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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - North Dakota is seeing more diversity within its youth population, but researchers say they face a tougher road in securing a brighter future. According to Kids Count, nearly one in four children in North Dakota is a person of color. However, because of discriminatory policies in place their families are less likely to achieve economic security. We visit with North Dakota Kids Count Dir. Xanna Burg. ~~~ Bison were hunted to near extinction at the same time as the European cow was brought to the Americas. Cattle quickly became the most dominant meat eaten here. But as Harvest Public Media’s Jonathan Ahl reports, combining those two breeds into something better is a niche market that some hope becomes more widespread. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled: “Cattle Kings’ Prayer.” ~~~ The Pembina County Historical Museum has the ambitious goal of gathering all of the county's cemetery records into a central, searchable, location available to the public. Special contributor Brandi Malarkey visits with Zelda Hartje, Administrator for the Pembina County Historical Museum.

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