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Officials develop response plan for ag emergencies

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference Thursday to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
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Gabby Giffords to push gun control in visit

June 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will visit North Dakota next week as part of a nationwide tour to push for stricter gun control. Continue Reading

North Dakota officials coming out against gun bills

March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State officials took stands against two gun-related bills Tuesday. Continue Reading

Colorado lawmakers move forward on new gun-control measures

February 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DENVER The Democratic-controlled Colorado House of Representatives approved a package of strict gun-control measures late on Friday, in a state rocked by two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. Continue Reading

Obama unveils gun plan; concedes tough fight ahead

January 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. Continue Reading

North Dakota can’t control rents: Candidates’ positions vary on how best to help housing crunch

August 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Southwest North Dakota has a lot on its plate as the fall elections near. Oil production has helped drive down the state’s unemployment rate, but the benefits do not come without their drawbacks. Continue Reading

MPCA actions total $1.1M

May 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded $1.1 million in enforcement penalties last month, with a local firm paying the largest share of the total.
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Bushmills Ethanol of Atwater pays $800,000 penalty for wastewater violations

April 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SAINT PAUL Bushmills Ethanol, Inc. of Atwater has paid an $800,000 civil penalty for wastewater treatment violations. Continue Reading

Sign up now for Pomme de Terre River watershed academy beginning Thursday

April 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MORRIS It’s everyone’s job to help keep water clean in streams and lakes. You can help by participating in the Pomme de Terre River watershed academy. Continue Reading

Source: President Obama to change birth control rule

February 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will announce a plan to accommodate religious employers outraged by a rule that would require them to cover birth control for women free of charge, according to a person familiar with the decision.
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