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'We could really use a good rain': Warroad, Minn., area needs moisture

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:01

WARROAD, Minn. — One of the worst things in Upper Midwest agriculture is watching once-promising crops deteriorate day by day because they're not getting needed rains.

That's what Drew Parsley,...

Would rain help or hurt?: On balance, it’s needed

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:59

It's a truism of Upper Midwest agriculture that nature can't provide August weather to please all farmers. Dry conditions benefit small-grain harvest but work against soybeans and other late-planted crops,...

McFeely: West Fargo man victim of 'vomit fraud,' and his wife found the video to prove it

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:54

FARGO — Ricky Marquart did the right thing. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his graduation from West Fargo High School with old friends and classmates on June 14, he found...

Without precedent? ND Legislature v. Burgum may stand alone

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:52

BISMARCK — Separation of powers defined N.D. Legislative Assembly v. Burgum, but the lawsuit may have something else: It's likely unprecedented.

The North Dakota Supreme Court's opinion issued in July...

Washington readies for planned white supremacist rally near White House

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:42

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of anti-racists protesters and activists continued to stream into downtown Washington early Sunday afternoon to counter a white supremacist rally scheduled to begin this evening.

Video: One...

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:04

A grieving orca whale has released the body of her dead calf after carrying it for at least 17 days through the Pacific Ocean in an unprecedented act of mourning,...

Pilot who stole passenger plane and died has ties to North Dakota

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:03

Seattle/Fargo, ND - The man who stole and crashed a passenger plan after doing tricks in Seattle has ties to North Dakota, specifically Valley City. 


Florida candidate tried to prove she's a college graduate. The school says her diploma is fake.

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:00

The political kerfuffle around Melissa Howard began when a news site reported that the Florida state House hopeful is not a college graduate, as she claims to be. To prove...

'Still adjusting, still farming' after husband's suicide, Minnesota woman carries on the family farm

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:38

HALLOCK, Minn. — Theresia Gillie grimaces, only partly in mock exaggeration, and says, 'When people used to call me a 'farm wife' — I never liked that. It didn't begin...

A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:00

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny's restaurant, a researcher with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of...

Her partner drowned at 39. She learned that for the young and unmarried, death has no playbook.

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:00

My partner of five years drowned on a beautiful, ordinary summer day in 2009. Matt was strong, fit, healthy - and needed regular doses of the river and the woods...

Commentary: Old tractor was more than a 'thing'

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:54

POST MILLS, Vt. — We are advised to avoid getting attached to things. It's good advice, but some things become more than objects. Think about collectors of vintage cars. Or...

Changes loom at Herald; here's a recap

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:44
Grand Forks Herald

Two weeks and more than 100 phone calls after the initial announcement, the Herald is nearing the date that we will discontinue printing a Monday edition and consolidate printing services...

Small northern Minnesota county hires its own opiate fighter

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:35

PINE RIVER, Minn.—Amidst the growing epidemic of opioid abuse, north-central Minnesota's Cass County has hired a fulltime person to help respond to the epidemic.

The position is unique in Minnesota....

ND woman's all-natural rodent, pest repellent business finds major investor

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:35

BISMARCK—A Bismarck-based all-natural pest repellent startup is in the midst of a major business expansion, having secured a $10 million growth equity investment.

EarthKind CEO Kari Warberg-Block started by selling...

Lake Superior Railroad Museum to lose steam engine

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:05

DULUTH—The Soo Line locomotive 2719 has been in Duluth for more than a decade, making weekend treks up to Two Harbors and back on the North Shore Scenic Railroad from...

Commentary: Heitkamp's control over her carefully cultivated "North Dakota nice" persona is slipping

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:02

How does a Democrat like Heidi Heitkamp get elected in a state like North Dakota where no other Democrat has won on the statewide ballot in a decade?

She's a...

Commentary: Important advice from one of my heros

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:52

FARGO — When I was growing up in Massachusetts, I regularly watched the Boston television newscasts. There was one news and sports reporter who really inspired me...

His name was...

Our view: Kennedy and Bresciani could truly make history, but the hard work lies ahead

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:41
Grand Forks Herald

Herald editorial board

As Mark Kennedy and Dean Bresciani finished a joint presentation Thursday before the Economic Development Corp. and others in Grand Forks, two things quickly became apparent.


'Geese police' hoping kayakers can protect wild rice

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:36

DULUTH—In theory, the wild rice growing along the lower St. Louis River is there for geese to enjoy — that's why natural resource agencies are working so hard to bring...


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