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Guard and Gunman Dead in Ottowa Shooting
October 22

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before...(more)

BEK and Daktel Get Federal Funds for Internet Expansion
October 22

BISMARCK, N.D. – USDA Rural Development today announced $4.5 million in grants to advance and improve broadband services in rural North Dakota.

“These investments will offer a reliable, hi...(more)

Trooper on a Bus Coming to Rugby
October 22

Devils Lake, N.D. – On Thursday, troopers in the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s northeast region are partnering with the Rugby School District to conduct an enforcement effort to increase traffic s...(more)

James River Cafe Opens at State Heritage Center
October 22

BISMARCK – Bismarck-Mandan’s newest restaurant, the James River Café, has opened at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. The café is managed by Edgar and Isabel Oliveira, owners of t...(more)

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Dietary Guidelines Being Linked to Sustainability
Wed, 22 Oct 2014

The federal government updates its dietary guidelines every five years. For the first time, the 2015 report may focus on sustainability. The American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association oppose that move and have submitted comments to the advisory committee making the recommendations. In July, a draft proposal was released saying consumers should reduce their consumption of meat and dairy products and eat more plant-based foods. The draft proposal linked a reduction in meat consumption to climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
Don't Rush Into Marketing Cows
Wed, 22 Oct 2014

With the beef herd at 50-year lows, ranchers may be reluctant to cull cows. North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialist Kris Ringwell still encourages basic management strategies. Fall is the best time to determine if that cow is a keeper or should be converted to market beef. “The market likes a cow with a little flesh on her. Don’t just rush into marketing cows. Look at the cows and ask yourself if you can put some resources into them either if you’re keeping them or moving them out as market beef.”
Big Numbers at Livestock Auctions
Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Big numbers are moving through the auction markets. Mobridge Livestock Exchange co-owner Casey Perman says the season is off to an earlier-than-usual start so the Mobridge, South Dakota market is holding two sales per week to take advantage of the volume. Perman is also seeing excellent demand for replacement heifers. In Tuesday’s Red Angus Sale, replacement heifers approached $2,000 per head. . “Corn’s down from a year ago. There’s a lot of hay out there. Grass has been good. It looks like there are going to be a lot of heifers getting bred next year as well.”
Harvesting Above Average Corn by Mandan
Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Mandan, North Dakota farmer Dennis Renner is harvesting a corn crop averaging about 125 bushels per acre. Moisture is coming down. “It’s still wet at 19, 20. We’re running it through the dryer and taking a few points off. We should get it down to 15, 16 and that will be marketable.” Renner’s soybean crop was somewhat disappointing with yields were in the 20 bushel per acre range.
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