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Focus on cover crops: Officials discuss options on fields in prevented-planting

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Many farmers across the Upper Midwest are still weighing what to do with fields that were too wet to plant this spring. Every situation is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
But experts said one thing is clear.
“You need to d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fields of yellow: Fields of yellow

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vast swaths of common, yellow-flowered sweet clover are springing up along southwest North Dakota roadsides and ranges, thanks to early spring rains.
Despite its simple beauty, sweet clover saps up precious water because of deep roots.
It can also …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND, NDSU contest parts of audit

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s two biggest universities don’t do enough to make sure students accurately report their residency status, the State Auditor’s Office found.
North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota, among othe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Like father, like daughter: Deputy U.S. marshal retires after history-making career

June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — It’s been a few years since Aldean Lee has been back to the city that houses her alma mater, but she’s been busy making history since then.
The deputy U.S. marshal was the first female chief in the Central District of California, and e…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A century of Extension: NDSU service celebrates 100 years as ‘a people business’

May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota State University’s Extension Service celebrated its 100th anniversary on Thursday — commemorating more than a lifetime of education for communities statewide.
On May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act was signed, translating land-grant un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A century of Extension: NDSU service celebrates 100 years as ‘a people business’

May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota State University’s Extension Service celebrated its 100th anniversary on Thursday — commemorating more than a lifetime of education for communities statewide.
On May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act was signed, translating land-grant un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

NDSU building named for Quentin Burdick

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — After more than 20 years of being referred to mostly by its acronym, IACC, the Industrial Agriculture and Communications Center at North Dakota State University has a new name: the Quentin Burdick Building.
The building, which houses sever…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Red River Zoo, NDSU to partner on new research center

April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A new research center for studying birds, bats and small mammals will open this fall at Fargo’s Red River Zoo.
The project, a joint effort between the zoo and North Dakota State University, will be called the NDSU Conservation Research C…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bresciani: ND schools rank strong nationally

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Higher education continues to be a hot topic around the country, with ever more media coverage, blog posts, ranking publications and editorial pundits weighing in.
In this environment, families trying to evaluate higher education institutions are un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lacher’s ‘thundering herd:’ Southeast ND couple in the bison business

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHRISTINE — North Dakota State University does not have the only “thundering herd” in the area.
Just 25 miles south of Fargo is the Eagle Valley Bison Ranch, where Randy and Sharri Lacher tend a herd of 100 bison.
The Lachers sell products su…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com