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Taylor Hicks will be touting the cuisine and culture of North Dakota in the latest episode of the television show "State Plate" when it is shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, on INSP. Hicks is best known as the winner of season five of "American Idol." Since then Hicks said he has been touring to support his music career, but he is also in his second season hosting "State Plate." In each episode, Hicks and his support crew create a plate of food that represents each state's iconic foods. Hicks said he couldn't disclose what foods were used to create North Dakota's State Plate.
WIMBLEDON, N.D., and BOWDON, N.D.—Wimbledon and Bowdon are separated by about 75 miles in southeast North Dakota, and the two towns have seen schools in their communities close because they consolidated with other schools and major employers leave. But when it came to their grocery stores closing, both communities rallied and found ways to keep the stores going.
COURTENAY, N.D.—Dane Bollingberg lives in Courtenay and each morning he gets his children up, dressed and on the road by 7 a.m. to get them to day care in Jamestown. Courtenay is 35 miles from Jamestown. Bollingberg, along with about 30 to 40 other Courtenay-area residents, travels N.D. Highway 9 to N.D. Highway 20 to get to Jamestown each morning and evening for jobs, day care and other reasons. With North Dakota experiencing a typical winter, Bollingberg said there were a couple of days where the roads between Courtenay and Jamestown were "sketchy."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — North Dakota Farmers Union and the Dakota Resource Center will be allowed to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed by the North Dakota Farm Bureau and other farmers and ranchers seeking to overturn the state's anti-corporate farming laws. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland ruled Wednesday that Farmers Union and the Dakota Resource Center could intervene in the lawsuit as both entities had a right to do so under Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.