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TRIPP COUNTY, S.D. — Bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a Tripp County, S.D., beef herd. The infected cow was identified by meat inspectors during a routine inspection in October at a Texas slaughterhouse and official records linked the cow to a Tripp County herd, according to State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic respiratory disease of cattle, and infected animals can transmit the infection to other animals in close proximity.
GRAND FORKS—Wintry weather and colder temperatures could move into the region before a warm-up and dry weather starting Sunday and possibly holding into the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Weather Service. However, a long-range forecast shows it could be a colder than normal and snowy winter. The snow and rain mix this week is expected to be isolated, weather service meteorologist Brittany Peterson said Thursday.
LAMOURE COUNTY, N.D. — A 79-year-old Monango, N.D., man died after his vehicle was struck by a semi hauling corn 6 miles northeast of Edgeley. Sgt. Matthew Denault with the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a news release that the fatal crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the intersection of County Road 34 and 85th Avenue southeast.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The North Dakota Farmers Union, in partnership with Agraria LLC and the Farmers Restaurant Group, opened its sixth Founding Farmers restaurant Wednesday. The restaurant is located in King of Prussia, Pa., making it the first Founding Farmers restaurant to open outside of the Washington, D.C., area.
HOFFMAN, Minn.—A semi-truck with a tanker carrying hazardous fuel and a semi-truck with a grain trailer were involved in a fatal Monday morning crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 27 in western Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol had not released the names of the drivers involved but did confirm at least one person was killed.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging motorists to travel with care Thursday and Friday. High winds are expected across the state, while winter storm conditions are possible in eastern North Dakota. During inclement weather, high-profile, long-load type, and permitted over-dimensional vehicles have restricted travel, the patrol said in a news release Oct. 26. State law restricts movement for these vehicles when wind or other conditions may cause the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway, or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.
FOREST RIVER, N.D. - A semi driver hauling grain escaped injury Thursday, Oct. 19, after a bridge collapsed over the Forest River in rural northeast North Dakota. Melvin Armbrust of Forest River had driven the six-axle semi across the 11-ton county bridge causing it to collapse and spill a majority of the grain into the river, said the North Dakota State Patrol in a release Friday.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — A potato truck was struck by a train in Ottertail Wednesday morning, Sept. 27, pushing the truck along the tracks for several yards before coming to a stop.
BISMARCK—Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, has resigned effective immediately, the organization said Thursday, Sept. 21. "The GNDC Board of Directors appreciates the seven years of service Andy has given our organization and his work on behalf of North Dakota's business community," Chamber Chairman Steve Schmitz said in a statement. "Andy leaves GNDC having made contributions that will extend beyond his tenure."
BISMARCK—Opponents of a hog farm near Buffalo, N.D., are seeking another hearing at the North Dakota Supreme Court.