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Nebraska flooding: Biggest disaster in state's history
March 22, 2019 - 10:39am
Nebraska farmers and ranchers are in the process of putting their lives back together after recent storms and flooding caused more than $1 billion...
Bills in North Dakota Legislature would move power to Ag Department
March 22, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — Proposals to move the Agricultural Products Utilization Committee and authority over grain buyers to the North Dakota Agriculture...
Minnesota farmer promotes wheat worldwide
March 21, 2019 - 6:00am
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Rhonda Larson has just spent a busy late-winter day substitute teaching kindergarten in the morning and second grade...
Legislature weighs replacing NDSU facility labeled as an ‘embarrassment’
March 20, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — To get distilled water in North Dakota State University’s Harris Hall, one must first make sure no one is using the men’s bathroom....
NDSU lobbies for new $78 million ag research center
March 18, 2019 - 6:02am
North Dakota ag groups and NDSU officials are asking the state legislature to support a new agricultural research center on campus to replace...
Prescription costs an issue with many factors and a long history
March 16, 2019 - 3:56pm
GRAND FORKS — For some, driving hours or even across an international border is easier than paying high prices for prescription medication....
North Dakota oil numbers hold steady, natural gas breaks record in January
March 15, 2019 - 8:15pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production held steady in January at 1.4 million barrels per day while natural gas production reached a new high,...
Minnesota communities disappointed after pipeline delays
March 14, 2019 - 6:00am
HALLOCK, Minn. — The Gateway Motel and Museum in Hallock has 10 rooms. During pipeline construction, each room is filled and the workers are...
Xcel issues tips to stay safe, report an outage
March 13, 2019 - 1:44pm
GRAND FORKS - Because of the incoming severe weather, Xcel Energy has released a list of winter weather safety tips. "We understand how inconvenient...
Keystone Pipeline leak in South Dakota dropped estimated 130,500 gallons, report says
March 12, 2019 - 5:14pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. - An updated and final report of a 2018 Keystone Pipeline leak in northeastern South Dakota said less crude oil leaked than the...
3 Minnesota sites still in running for new home of USDA agencies; sites in Dakotas eliminated
March 12, 2019 - 3:48pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has narrowed its search for the new homes of two of its agencies and hundreds of its employees with three...
With $25M donation, Sanford to help VA bring precision medicine to veterans
March 12, 2019 - 12:48pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health is launching an initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide free genetic testing to veterans,...
Conclusion to U.S.-China trade deal expected to arrive end of March, Perdue says
March 8, 2019 - 10:14am
The U.S. and China continue negotiations on a trade deal but farm groups say they won’t declare success without some stipulations. Watch...
Ag tech firm to plant 10K acres with driverless tractors
March 6, 2019 - 8:14pm
FARGO — The chief executive of an Iowa company has announced a “stretch goal” to plant 10,000 acres of American soybeans in 2019. The...
Study: North Dakota's oil industry sees increase in long-term jobs
March 5, 2019 - 6:24pm
BISMARCK — A new economic impact study shows North Dakota’s oil industry is maturing, with more long-term jobs to maintain production and...