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Keeping up with Mother Nature

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

City, county and state deal with overtime hours as workers clear streets, roads

WORTHINGTON — Frequent snow showers and high winds that lead to drifting have kept city, county and state road crews busy this winter to ensure a safe driving surfac…continue reading on

Official says Montana plant fire, where 3 workers injured, no longer a threat

December 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. A fire from a weekend explosion that injured three workers next to an eastern Montana oil recycling plant was still burning Monday but there was no longer any threat of it spreading to other tanks, Wibaux county officials said. Continue Reading

Too much salt spells health trouble for kids too

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Children are eating as much salt as adults, according to a new report, and experts are concerned. In this new study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that if a child is overweight and eats as much salt as an adult, the risk for high blood pressure goes up dramatically. Continue Reading

ND potash deposits not as promising as thought

February 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A company that’s exploring for potash in northwestern North Dakota says things aren’t as promising as officials had hoped. Continue Reading

CDC: Bread, rolls biggest source of salt in American diet

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The surprising finding comes in a government report released today that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even CDC officials were amazed that just 10 foods are responsible for 44 percent of the sodium consumed.
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Cutting back on the salt

November 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

While nothing mimics salt, using lemon juice and various herbs and spices in cooking can help add flavor, cut bitterness and improve mouth feel, said Gary Beauchamp, director of Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Continue Reading

Health officials advise Americans to cut down on salt

January 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake.
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Government advice to Americans, food industry: Cut down on salt

January 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Feds issue new dietary guidelinesFor the first time, the Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments, which issue the guidelines every five years, are telling people who are 51 and older, all African-Americans and anyone suffering from hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease to reduce daily sodium intake to little more than half a teaspoon. Continue Reading&

Treacherous roads challenge county crews

January 18, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

It’s been a tough winter not just for motorists, but also for those who are trying their best to keep the hundreds of miles of roads around the county safe. Continue Reading

Exploratory potash drilling set in northwest ND

October 20, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A Denver-based company is preparing to drill in northwest North Dakota for potash, a form of salt used for fertilizer.
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