Zeeland City Hall to Enter National Register of Historic Places
Posted by KSJB News on 6/14/2017 11:02:00 AM.


ZEELAND -(Allen Burke, Emmons County Record) - The selection of the Zeeland City Hall to the National Register of Historic Places will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Sun., June 25, at the hall in Zeeland, N.D.

Farmers Union Hosting Investor Meeting for Soybean Crushing Project
Posted by KSJB News on 6/14/2017 10:23:00 AM.


JAMESTOWN, N.D. - (Pam Musland) – North Dakota Farmers Union is encouraging farmers to attend upcoming investor meetings for a soybean crushing facility and refinery that will be located near Spiritwood. The North Dakota Soybean Processors’ (NDSP) project will utilize 125,000 bushels of soybeans per day once completed.

PSC Schedules Hearing for Changes to Merricourt Wind Farm Permit
Posted by KSJB News on 6/14/2017 10:04:00 AM.


BISMARCK, ND – (Stacy Eberle) - The North Dakota Public Service Commission (NDPSC) will hold a public hearing in Ashley on Wednesday, June 28, regarding a proposal to amend the permit for the Merricourt Wind Power Project in Dickey and McIntosh Counties.

Report Says ND a Good Place to be a Kid (with Room for Improvement)
Posted by KSJB News on 6/13/2017 11:46:00 AM.

BISMARCK, N.D. - (Eric Tegethoff) - North Dakota is making itself a great place for children to live, according to a report released today.

Health Department Seeking Comment on Valley City Infectious Waste Permit
Posted by KSJB News on 6/12/2017 11:18:00 AM.


VALLEY CITY - (Curtis Erickson) - The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Waste Management, plans to issue a permit to Healthcare Environmental Services, LLC, 1019 4th Avenue SW, Valley City, ND, to treat regulated infectious waste.  

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