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BOSTON — NewEnergyBlue, a Boston-based clean energy producer, announced future plans to convert 280,000 tons of North Dakota wheat straw into clean, low-carbon fuel to power California automobiles, the company said in a news release Monday, Sept. 24. That amount of straw, the company says, will equate to an annual production of 16 million gallons of low-carbon fuel ethanol that will be sold in California, the world's fifth largest market for renewable energy.
WASHINGTON — If you shop at ALDI stores in Minnesota, be aware when buying ground beef. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a recall of approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E-coli, according to a department release. The ground beef was distributed by Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo., establishment.
LE CENTER, Minn. — Lloyd Tiede never cries. "I have never seen my Dad cry besides when his father passed away," said Adrianna Tiede, Lloyd's daughter. But in a phone call with his daughter Thursday, Sept. 13, Tiede, 55, simply couldn't hold back the tears any longer. And neither could she. "I could tell right when I picked up the phone that it wasn't good news," Adrianna said. "I answered and it was quiet on the other end." For Adrianna, the silence was telling, perhaps even more than words.
People living in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, can expect teeth-chattering cold and plentiful snow amounts this upcoming winter, according to predictions made in the Farmers’ Almanac Winter 2019 outlook. The annual Farmers’ Almanac weather outlook, which was released Monday, Aug. 28, contradicts a similar winter weather forecast predicted by the Climate Prediction Center.
MAMMOTH, Wyo. — An Oregon man who was caught on video taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park in early August pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday, Aug. 23, to four charges of misconduct in national parks. Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton, Ore., initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but changed his plea to guilty during Thursday's hearing. In exchange for a guilty plea, Reinke's charges were reduced from five misdemeanors to four, according to ABC Fox Montana, a Missoula, Mont. local TV station.
BOISE, Idaho—Residents of a Boise neighborhood had their front lawns turned into a goat farm briefly Friday morning, Aug. 3, after dozens of goats seemingly showed up out of nowhere and began eating everything in sight. According to a KTVB-TV report, neighbors said the herd of goats showed up near the neighborhood around 7 a.m. Animal control was called and responded to the scene in a single truck, but quickly realized they were going to need much more than that to haul them away.
WATKINS, Minn. — A pilot walked away unscathed after the plane he was piloting malfunctioned and crashed Thursday morning, Aug. 2, in a cornfield approximately 3 miles north of here. According to a release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Department: At approximately 10:40 a.m. Thursday, the Stearns County 911 Center received a report of an aircraft down in a cornfield located in Luxemburg Township near Watkins. The reporting parties indicated they they could see the tail of an aircraft sticking out of the standing corn.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa—A series of tornadoes tore through several communities here Thursday evening, July 19, leaving many homes without roofs and a local courthouse without its bell clock.
CASSELTON, N.D. - 'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Casselton, not one reindeer went unchecked. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and yes, even poor old Rudolph were all given a routine checkup Friday, Dec. 15 at the Casselton Veterinary clinic, and there's even an inspection certificate to prove it. The veterinary clinic released a photo of the certificate on its official Facebook page Friday, Dec. 15, with the caption: "Dr. Reichert had a very important client stop by today to pick up a health certificate.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. - A suburban Chicago family is lucky to still have their pet dog after it was randomly attacked by a coyote Wednesday morning, Dec.