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HENDRUM, Minn. — The Norman County Sheriff's Office has released more details of a farm accident last month that fatally injured a 28-year-old mother. Katherine Brommenschenkel Vilmo, of Ada, was feeding cattle Friday, Nov. 16, on her family's farm in Hendrum along Minnesota Highway 200. It was about 9 a.m. when a large hay bale pinned Vilmo against a cattle feeder, according to a sheriff's office report.
FARGO, N.D. — A flurry of big flakes temporarily turned Fargo-Moorhead into a snowglobe Thursday, April 5, serving as a prelude to another round of snow expected this weekend. Less than an inch was reported in Fargo-Moorhead. Little accumulation here was a result of snow melting as it fell for a few hours late Thursday morning into early afternoon, said Vince Godon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
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.