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  • Mid-Rivers Communications Awards Education Technology Grants

    Erin Lutts|Nov 3, 2021

    Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to announce the local recipients of its 2021 Education Technology Grants. Grants are awarded to educational facilities, including private, public, and home schools, and non-profit entities with an educational mission benefiting members and customers in the Mid-Rivers service area. Montana law requires that the cooperative’s Fund for Education be used for educational purposes. Grants were awarded to 13 applicants totaling $65,500. Grant awards in Eastern Montana include: • $7,500 to the Bloomfield Ele...

  • Crestwood To Acquire Oasis Midstream Partners Equity Partners

    Nov 3, 2021

    • Highly complementary Williston Basin and Delaware Basin assets enhance Crestwood’s competitive positioning in its core growth basins • Significantly expands Crestwood’s leading position in Williston Basin with substantial synergy value through current asset connectivity and future integration and optimization of existing infrastructure • Increases scale and financial strength with pro forma enterprise value of approximately $7 billion, pro forma 2021E Adjusted EBITDA of over $820 million, and conservative financial metrics with a sub-3.5x...

  • MonDak Irrigated Crop Production To Face Detrimental Impacts Following Fort Peck Test Flows

    Anna Dragseth|Nov 3, 2021

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Omaha District) will be executing an experiment that involves fluctuating dam releases of Fort Peck Dam between April and July 2023. This experiment causes a variety of concerns for several people, especially area irrigators and farmers. The financial impact from executing these tests is estimated in the millions of dollars due to a decrease in power generation when water is dumped over spillways instead of through turbines, a blow to the recreation economy on Fort Peck Reservoir, and a loss of irrigation water...

  • Overwintered Cattle May Spread Weed Seeds

    NDSU Agriculture Communication|Nov 3, 2021

    Producers who have relocated their cattle out of state for winter feeding this year should consider having a weed management protocol in place when the cattle return, say North Dakota State University Extension specialists. "If you have sent your cattle to areas where there are known Palmer amaranth, waterhemp or other noxious or troublesome weed issues, it will be important to allow a 'cleanout period' upon return," says Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist. "Crop fields are not the...

  • The Roundup 18th Annual Harvest Festival: Sugar Days 2021

    Nov 3, 2021

    Agriculture is the backbone of the MonDak region and it’s time to celebrate this year’s harvest with The Roundup’s 18th annual Harvest Festival 2021. Make It With Sugar Contest Whip up your tastiest creations Friday, Nov. 5 and bring them to Reynolds Market, 404 N. Central Ave., Sidney, between 9-10 a.m. for a chance to win a $50 prize from area merchants. Cooks also receive a 5 lb. bag of sugar for each entry. The Peoples Choice winner will win a $100 gift card. Enter in cakes, cookies, pies, candy, breads and rolls, and other. The exper...

  • NDSU Extension Offers Reasons to Graze or Not Graze this Fall

    NDSU Agriculture Communication|Nov 3, 2021

    Late August and September rains have left drought stressed pasture and rangeland in some areas of North Dakota looking green and lush. Leading ranchers to wonder if they should take advantage of this forage, and how grazing will influence forage production in 2022? “The answer to this question is going to depend largely on the grass species in the pasture,” says Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist. “If the pasture is comprised of tame grass species such as brome grass or Kentu...

  • Larry's Seed & Ag Supply Announces Merger

    Nov 3, 2021

    Larry Signalness, Watford City, has been in the customs spraying service since his senior year in high school in 1975 when he started Larry’s Spraying Service, He began spraying Fargo, Treflan and 2-4-D in the early days adding Roundup and many different chemicals for the next 25 years. In the late ‘90s wanting to go a different route in the Ag field he subcontracted the spraying part of the business out and added fertile, certified and registered seed and changed the business name to Larry’s Seed and Ag Supply, Inc. By changing to the seed sid...

  • McKenzie, Oliver County Teams Win 4-H Range Judging Contest

    Nov 3, 2021

    The McKenzie County 4-H range judging team placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota 4-H and FFA range judging contest at Reeder. Team members are Paige Delaney and Sylvia Boekelman, Alexander; Ryan Pingel, Watford City and Luke Smith, Arnegard. coaches are Morgan Wisness and Devan Leo. The team will represent North Dakota at National Invitational 4-H Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma in the spring of 2022. The Foster County team placed second in the senior division. Team members are Kyle Johnson, Kensel; Karlee Lesmann,...

  • Area Beet Harvest Is Nearing Completion

    Anna Dragseth|Nov 3, 2021

    Sugar beet receiving stations around the area have been receiving truckloads of sugar beets since the end of September; most stations are soon to be finished with pre-pile. Culbertson is already finished with pre-pile and the Sugar Valley site and Sidney factory yard are around 50% complete followed by the Savage site. Pleasant View’s receiving station is roughly around 11-12% complete, because weather has been holding them up. “The weather really hit those guys up there; first it was too hot and then they got snow and now rain. So, they hav...

  • Farm & Ranch Stress Seminar Coming To Watford City, Nov. 10

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Nov 3, 2021

    Farming/ranching rank among the top ten most stressful occupations in the United States. Too much stress takes a toll on health, including one’s mental and emotional well-being. Adult Mental Health First Aid, a program that addresses ongoing issues of farm/ranch stress, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Nov. 10 at NDSU Extension/McKenzie County, Watford City. Pre-registration is requested prior to attending by going to https://myfirstlink.org/events or please call NDSU E...

  • Upcoming Programs at Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

    Nov 3, 2021

    WILLISTON, N.D. – The public is invited to these upcoming events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. All events are free and open to the public. All times are Central time. Nov. 7 Confluence History and Nature Lecture Series, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about scientific discoveries and thoughts on geology by the Corps of Discovery, presented by State Historic Site Supervisor Joseph A. Garcia, in this new series of historical lectures about the region. Nov. 18 Confluence History Book Club, 7-8:30 p.m. Join history b...

  • David R. Moe, 70, Fairview, MT, formerly of Tioga, ND

    Nov 3, 2021

    Funeral services for David R. Moe, 70 of Fairview, MT formerly of Tioga, ND are at 11:00 A.M., (CDT), Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Tioga, with Pastor Michael Burns, 1st Lutheran Church in Tioga officiating. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery, Tioga, ND under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Tioga and Sidney. Visitation will be Friday, November 5, 2021, from 11 AM (CDT) to 6 PM (CDT) at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home in Tioga....

  • Norma A. Etzel, 93, Savage, MT

    Nov 3, 2021

    Funeral services for Norma A. Etzel, 93 of Savage, MT are at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 5, 2021, at the First Lutheran Church, Savage, MT with Pastor Tim Tharp officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Savage, MT, under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Visitation will be Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the funeral home and one hour before services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the First Lutheran Church,...

  • Harry Bernard Folkvord, 87, Manhattan, MT

    Nov 3, 2021

    Harry Bernard Folkvord was born February 9, 1934, in Beach, North Dakota. He was raised on a ranch in eastern Montana run by his father Peder Folkvord (an immigrant from Norway) and mother, Anna, a child of Norwegian immigrants. Along with his sister Bette, brother Kenny and George they rode horses and worked on the ranch. As a young man he played guitar, fiddle or mandolin for dances with his dad and uncles. After his family moved to Sidney he graduated from high school, married his first...

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