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“Rewriting the Rural Narrative.”

That’s the title of a conference held in Bismarck Wednesday, sponsored by USDA Rural Development – and the NDSU Extension Service.

"It's about a positive future," said USDA Rural Development state director Ryan Taylor. "We need to look at ways to diversify, to add value, to utilize the people we have in our communities to come up with the next idea, the next part of the economy that will complement our commodities."

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Sep 14, 2016

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Cheri Kiefer is Health Communities Coordinator with the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. She says one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, which sets them up for health complications later in life.

ND Center for Nursing works to address nurse shortage

Sep 14, 2016

The North Dakota Center for Nursing has been tracking the supply and demand of nurses in the state for the past 14 years.

Tension Over Dakota Access Pipeline Escalates

Sep 5, 2016
John Corley

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline escalated this weekend. Private security hired by the developer clashed with protesters at a pipeline construction site.

Concerned Citizens of Buffalo file appeal in Cass County

Sep 2, 2016

The Concerned Citizens of Buffalo have filed an appeal of approval by the North Dakota Department of Health to begin constructing a hog farm about a mile away from the city.

Highway Patrol working overtime for Labor Day

Sep 2, 2016

Lieutenant Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says the Labor Day weekend is always a busy time for patrol officers.

This year, Iverson says many of the state patrol's resources are tied up with the Dakota Access Pipeline protest near Cannonball. But he says the patrol is committed to keeping roads safe this weekend.

Spring flooding a concern in Devils Lake

Aug 31, 2016

Spring flood projections are not out yet for 2017, but officials in Devils Lake are concerned current conditions could lead to significant flooding.

John Corley

It was a double celebration at Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Thursday. The National Park Service and the United States Mint released the park’s America the Beautiful Quarter. On top of that, Thursday was also the official 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Fraudulent grant program banned in ND

Aug 24, 2016

A fraudulent grant company has been banned in North Dakota.

Parrell Grossman is director of the attorney general's consumer protection division. He says a cease and desist order has been filed against Jeremy Silvers of Mesa, Arizona. Silvers was representing himself as Premium Business Solutions, LLC. He was investigated after an elderly consumer was promised a grant to help her pay off her credit card.

State Bar Association funds Rural Justice Program

Aug 23, 2016

The State Bar Association of North Dakota provided funding for two UND law students to participate in the Rural Justice Program this summer.