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Stark County noxious weed problem grows with oil boom

August 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Weeds like leafy spurge, Canada thistle and wormwood are taking over Stark County and area farmers and landowners want to make sure county officials have a game plan to deal with the weeds that have gotten worse as the oil boom has grown. Continue Reading

Dunn County policy says gravel pits need inspected

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING County commissioners here were reminded Tuesday that all gravel and scoria pits in Dunn County must be checked for weeds before operation is allowed. Continue Reading

Smokers celebrate around Space Needle and beyond as Washington legalizes marijuana

December 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

SEATTLE (AP) The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle’s Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law. Continue Reading

Medical marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

August 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A proposal to allow North Dakotans to use marijuana as medicine will put the Health Department in charge of vetting the business plans of dispensaries, checking home pot gardens and reviewing the drug’s labeling and potency. Continue Reading

Unique problems arise for Upper Midwest farmers

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS (AP) The mild winter and early spring that gave Upper Midwest farmers a head start have also led to headaches in the form of unusual weeds and insects. Continue Reading

County looks for ways to reduce cost of building

August 12, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Stark County officials sold the weed control building so they must construct a new one, though they denied a $435,675 estimate a few months ago, saying it was too expensive. Continue Reading