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Category: Ranching Issues

Memorable Snowfall Totals 

Minot sets record  MINOT – It was a nasty way to get the winter underway, one of the deepest November 10 snowfalls on record in many places in the state. Minot’s official dump was a record for the date at 7.3 inches. The previous mark was 4.2 inches in 2012. …
November 11, 2022

And Snow It Begins 

Fall turned into winter  MINOT – Winter made a rather rude arrival Thursday, bursting through the front door with a vengeance – heavy snowfall and high winds combined. The strong storm resulted in the usual school closings or shortened hours and the like, and, of course, made travel difficult in the…
November 10, 2022

Drought Creeping In 

Flash drought conditions  MINOT – What the U.S. Drought Monitor refers to as “flash drought” conditions have crept into much of North Dakota in the past week. The Drought Monitor is issued each Thursday.  A flash drought is defined as the opposite of flash, or sudden, rainfall or flood. It…
November 3, 2022

North Dakota Targeted by Beef Thieves 

Feds: Theft of frozen beef in Nebraska uncovers crime ring  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An investigation into the theft this summer of several semitrailers loaded with frozen beef from Nebraska has led to arrests and uncovered a multimillion-dollar theft ring targeting meatpacking plants in six Midwestern states, federal authorities said. …
October 26, 2022

Fatal Crash Near Steele 

Two-Vehicles Involved  What: Fatality Crash  Where: I-94 MM 201, 1 mile east of Steele  When: 10/20/22 at 9:00 p.m.   Road Conditions: Normal   Weather Conditions: Clear  Crash Involvement: Two Vehicles  Type of Crash: Rear-end  Agencies Involved: NDHP, Kidder County SO, Steele PD, Kidder County Fire, Kidder County  Ambulance, Sanford Air Med …
October 22, 2022

Antler Outlaws

ANTLER -- Way up by the Canadian border, in Bottineau County, is this little town. Fields of crops line the highway, trees are abundant, and rodeo action was alive this past weekend, July 16-17. The Antler Outlaws and Rough Rider Rodeo Association hosted their 3rd Annual rodeo together. The Antler…
July 19, 2022

If These Grandstands Could Talk

“If these grandstands could talk, 75 years of great competitors and exciting stock have performed at the annual Wing Rodeo.  It takes an entire community to put on an event like this. Here we are in the heart of ag country, and it shows,” said Melanie Hertz, 20-year Wing Horse…
July 12, 2022
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