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Two Injured in Rollover Near Ashley
September 17

ASHLEY - A rollover near Ashley on Tuesday afternoon injured two people. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver, 51-year-old Cheryle Parker and her passenger, 41-year-old Timothy Aughe, both...(more)

Seal Coating Underway in Jamestown
September 17

FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S OFFICE: Please be advised that seal coating of asphalt roadways will take place in the Jamestown Street maintenance District to include areas south of 5th St NW from 2nd Ave N...(more)

ND Highway Patrol Conducting Child Car Seat Checkup
September 16

JAMESTOWN - Most parents are trying to protect their children by using car seats, but about 90 percent of car seats are used incorrectly. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is sponsoring a car seat chec...(more)

First-Come, First-Served Deer Gun Licenses Available
September 16

BISMARCK - More than 700 licenses for antlerless deer are still available after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. Individual results are availabl...(more)

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Risky to Store Unpriced Grain
Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Storing unpriced grain is a risky strategy, says University of Minnesota Extension grain marketing economist Ed Usset. For corn, soybeans and wheat, Usset favors selling the carry in the market now, because of what he sees is significant risk that prices may not be higher several months from now. In an average year, Usset says odds of a cash corn price increase after harvest are 75 percent, but this year, the odds are only 35 percent. In years when deferred prices were below October prices,  the carryover of corn, beans and wheat reached more than two weeks usage from the previous year. 
Industrial Beet Project Delayed
Wed, 17 Sep 2014

North Dakota’s industrial beet project has been delayed due to several factors, including the delay of the EPA’s analysis of industrial beet feedstock for advanced biofuels. Without EPA approval, biofuel produced from industrial beets will not count toward the federal mandate. The ongoing development of potential partners in the industrial chemical market, and development of grower interest and feedstock supply are other factors. Initially, the group expected to build the first facility to produce ethanol and/or other sugar feedstock for other industrial purposes in early 2015. Updated timelines will depend on the timing of resolving the current challenges. 
Federal Grant for SD Rail Project
Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a federal grant should increase efficiency for shipping grain in parts of South Dakota. More than $12.6 million is going to rehabilitate a section of railroad the state owns in south-central South Dakota. The project is one of 72 efforts across the country aimed at improving infrastructure and creating jobs.
Bayer Investing in Europe
Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Bayer CropScience plans to invest $1.7 billion in Europe as part of its three-year investment program that started last year. The company has said it plans to invest more than a billion dollars in North America from 2013 to 2016 because of growth opportunities it sees in the region long term. Over the next few years, Bayer CropScience will invest about $1.3 billion annually in research and development to help fuel the company’s product pipeline. 
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