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DICKINSON, N.D. - Horseshoes, and the people who shod them, have gone hand-in-hand with the rise and fall of nations since time immemorial. Historical evidence of horseshoes and horse husbandry exists in cultures as different and far ranging as the Celts of the northern British Isles and the nomadic peoples of the eastern Eurasian steppes. An old French word for blacksmith, “farriers” trace their history as far back as the invention of the horseshoe and have today become synonymous with those breeds of cowboy blacksmith that keep the forges lit and the horses afield.
REGENT, N.D. — In 1989, Kevin Costner starred in a Hollywood blockbuster titled “Field of Dreams.” In that movie, an Iowa farmer hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying, "If you build it, he will come." In that same year, a rural North Dakota educator felt a similar urge to build and “they will come.”
DICKINSON, N.D. — The impasse continues over government spending, with party lines drawn over funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall. As the spending bill lapsed, the resulting turmoil has left large swathes of the federal government in shutdown. The affected agencies include the National Park Service, homeland security, law enforcement, tax collection and transportation.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- North Dakota ranks second in the nation for the most impaired-driving deaths per capita, studies show. In 2017, the percentage of motor vehicle crash deaths that had alcohol involvement in North Dakota was 47 percent, according to the 2018 North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study. Nearly half of all motor vehicle fatalities involved alcohol, so law enforcement members regularly caution drivers to have a plan and be especially watchful during the holidays because more people tend to consume alcohol during that season.