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Category: Ranching Issues

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo Selects Personnel for ’23 Rodeo

Minot – The Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo has selected its personnel for the 2023 rodeo. Headlining the all-star cast are announcers Bob Tallman and Garrison Allen. Tallman, an eleven-time PRCA Announcer of the Year winner, has announced the Badlands Circuit Finals for the past fourteen years. For Allen, Laurel, Mont., this will be his first […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 31, 2023

Ward County Drought Conditions 

Slight Improvement Statewide  Ward County remains among the areas of the state where drought conditions are present. However, statewide, conditions have improved slightly according to the Drought Monitor’s weekly assessment.  “Recent beneficial precipitation resulted in improving conditions across parts of the Dakotas and Wyoming. Short-term drought expanded across northeast North Dakota which remained to the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 10, 2023

Danger for People, Livestock, Pets 

Harmful Bacteria Strikes More ND Lakes  BISMARCK – The number of lakes in North Dakota showing evidence of harmful algae blooms is on the rise. Currently the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has posted Water Advisories for 13 lakes, a Water Warning for another, with the likelihood of more being added in the days and […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 28, 2023

Drought Creep in State 

Forecast Heating Up  MINOT – Drought conditions worsened slightly across much of North Dakota from a week ago. That’s according to thye weekly release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.  While increasingly dry conditions in the state are not unusual at this time of year, it is an indicator closely watched by farming and livestock interests […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 20, 2023

Spring Flood Outlook for Souris River 

No Major Flooding Expected  BISMARCK – The National Weather Service issued their latest Spring Flood and Water Resources Outlook for the Souris River basin Thursday. It remains much the same as the March 9 outlook which raised no undue concerns in the basin.  The purpose of the early outlooks, says the NWS, is to “refine […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 9, 2023

Expect a Snowy Week 

Southern North Dakota Targeted Again  MINOT – The National Weather Service is monitoring weather systems that are expected to bring more snow to the state. Early expectations are that the greatest impact will be south of the Minot region.  According to the NWS, “Snow is expected to develop from southwest North Dakota this evening (Monday) […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 6, 2023

Here We Snow Again 

Biggest Impact Expected in Southern ND  BISMARCK – A large area of southern North Dakota appears to be in the bullseye as a weather system is expected to bring significant snowfall to the state once again.   The heaviest snowfall, up to 8 inches, is expected from Dickinson to Bismarck, nearly to Jamestown. Minot is […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 3, 2023

Souris River Flood Potential Outlook 

Issued by NWS Bismarck BISMARCK — The latest Flood Potential Outlook for the Souris River Basin does not contain any significant prospect of a high runoff season. The National Weather Service issued the outlook Thursday, February 23. It covers the period through May 28.  The NWS states, “The flood risks within the Souris River Basin of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 23, 2023

Senate Leader Addresses Livestock Bill, Property Tax Relief 

Sen. David Hogue, R-Dis. 38, Minot, Majority Leader  MINOT – A bill being scrutinized during the current session of the North Dakota legislature seeks to encourage large scale livestock and poultry operations in the state. Sen. David Hogue, R-Dis. 38, Minot, and Senate majority leader, explained the essence of HB 1371 during a legislative forum […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 4, 2023

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.  The snowiest November in Minot’s […]
by Kim Fundingsland
November 11, 2022

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