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MINTO, N.D. — Two farmers here are accused of "brown-bagging," the act of illegally transferring the seeds of a licensed plant variety, and they now face a total of $12,500 in fines. The North Dakota State Seed Department discovered the alleged violation, which involved enough seed to plant about 350 to 400 acres, in June during a routine audit, and fines were issued in October, said Ken Bertsch, North Dakota's state seed commissioner.
ARTHUR, N.D. – Investigators spent Halloween morning in the ashes of Arthur’s Barn, and they concluded that the longtime country music venue burned to the ground last week because of an electrical malfunction. “There is nothing determining that it was anything but accidental,” said Steve Gabrielson, an investigator with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 77-year-old man died Wednesday, May 10, after the malfunctioning tractor he was driving crashed into a tree, trapping him in between. Larry Mahlon Jones was driving the tractor at his home, 28998 Tower Road in Detroit Lakes, when at 2:51 p.m., Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander received a report of a man trapped under a tractor, according to a press release issued Wednesday evening.
FARGO, N.D. — Clear rules on raising backyard poultry didn't come before the chicken or the egg in Fargo, but city officials may soon change that. A new draft ordinance intends to clarify Fargo's rules for the hobby some residents have enjoyed under the radar while others firmly oppose as farm life within city limits.