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Articles from the April 1, 2020 edition

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 By Stephanie Ler    News    April 1, 2020

Staying Healthy Means Staying Home

Social distancing is the physical separation of people in an effort to prevent the spread of disease in a community. It has been shown that social distancing in the early stages of an outbreak is effective in preventing or slowing the spread of...

 
 By Paul Tedrow    News    April 1, 2020

Sidney Mayor Urges Community Unity

Aside from everyone practicing social distancing as much as possible, Sidney Mayor Rick Norby, speaks about the importance of uniting, and going out of one's way to prop up our local businesses and...

 

Bergum Issues Travel Quarantine Orders for Persons Returning to North Dakota

The quarantine order signed 3/28 by State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has been amended, removing the order for those who returned to ND in the last 14 days to quarantine and clarifying exempted workforce sectors. View the updated information here:...

 

Sidney Health Center Prepares For COVID-19

Sidney, MT – Hospitals across the nation have been advised to plan for a patient surge based on the emerging cases of COVID-19 across the United States. Although there are no confirmed cases of...

 
 By Jeremy Smith    News    April 1, 2020

Montana Navigator Can Help Those Who Lose Insurance Due To COVID-19

Montana residents who lose insurance due to the COVID-19 crisis are eligible for free assistance from a local non-profit agency, Montana Navigator. The agency receives federal funding to assist consumers with enrolling in Medicaid or in private...

 
 By Leslie Messer    News    April 1, 2020

Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The directive asks Montanans to stay home to maximum extent possible except for essential activities and temporarily restricts all nonessential businesses and operations Montana – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive requiring Montanans...

 

Rew Johnson, Infant, Arnegard, ND

Graveside services for Rew Johnson, infant son of Rulon and Crystal Johnson was held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, ND under the care of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City, ND. Remembrances,...

 
 By Jaena Cotter    News    April 1, 2020

Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities

Sidney – Electronic applications are now available for two scholarship programs offered by the Foundation for Community Care for new and continuing college students in the 2020-2021 academic year. The first program offered by the Foundation Board...

 

Grants Awarded From NWNDCF Relief Fund, ND

Williston, ND - The Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation (NWNDCF) has awarded $14,000 from the newly established NWNDCF Relief Fund to organizations responding to immediate needs in Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail Counties as a...

 
 By Jaena Cotter    News    April 1, 2020

Foundation For Community Care Now Accepting 2020 Healthcare Grant Applications

Sidney – The Foundation for Community Care announces that healthcare grant applications are now available online. In June, the Foundation for Community Care’s volunteer Board of Directors will provide financial support for local healthcare. Each...

 
 By Bob Burnison    News    April 1, 2020

Richland County Crime of the Week

On March 20 at about 8:38 p.m. the Richland County Sheriff's Office received a report from a citizen of a missing Solar Panel digital speed sign located in Lambert, MT at Main Street and County Road...

 

Restaurant Owners In Sidney Working Together To Survive COVID-19

Dealing with the crisis of the Coronavirus, restaurant owners are working together and coming up with new ideas in order to survive while dealing with the current challenges. One example is the...

 

Burgum Expands Business Closures To Protect Health, Suspends Unemployment Taxes To Help Employers

Bismarck, ND – Gov. Doug Burgum has expanded business closures in North Dakota to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect public health, while also suspending payment of unemployment taxes to allow employers to focus on their...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    April 1, 2020

Red Rock Dealerships Making Customers' Health a Top Priority with Ozone Disinfectants

During the coronavirus pandemic, Red Rock dealerships are making customer health and safety a top priority.  In an effort to combat the virus, Red Rock dealerships are using Dead Zone Ozone Disinfect...

 

Williston Research Extension Center Seeks to Analyze Kernza Performance in Western North Dakota

After four decades of breeding and testing, The Land Institute, Salina, KS, has introduced its first commercial grain, a trademarked variety called Kernza. Kernza is in the early stages of...

 

Montana FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation & Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

Bozeman – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Montana by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other...

 

Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Ag Organizations To Urge Preventative Measures

A statement from Montana Farm Bureau and the Montana Agribusiness Association For the next two weeks and likely longer, steps are being taken throughout Montana to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. Schools, government offices, and businesses...

 

MSU Research On Pest-Fighting Fungi Granted Patent For Biocontrol

BOZEMAN – Research conducted at one of Montana State University’s agricultural research centers was patented in January after the discovery of a group of unique fungi that may lead to strides in combating wheat stem sawfly and Hessian fly, two of...

 

Farm Bureau Highlights Immediate Challenges Facing Agriculture Sector

American Farm Bureau has released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, AFBF President Zippy Duvall pledged...

 

MSU, Partners To Launch Website To Share Resources And Solutions For Farmers And Ranchers Under Stress

BOZEMAN - A group of individuals and organizations from across Montana, led by Montana State University Extension, are collaborating to provide resources and solutions for farmers and ranchers under...

 

USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

Bozeman – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices wi...

 

Ler Family Continues More Than A Century Of Farming In Richland County

Even Ler homesteaded in what is now rural Savage in 1910 marking the beginning of more than a century of family farming, carried on now by grandsons, Matt and David Ler. Born and raised in Norway, Even Ler chased adventure to America in 1907, and...

 
 By Sanjay Talwani    News    April 1, 2020

Public Targeted in COVID-19 Stimulus Scams

The Montana Department of Revenue is warning all Montanans to watch out for scams related to the recently announced federal stimulus package. With recent news of direct payments to Americans based on their 2018 or 2019 tax information, scammers are...

 

Governor Bullock Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Montana From Another State or Country

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive...

 

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