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Jamestown Schedules Snow Removal for Downtown
November 25

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown City Engineer's office says that in anticipation of the forecasted snow accumulations, city crews will begin snow removal in the DOWNTOWN area beginning approximately at 11:0...(more)

ND Human Services Schedules Two Video Conferences Dec. 1
November 25

BISMARCK, N.D. – A committee that advises the North Dakota Department of Human Services on services and public policy to support young people with disabilities as they transition to adulthood and ad...(more)

Group Seeks Donors for Toy Drive on SD Reservation
November 25

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) - A nonprofit is looking for individuals willing to fulfill 'Dear Santa' letters from children living in the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

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Game and Fish Comments on Darkhouse Fishing
November 25

BISMARCK - North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season opens on most state waters December 1. The season extends through March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species.

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Cost of Thanksgiving Travel Lowest in 5 Years
Tue, 25 Nov 2014

That trip to grandma’s house on Thanksgiving Day will be the cheapest since 2009. The average price of gasoline in the US hit $2.81 a gallon Monday, which compares to $2.63 five years ago, according to AAA. Thirty-eight states have averages below $3 a gallon. AAA projects that 46.3 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home over Thanksgiving, the highest volume since 2007. Crude oil futures have gained for the third time in four days amid speculation that OPEC will cut its production ceiling when it meets later this week. 
Klobuchar Glad Roberts Won't Re-open the Farm Bill
Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Kansas Senator and incoming Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Pat Roberts has no plans to re-open the 2014 farm bill. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is pleased that he won’t. “I think if we re-open it we lose a lot of certainty that we have and that we will have for the next five years.”
Starting to See Expansion in Turkey Production
Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Badger, Minnesota turkey producer John Burkel says it’s been a pretty solid year. “We’ve had drastic reductions in turkey production the last few years with higher feeds prices and fuel costs. We’re at the lowest turkey production since about 1986.” Burkel says wholesale turkey prices are currently record-high, but consumers will never pay more than cost, and in most cases, well below cost for their turkeys at Thanksgiving. Now that corn prices have come down, Burkel says there are signs of expansion in the turkey industry. “We’re starting to see some increases in egg sets and pullets placed.”
Kralicek Named Pesticide Enforcement Supervisor
Tue, 25 Nov 2014

North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Tyler Kralicek as pesticide enforcement supervisor in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Kralicek will direct a seven person staff, including six field inspectors, and will report directly to NDDA director of Pesticide and Fertilizer, Jim Gray.
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