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Corps invites public input on proposed Tolna Coulee structure operating plan

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on its proposed operating plan for the Tolna Coulee Advance Measures control structure being built in Nelson County, N.D. The document will be used by the project’s non-federal sponsor, the North Dakota State Water Commission, to operate the structure. Continue Reading

City of Devils Lake drops appeal of Tolna Coulee structure

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Devils Lake City Commission’s unanimous vote reverses the city’s opposition to a control structure, which city leaders have called a dam that would provide relief to people downstream but would further exacerbate flooding problems in the Upper Devils Lake Basin. Continue Reading

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Strong lineup for Nelson County American Legion baseball team

July 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dakota Prairie finished sixth in the North Dakota Class B high school baseball tournament this spring. That group is part of an even more potent lineup this summer. Continue Reading

Average age of farmers increases

November 14, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Some worry there won’t be enough replacements
The average age of Nelson County farmers is 61.4, according to the U.S. Department’s 2007 Census of Agriculture, which was released in early 2009.
That’s the highest average age for farmers in any county in the region. It’s also a hefty increase from Nelson County farmers’ average age of 59 in 2002.
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