebook Thursday, Feb. 8 after a cow broke loose from the Little International Livestock Show on the campus of NDSU. In the video, you can see three people trying to corral the cow near NDSU's Minard Hall, located in the heart of campus. "The cow was on the loose for a little bit," said NDSU Media Relations coordinator Sadie Rudulph.