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IN THE FIELD: Fisher on a game camera

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stacey Lavelle of Christine, N.D., got this photo of a fisher off a game camera Oct. 2 in her yard about 100 yards from the house. The furbearing mammals have become more abundant across northeast North Dakota in recent years, especially along the Red River and its tributaries, and Lavelle’s game camera photo provides strong evidence they’re also expanding along the river to the south. Christine is about 25 miles south of Fargo. Continue Reading

Local man spots animal rarely seen around these parts

August 2, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

One morning a few weeks ago, Gerald Hoffman of Kensington observed a squirrel scurrying up a tree from his window. What he saw next was not so run-of-the-mill.
A large animal, approximately a foot-and-a-half in length, was after the squirrel. Hoffman believes he saw a fisher. Continue Reading

Early wheat endures

April 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The earliest spring wheat planted in the region in years looks pretty good, despite enduring below-freezing temperatures for 12 of its first 40 days, including a cool 28 degrees in the early hours Thursday. Continue Reading

Leadership shakeup in Crystal board

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

New chairman said it had nothing to do with labor disputeRobert Green, 57, of St. Thomas, N.D., replaces Robert Widner of Stephen, Minn. Steve Williams, 60, of Fisher, Minn., was elected vice chairman, replacing Curt Haugen of Argyle, Minn. Continue Reading

Economy takes a toll on some local business

November 14, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

While southwest North Dakota sports one of the healthiest economies nationwide, a few big businesses have felt the impact of a widespread economic downturn and one local, long-standing manufacturer is feeling the squeeze. Continue Reading

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‘Big Dig’ helps Fisher farm family after grower’s death

September 20, 2010 in INFORUM

Fisher, Minn. – They called it the Big Dig. Friends, family and neighbors, some from far away, came Monday to harvest the sugar beets Todd Radi had planted this spring. Continue Reading